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

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Versions
Have a Heart, Dennis (orig title)

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
A Can of Bees The Soft Boys Aura Records Authorized 1980
Aural Wax The Soft Boys Aura Records Compilation 1980
Invisible Hits The Soft Boys Midnight Music Authorized 1983
Live At The Portland Arms The Soft Boys Midnight Music Authorized 1983
The Day They Ate Brick The Soft Boys Polarad Unauthorized 1986
A Tin of Crabs The Soft Boys Crabs Moon Records Unauthorized 1987
The Soft Boys 1976-1981 The Soft Boys Rykodisc Authorized 1993
Rout Of The Clones The Soft Boys Unauthorized 1995
12 x 7: All the Soft Boys Certify Insane The Soft Boys Unauthorized 2008

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
The Soft Boys Portland Arms Cambridge England UK November 01, 1978
Robyn Hitchcock Hope & Anchor London England UK January 05, 1980
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK December 16, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK August 06, 2021
The Soft Boys Lady Mitchell Hall Cambridge England UK November 27, 1978
The Soft Boys Leicester University Leicester England UK November 21, 1978

Lyrics

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!

<Alternates>
'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