The President Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
A Soft Boy No More Robyn Hitchcock Blue Lake Records Unauthorized 1985
Element Of Light Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Glass Fish Records Authorized 1986
Element of Light Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Yep Roc 2008 2008
Luminous Groove Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Yep Roc Authorized 2008

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 688 Club Atlanta Georgia US November 22, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians MyWay Piacenza Italy February 10, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 18, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Irving Plaza New York New York US August 02, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town Pump Vancouver British Columbia Canada March 24, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Berkeley Square Berkeley California US March 19, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US June 06, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK December 09, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK January 19, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US November 09, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US November 13, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 7th St. Entry Minneapolis Minnesota US November 17, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Mabel's Champaign Illinois US November 19, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians CND Festival Glastonbury England UK June 22, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 30, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Berbati's Pan Portland Oregon US September 27, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock All Saints Centre Lewes England UK June 17, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US August 01, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Jonathan Swift's Boston Massachusetts US August 03, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US March 17, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians [unknown venue] (Brighton, England UK) Brighton England UK October 03, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Club Lingerie Los Angeles California US June 28, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Starry Night Portland Oregon US March 21, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US June 22, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Electric Screen Cinema London England UK September 06, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Irving Plaza New York New York US June 21, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 7th Street Entry Minneapolis Minnesota US November 16, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US November 02, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US April 30, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US April 21, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US September 25, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US November 01, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Minnesota US November 03, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 14, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Doug Fir Lounge Portland Oregon US March 03, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US April 24, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Knitting Factory New York New York US March 13, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians UMIST Manchester England UK October 26, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 29, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 27, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians [unknown venue] Norwich England UK June 06, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Moore Theater Seattle Washington US March 22, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US November 19, 2016

Lyrics

The President is talking to us through a microphone
Like he's trying to pack his mother off
To an old people's home

I know you're out there
I know you're out there somewhere
I know you're out there
When I hear the word "Democracy"
I reach for my headphones

He's the president of Europe and he's talking to the dead
They're the only ones who'll listen or believe a word he said
You know I'm out here
But you can't see me, darlin'
You know I'm out here
When I hear the word "Security"
I reach for my shotgun

Whoa-oo-whoa-oo-oh

He's standing in a cemetery inside the western zone
I listen on the radio, I'm glad I'm not alone
I know you're out there
I know you're out there somewhere
God knows you're out there

I can almost hear it raining
I can almost hear it raining
I can almost hear it raining

<Alternates>
But you can't see me, can you?      12a

<Notes>
Hanns Johst, a german playwright of the Nazi era, wrote
"Wenn ich Kultur hore... entsichere ich meinen Browning"
(When I hear the word "Culture", I reach for my Browning (rifle)).