Point it at Gran Albums Gigs Lyrics

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Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Invisible Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock Relativity Records Authorized 1986
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians [unknown venue] (Glastonbury, UK) Glastonbury Scotland UK January 01, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK October 25, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK December 05, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK June 05, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 26, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK January 12, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Old Nick's Birmingham Alabama US May 08, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Backstage Seattle Washington US September 27, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock The Birchmere Alexandria Virginia US April 23, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Glastonbury Festival Pilton England UK June 19, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Zap Club Brighton England UK February 16, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK September 17, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK May 10, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US July 13, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Cactus Café Austin Texas US October 30, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Grove Arts Centre Dorchester England UK February 19, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US July 03, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK February 03, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK April 07, 2021

Lyrics

Alone and pointless by her mouldering self
She stares at the tin of sardines on the shelf
By a paraffin lamp in a dingy brown room
Gran sits and broods in the thickening gloom
It's a gloom that congeals; it's so greasy and thick
You could cut into strips and roast on a stick
And hand round to friends but there's nobody there
Just Gran, on her own, in a miserable chair

So don't point it at me
Point it at Gran
She needs it more than I do
And more than Princess Anne
When Princess Anne's eighty-two
And living in a one-room flat in Hackney
Maybe she could do with a bit as well

Don't point it at me
Don't point it at yourself
Just point it at Gran
And the sardines on the shelf
Don't point it at me
I've had more than enough
Just point it at Gran
She could do with plenty of stuff

Don't point it at me
Point it at Gran
Well, it could be a firehose
Or it could be a flan
Now some people are happy
And some people are bored
And some people are left
And completely ignored

So why should your life end on a dismal note?