Missionary man

  3:47 Missionary man [7" version]
  4:48 The last time [live, Los Angeles, Roxy, 1986]
uk   rca DA 10
ger   rca PB 41177
sp   rca PB 41177
sp   rca PB 41177 - promo - b-side time-index 5:09
     
  3:49 Missionary man [7" version]
  3:42 In this town
nze   rca 104592
jap   rca RPS 219
sa   rca RCAS9
     
  3:49 Missionary man [7" version]
  4:30 Take your pain away
usa   rca PB 14414

  3:49 Missionary man [7" version]
  3:49 Missionary man
usa   rca JK 14414 - promo
     
  3:49 Missionary man [7" version]
usa   blanc white label - single sided test pressing
     
  3:49 Missionary man [7" version]
  4:30 Take your pain away
peru   rca 01.44.71?159
     
  4:23 Missionary man
  5:06 Better to have lost in love
phil   rca RCS 30004 - promo
     
  3:49 Missionary man [7" version]
  4:13 Thorn in my side
usa   rca 5177-7-RG - gold standard series

  6:50 Missionary man [extended]
  4:48 The last time [live, Los Angeles, Roxy, 1986]
uk   rca DAT 10
ger   rca PT 41178
     
  6:50 Missionary man [extended]
  4:30 Take your pain away
usa   rca PD 14409
     
  6:50 Missionary man [extended]
  -:-- Thorn in my side [extended]
  3:42 In this town
jap   rca RPS 1028

  4:40 Missionary man [12" version]
  4:40 Missionary man [12" version]
usa   rca JR 14389 - promo

  6:50 Missionary man [extended]
  4:40 Missionary man [12" version]
usa   rca JD 14409 - promo

Sleeve notes

released: february 1987
painting: Eric Scott
photo: ?
design: Laurence Stevens

charts: uk 31, us 14

Remixes / Versions

4:26 album version
4:40 12" version
3:49 7" version
6:50 extended version
3:46 acoustic version
5:03 live, Sydney november 1987
5:16 live, Los Angeles, Roxy 1986

Available on

Revenge
Live - rough & tough at the Roxy

Live 1983-1989
Greatest hits
The miracle of love
Thorn in my side
I need a man
Angel
Songbook volume one

B-sides

The last time
Take your pain away
Thorn in my side
In this town

Lyrics

well i was born an original sinner
i was born from original sin
and if i had a dollar bill for all the things i've done
there'd be a mountain of money piled up to my chin

my mother told me good
my mother told me strong
she said be true to yourself
and you can't go wrong
but there's just one thing
that you must understand
you can fool with your brother
but don't mess with a missionary man
don't mess with a missionary man

oh the missionary man he's got god on his side
he's got the saints and apostles backin' up from behind
black eyed looks from those bible books
he's a man with a mission got a serious mind
there was a woman in the jungle
and a monkey on a tree
the missionary man he was followin' me
he said stop what your doing
get down upon your knees
i've a message for you
that you better believe

Covers

Cut'n'Move
Dirtbombs
Anna Sahlene
Left Hand Solutions
E.C. Scott