The Man Who Invented Himself Releases Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Performances
87

Releases

Title Artist Label Type Year
Black Snake Diamond Role Robyn Hitchcock Armageddon Records Album 1981
The Man Who Invented Himself 7" Robyn Hitchcock Armageddon Records Single 1981
Invisible History Robyn Hitchcock SPQR Records Bootleg 1994
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Records Album 2007
Selections From the I Wanna Go Backwards Box Set Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Records Promo 2007
Chronology Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Records Internet 2011

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Ronnie Scott's London England UK 02/02/1986
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK 05/10/1987
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 07/13/1987
Robyn Hitchcock Club Lingerie Los Angeles California US 07/17/1987
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 07/18/1987
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 07/18/1987
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK 12/05/1987
Robyn Hitchcock Zap Club Brighton England UK 02/16/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Hackney Empire London England UK 02/17/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Grove Arts Centre Dorchester England UK 02/19/1988
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK 06/05/1988
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 07/20/1988
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US 07/24/1988
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 07/28/1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 07/29/1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 07/30/1988
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's (Late show) Hoboken New Jersey US 09/22/1989
Robyn Hitchcock Backstage Seattle Washington US 09/27/1989
Robyn Hitchcock Greenstreets Columbia South Carolina US 04/28/1990
Robyn Hitchcock The Point Atlanta Georgia US 05/01/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Tipitina's New Orleans Louisiana US 05/11/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Cactus Café Austin Texas US 05/15/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Cactus Café Austin Texas US 05/15/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US 05/19/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach California US 05/24/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 08/26/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 04/24/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Polish Club Sheffield England UK 10/05/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Southbank Center - Purcell Room London England UK 10/09/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Minnesota US 11/03/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Rex Theatre Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US 11/09/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 03/03/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US 03/28/2005
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US 11/10/2014
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Rough Trade Brooklyn New York New York US 02/28/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US 03/01/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Fillmore San Francisco California US 09/29/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Regent Theatre Los Angeles California US 10/01/2017
Robyn Hitchcock South Street Arts Center Reading England UK 04/30/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Monarch Tavern Toronto Ontario Canada 06/24/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US 11/13/2019
Robyn Hitchcock The ArtsCenter Carrboro North Carolina US 11/14/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Murmrr New York New York US 11/21/2019
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery Boston Massachusetts US 11/24/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Concerts In The Studio Freehold New Jersey US 11/25/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US 12/13/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Levontin7 Tel Aviv Israel 02/01/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Circolo Della Musica Rivoli Italy 02/07/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Chiesa Valdese Rome Italy 02/08/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Cripta Romanics del Duomo Avellino Italy 02/09/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Fremont Abbey Arts Center Seattle Washington US 02/28/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill Music Denver Colorado US 03/13/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 06/02/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 07/07/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 09/01/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 10/03/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Randy Now's Man Cave Bordentown New Jersey US 10/09/2021
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US 10/12/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Musikfest Cafe Bethlehem Pennsylvania US 10/14/2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Hangar Theatre Ithaca New York US 10/15/2021
Robyn Hitchcock StageOne Fairfield Connecticut US 10/23/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Brudenell Social Club Leeds England UK 03/20/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Loppen Copenhagen Denmark 03/25/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Knuckleheads Kansas City Missouri US 04/14/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Stoughton Opera House Stoughton Wisconsin US 04/19/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 04/21/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US 05/26/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Norwich Puppet Theatre Norwich England UK 09/23/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Madam Felle Bergen Norway 09/29/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Venskaben Asker Norway 10/02/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Bar Moskus Trondheim Norway 10/04/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US 11/11/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US 11/12/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 12/21/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room Liverpool England UK 02/28/2023
Robyn Hitchcock SPACE Evanston Illinois US 03/29/2023
Robyn Hitchcock The Betsey Trotwood London England UK 07/01/2023
Robyn Hitchcock Circolo Arci Bellezza Milan Italy 11/06/2023
Robyn Hitchcock The Kessler Theater Dallas Texas US 01/20/2024
Robyn Hitchcock LowDown Tulsa Oklahoma US 01/23/2024
Robyn Hitchcock Lulu's Downstairs Manitou Springs Colorado US 01/25/2024
Robyn Hitchcock Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill Music Denver Colorado US 01/26/2024
Robyn Hitchcock The Hamilton Live Washington DC US 04/19/2024
Robyn Hitchcock The Westport Library - Verso Studios Westport Connecticut US 04/28/2024
Robyn Hitchcock Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Minnesota US 05/02/2024
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 05/03/2024
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 05/04/2024

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