The Man Who Invented Himself Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Black Snake Diamond Role Robyn Hitchcock Armageddon Records Authorized 1981
The Man Who Invented Himself Robyn Hitchcock Armageddon Records Authorized 1981
Invisible History Robyn Hitchcock SPQR Records Unauthorized 1994
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007
Selections From the I Wanna Go Backwards Box Set Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Promo 2007

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 18, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 18, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK December 05, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK June 05, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US July 28, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach California US May 24, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Backstage Seattle Washington US September 27, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US September 22, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US July 20, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 30, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Greenstreets Columbia North Carolina US April 28, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Cactus Café Austin Texas US May 15, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US July 24, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Cactus Café Austin Texas US May 15, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US May 19, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Ronnie Scott's London England UK February 02, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Zap Club Brighton England UK February 16, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US April 24, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Polish Club Sheffield England UK October 05, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock South Bank Center, Purcell Room London England UK October 09, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK May 10, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US July 13, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Minnesota US November 03, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Rex Theatre Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US November 09, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US March 03, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US March 28, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Grove Arts Centre Dorchester England UK February 19, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US December 13, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Levontin7 Tel Aviv Israel February 01, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Chiesa Valdese Rome Italy February 08, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Cripta Romanics del Duomo Avellino Italy February 09, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Fremont Abbey Arts Center Seattle Washington US February 28, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill Music Denver Colorado US March 13, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Monarch Tavern Toronto Ontario Canada June 24, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Murmrr New York New York US November 21, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Concerts In The Studio Freehold New Jersey US November 25, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US November 13, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US November 10, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock The ArtsCenter Carrboro Georgia US November 14, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery Boston Massachusetts US November 24, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Regent Theatre Los Angeles California US October 01, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK June 02, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK July 07, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Circolo Della Musica Rivoli Italy February 07, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US March 01, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Rough Trade Brooklyn New York New York US February 28, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK September 01, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Fillmore San Francisco California US September 29, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock South Street Arts Center Reading England UK April 30, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 03, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Randy Now's Man Cave Bordentown New Jersey US October 09, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US October 12, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Musikfest Cafe Bethlehem Pennsylvania US October 14, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Hangar Theatre Ithaca New York US October 15, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock StageOne Fairfield Connecticut US October 23, 2021

Lyrics

He came bursting out of nowhere
Like a spear into the sky
And he cast his light on everything
It was like he'd never die

And he landed right on target
But the target rolled away
And it left him pointing nowhere
You could hear the children say

"He's the fella
The man who invented himself
He's the fella
The man who invented himself"

When you need her love so badly
But she's trying to relax
You can't work it with your fingers
So you try it with an axe

And he taps you on the shoulder
"Looking out for number one
Is like drilling for a rainbow
Or an iceberg in the sun"

He's the fella
The man who invented himself
He's the fella
The man who invented himself

Nobody knows where he's from
Nobody knows where he's gone and gone and gone
But he's not here

When you're waiting for your baby
To get back from the moon
And throw her arms around you
In a very quiet lagoon

Well, that loneliness is nothing
Just imagine how he feels
He's the only person in the world
Who still believes he's real

He's the fella
The man who invented himself
He's the fella
The man who invented himself
He's the fella
The man who invented himself
He's the fella
The man who invented himself
He's the fella
The man who invented himself

Yep

He's the fella