The Abandoned Brain Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Eaten By Her Own Dinner Robyn Hitchcock Midnight Music Authorized 1986
Invisible Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock Glass Fish Records Authorized 1986
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US July 29, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK December 30, 2020

Lyrics

I'm sitting here in the abandoned brain
Waiting for take-off in it
They say it's never going to work again
But I can spare a few minutes
Been here before in the abandoned brain
There's flowers on all the controls
The tape keeps telling me again and again
That I'm the keeper of souls

The wind blows hard on the abandoned brain
But there's nobody thinking at all
The hypothalamus is open to the rain
And the leaves sweep into the hall
There's no one else in the abandoned brain
But that's not necessarily bad
It feeds on itself, but it's not insane
This brain is too old to go mad

Roses bloom in the abandoned brain
And thoughts run wild on the floor
Like a headless corpse; a derailed train
Who could ask for anything more?
I'm sitting here in the abandoned brain
Waiting for take-off in it
They say it's never going to work again
But I can spare a few minutes