Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

A Skull, a Suitcase, and a Long Red Bottle of Wine        Lyrics |  Tab |  Gigs |  New Search

Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 6 records:

Invisible Hitchcock, 1995  (CD)  Sequel Records RSA CD 825
Invisible Hitchcock, 1995  (CD)  Rhino Records R2 71840
Invisible Hitchcock, 1986  (Vinyl LP)  Relativity Records 88561-8089-1
Invisible Hitchcock, 1986  (Vinyl LP)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 2
Invisible Hitchcock, 1986  (CD)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 2 CD
Invisible Hitchcock, 1986  (Cassette)  Relativity Records 88561-8089-4


And in the evening when you fade away
The same thing happens every single day
'Cause when your dreams come true they pretty soon decay

There's nothing you can do to change your mind
You're disappearing or you're going blind
And when you're gone there won't be anything behind

Except a skull, a suitcase, and a long red bottle of wine
A skull, a suitcase, and a long red bottle of wine

You're disappearing in a purple fog
It's a machine and you're its faithful cog
You love your woman but you just don't love her dog

Which means you get a skull, a suitcase, and a long red bottle of wine
A skull, a suitcase, and a long red bottle of wine

There you go putting up no resistance
You just wander off through the town
Lock yourself out and drown
But when you're gone, does it make any difference
If there's nobody else around?
The only way up is down

The giant sun sets red behind the haze
Like a balloon that has just lost its way
You never dreamed that stuff would get you in its sway

Give me a skull, a suitcase, and a long red bottle of wine
Gimme a skull, a suitcase, and a long red bottle of wine

Give me a skull, a suitcase, and a long red bottle of wine
Give me a skull, a suitcase, and a long red bottle of wine
Red bottle of wine
Red bottle of wine
Red bottle of wine
Red bottle of wine
Red bottle of wine
Red bottle of wine
Red bottle of wine

No guitar tab entered.

Known to have been played live at 8 gigs:

Robyn Hitchcock:
McCabe's (Santa Monica, California US), 5/26/1990 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Maxwell's (Hoboken, New Jersey US), 1/9/2004 Ira Kaplan (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Smith's Olde Bar (Atlanta, Georgia US), 10/31/2004 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Kitty Kat Club (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 11/4/2004 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Rex Theatre (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania US), 11/9/2004 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: World Café Live (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US), 11/15/2004 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Crocodile Café (Seattle, Washington US), 3/5/2005 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 3/10/2005 (Concert)

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