Socrates in Thin Air Releases Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Performances
13

Releases

Title Artist Label Type Year
Shufflemania! Robyn Hitchcock Tiny Ghost Records Album 2022

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 02, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK March 12, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK April 21, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Private House Nashville Tennessee US July 21, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK August 15, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Ramsgate Music Hall Ramsgate England UK September 15, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 03, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Randy Now's Man Cave Bordentown New Jersey US October 09, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Unknown Hotel New London Connecticut US July 14, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK September 10, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 07, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 19, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK December 07, 2022

Lyrics

Socrates went to the market
They said to come on in
Socrates went to the market
Look what they did to him
He had a little cup of wisdom
And a little cup of wine
He had a little cup of hemlock
And he counted up to nine

Socrates in thin air
In thin air
Oh darling

Socrates went to the water
He tried to wash his hands
Socrates went to the water
It rippled through his hands
They got him in a corner
In a place he couldn’t swim
They cornered him with poison
There were more of them than him

Socrates in thin air
In thin air
Oh darling

Socrates went to the future
He left them all behind
Socrates he didn’t need
Those mediocre minds
He was a little ship of wisdom
On a lake of instant fools
Ask any executioner
They’ll say “I don’t make the rules”

Socrates in thin air
In thin air
Socrates in thin air
Oh darling