Earthly Paradise Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Perspex Island Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Authorized 1991

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 05, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Whiskey-A-Go-Go Los Angeles California US September 04, 1991

Lyrics

So long my earthly paradise
So long to you
So long my earthly paradise
So long to you

They say you've been poisoned
They say you've closed down
But I saw a light 'neath your door
There's so many rumours on this side of town
Who knows what that one is for

So long my earthly paradise
Glass-topped hotel
I dreamed you on rails of mercury
Drove you to hell

There's pigs in the bedroom and pigs in the hall
They're chewing away at the wax
And a misshapen god in the deckchair outside
Where Josephine used to relax

My earthly cloud-capped mountain home
My angel of the sea
There's nowhere else that I could roam
That means that much to me

So long my earthly paradise
Stranger's hand
Tear the gold off your pinnacles
Understand
The bastards that destroy our lives
Are sometimes just ourselves
But mostly they're invisible
I hope they fry in hell
I hope you fry in hell

So long, my earthly paradise