Take off Your Bandages Releases Gigs Lyrics Comments

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Performances
38

Releases

Title Artist Label Type Year
Sunday Never Comes Robyn Hitchcock Tiny Ghost Records Single 2019

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US August 30, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US October 12, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery Boston Massachusetts US November 16, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock City Vinyard at Pier 26 New York New York US November 18, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Prairie Center for the Arts Schaumburg Illinois US January 19, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock McGonigel's Mucky Duck Houston Texas US January 24, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock 3TEN Austin City Limits Live Austin Texas US January 25, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock SPACE Evanston Illinois US April 03, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Chesapeake City Public Library Chesapeake Virginia US April 10, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Randy Now's Man Cave Bordentown New Jersey US April 12, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Caffe Lena Saratoga Springs New York US April 14, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Firehouse Center For The Performing Arts Newburyport Massachusetts US April 17, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Center For Arts Natick Massachusetts US April 20, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Grimey's Nashville Tennessee US April 22, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Wedgewood Rooms Southsea England UK May 01, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Musician Pub Leicester England UK May 07, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock St James Wine Vaults Bath England UK May 10, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Harlow's Sacramento California US May 19, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Drake Hotel Toronto Ontario Canada June 23, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Twyford Parish Hall Twyford England UK July 25, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Loco Club Valencia Spain October 04, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Brudenell Social Club Leeds England UK October 20, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock BBC 6 Music - Marc Riley Salford England UK October 23, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Paste Studios Atlanta Georgia US November 13, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House Richmond Virginia US November 16, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Concerts In The Studio Freehold New Jersey US November 25, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Mercy Lounge Nashville Tennessee US December 06, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock kan 88 Tel Aviv Israel February 02, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Circolo Della Musica Rivoli Italy February 07, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 20, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US July 31, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK December 02, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 20, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK August 29, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK November 10, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK December 29, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK April 27, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 12, 2022

Comments

There are two versions of the recording of different lengths. The single release is approx. 4 minutes long, but there is also a longer version with extra verses that is about 6 minutes long. The below lyrics includes the additional verses.

Lyrics

Give a man a tie
He'll tie you in knots
Give a man a gun
He's calling the shots

Put him in a suit
Give him a phone
He'd be dialing up kidneys
To drape across his bones

He'd be dialing up roosters
With titanium beaks
Doesn't want to look vulnerable
In case it makes him look weak
Oh, tell me, baby

What do the young people know?
What do the young people know?
What do the young people know
That the mean old men forget?

Give a man direction
He'll go to the bad
Without a strong mother
Or high-functioning dad

Set him down at the crossroads
He'll take a wrong turn
When the devil's inside you, you've got
So much gas to burn
Oh tell me about it

What do the young people know?
What do the young people know?
What do the young people know
That the mean old men forget?

Give a man a conscience
It's there to erase
He'd be punching the mirror
For the rest of his days

He'd be chasing his shadow
Over the cliff
Wednesday night and five points and you're just a
Browned-eyed handsome stiff
Well, aren't you, baby?

What do the young people know?
What do the young people know?
What do the young people know
That the mean old men forget?

Give a man a country
Give him the earth
He'd kick it 'round like a football
He'd tell you just what it's worth

You quote your value in dollars
Reveal a value in yen
If you don't have a price tag
You're invisible among men
Too bad about it

What do the young people know?
What do the young people know?
What do the young people know
That the mean old men forget?

Give a man a woman
Give a woman a man
Hand in hand, they will scamper to the forest to
Repopulate the land

Lot of boys prefer boys though
Lot of girls prefer girls
And some of us are gliding in between
It's a transitioning world
Oh, tell me 'bout it

What do the young people know?
What do the young people know?
What do the young people know
That the mean old men forget?

Take off your bandages
Take off your bandages
Take off your bandages and shine