Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 15 records:

Gravy Deco, 1995  (CD)  Sequel Records RSA CD 820 (2 versions)
Gravy Deco, 1995  (CD)  Rhino Records R2 71821 (2 versions)
Invisible Hits, 1991  (CD)  Rykodisc RCD 20233 (2 versions)
Invisible Hits, 1990  (CD)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 7 CD (2 versions)
Groovy Decoy, 1987  (Cassette)  Relativity Records 88561-8083-4
The Day They Ate Brick, 1986  (Vinyl LP)  Polarad POL 121 045
Groovy Decoy, 1986  (Vinyl LP)  Relativity Records 88561-8083-1
Groovy Decoy, 1986  (CD)  Midnight Music CHIME 00.19 CD
Groovy Decay, 1985  (Vinyl LP)  Albion Records ALLP 4.00008
Groovy Decoy, 1985  (Vinyl LP)  Midnight Music CHIME 00.19
Groovy Decay, 1985  (CD)  Albion Records ALCD 9.00008 O
Groovy Decay, 1985  (Cassette)  Albion Records ALMC 7.00008
Invisible Hits, 1983  (Vinyl LP)  Midnight Music CHIME 00.02
Groovy Decay, 1982  (Vinyl LP)  Albion Records ALB 110
Love Poisoning, 1981  (Vinyl 7")  BOB Records B.O.B. 1.


(Invisible Hits version)

When I was a kid
I finished what I did
And I went upstairs in my dressing gown

So I was a kid everyone is that
I went up and I made damn sure
I never came down

Ain't it strange how people get older
They wear you on their head
And they print you on their shoulder
And never believe
I'll be more than free
At least evolve for me

When I was a kid
I wore a broad brim
And sat on him
His toothpaste major is no one oak level
People who traced your new ply devil and aging bee

I swear I could murder that guy
Though I always smile at him when he comes by
He turned me into a businessman
He turned me into a businessman
He turned me into a businessman
He turned me

When I was a kid
I drew blank mushrooms
Sat in ballrooms
Took it on

Then I knew I did
Have the lot when I'd got what I was given
I just took it and
I just couldn't form

Some people get bigger
Some just get dead
When their figures are bled
'Cause their heads are
Stoven right in by the waste of the time
They've been living in their hats so blindly


No guitar tab entered.

Known to have been played live at 20 gigs:

The Soft Boys:
Great Northern (Cambridge, England UK), 1/19/1982 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Highbury Garage (London, England UK), 1/25/2002 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 4/30/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Railway Inn (Winchester, England UK), 10/16/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Mean Fiddler (London, England UK), 10/17/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, Georgia US), 10/22/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: 40 Watt Club (Athens, Georgia US), 10/22/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: WFMU (Jersey City, New Jersey US), 10/25/2002 (Radio)
The Soft Boys: Maxwell's (Hoboken, New Jersey US), 10/25/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: 1st Avenue (Minneapolis, Minnesota US), 10/29/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: House of Blues (West Hollywood, California US), 11/4/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Teatro Toscanini (Chiari, Italy), 1/18/2003 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: The Zodiac (Oxford, England UK), 1/27/2003 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & Minus 3: Academy II (Birmingham, England UK), 1/20/2006 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & Minus 3: Rescue Rooms (Nottingham, England UK), 1/21/2006 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & Minus 3: Junction (Cambridge, England UK), 1/22/2006 w/ Kimberley Rew (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & Minus 3: Scala (London, England UK), 1/25/2006 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & Minus 3: Fleece and Firkin (Bristol, England UK), 1/26/2006 w/ Morris Windsor (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & Minus 3: Phoenix (Exeter, England UK), 1/27/2006 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5: Slim's (San Francisco, California US), 2/27/2006 (Concert) electric w/ Minus 3

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