Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 1 record:

Side Three, 2002  (CD)  Editions PAF! PAF 003


Narcissus is a long boy...

I never set foot in the real world
Never talked to a real girl
Don't pick flowers for real girls,
Don't pick flowers for real women too

Never seen a dead body
Bodies all look alive to me
When they're made out of stone
And they're standing alone, in the sea

Narcissus is a long boy
Hum-a-day, hum-a-day, hum-a-day 

And when I tell you I love you
It means I love what you do to me
And to my imagination
At the real heart of me

Narcissus is a long boy
Hum-a-day, hum-a-day, hum-a-day

In the mirror you're always there
Strong and elegant in the air
In your element, in the air
Like an elephant hanging there for you
To come through

Narcissus is a long boy

Drinking wine
Drinking wine in a pub in Holland Park till it gets dark and then where do you go?
Drinking wine in a pub in Holland Park till it gets dark and then, what do you know?
Drinking wine white wine by yourself
Till you get there and then
Where do you go? Oh

Narcissus is a long boy yeah
Long boy, yeah
Narcissus is a long boy yeah

No guitar tab entered.

Known to have been played live at 20 gigs:

The Soft Boys:
The Evershot Village Hall (Dorset, England UK), 9/15/2001 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: The Square (Harlow, Essex, England UK), 10/18/2001 (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: Andy Kershaw Session (London, England UK), 10/18/2002 (Radio)
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: The Bowery Ballroom (New York, New York US), 10/26/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Mercury Lounge (New York, New York US), 10/27/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: The Double Door (Chicago, Illinois US), 10/28/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: 1st Avenue (Minneapolis, Minnesota US), 10/29/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: KEXP Variety Mix w/Stevie Zoom (Seattle, Washington US), 10/31/2002 (Radio)
The Soft Boys: Slim's (San Francisco, California US), 11/2/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic (Santa Monica, California US), 11/4/2002 (Radio)
The Soft Boys: House of Blues (West Hollywood, California US), 11/4/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 11/5/2002 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: La Scuderia (Bologna, Italy), 1/15/2003 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Fleece and Firkin (Bristol, England UK), 1/26/2003 (Concert)

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