The Ruling Class Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Madonna Of The Wasps Robyn Hitchcock 'n' The Egyptians A&M Records Authorized 1989
Invisible History Robyn Hitchcock SPQR Records Unauthorized 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Greatest Hits Robyn Hitchcock A&M Records Authorized 1996
Greatest Hits Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians A&M Records Authorized 1996
Luminous Groove Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Yep Roc Authorized 2008

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Mein Batschkapp Frankfurt Germany November 20, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US October 11, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Kulturbolaget Malmo Sweden October 28, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US December 30, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US January 01, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US October 18, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK December 09, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 20, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK April 09, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 05, 1991

Lyrics

"Taste your own juices, Mr. Avon."
Said the nurse, "I'm sick of doing it for you.
You know what abuse is, Mr. Avon.
And you obviously love it, yes you do"

Oh the ruling class
Just wanna suffer
Yeah, the ruling class
Just want some pain
All them strawberries
They're not enough for
All those open wounds
All that champagne

"Ease your own shorts off a little further"
Said the lips that hovered slyly in the void
Elizabeth Schwarzkopf never went to Gurnard
But that's no reason not to be paranoid

Oh the ruling class
All hate their mothers
Oh the ruling class
All went to good schools
When they go to bed
On one another
And then they grow up and
Make all the rules

Hang the judges high (Hang the judges high)
Hang the wise men of the realm
Hang the judges high (Hang the judges high)
Hang the wise men of the realm
Rock on Denny boy (Rock on Denny-boy)
Hang the wise men of the realm

Oh the ruling class
They got no worries
Yeah, the ruling class
Ain't got a dime
They've got lots of them
They're in no hurry
'Cause the ruling class
Rules all the time

<Notes>
14: Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, opera singer
15: Gurnard, a town on the Isle of Wight