Love and Maggots AKA I Haven't Thought Of You All Morning Releases Gigs Lyrics Comments


Robyn Hitchcock


Title Artist Label Type Year
Patreon 2022 Robyn Hitchcock Internet 2022


Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 09/03/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 09/10/2022


From Robyn on Patreon in 2022
Evil thoughts swarm to the sleepless mind. And all too often it’s a nightmare that triggers the sleeplessness to begin with. It’s hard to have perspective in the dark. The nighttime brain is like honey to the fears, regrets and horrors that patrol the corridors in the wee small hours.

But if you can grab a little sleep at dawn, the morning still has hope, as long as you stay away from rolling news and social media. Your ugly feelings are locked in a cupboard, and coffee takes over - if that’s your liquid of choice. Now is the time to forget the failed and aborted relationships that can often strew our lives: they’ll be back later.

I got 80% of the way through this performance and then forgot the words: the arrangement isn’t complete yet, but I’ll post it up for you when it’s finished. Raw dismalia, culled fresh for you from the branches of doom :)

With SHUFFLEMANIA! about to be released, I’m corralling new songs for a possible follow-up: this month’s collection are live-to -camera performances, filmed and recorded by Emma Swift at Tubby Towers.


Every night I go to bed
To pacify my screaming head
The nightmare comes to me at three
To wake the aching child in me
So I have a cup of tea

Every morning I eat food
Sometimes even when I'm nude
There's no protection but your skin
When the assault comes from within

I drink coffee from a tin
Amplifies my sin

I haven't even thought of you all morning
You haven't even really crossed my mind
I think of many things
Bandages that cling
And how love and maggots are both blind

I haven't even thought of you all morning
I've been so preoccupied with stuff
It's a busy day
Although you're far away
To me you'll never quite be far enough

Do do do do do do

Ended badly then got worse
Our friendship mushroomed to a curse
Nothing good became from us
Just vinegar and self-disgust
You're not my friend, you'll never be my friend again

I haven't even thought of you all morning

I haven't even thought of you all morning

(the following lines were in the first live performance but not included when released on Patreon)

You haven't left your footprints in my heart
I think of baby cats
They're kittens and they're fat
And how to never really fall apart

I haven't even thought of you all morning
Because I've been too preoccupied with life
Life keeps rolling on
Until the day I'm gone

Your memory sticks in me like a knife
Do be do
Doo do do do do
Sticks in me like a knife