If You Were a Priest Releases Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Performances
137

Releases

Title Artist Label Type Year
Gotta Let This Hen Out! Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Midnight Music Album 1985
Element of Light Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Glass Fish Records Album 1986
If You Were A Priest Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Glass Fish Records Single 1986
The Hooded One Robyn Hitchcock Feg You Records Bootleg 1988
Catalog Sampler Robyn Hitchcock (& the Egyptians) Rhino Records Promo 1994
The Kershaw Sessions Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Strange Roots Album 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 Album 1997
Luminous Groove Box Set sampler Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Yep Roc Promo 2008
Luminous Groove Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Yep Roc Records Album 2008
Chronology Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Records Internet 2011
Insanely Jealous Robyn Hitchcock & His LA Squires Yep Roc Records Single 2018

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Centre Reading England UK 06/02/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Norwich Arts Centre Norwich England UK 06/06/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians BBC Radio One 'In concert' London England UK 06/10/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK 06/10/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Glastonbury Festival Pilton England UK 06/21/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians CND Festival Pilton England UK 06/22/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians [unknown venue] (Brighton, England UK) Brighton England UK 10/03/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tower Records New York New York US 10/30/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians BBC London England UK 11/01/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US 11/01/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US 11/02/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US 11/07/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Nectarine Ballroom Ann Arbor Michigan US 11/10/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US 11/13/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Haverford College, Founders Hall Haverford Pennsylvania US 11/15/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US 11/17/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians One Step Beyond Santa Clara California US 11/18/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Berkeley Square Berkeley California US 11/19/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US 11/23/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 11/25/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 11/26/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tartan Bar Leeds England UK 01/24/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK 01/25/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tenda Partenope Naples Italy 02/09/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians MyWay Piacenza Italy 02/10/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Stereodrome Bologna Italy 02/11/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Stereodrome Bologna Italy 02/12/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Vinile Rosà Italy 02/15/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Uptown Lounge Athens Georgia US 03/25/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Centre Stage Atlanta Georgia US 03/26/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Beacon Theatre New York New York US 03/31/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US 04/01/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Graffiti Club Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US 04/05/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US 04/07/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Foellinger Auditorium Champaign-Urbana Illinois US 04/08/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US 04/09/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US 04/11/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Fillmore San Francisco California US 04/13/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Catalyst Santa Cruz California US 04/14/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians John Anson Ford Theater Los Angeles California US 04/15/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Beacon Theatre New York New York US 04/17/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US 09/10/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Inkstick Shibura Factory Tokyo Japan 09/16/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US 09/20/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK 10/06/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Carver-Hawkeye Arena Iowa City Iowa US 03/07/1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 1313 Club Charlotte North Carolina US 06/10/1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Rialto Theatre Raleigh North Carolina US 06/11/1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The New Ritz New York New York US 06/15/1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Diamond Club Toronto Ontario Canada 06/22/1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Yaki Da Gothenburg Sweden 10/27/1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Hultsfred Festival Hultsfred Sweden 11/08/1989
Robyn Hitchcock SUNY, Albany Ballroom Albany New York US 10/10/1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US 01/01/1991
The Soft Boys Powerhaus London England UK 10/17/1992
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US 12/28/1992
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US 12/29/1992
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US 01/02/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US 04/17/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Compton Terrace Phoenix Arizona US 04/23/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Backstage Seattle Washington US 05/02/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Gaston Hall Georgetown University Washington DC US 05/17/1993
Robyn Hitchcock Isle of Wight Bus Tour Isle of Wight England UK 08/10/1996
Robyn Hitchcock The Evershot Village Hall Evershot England UK 08/17/1996
Robyn Hitchcock BBC - Andy Kershaw London England UK 08/21/1996
Robyn Hitchcock The Roadhouse Manchester England UK 09/05/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn at Sea Isle of Wight England UK 08/16/1997
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Academy II Birmingham England UK 01/20/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Rescue Rooms Nottingham England UK 01/21/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 The Junction Cambridge England UK 01/22/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Komedia Brighton England UK 01/23/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Scala London England UK 01/25/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK 01/26/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Phoenix Exeter England UK 01/27/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Academy III Manchester England UK 01/29/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 ABC Glasgow Scotland UK 01/30/2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach California US 02/23/2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 The Key Club West Hollywood California US 02/25/2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Slim's San Francisco California US 02/27/2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Doug Fir Lounge Portland Oregon US 03/03/2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US 03/04/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Hyde Park, O2 Wireless Festival London England UK 06/22/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 The Charlotte Leicester England UK 06/23/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Cannon Hill Park Birmingham England UK 06/24/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & The Minus 3 BBC Radio 2 London England UK 06/24/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Harewood House Leeds England UK 06/25/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Loppen Copenhagen Denmark 07/04/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Trädgår'n Gothenburg Sweden 07/05/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Rockefeller Music Hall Oslo Norway 07/06/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Cornbury Park Charlbury England UK 07/09/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 FAB Tokyo Japan 10/07/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 FAB Tokyo Japan 10/08/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Gov Adelaide South Australia Australia 10/14/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Famous Spiegeltent Melbourne Victoria Australia 10/16/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Basement Sydney New South Wales Australia 10/18/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Key Club West Hollywood California US 10/27/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Metro Chicago Illinois US 11/08/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Magic Bag Ferndale Michigan US 11/09/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Mod Club Toronto Ontario Canada 11/10/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland Ohio US 11/12/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Rex Theatre Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US 11/13/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Sellersville Theater Sellersville Pennsylvania US 11/14/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Hiro Ballroom New York New York US 11/17/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 11/18/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Ottobar Baltimore Maryland US 11/20/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US 11/25/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Zodiac Oxford England UK 01/07/2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Carling Academy London England UK 01/11/2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Tivoli de Helling Utrecht Netherlands 06/11/2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Debaser Stockholm Sweden 06/13/2007
Robyn Hitchcock The Kessler Theater Dallas Texas US 11/13/2016
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires The Troubadour Los Angeles California US 05/03/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires The Federal Bar Los Angeles California US 05/07/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires Canton Waterfront Park Baltimore Maryland US 07/06/2017
Robyn Hitchcock Loco Club Valencia Spain 10/04/2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US 05/06/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US 05/27/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US 05/29/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 11/15/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 05/07/2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Morris Windsor Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 06/11/2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Private House Nashville Tennessee US 07/21/2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 08/29/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Ipswich Transport Museum Ipswich England UK 09/11/2021
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US 10/12/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 12/22/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Olympia’s Zorba Music Hall Lowell Massachusetts US 04/09/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Off Broadway St. Louis Missouri US 04/13/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Unknown Hotel New London Connecticut US 07/14/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Corn Exchange Hertford England UK 09/20/2022
Robyn Hitchcock The Lighthouse Deal England UK 09/22/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 09/24/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Venue Folken Stavanger Norway 09/30/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Venskaben Asker Norway 10/02/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Bar Moskus Trondheim Norway 10/04/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 12/14/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Private House Minneapolis Minnesota US 03/27/2023

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