Octopus Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Syd Barrett
Original Band
Syd Barrett

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US May 07, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Tower Records Sherman Oaks California US April 25, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Big Four Lawn Louisville Kentucky US June 28, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Unitarian Church Cambridge England UK May 18, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US June 20, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 06, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 08, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock The Basement East Nashville Tennessee US May 25, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK July 07, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Harbor Town Amphitheater Memphis Tennessee US May 28, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock The Three Kings London England UK December 17, 2006

Lyrics

Trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro'
You have no word
Trip, trip to a dream dragon
Hide your wings in a ghost tower
Sails cackling at every plate we break
Was cracked by scattered needles
The little minute gong
Coughs and clears his throat
Madam you see before you stand
Hey ho, never be still
The old original favorite grand
Grasshoppers green Herbarian band
And the tune they play is "In Us Confide"
So trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro'
You have no word
Please leave us here
Close our eyes to the octopus ride!

Isn't it good to be lost in the wood
Isn't it bad so quiet there, in the wood
Meant even less to me than I thought
With a honey plough of yellow prickly seeds
Clover honey pots and mystic shining feed...
The madcap laughed at the man on the border
Hey ho, huff the Talbot
The winds they blew and the leaves did wag
They'll never put me in their bag
The raging seas will always seep
So high you go, so low you creep
The wind it blows in tropical heat
The drones they throng on mossy seats
The squeaking door will always squeak
Two up, two down we'll never meet
Please leave us here

Close our eyes to the octopus ride!
Please leave us here
Close our eyes to the octopus ride!