Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 7 records:

So You Think You're In Love, 1992  (Vinyl 12")  Go! Discs GODX 65 869 639-
If We Give You This CD, Will You Be Our Best Friend?, 1991  (CD)  A&M Records 75021 7239 2
So You Think You're In Love, 1991  (Vinyl 7")  Go! Discs GOD 65 869 638-7
So You Think You're In Love, 1991  (Vinyl 12")  A&M Records 75021 7271 1
So You Think You're In Love, 1991  (CD Single)  Go! Discs GODCD 65 869 639
So You Think You're In Love, 1991  (CD Single)  A&M Records 75021 2392 2
So You Think You're In Love, 1991  (Cassette)  A&M Records 75021 1578 4


(Ah, rock your brains, honey)

When the baby comes out you have to thank the midwife
Into consciousness swims the fish turned human son
As they hack away the umbilical with a breadknife
That's when somebody turns the television on

Then the baby lies down to breathe upon the table
That's as long as nobody cooks it by mistake
Get a mammary gland to keep it feeling stable
And a little TV to keep itself awake

(Oh, it's the Flintstones!) 

Watch your intelligence
Damaged goods are good for nothing
Watch your intelligence
Do not adjust your mind

(C'mon, ruby baby)

Then the baby grows up to be a young consumer
People selling it things it doesn't really need
But whoever set this one up had a sense of humour
'Cos inside every baby there's more baby seed

Watch your intelligence
Damaged goods are good for nothing
Watch your intelligence
Do not adjust your mind

It's not a TV set, it's not a TV set
It's not a TV set, it's my home, I live here, don't touch 
It's not a TV set, I'm not a TV set
It's my home, thank you very much, good night, whoa

So you think your mother is a television
And your father is probably a restricted drug
Ain't it hard to grow up and make your own decisions
When you're under hypnosis, staring like a bug?

Watch your intelligence
Damaged goods are good for nothing
Watch your intelligence
Do not adjust my mind

It's not a TV set, it's not a TV set (you got a family, you own a flag) 
It's my home, I live here, Donald! (you got a television, you know, I want to think it's kind of a trinity, you know)
It's not a goddamn television, it's not a goddamn television (I mean, the father, the son, and the holy ghost, and the Tom Selleck and the...)
You can't turn people on and off, they're not appliances!

It's not a guarantee, it's not a guarantee, 
There is no guarantee, there ain't no nothing, nothing
Nothing at all
There ain't nothing at all 

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Known to have been played live at 7 gigs:

Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians:
Bogart's (Cincinnati, Ohio US), 4/21/1991 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: McCabe's (Santa Monica, California US), 5/5/1991 and Andy Metcalfe (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Kennel Club (San Francisco, California US), 5/21/1991 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: 9:30 Club (Washington, DC US), 6/4/1991 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Whiskey-A-Go-Go (Los Angeles, California US), 9/4/1991 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Roseland Theatre (Portland, Oregon US), 2/23/1992 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Trax (Charlottesville, Virginia US), 5/2/1992 (Concert)

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