The Red Telephone Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Arthur Lee
Original Band
Love

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK March 07, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK June 16, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US June 20, 2014

Lyrics

Sitting on a hillside
Watching all the people die
I'll feel much better on the other side
I'll thumb a ride

I believe in magic
Why, because it is so quick
I don't need power when I'm hypnotized
Look in my eyes
What are you seeing (I see...)
How do you feel?
(...you)
I feel real phony when my name is phil
Or was that bill?

Life goes on here
Day after day
I don't know if I am living or if I'm
Supposed to be
Sometimes my life is so eerie
And if you think I'm happy
Paint me (white)(yellow)

I've been here once
I've been here twice
I don't know if the third's the fourth or if the -
The fifth's to fix
Sometimes I deal with numbers
And if you wanna count me
Count me out

I don't need the time of day
Anytime with me's ok
I just don't want you using up my time
'Cause that's not right

Coda:
[Repeat 3x:]
Ahh...
[Repeat 3x:]
They're locking them up today
They're throwing away the key
I wonder who it'll be tomorrow, you or me?
We're all normal and we want our freedom
Freedom... freedom... freedom... freedom
Freedom... freedom... freedom... freedom
[Continue with am - a progression as above, to fade]
(Spoken:) alla god's chilluns gotta have dere freedom