Sleeping with Your Devil Mask Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Globe of Frogs Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Authorized 1988
The Kershaw Sessions Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Strange Roots Authorized 1994
Inflatable Hitchcock 2 Robyn Hitchcock [none listed] Unauthorized 2000
Inflatable Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock [none listed] Unauthorized 2000

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 18, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 18, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK October 25, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK December 05, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Centre Stage Atlanta Georgia US March 26, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Beacon Theatre New York New York US March 31, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Graffiti Club Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US April 05, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US April 07, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Union Theatre Madison Wisconsin US April 10, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock BBC - Kershaw Session London England UK April 02, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US December 30, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Beacon Theatre New York New York US April 17, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US December 28, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US April 03, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock 33 Degrees Austin Texas US August 07, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Echo Lounge Atlanta Georgia US October 25, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Cactus Café Austin Texas US October 23, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Cactus Café Austin Texas US October 23, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Cactus Café Austin Texas US October 24, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Fletcher's Baltimore Maryland US October 27, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US October 30, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US October 31, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Upstage Philadelphia Pennsylvania US October 29, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Magic Bag Ferndale Michigan US November 06, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US November 01, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Metro Chicago Illinois US November 10, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US November 11, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 02, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US November 16, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Aladdin Theatre Portland Oregon US November 17, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US November 19, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA The Troubadour Los Angeles California US November 20, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA The Mint Los Angeles California US November 22, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Hotel du Nord Paris France June 27, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Quaker Goes Deaf Chicago Illinois US July 18, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Stables Wavendon England UK September 21, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Dingwalls London England UK September 22, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Winchester Arts Centre Winchester England UK September 24, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock The Zodiac Oxford England UK September 28, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Rosebud Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US November 05, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Soiled Dove Denver Colorado US November 13, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Portland Arms Cambridge England UK September 27, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock G2 Glasgow Scotland UK September 30, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Top Cat's Cincinnati Ohio US November 07, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US July 31, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Circolo Renfe Ferrara Italy January 21, 2000
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 & the Egyptians BBC Radio 1 London England UK February 04, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US January 01, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock Zoobar Torino Italy February 11, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Lea Valley Riverboat Cruise Lea Valley England UK August 05, 2000
The Soft Boys Richard's on Richards Vancouver British Columbia Canada April 03, 2001
The Soft Boys Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US April 04, 2001
The Soft Boys Pine Street Theatre Portland Oregon US April 05, 2001
The Soft Boys The Fillmore San Francisco California US April 07, 2001
Robyn Hitchcock & the Soft Boys Largo Los Angeles California US April 11, 2001
The Soft Boys Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK April 19, 2001
The Soft Boys The Basement Nottingham England UK April 23, 2001
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US April 12, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Park West Chicago Illinois US April 16, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US April 30, 2002
The Soft Boys KEXP Variety Mix w/Stevie Zoom Seattle Washington US October 31, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Criminal Records Atlanta Georgia US April 07, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta Georgia US April 08, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Fletcher's Baltimore Maryland US October 28, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US November 22, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US November 17, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US November 15, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US October 31, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Johnny D's Somerville Massachusetts US October 30, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Aladdin Theatre Portland Oregon US November 12, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Assembly Rooms - The Edinburgh Suite Edinburgh Scotland UK August 12, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Calgary Folk Music Festival Calgary Alberta Canada July 27, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Rhino Records Los Angeles California US August 01, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Masquerade Atlanta Georgia US August 11, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK May 10, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US July 13, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock The CLUNY Newcastle upon Tyne England UK October 04, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Waterloo Records Austin Texas US October 29, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta Georgia US October 31, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Minnesota US November 03, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Kitty Kat Club Minneapolis Minnesota US November 04, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Rex Theatre Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US November 09, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 14, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Lions Lair Denver Colorado US April 05, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Duncan Hall Lafayette Indiana US April 03, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US March 03, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Foellinger Auditorium Champaign-Urbana Illinois US April 08, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Club Congress Tucson Arizona US November 03, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock The Turning Point Piermont New York US July 16, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Grove Arts Centre Dorchester England UK February 19, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 28, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Elf Power 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US November 08, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock KUSF San Francisco California US July 28, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK June 25, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Starline Social Club Oakland California US May 16, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK July 30, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians [unknown venue] (Glastonbury, UK) Glastonbury Scotland UK January 01, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Hotel du Nord Paris France June 28, 1999
The Soft Boys Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US October 31, 2002
The Soft Boys The Waterfront Norwich England UK April 22, 2001
The Soft Boys The Junction Cambridge England UK April 18, 2001
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US April 09, 1988

Lyrics

I see the birdies in the trees
I see the fishes in the seas
And perching on the garden wall
I see the man that made it all
I see the sand, I see the stones
I see right through into your bones
Your skeleton can dance all night
And caper 'neath the swaying light

Sleeping with your devil mask is all I want to do
And when I stop it means I'm through with you
Yeah, yeah, yeah  yeah, yeah, yeah

So welcome Mr. Dennis Forbes
Who's brought along his perspex orbs
And they are full of leather peas
That rattle like a slow disease
I've got to have a nasty thought
Because of all the stuff I bought
From sultry Mr. Gareth Hobbes
Who does a load of useless jobs
And in the chapel after lunch
They used to cluster in a bunch

Sleeping with your devil mask is all I wanna do
And when I stop it means I'm through with you
Yeah, yeah, yeah  yeah, yeah, yeah

It's all compulsion, there's no choice
My mother's second name is Joyce
And once when she was very young
She saw a cellist being hung
Thirteen men with long black heads
All came and stood around her bed
And when the morning light came in
She saw their heads had all caved in
Their rotting brains fell to the floor
And crawled away towards the door

Sleeping with your Devil mask is all I wanna do
And when I stop it means I'm through with you
Yeah, yeah, yeah  yeah, yeah, yeah

The organism rapes itself  (Sleeping with your devil mask)
And then gives birth upon the shelf  (Sleeping with your devil mask)
And over where the magpie struts   (Sleeping with your devil mask)
A flower billows from my guts  (Sleeping with your devil mask)
Some things go in some things go out
And next time 'round I'll be a trout