City of Shame Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Black Snake Diamond Role Robyn Hitchcock Armageddon Records Authorized 1981
Give It To The Thoth Boys Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Fan Club release 1993
Catalog Sampler Robyn Hitchcock (& the Egyptians) Rhino Records Promo 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock Sequel Records Authorized 1995
Uncorrected Personality Traits Robyn Hitchcock Rhino Records Authorized 1997
Inflatable Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock [none listed] Unauthorized 2000
Inflatable Hitchcock 2 Robyn Hitchcock [none listed] Unauthorized 2000
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007
Selections From the I Wanna Go Backwards Box Set Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Promo 2007

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK June 05, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US July 28, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Hackney Empire London England UK February 17, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 25, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Onkel Po's Hamburg Germany February 17, 1985
The Soft Boys The Greyhound London England UK February 08, 1981
Robyn Hitchcock Knitting Factory New York New York US March 12, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK January 19, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock WYBC New Haven Connecticut US April 05, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US May 19, 1993
The Soft Boys Powerhaus London England UK October 17, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US August 17, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock Lounge Axe Chicago Illinois US July 27, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock BBC London England UK November 15, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock Spectrum Cabaret Winnipeg Manitoba Canada October 09, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US September 22, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US July 20, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Jake's Bloomington Indiana US October 19, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US July 24, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Constitution Hall Washington DC US July 21, 1988
The Soft Boys Hope & Anchor London England UK January 23, 1981
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US October 11, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Park West Chicago Illinois US June 17, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Cat's Cradle Carrboro North Carolina US October 26, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Fletcher's Baltimore Maryland US October 27, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US October 30, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 02, 1999
The Soft Boys Hope & Anchor London England UK January 30, 1981
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Centre Reading England UK June 02, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Tramps New York New York US October 03, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Keswick Theatre Glenside Pennsylvania US May 21, 1993
The Soft Boys Fletcher's Baltimore Maryland US March 19, 2001
The Soft Boys 9:30 Club Washington DC US March 21, 2001
The Soft Boys Richard's on Richards Vancouver British Columbia Canada April 03, 2001
The Soft Boys Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US April 04, 2001
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK August 06, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK May 10, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Fastlane Club Asbury Park New Jersey US May 22, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock Doug Fir Lounge Portland Oregon US December 01, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Zodiac Oxford England UK January 07, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US March 26, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Knitting Factory New York New York US March 28, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock Shank Hall Milwaukee Wisconsin US November 02, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Carling Academy Islington England UK January 11, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK January 12, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 BBC Radio 2 - Mark Lamarr London England UK January 13, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Manchester University Manchester England UK January 13, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Debaser Stockholm Sweden June 13, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock Huichica - Walla Walla Waitsburg Washington US September 14, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK September 30, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Neptune Seattle Washington US June 04, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock Egg Records Sydney New South Wales Australia June 14, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock The ArtsCenter Carrboro North Carolina US May 14, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Regent Theatre Los Angeles California US October 01, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires Underground Arts Philadelphia Pennsylvania US April 27, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Caprichos de Apolo Barcelona Spain June 19, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians [unknown venue] Norwich England UK June 06, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Visefestival Egersund Norway July 05, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock Grace Emily Hotel Adelaide South Australia Australia December 06, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US November 11, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Randy Now's Man Cave Bordentown New Jersey US April 12, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires O2 Academy Manchester Manchester England UK May 11, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Fillmore San Francisco California US September 29, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US March 01, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Rough Trade Brooklyn New York New York US February 28, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires Lincoln Theatre Washington DC US April 28, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US March 21, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US October 13, 2012
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK September 01, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Sala El Sol Madrid Spain June 22, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires University London Union (ULU) London England UK May 12, 2018
The Soft Boys Dingwalls London England UK December 07, 1980
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Barby Club Tel Aviv Israel March 24, 2012
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Irving Plaza New York New York US April 11, 2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Bell House New York New York US June 11, 2009

Lyrics

It was in the City of Shame
That I found I wasn't to blame
I was looking for a weird thing to do
I discovered that it had to be you

It was in the City of Fear
That I shouted 'Is there nobody here?'
Though the echo had the name on a ring
Still the echo wasn't called anything

La la la la-la-la-la
La la la la-la-la-la
La la la la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la la-la la

It was in the City of Love
All the flesh I et was never enough
Though I knew it wasn't good for my soul
My body hungered for the ultimate goal

It was in the City of Spies
That I spoke with nothing but lies
When they set a trap for all you could feel
It's important that your mind is concealed

La la la la-la-la-la
La la la la-la-la-la
La la la la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la la-la la-la

It was in the City of Shapes
That she made love to several apes
She felt weird for a couple of days
Pretty soon she got used to their ways

It was in the City of Fools
That she sold her beautiful jewels
Someone bought them and sold them again
Now they've been bought by several men

la la la la-la-la
la la la-la
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la la la-la
la la la la la-la-la
la la la-la
la la la la la-la-la
la la la-la

<Alternates>
She felt weird for a couple of hours               27a
She cheered up when they brought her some flowers  28a
In the City of Shame   34.1a
In the City of Shame   36.1a
In the City of Shame   38.1a