Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 9 records:

Uncorrected Personality Traits, 1997  (CD)  Rhino Records R2 72849
Eye, 1995  (CD)  Sequel Records RSA CD 826
Eye, 1995  (CD)  Rhino Records R2 71841
Eye, 1990  (Vinyl LP)  Twin/Tone Records TTR 89175-1
Eye, 1990  (Vinyl LP)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 8
Eye, 1990  (CD)  Twin/Tone Records TTR 89175-2
Eye, 1990  (CD)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 8 CD
Eye, 1990  (Cassette)  Twin/Tone Records 89175-4
Eye, 1990  (Cassette)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 8 CC


You know I used to call my baby up
And we'd get real close
Just like the telephone was a sofa
And our thoughts would mingle
And we'd leave our minds wide open
Like a big window in the evening air
And we'd say
"Hey baby, come on in and help yourself to my soul
Hey baby, come on in and help yourself to my soul"
But these days, even saying, "Hello, how are you?"
"I'm fine.  How are you?" takes a lot of sweat

Ain't that a shame
Ain't that a shame
But in Linctus House
In my flesh hotel
I don't care anymore

You know my baby and me
As Kimberley would say
We'd curl up like two dogs
In front of a fire
And our eyes would reflect each other
In the warm long heat of love
Yeah, the warm long heat of love
And I would hear the rain falling
On the leaves outside
I couldn't stand too close the window
'Cause I'd shiver if I left her side
But now I'd shake if we should meet
And I spend most of my time in the bushes

Ain't that a shame
Know what you're doing
Ain't that a shame
Know what you've done
But in Linctus House
In my flesh hotel
I don't care anymore

"I understand how everything sometimes
Turns out to be nothing," you say
But I wonder if you do
And if we understood each other
There'd be no need to talk
But even that, even talking is out of reach
Should I say it with flowers or
Should I say it with nails?
I'm not the kind to push you around
But I don't want to make myself vulnerable
And if I was on my knees
You'd have a pretty good view of my skull
And I happen to know you're carrying a chisel

But in Linctus Hotel
In my flesh hotel
I don't care anymore
In Linctus House
In my flesh hotel
I don't care

Ain't that a shame
Know what you're doing
Ain't that a shame
Know what you've done

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Known to have been played live at 19 gigs:

Robyn Hitchcock:
TT the Bear's (Cambridge, Massachusetts US), 9/24/1989 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Backstage (Seattle, Washington US), 7/10/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Tramps (New York, New York US), 10/4/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: The Nightstage (Cambridge, Massachusetts US), 10/8/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Iron Horse (Northampton, Massachusetts US), 10/11/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Blind Pig (Ann Arbor, Michigan US), 10/18/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Maxwell's (Hoboken, New Jersey US), 10/26/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: 12 Bar Club (London, England UK), 5/24/1996 with Otis 'Horns' Fletcher on sax (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Smith's Olde Bar (Atlanta, Georgia US), 4/8/2002 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Bottom Line (New York, New York US), 4/12/2002 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Bottom Line (New York, New York US), 4/12/2002 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Park West (Chicago, Illinois US), 4/16/2002 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Crocodile Café (Seattle, Washington US), 4/21/2002 Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Tad Hutchinson, more (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, California US), 4/23/2002 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 4/27/2002 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Maxwell's (Hoboken, New Jersey US), 1/9/2004 Deni Bonet (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Let It Be Records (Minneapolis, Minnesota US), 11/4/2004 (In-Store)
Robyn Hitchcock: Beachland Ballroom (Cleveland, Ohio US), 11/8/2004 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Southpaw (Brooklyn, New York US), 11/13/2004 (Concert)

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