Serpent at the Gates of Wisdom Albums Gigs Lyrics

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Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Respect Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Authorized 1993
Spectre Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Promo 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Promo 1994

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Grande Ballroom Washington DC US January 20, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock Big Star Records Adelaide South Australia Australia November 01, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock Jazz Cafe Camden England UK March 14, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US September 22, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US November 13, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians La Luna Portland Oregon US April 30, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US November 15, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Auditorium Flog Florence Italy March 04, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US July 14, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK April 04, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Point Atlanta Georgia US February 26, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Mountain Stage Charleston West Virginia US May 12, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock St. James Church Crypt London England UK July 14, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Flamingo's Bar & Grill Knoxville Tennessee US February 23, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Magic Stick Detroit Michigan US May 22, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Minnesota US May 24, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Melarkey's Sacramento California US June 03, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US June 06, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Boat Race Cambridge England UK July 17, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Princess Charlotte Leicester England UK December 06, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Backstage Seattle Washington US June 07, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US March 19, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Ultrasound Toronto Ontario Canada May 10, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Warfield San Francisco California US November 08, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Ogden Theatre Boulder Colorado US November 02, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Salon El Carmen Bilbao Spain April 18, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK January 12, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Blob House Bergamo Italy March 07, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Ruvido Club Bologna Italy March 05, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Club Quattro Tokyo Japan November 10, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Warfield San Francisco California US April 28, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Fastlane Club Asbury Park New Jersey US May 22, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US July 10, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US September 16, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom of the Hill San Francisco California US September 22, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Wadsworth Arts Centre, UCLA Los Angeles California US July 11, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock WOMAD Festival (Rivermead Leisure Center) July 27, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US October 04, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US January 01, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US December 28, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US December 29, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK May 24, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Park West Chicago Illinois US June 17, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock KCRW Santa Monica California US March 22, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Cactus Café Austin Texas US October 24, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Bumbershoot Festival Seattle Washington US August 30, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Hotel du Nord Paris France June 28, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Soiled Dove Denver Colorado US November 13, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Keswick Theatre Glenside Pennsylvania US May 21, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US January 02, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Junction Cambridge England UK August 03, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US February 04, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US May 20, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Joiners Arms Southampton England UK August 02, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock Bommens Salonger Gothenburg Sweden December 25, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock The Junction Cambridge England UK August 23, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US April 12, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Park West Chicago Illinois US April 16, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Amoeba Records Los Angeles California US April 27, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Calgary Folk Music Festival Calgary Alberta Canada July 27, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Vecchi Magazzini Gernali Verona Italy August 16, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock Yarmouth Station Isle of Wight England UK August 26, 1995
Peter Himmelman Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach California US September 21, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK August 27, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK September 17, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Shank Hall Milwaukee Wisconsin US November 05, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Black Cat Washington DC US March 23, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US March 09, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US March 29, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Tivoli de Helling Utrecht Netherlands June 11, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock StageOne Fairfield Connecticut US November 22, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK December 11, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock The Varsity Theatre Minneapolis Minnesota US September 08, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock Mercy Lounge Nashville Tennessee US September 12, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US July 29, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Cat's Cradle Back Room Carrboro North Carolina US February 05, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock The Drake Hotel Toronto Ontario Canada September 11, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock Rams Head on Stage Annapolis Maryland US November 08, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock 3TEN Austin City Limits Live Austin Texas US November 11, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Standard Knoxville Tennessee US March 24, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock The Chapel San Francisco California US June 08, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock The Casbah San Diego California US June 13, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Turf Club St Paul Minnesota US June 15, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock The Back Room at Colectivo Milwaukee Wisconsin US June 18, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Saigon Craft Bar and Grill Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam December 13, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Chapel San Francisco California US December 27, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Randy Now's Man Cave Bordentown New Jersey US April 12, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US June 17, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Spazio Aliferi Florence Italy November 23, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK February 17, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Center For Arts Natick Massachusetts US April 20, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift The Crypt Studio London England UK May 26, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Concorde Brighton England UK July 29, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Woodstock Playhouse Woodstock New York US September 02, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock MTV (120 Minutes) New York New York US February 14, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock Same Sky Productions Austin Texas US March 17, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Vogue Theater Vancouver British Columbia Canada November 05, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US February 28, 2010
Robyn Hitchcock Rams Head on Stage Annapolis Maryland US February 25, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US November 01, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock The Horn St Albans England UK September 14, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Bodega Nottingham England UK September 23, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock OzenBar Tel Aviv Israel September 10, 2011
Robyn Hitchcock Summerhall Edinburgh Scotland UK October 02, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Jammin Java Vienna Virginia US October 07, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Rams Head on Stage Annapolis Maryland US October 10, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Calvin Theater Northampton Massachusetts US October 21, 2021

Lyrics

Serpent at the gates of wisdom
Curling round a tree
WIth your eyes so dark and empty
Looking straight through me
How did you get so unwinding?
Do you know my sins?
When you're so close to the answer
Why don't you go in?

Serpent at the gates of wisdom
Who did you deceive?
She was weak, but that's no reason
For what you did to Eve
You're a fool -- you broke the stillness
She gave birth to desire
Rolling down the frozen highway
Like a burning tyre

Serpent at the gates of wisdom
Where do you belong?
Wisdom cannot be transmitted
It keeps you hanging on
Do you really serve the Devil
If it's all God's plan?
Good and evil need each other
Honey I'm your man

Serpent at the gates of wisdom
Like a purple scar
Leering at me round the dashboard
As I reach my car
I close the door, I start the engine
And I will take control
God above, and all his angels, have mercy on your soul

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