Human Music Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
A Can of Bees The Soft Boys Two Crabs Music Authorized 1979
Live At The Portland Arms The Soft Boys Midnight Music Authorized 1983
The Day They Ate Brick The Soft Boys Polarad Unauthorized 1986
Maxwell's, New York, 1980 The Soft Boys Handmade Productions Unauthorized 1998

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US July 15, 1992
The Soft Boys Lady Mitchell Hall Cambridge England UK November 27, 1978
The Soft Boys Hope & Anchor London England UK March 28, 1980
The Soft Boys Portland Arms Cambridge England UK November 01, 1978
The Soft Boys The Africa Centre London England UK May 22, 1980
The Soft Boys Austin Music Hall Austin Texas US March 17, 2001
The Soft Boys Fletcher's Baltimore Maryland US March 19, 2001
The Soft Boys 9:30 Club Washington DC US March 21, 2001
The Soft Boys Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US March 23, 2001
The Soft Boys Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US March 26, 2001
The Soft Boys Irving Plaza New York New York US March 24, 2001
The Soft Boys The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto Ontario Canada March 28, 2001
The Soft Boys St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US March 29, 2001
The Soft Boys Metro Chicago Illinois US March 30, 2001
The Soft Boys Richard's on Richards Vancouver British Columbia Canada April 03, 2001
The Soft Boys Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US April 04, 2001
The Soft Boys Pine Street Theatre Portland Oregon US April 05, 2001
The Soft Boys The Fillmore San Francisco California US April 07, 2001
The Soft Boys Knitting Factory Los Angeles California US April 10, 2001
The Soft Boys The Junction Cambridge England UK April 18, 2001
The Soft Boys The Basement Nottingham England UK April 23, 2001
The Soft Boys Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth England UK April 29, 2001
The Soft Boys The Electric Ballroom London England UK April 26, 2001
The Soft Boys The Evershot Village Hall Dorset England UK September 15, 2001
The Soft Boys Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US September 06, 1980
Robyn Hitchcock Union Chapel London England UK October 29, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US September 02, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US June 20, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK December 02, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK April 09, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Knitting Factory New York New York US March 15, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK July 07, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK August 04, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock's New Melbournian Softest of the Soft Boys The Tote Melbourne Victoria Australia December 20, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK August 18, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US November 19, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Drake Hotel Toronto Ontario Canada September 11, 2014
The Soft Boys Pavilion Theatre Brighton England UK April 20, 2001

Lyrics

I've forgotten what it's like
If I ever knew at all
I have slept on broken glass
And drooped against a wall
I hung the phone up many times
On angels when they rang
Their melodies were sickly sweet
Like overripe meringues
I was born with something missing
But I know your lip was made for kissing

Oooh, baby when that human music plays I don't know why

The wind explodes and rips itself
To pieces everywhere
It itches in the chimney and
It suffocates the air
The angels try to anchor but
They never get the chance
Their limbs are numb and twisted so
They're going to have to dance
What scares you most will set you free
That's what the angel said to me

He said:
Oooh, baby when that human music plays you don't know why

I had a girl the shape of you
I loved her with my breath
But I wouldn't admit that romance
Likes to end in death
And darkness is the shore of light
The truth is framed with lies
And a girl can smile sweetly, though
Her mouth is stuffed with flies
When you're thin and damp and shoddy
Just remember that you're in a body

Oooh, baby when that human music plays I don't know why