Shivers Gigs Lyrics Comments

Details

Author
Rowland S Howard
Original Band
Boys Next Door

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK February 10, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK February 12, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US October 12, 2018

Comments

Boys Next Door would later become the Birthday Party

Lyrics

I've been contemplating suicide
But it really doesn't suit my style
So I think I'll just act bored instead
And contain the blood I would've shed?
She makes me feel so ill at ease
My heart is really on it's knees
But I keep a poker face so well
That even mother couldn't tell

But my baby's so vain
She is almost a mirror
And the sound of her name
Sends a permanent shiver down my spine
Down my spine

I keep her photograph against my heart
For in my life she plays a starring part
All alcohol and cigarettes
There is no room for cheap regrets
She makes me feel so ill at ease
My heart is really on it's knees
And I keep a poker face so well
That even mother couldn't tell

But my baby's so vain
That she is almost a mirror
And the sound of her name
Sends a permanent shiver down my spine
Down my spine

Spine
Spine