Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 7 records:

Element Of Light, 1995  (CD)  Sequel Records RSA CD 824 (2 versions)
Element Of Light, 1995  (CD)  Rhino Records R2 71839 (2 versions)
Element Of Light, 1986  (Vinyl LP)  Relativity Records 88561-8130-1
Element Of Light, 1986  (Vinyl LP)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 3
Element Of Light, 1986  (Cassette)  Relativity Records 88561-8130-4
Element Of Light, 1986  (CD)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 3 CD
A Soft Boy No More, 1985  (Vinyl LP)  Blue Lake Records RH85-1


The President is talking to us through a microphone
Like he's trying to pack his mother off
To an old people's home

I know you're out there
I know you're out there somewhere
I know you're out there
When I hear the word "Democracy"
I reach for my headphones

He's the president of Europe and he's talking to the dead
They're the only ones who'll listen or believe a word he said
You know I'm out here
But you can't see me, darlin'
You know I'm out here
When I hear the word "Security"
I reach for my shotgun


He's standing in a cemetery inside the western zone
I listen on the radio, I'm glad I'm not alone
I know you're out there
I know you're out there somewhere
God knows you're out there

I can almost hear it raining
I can almost hear it raining
I can almost hear it raining

But you can't see me, can you?      12a

Hanns Johst, a german playwright of the Nazi era, wrote
"Wenn ich Kultur hore... entsichere ich meinen Browning"
(When I hear the word "Culture", I reach for my Browning (rifle)).

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Known to have been played live at 36 gigs:

Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians:
Irving Plaza (New York, New York US), 6/21/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Cabaret Metro (Chicago, Illinois US), 6/22/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Club Lingerie (Hollywood, California US), 6/28/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Maxwell's (Hoboken, New Jersey US), 8/1/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Irving Plaza (New York, New York US), 8/2/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Jonathan Swift's (Boston, Massachusetts US), 8/3/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Electric Screen Cinema (London, England UK), 9/6/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: 9:30 Club (Washington, DC US), 11/9/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Blind Pig (Ann Arbor, Michigan US), 11/13/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: 7th Street Entry (Minneapolis, Minnesota US), 11/16/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: 7th St. Entry (Minneapolis, Minnesota US), 11/17/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Mabel's (Champaign, Illinois US), 11/19/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: 688 Club (Atlanta, Georgia US), 11/22/1985 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: I-Beam (San Francisco, California US), 3/17/1986 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Berkeley Square (Berkeley, California US), 3/19/1986 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Starry Night (Portland, Oregon US), 3/21/1986 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Town Pump (Vancouver, Canada), 3/24/1986 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: CND Festival (Glastonbury, England UK), 6/21/1986 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: [unknown venue] (Brighton, England UK) (Brighton, England UK), 10/3/1986 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: The Ritz (New York, New York US), 11/1/1986 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Paradise (Boston, Massachusetts US), 11/2/1986 (Concert) (cut on Eddie's tape)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: MyWay (Piacenza, Italy), 2/10/1987 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: McCabe's (Santa Monica, California US), 7/18/1987 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: McCabe's (Santa Monica, California US), 7/30/1988 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: All Saints Centre (Lewes, England UK), 6/17/1995 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, California US), 9/25/1995 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Berbati's Pan (Portland, Oregon US), 9/27/1995 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: 12 Bar Club (London, England UK), 1/19/1996 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Aladdin Theater (Portland, Oregon US), 6/6/1997 Tim Keegan (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Mean Fiddler (London, England UK), 12/9/1997 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Crocodile Café (Seattle, Washington US), 4/21/2002 Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Tad Hutchinson, more (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 4/30/2002 Jon Brion, Rhett Miller (Concert) Jon Brion on piano
Robyn Hitchcock: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 4/24/2004 Jon Brion (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Cedar Cultural Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota US), 11/3/2004 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Maxwell's (Hoboken, New Jersey US), 11/14/2004 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5: Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, Oregon US), 3/3/2006 Sean Nelson (Concert)

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