Filthy Bird Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Moss Elixir Robyn Hitchcock Warner Brothers Authorized 1996
Storefront Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock MGM Authorized 1997
Moss Elixir/Mossy Liquor Robyn Hitchcock Wounded Bird Authorized 2010

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock St. James Church Crypt London England UK July 14, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Knitting Factory New York New York US March 14, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US December 06, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Mountain Stage Charleston West Virginia US November 17, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock El Rey Theatre Los Angeles California US November 10, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Warfield San Francisco California US November 08, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Mercury Lounge New York New York US October 06, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US September 17, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US September 16, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US September 16, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US September 18, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Beacon Theatre New York New York US November 15, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock The Met Café Providence Rhode Island US December 05, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US November 01, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US January 09, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US April 08, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock Club Soda Montreal Quebec Canada October 24, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Vic Theatre Chicago Illinois US October 30, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Avalon Boston Massachusetts US November 16, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK September 17, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock E-Town Radio Show, Boulder Theater Boulder Colorado US November 03, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US September 02, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK September 30, 2020

Lyrics

Look at the cloud above the bus stop
It's in the shape of you and I
Swarming around us in an ever-shifting circle
In the sky

Look at me down there on the viaduct
Covered in grease and lime and scales
Murmuring, "Thank you, thank you" to the Romsey gravel
And the gales

Oooh, a happy bird is a filthy bird
Oooh, a happy bird is a filthy bird

Soaring away above the chessboard
Many's the eagle on the wing
Checking their instruments before they bomb the children
As they sing ("There's a place for everything")

Oooh, a happy bird is a filthy bird
Oooh, a happy bird is a filthy bird

Splash my cold enamel with blood
A rendezvous with stone will leave you bleeding
Step by step I set your face in stone

Aaaaah

Look at the massacre on cable
But you know it won't happen here
We're all too busy watching massacres on cable
Oh yeah

Oooh, a happy bird is a filthy bird
Oooh, a happy bird is a filthy bird
Oooh, a happy bird is a filthy bird
Oooh, a happy bird is a filthy bird

<Notes>
Romsey: an English town known for its quarry