Have a Heart, Betty (I'm Not Fireproof) Releases Gigs Lyrics


Robyn Hitchcock
Have a Heart, Dennis (orig title)


Title Artist Label Type Year
A Can of Bees The Soft Boys Two Crabs Music Album 1979
Aural Wax Various Aura Records Compilation 1980
Live At The Portland Arms The Soft Boys Midnight Music Album 1983
Invisible Hits The Soft Boys Midnight Music Album 1983
The Day They Ate Brick The Soft Boys Polarad Electronics Corporation Bootleg 1987
A Tin of Crabs The Soft Boys Crabs Moon Records Bootleg 1987
The Soft Boys 1976-1981 The Soft Boys Rykodisc Album 1993
Rout Of The Clones The Soft Boys Bootleg 1995
12 x 7: All the Soft Boys Certify Insane The Soft Boys Bootleg 2008


Billed As Venue City State Country Date
The Soft Boys The Portland Arms Cambridge England UK 11/01/1978
The Soft Boys Leicester University Leicester England UK 11/21/1978
The Soft Boys Russell Club "Factory" Night Manchester England UK 11/24/1978
The Soft Boys Lady Mitchell Hall Cambridge England UK 11/27/1978
The Soft Boys Brillig Arts Centre Bath England UK 04/21/1979
Robyn Hitchcock Hope & Anchor London England UK 01/05/1980
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 12/16/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 08/06/2021


Well you were the one that made me feel so natural
Right between your teeth just like a piece of toast... TOAST!
And you treated me as more than just an animal
'Cause you knew that I would rather be your ghost

And you were the one that understood the tennis ball
And you were the one that came to me in chains
'Cause you wanted to be touched by something magical
And the only thing you knew was in your drains

Have a heart  (Oh, yeah baby)
Have a heart  (come groove with me in the spiritual kingdom of love)
Have a heart  (that is, you and I could have a good time)
Betty, I'm not fireproof

Well the friction is delicious but it's challenging
And the chapel is expanding in the park
You're the kind of girl that really does need bandaging
A police car with its tongue out in the dark

And the foliage is howling without symmetry
And I ain't got no asbestos anymore
'Cause you move me up and down into infinity
And all you do is lie there on the floor, oh baby now

Have a heart  (C'mon, give me your love in bushels, baby)
Have a heart  (sweetly smother me with your softly)
Have a heart  (sheltering seas)
Betty, I'm not...

Have a heart
Have a heart
Have a heart
Betty, I'm not F-I-R-E-proof!

'Cause you knew that I would always be your ghost  4a

And you were the one that came to me in flames     6a
And you wanted to be stuffed with something magical  7a
And the cucumber was growing in my frames          8a
Not an everyday transistor piece like James        8b
The fireman doesn't hurt you, but he maims         8c