I Want to Be An Anglepoise Lamp Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Anglepoise Lamp The Soft Boys Radar Records Authorized 1978
A Can of Bees The Soft Boys Two Crabs Music Authorized 1984
The Modern World - UK Punk II The Soft Boys Rhino Records Compilation 1993
The Soft Boys 1976-1981 The Soft Boys Rykodisc Authorized 1993
Rout Of The Clones The Soft Boys Unauthorized 1995
PUNK Lost & Found The Soft Boys Shanachie Entertainment Compilation 1996
Maxwell's, New York, 1980 The Soft Boys Handmade Productions Unauthorized 1998
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 Lady Mitchell Hall Cambridge England UK November 27, 1978
The Soft Boys 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US October 22, 2002
The Soft Boys Mercury Lounge New York New York US October 27, 2002
The Soft Boys The Double Door Chicago Illinois US October 28, 2002
The Soft Boys First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US October 29, 2002
The Soft Boys Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US October 31, 2002
The Soft Boys Slim's San Francisco California US November 02, 2002
The Soft Boys House of Blues West Hollywood California US November 04, 2002
The Soft Boys Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK January 26, 2003
The Soft Boys The Zodiac Oxford England UK January 27, 2003
The Soft Boys Teatro Toscanini Chiari Italy January 18, 2003
The Soft Boys Boat Race Cambridge England UK January 29, 2003
The Soft Boys La Scuderia Bologna Italy January 15, 2003
The Soft Boys Jux Tap Sarzana Italy January 16, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Union Chapel London England UK October 29, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 20, 2021
The Soft Boys Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US October 25, 2002
The Soft Boys The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US October 26, 2002
The Soft Boys KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic Santa Monica California US November 04, 2002

Lyrics

Man, you're gonna be a woman someday, yeah
Man, you're gonna be a woman someday, now
Man, you're gonna be
Man, you're gonna be a woman someday, yeah

Girl, you wanna be a man and you will, yeah
Girl, you wanna be a man and you will, yeah
Girl, you wanna be
Girl, you wanna be a man and you will, yeah

In your overalls
Growing little wings

I've been sleeping while you've been squeaking around
Please don't tell me that you don't smell what you found

Oooh, oooh ooh
Oooh, oooh ooh
Oooh, oooh ooh

Mister, it's dizzy when you rip off your chops, yeah
Butcher, it's meaty when you chip off your roots, yeah
Ooh, lop it off
Oooh, chop it off with scissors or chutes, yeah

Watch your severed foot
Limping through the soot

I've been going where it's been growing alot
It's my business to know what is and what's not

Oooh, oooh ooh
Oooh, oooh ooh
Oooh, oooh ooh

Me, I wanna be an anglepoise lamp, yeah
Us, we wanna be some Anglepoise lamps, then
Us, we wanna be
Us, we wanna be some Anglepoise lamps, then

Anglepoise

(sometimes performed as Seven Winged Bat instead of Anglepoise lamp)