A Globe of Frogs Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Versions
Electric

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Globe of Frogs Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Authorized 1988
Balloon Man Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Authorized 1988
Give It To The Thoth Boys Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Fan Club release 1993
Stand Back, Dennis! Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Unauthorized 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Greatest Hits Robyn Hitchcock A&M Records Authorized 1996
Greatest Hits Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians A&M Records Authorized 1996
Live At the Cambridge Folk Festival Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Blanco y Negro Authorized 1998
Luminous Groove Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Yep Roc Authorized 2008
Luminous Groove Box Set sampler Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Yep Roc Promo 2008

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 18, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK October 25, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK December 05, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Uptown Lounge Athens Georgia US March 25, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Centre Stage Atlanta Georgia US March 26, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Beacon Theatre New York New York US March 31, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Chestnut Cabaret Philadelphia Pennsylvania US April 04, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Union Theatre Madison Wisconsin US April 10, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US April 11, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians John Anson Ford Theater Los Angeles California US April 15, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Diamond Club Toronto Ontario Canada October 16, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians El Mocambo Toronto Ontario Canada February 10, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tipitina's New Orleans Louisiana US June 29, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Metropol Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US May 16, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians La Luna Portland Oregon US April 30, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock ? (Atlanta, Georgia, US) Atlanta Georgia US February 03, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US July 15, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 26, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US July 28, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Vic Theatre Chicago Illinois US February 14, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Fillmore San Francisco California US April 13, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Avalon Boston Massachusetts US February 08, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock The Birchmere Alexandria Virginia US October 23, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 328 Performance Hall Nashville Tennessee US June 20, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US May 19, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Fastlane Club Asbury Park New Jersey US May 22, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US July 10, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US March 01, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US February 17, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US February 07, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US December 30, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock SUNY, Albany Ballroom Albany New York US October 10, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US October 07, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Kulturbolaget Malmo Sweden October 28, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Yaki Da Gothenburg Sweden October 27, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Stache's Columbus Ohio US October 21, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Newport Music Hall Columbus Ohio US May 13, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Wadsworth Arts Centre, UCLA Los Angeles California US July 11, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Beacon Theatre New York New York US April 17, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Jake's Bloomington Indiana US October 19, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Bogart's Cincinnati Ohio US April 21, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Roseland Theatre Portland Oregon US February 23, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Slim's San Francisco California US February 26, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US January 01, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Estragon Bologna Italy February 10, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US October 25, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Lisner Auditorium George Washington University Washington DC US February 01, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US May 07, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Gaston Hall Georgetown University Washington DC US May 17, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock Trax Charlottesville Virginia US May 02, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US October 11, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Park West Chicago Illinois US June 17, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US October 27, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Trocadero Philadelphia Pennsylvania US February 02, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Keswick Theatre Glenside Pennsylvania US May 21, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Liberty Lunch Austin Texas US July 02, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Royal Oak Theatre Royal Oak Michigan US February 12, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Zap Club Brighton England UK February 16, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US January 01, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US October 18, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock St. Catherine's Hill Winchester England UK June 12, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Bottleneck Lawrence Kansas US July 21, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock The Nightstage Cambridge Massachusetts US October 08, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US February 04, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US May 20, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Slim's San Francisco California US February 27, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cambridge Folk Festival - Cherry Hinton Hall Cambridge England UK July 31, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US July 13, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 14, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Arts Center Norwich England UK December 09, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Schuba's Chicago Illinois US April 01, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Black Cat Washington DC US March 23, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US July 09, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Grove Arts Centre Dorchester England UK February 19, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Club Dada Dallas Texas US May 16, 1990
Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People Bloomsbury Theatre London England UK December 19, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians HUB Ballroom Seattle Washington US February 22, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US November 13, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 01, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US June 17, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Chapungu Lodge Thornybush Private Game Reserve South Africa February 08, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Chef Restaurant Hoi An Vietnam December 06, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Grand Victory New York New York US April 03, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Globe Cardiff Wales UK November 05, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock St James Wine Vaults Bath England UK May 10, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 22, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK April 07, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift The Crypt Studio London England UK May 26, 2021
The Soft Boys Powerhaus London England UK October 17, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Concorde Brighton England UK July 29, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK June 30, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US September 10, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Ritz New York New York US September 20, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Guitar Shop Santa Monica California US January 21, 2012
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 18, 1987

Lyrics

And when she feeds the flowers
Up they rise their pretty little heads
And when she waters them
They glow and smirk and smile in their beds
And in a globe of frogs, they're making love and looking on
And in a globe of frogs, they're making love and moving on

And when she walks across the floorboards
How they creak and ooze and moan  (I want you)
And when she walks across the floorboards
They're so glad she's on her own
And in a globe of frogs, we lie on sack and moving on?
And in a globe of frogs, we lie on dark and saying

"Mrs. Watson, all your children have been certified insane,
And I want you."

And when the night comes down
The houses close their doors and dream of her
Their shuttered eyes are closed
Inside their curtains wrap around her form
And in a globe of frogs, we're linking tongues and moving on
And in a globe of frogs, you know what's right, you know it

"Mrs. Watson, you've been certified as good as gold,
And I want you
Yeah, I want you"

Ain't you never seen a disembodied soul before?
Ain't you never seen a soul seeking incarnation in formation?

And when she feeds the fish
They flip and jerk and wriggle in the pond (I want you)
And when she hands them things
They all perk up and nibble on her thumb
And in a globe of frogs, the moth unfurls its moistened wings
And in a globe of frogs, a soul appears, the word made flesh

<Notes>
"It could well be a reference to Syd Barrett's 'Wolfpack' which includes the line:  "Howling the wolfpack appear in formation, in formation"  Could be? I think the repetition might have put him in mind of this line." Mike Godwin on Line 25