If You Were a Priest Albums Gigs Lyrics

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Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Element Of Light Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians Relativity Records Authorized 1986
If You Were A Priest Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Glass Fish Records Authorized 1986
The Hooded One Robyn Hitchcock Feg You Records Unauthorized 1988
The Kershaw Sessions Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Strange Roots Authorized 1994
Catalog Sampler Robyn Hitchcock (& the Egyptians) Rhino Records Promo 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Sampler Robyn Hitchcock Rhino Records Promo 1995
Sounds of the Eighties 1986-1987 Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Sony Music Compilation 1995
Uncorrected Personality Traits Robyn Hitchcock Rhino Records Authorized 1997
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
Element of Light Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Yep Roc 2008 2008
Gotta Let This Hen Out! Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Yep Roc Authorized 2008

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Nectarine Ballroom Ann Arbor Michigan US November 10, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Founder's Hall Haverford College Haverford Pennsylvania US November 15, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians One Step Beyond Santa Clara California US November 18, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 26, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tartan Bar Leeds England UK January 24, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians MyWay Piacenza Italy February 10, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Stereodrome Bologna Italy February 11, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Stereodrome Bologna Italy February 12, 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 Graffiti Club Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US April 05, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US April 07, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US April 09, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians John Anson Ford Theater Los Angeles California US April 15, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Inkstick Shibura Factory Tokyo Japan September 16, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Fillmore San Francisco California US April 13, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians BBC Radio One 'In concert' London England UK June 10, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn at Sea Isle of Wight England UK August 16, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Isle of Wight Bus Tour Isle of Wight England UK August 10, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock SUNY, Albany Ballroom Albany New York US October 10, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Yaki Da Gothenburg Sweden October 27, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Beacon Theatre New York New York US April 17, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians CND Festival Glastonbury England UK June 22, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Diamond Club Toronto Ontario Canada June 22, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians BBC London England UK November 01, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US November 13, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US December 29, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Gaston Hall Georgetown University Washington DC US May 17, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock BBC London England UK January 06, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK January 25, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians New Ritz New York New York US June 15, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Hultsfred Festival Hultsfred Sweden November 08, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians [unknown venue] (Brighton, England UK) Brighton England UK October 03, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US January 02, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Centre Reading England UK June 02, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock The Roadhouse Manchester England UK September 05, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US January 01, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US November 02, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Hawkeye Arena Iowa City Iowa US March 07, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US April 17, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock The Evershot Village Hall Dorset England UK August 17, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US November 01, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 25, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US November 23, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Foellinger Auditorium Champaign-Urbana Illinois US April 08, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Key Club Los Angeles California US February 25, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach California US February 23, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Slim's San Francisco California US February 27, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Komedia Brighton England UK January 23, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK January 26, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Junction Cambridge England UK January 22, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US March 04, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Hyde Park, Wireless Festival London England UK June 22, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock w/ The Minus 5 BBC Radio 2 London England UK July 25, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Loppen Copenhagen Denmark July 04, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Scala London England UK January 25, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 BBC Radio 3 London England UK February 05, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Doug Fir Lounge Portland Oregon US March 03, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Rescue Rooms Nottingham England UK January 21, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Phoenix Exeter England UK January 27, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Academy II Birmingham England UK January 20, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 FAB Tokyo Japan October 07, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 FAB Tokyo Japan October 08, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Gov Adelaide South Australia Australia October 14, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Key Club Los Angeles California US October 27, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Basement Sydney New South Wales Australia October 18, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Zodiac Oxford England UK January 07, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Hiro Ballroom New York New York US November 17, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Rex Theatre Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US November 13, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland Ohio US November 12, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 18, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Ottobar Baltimore Maryland US November 20, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US November 25, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Sellersville Theatre Sellersville Pennsylvania US November 14, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Mod Club Toronto Ontario Canada November 10, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Magic Bag Ferndale Michigan US November 09, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Metro Chicago Illinois US November 08, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Carling Academy Islington England UK January 11, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Tivoli de Helling Utrecht Netherlands June 11, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Debaser Stockholm Sweden June 13, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US November 17, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK November 15, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK May 07, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 27, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 29, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires The Troubadour Los Angeles California US May 03, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires Canton Waterfront Park Baltimore Maryland US July 06, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Loco Club Valencia Spain October 04, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians [unknown venue] Norwich England UK June 06, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Cornbury Oxford Festival Charlbury England UK July 09, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 06, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK October 06, 1988
The Soft Boys Powerhaus London England UK October 17, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Famous Spiegeltent Melbourne Victoria Australia October 16, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US April 11, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & Morris Windsor Robyn and Emma's house London England UK June 11, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US December 28, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Private House Nashville Tennessee US July 21, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Ritz New York New York US September 20, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock The Kessler Theater Dallas Texas US November 13, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Harewood House Leeds England UK June 25, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK August 29, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US September 10, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Ipswich Transport Museum Ipswich England UK September 11, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US October 12, 2021

Lyrics

If you were a priest
I would wait at least
Up unto confession time and
Crawl into your box
Breathing like a fox
Hunting for obsession time and
I've thrown a lot of time away to be with you
So please don't lock away your eyes

If you were a nun
I would surely run
Way down to the hospital and
Cover all your charts
With decorated hearts
A palpitating ritual and
I've spent a lot of time on this to be like you 
So please don't lock away your eyes

If you were a ghost
I would treasure most
Time I never spent with you and
Wander through your head
The words I never said
Till I knew what I meant to you and
I've spent a lot of time on this to be with you
So please don't lock away your eyes
So please don't lock away your eyes (away your eyes)
So please don't lock away your eyes (away your eyes)
So please don't lock away your eyes
So please don't lock away your eyes (away your eyes)
So please don't lock away your eyes
So please don't lock away your eyes (away your eyes)
So please don't lock away your eyes
So please don't lock away your eyes
So please don't lock away your eyes (away your eyes)
So please don't lock away your eyes
So please don't lock away your eyes
So please don't lock away your eyes (away your eyes)
So please don't lock away your eyes
So please don't lock away your eyes
So please don't lock away your eyes (away your eyes)
So please don't lock away your eyes

<Alternates>
Padding like a fox                          5a
So please don't mock my other side          8a

Down to where your cloisters are           11a
And I would intertwine                     12a
Around you like a vine                     13a
My grapes are where your oysters are and   14a

Wander through the world                   20a
Like a transparent earl                    21a
Till I knew what I meant to you and        22a

So please don't mock my other side         24a

Tattered grim and dead                     21b