Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

I Want to Be An Anglepoise Lamp        Lyrics |  Tab |  Gigs |  New Search

Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 9 records:

Maxwell's, New York, 1980, 1998  (CD)  Handmade Productions (2 versions)
PUNK Lost & Found, 1996  (CD)  Shanachie Entertainment Shanachie 5705
Rout Of The Clones, 1995  (CD)  FEG 002
The Soft Boys 1976-1981, 1993  (CD)  Rykodisc RCD 10234
The Modern World - UK Punk II, 1993  (CD)  Rhino Records R2 71172
A Can of Bees, 1991  (CD)  Rykodisc RCD 20231
A Can of Bees, 1990  (CD)  Two Crabs Records CLAW 1001 CD
A Can of Bees, 1984  (Vinyl LP)  Two Crabs Music CLAW 1001
Anglepoise Lamp, 1978  (Vinyl 7")  Radar Records ADA 8


Man, you're gonna be a woman someday, yeah
Man, you're gonna be a woman someday, now
Man, you're gonna be
Man, you're gonna be a woman someday, yeah

Girl, you wanna be a man and you will, yeah
Girl, you wanna be a man and you will, yeah
Girl, you wanna be
Girl, you wanna be a man and you will, yeah

In your overalls
Growing little wings

I've been sleeping while you've been squeaking around
Please don't tell me that you don't smell what you found

Oooh, oooh ooh
Oooh, oooh ooh
Oooh, oooh ooh

Mister, it's dizzy when you rip off your chops, yeah
Butcher, it's meaty when you chip off your roots, yeah
Ooh, lop it off
Oooh, chop it off with scissors or chutes, yeah

Watch your severed foot
Limping through the soot

I've been going where it's been growing alot
It's my business to know what is and what's not

Oooh, oooh ooh
Oooh, oooh ooh
Oooh, oooh ooh

Me, I wanna be an anglepoise lamp, yeah
Us, we wanna be some Anglepoise lamps, then
Us, we wanna be
Us, we wanna be some Anglepoise lamps, then


(sometimes performed as Seven Winged Bat instead of Anglepoise lamp)

No guitar tab entered.

Known to have been played live at 16 gigs:

The Soft Boys:
Lady Mitchell Hall (Cambridge, England UK), 11/27/1978 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: 40 Watt Club (Athens, Georgia US), 10/22/2002 (Concert) "Seven Winged Bat" version
The Soft Boys: Maxwell's (Hoboken, New Jersey US), 10/25/2002 (Concert) "Seven Winged Bat" version
The Soft Boys: The Bowery Ballroom (New York, New York US), 10/26/2002 (Concert) "Seven Winged Bat" version
The Soft Boys: Mercury Lounge (New York, New York US), 10/27/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: The Double Door (Chicago, Illinois US), 10/28/2002 (Concert) "Seven Winged Bat" version
The Soft Boys: 1st Avenue (Minneapolis, Minnesota US), 10/29/2002 (Concert) "Seven Winged Bat" version
The Soft Boys: Crocodile Café (Seattle, Washington US), 10/31/2002 (Concert) "Seven Winged Bat" version
The Soft Boys: Slim's (San Francisco, California US), 11/2/2002 (Concert) "Seven Winged Bat" version
The Soft Boys: House of Blues (West Hollywood, California US), 11/4/2002 (Concert) "Seven Winged Bat" version
The Soft Boys: La Scuderia (Bologna, Italy), 1/15/2003 (Concert) "Seven Winged Bat" version
The Soft Boys: Jux Tap (Sarzana, Italy), 1/16/2003 (Concert) "Seven Winged Bat" version
The Soft Boys: Teatro Toscanini (Chiari, Italy), 1/18/2003 (Concert) "Seven Winged Bat" version
The Soft Boys: Fleece and Firkin (Bristol, England UK), 1/26/2003 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: The Zodiac (Oxford, England UK), 1/27/2003 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Boat Race (Cambridge, England UK), 1/29/2003 (Concert) "Seven Winged Bat" version

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