Arms of Love Releases Gigs Lyrics Comments

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Performances
117

Releases

Title Artist Label Type Year
The Best Of Mountain Stage - Volume Two Live Various Blue Plate Music Compilation 1991
Live Death Robyn Hitchcock A&M Records Promo 1992
Always the Bridesmaid Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Hits Post Modern Syndrome Compilation 1993
Respect Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Album 1993
Spectre Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Promo 1993
The Kershaw Sessions Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Strange Roots Album 1994
Obliteration Pie Robyn Hitchcock Oak Tree Album 2005
Luminous Groove Box Set sampler Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Yep Roc Promo 2008
Luminous Groove Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Yep Roc Records Album 2008
Love, LA: Duets And Covers From The City Of Angels Various ORG Music Album 2024

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Mountain Stage Charleston West Virginia US 04/28/1991
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 05/05/1991
Robyn Hitchcock Kennel Club San Francisco California US 05/21/1991
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US 08/17/1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Andy Kershaw's Flat London England UK 11/02/1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians WXRT Chicago Illinois US 02/14/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Roseland Theater Portland Oregon US 02/23/1992
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US 12/28/1992
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US 01/02/1993
Robyn Hitchcock Gavin Convention Center San Francisco California US 02/13/1993
Robyn Hitchcock MTV (120 Minutes) New York New York US 02/14/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & Mike Mills Waterloo Records Austin Texas US 03/19/1993
Robyn Hitchcock Highland Grounds Los Angeles California US 03/22/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Compton Terrace Phoenix Arizona US 04/23/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Warfield San Francisco California US 04/28/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians La Luna Portland Oregon US 04/30/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Backstage Seattle Washington US 05/01/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Backstage Seattle Washington US 05/02/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Fox Theatre Ogden Colorado US 05/06/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US 05/08/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Vic Theatre Chicago Illinois US 05/10/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US 05/11/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Newport Music Hall Columbus Ohio US 05/13/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Metropol Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US 05/16/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Gaston Hall Georgetown University Washington DC US 05/17/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Nightstage Cambridge Massachusetts US 05/18/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US 05/19/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US 05/20/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Keswick Theatre Glenside Pennsylvania US 05/21/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Fast Lane Asbury Park New Jersey US 05/22/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Joiners Arms Southampton England UK 08/02/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Junction Cambridge England UK 08/03/1993
Robyn Hitchcock Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US 01/01/1994
Robyn Hitchcock Ultrasound Toronto Ontario Canada 05/10/1994
Robyn Hitchcock St. James Church Crypt London England UK 07/14/1994
Robyn Hitchcock Tin Angel Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 03/25/1995
Robyn Hitchcock WXPN - World Café Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 03/26/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Tin Angel Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 03/26/1995
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US 03/28/1995
Robyn Hitchcock WHFS Annapolis Maryland US 03/29/1995
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US 03/29/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US 03/30/1995
Robyn Hitchcock The Turning Point Piermont New York US 04/04/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US 04/05/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Telford's Warehouse Chester England UK 05/03/1995
Robyn Hitchcock The Three Kings London England UK 07/01/1995
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK 01/12/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Ogden Theatre Denver Colorado US 11/02/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Vogue Theater Vancouver British Columbia Canada 11/05/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Moore Theatre Seattle Washington US 11/06/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Keswick Theater Glenside Pennsylvania US 11/14/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 12/06/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Knitting Factory New York New York US 03/14/1997
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK 02/03/1998
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 04/29/1998
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 06/20/1998
Robyn Hitchcock Mercury Lounge New York New York US 11/20/1998
Robyn Hitchcock Estragon Bologna Italy 02/10/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Bloom Mezzago Italy 02/13/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Rhino Records Los Angeles California US 08/01/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Cat's Cradle Carrboro North Carolina US 08/12/1999
Robyn Hitchcock The Roxy Boston Massachusetts US 08/20/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 08/26/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Bumbershoot Festival Seattle Washington US 09/06/1999
Robyn Hitchcock H.Q. Dublin Ireland 09/19/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Stables Wavendon England UK 09/21/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Magic Bag Ferndale Michigan US 11/06/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Vecchi Magazzini Gernali Verona Italy 08/16/2000
Robyn Hitchcock The Point Oxford England UK 11/17/2000
Robyn Hitchcock The Underworld London England UK 11/18/2000
Robyn Hitchcock Bommens Salonger Gothenburg Sweden 12/26/2000
Robyn Hitchcock Assembly Rooms - The Supper Room Edinburgh Scotland UK 08/03/2001
Robyn Hitchcock Dancebase (National Center for Dance), Grassmarket Edinburgh Scotland UK 08/22/2001
Robyn Hitchcock Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US 04/21/2002
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 04/23/2002
Robyn Hitchcock Astoria London England UK 07/20/2002
Robyn Hitchcock The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto Ontario Canada 07/24/2002
Robyn Hitchcock Calgary Folk Music Festival Calgary Alberta Canada 07/27/2002
Robyn Hitchcock Assembly Rooms - The Supper Room Edinburgh Scotland UK 08/13/2002
Jon Brion with Lisa Germano Largo Los Angeles California US 11/08/2002
Robyn Hitchcock Stinkweeds Record Exchange Tempe Arizona US 02/19/2003
Robyn Hitchcock The Rhythm Room Phoenix Arizona US 02/19/2003
Robyn Hitchcock Southbank Centre - Queen Elizabeth Hall London England UK 03/02/2003
Robyn Hitchcock Morton Theatre Athens Georgia US 10/09/2003
Robyn Hitchcock Club Congress Tucson Arizona US 10/17/2003
The Noisettes Morton Theatre Athens Georgia US 12/07/2003
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 01/09/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 03/10/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Southpaw New York New York US 03/25/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 11/19/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Zodiac Oxford England UK 01/07/2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Carling Academy London England UK 01/11/2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Academy III Manchester England UK 01/13/2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Knitting Factory New York New York US 03/28/2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Club Congress Tucson Arizona US 04/14/2007
Robyn Hitchcock The Turning Point Piermont New York US 07/15/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Concerts In The Studio Freehold New Jersey US 02/28/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant Minneapolis Minnesota US 11/21/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River Massachusetts US 11/21/2015
Robyn Hitchcock Monty Hall Jersey City New Jersey US 02/16/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Yoko Cafe Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 12/12/2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Center For Arts Natick Massachusetts US 04/20/2019
Robyn Hitchcock HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol California US 05/21/2019
Robyn Hitchcock StageOne Fairfield Connecticut US 11/22/2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 11/04/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 11/06/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 02/17/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 07/07/2021
Robyn Hitchcock One Longfellow Square Portland Maine US 10/20/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Calvin Theatre Northampton Massachusetts US 10/21/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 02/16/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Henry Tudor House Shrewsbury England UK 05/05/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Gloucester Guildhall Gloucester England UK 05/07/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Unknown Hotel Los Angeles California US 05/18/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Unknown Hotel New London Connecticut US 07/14/2022
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US 11/10/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 02/15/2023

Comments

From Robyn on social media in May 2024:

I wrote “Arms of Love” in Los Angeles in April 1991 while recording a very expensive album for A&M Records. In theory, this was the high life: six weeks in Hollywood on the record company’s dime, recording my new compositions in expensive studios with a professional producer, a great engineer and a well-drilled band.
But my girlfriend and I had just separated (temporarily, as it turned out), and we were both lonely and unsettled. She was back east in Maryland, and I was in California, embroiled in a new and futile relationship with somebody quite incompatible. For the first and only time in my life, I began to suffer from migraines: inexplicable headaches that would settle in my cranium for hours. They didn’t stop me from recording or writing new material, though.
At this point, REM generously offered me a spot on their only American appearance that year at Mountain Stage in West Virginia. Their profile was high, and their public appearances were few: it was a plum gig. Before the show, we were all mooching around backstage, and I was running through songs with REM’s guitarist, Peter Buck. I played them all my latest one, “Arms of Love”, which we didn’t perform that day, but I was amazed - and flattered - to discover a year or so later that REM had recorded a version of it.
“Arms of Love” is very much an LA song to me. That city always seemed too good to be true, full of sensuous anxiety. I’ve made friends with it now, so I’ll probably write fewer songs about it. Meanwhile, I’m delighted to be unleashing this updated version with Emma Swift, recorded in dampest London…
This new version is part of a charity compilation album raising funds for the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center. You can listen to it here.

Lyrics

Maybe tonight you're aching
For someone you're dreaming of
Wait till the dawn is breaking
Into the arms of love

Maybe tonight you're crying
Like a poor wounded dove
Any time now you're flying
Into the arms of love

Maybe tonight you're falling
For someone you don't know enough
Tell me you'll soon be crawling
Into the arms of love
Into the arms of love

Maybe tonight you're falling
Away from all the stuff
Tomorrow you'll be crawling
Into the arms of love
Into the arms of love
Into the arms of love
Into the arms of love

Maybe your world is fading
It wasn't strong enough
Through all the dirt you're wading
Into the arms of love