Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Performances
3

Releases

Title Artist Label Type Year
Patreon 2022 Robyn Hitchcock Internet 2022

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US July 17, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 22, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 25, 2023

Comments

From Robyn on Patreon in 2022
This is a SHUFFLEMANIA! outtake - it was one of the first songs I wrote in 2020. It's probably a B-side in the making but I think I’d re-record it first. Harmony and harmonium by Patrick Sansone, who worked on quite a few of the initial recordings. At this stage I was going for a ‘White Album Esher Demos’ feel for the project, but once the various tracks began to come back from my invisible contributors around the world, it looked like the music could become much more realized. And it did. This take sounds a bit like Bowie on happy pills doing a John Lennon - and maybe it’s best left at that. For your ears only…

Lyrics

I look at all the wreckage
I look at all the jewels
I look at all the crowns they're in
Upon the heads of fools
Wisdom is a luxury for people in this time
And time is running out
There's still so many hills to climb

Mmmmmmm
While the clock just ticks and grins
For my sins

Put yourself down frequently
And you'll over achieve
To fill the hole inside you that no pleasure can relieve
The hole your parents left you
The hole the cannot fill
From their discoloured skeletons
Beneath those dark green hills

Mmmmmmm
And I'm a hole encased in skin
For my sins
Mmmmmmm

I think of all the cadavers
And all the King Charles cavalieres
A puppy dog will answer all your existential fears
I think of pharaohs in their hospitals
And the emperors of jizz
I think of us as you and me
And how wonderful that is

Mmmmmmm
While the overtime begins
For my sins
Mmmmmmm

To people who don't like me
To all of my ex-friends
What am I but a mirror with a crack that never ends
A mirror that is tarnished
With dark discoloured spots
You hate the ways you're like me
And you hate the ways you're not

But you and I are twins
For my sins
Mmmmmmm
For my sins
Mmmmmmm
For my sins