Sometimes I Wish I Was a Pretty Girl Albums Gigs Lyrics

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Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
I Often Dream Of Trains Robyn Hitchcock Midnight Music Authorized 1984
Gotta Let This Hen Out! Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Relativity Records Authorized 1985
A Soft Boy No More Robyn Hitchcock Blue Lake Records Unauthorized 1985
Stand Back, Dennis! Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Unauthorized 1994
I Often Dream of Trains Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007
Sex, Food, Death... and Tarantulas Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 Yep Roc Authorized 2007
Luminous Groove Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Yep Roc Authorized 2008
I Often Dream of Trains in New York special package Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2009
I Often Dream of Trains in New York Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2009

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Clarendon Hotel London England UK May 17, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 688 Club Atlanta Georgia US November 22, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US March 26, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Nectarine Ballroom Ann Arbor Michigan US November 10, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Founder's Hall Haverford College Haverford Pennsylvania US November 15, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians One Step Beyond Santa Clara California US November 18, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Stereodrome Bologna Italy February 11, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK December 05, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Uptown Lounge Athens Georgia US March 25, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Centre Stage Atlanta Georgia US March 26, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Graffiti Club Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US April 05, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians John Anson Ford Theater Los Angeles California US April 15, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK June 05, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Inkstick Shibura Factory Tokyo Japan September 16, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Irving Plaza New York New York US August 02, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock ? (Atlanta, Georgia, US) Atlanta Georgia US February 03, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Hackney Empire London England UK February 17, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US July 15, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 26, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US May 30, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US September 24, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US July 28, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Haunt Ithaca New York US October 13, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Ronnie Scott's London England UK April 21, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock Onkel Po's Hamburg Germany February 17, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Fillmore San Francisco California US April 13, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US October 11, 1990
Bingo Hand Job Borderline London England UK March 14, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US December 30, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Bogart's Cincinnati Ohio US October 20, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock SUNY, Binghamton Binghamton New York US October 02, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Lounge Axe Chicago Illinois US July 27, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach California US May 24, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Old Nick's Birmingham Alabama US May 08, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Kulturbolaget Malmo Sweden October 28, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Yaki Da Gothenburg Sweden October 27, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Slim's San Francisco California US October 05, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Backstage Seattle Washington US September 27, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Blue Wall (UMass) Amherst Massachusetts US September 23, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Stache's Columbus Ohio US October 21, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock BBC London England UK September 15, 1984
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 Birchmere Alexandria Virginia US April 23, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Greenstreets Columbia North Carolina US April 28, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US May 04, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US June 04, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US July 24, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US November 13, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US March 28, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US October 25, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US May 07, 1992
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 Continental Club Austin Texas US June 29, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Patio Indianapolis Indiana US November 20, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US March 17, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US November 17, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Hultsfred Festival Hultsfred Sweden November 08, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Institute of Contemporary Arts London England UK March 23, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US April 05, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US May 19, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Maintenance Shop Ames Iowa US July 23, 1990
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 Zap Club Brighton England UK February 16, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US January 01, 1991
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 Turtle Records Atlanta Georgia US May 05, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US June 28, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US October 18, 1990
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 & the Egyptians Fabrik Hamburg Germany April 20, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US November 01, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 25, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US November 23, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians UMIST Manchester England UK October 26, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Bumbershoot Festival Seattle Washington US September 05, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Zentrum Zoo Tubingen Germany April 13, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Columbus Theater Providence Rhode Island US November 23, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 02, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Green Heaven Hotel Hoi An Vietnam December 07, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires Turf Club St Paul Minnesota US April 25, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Monty Hall Jersey City New Jersey US February 15, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK April 09, 2021
The Soft Boys Powerhaus London England UK October 17, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Paradise Lounge San Francisco California US August 02, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock, Morris Windsor & Terry Edwards Robyn and Emma's house London England UK June 18, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US November 09, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US April 07, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Crest Theatre Sacramento California US July 06, 1990
"Robyn Hitchcock & Chums" (First Egyptians gig) Hope & Anchor London England UK September 29, 1984
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Bell London England UK December 17, 1984
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Dingwalls London England UK November 17, 1984
Robyn Hitchcock The Maintenance Shop Ames Iowa US July 23, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US September 10, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Northcote Social Club Melbourne Victoria Australia May 31, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Moore Theater Seattle Washington US March 22, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Firehouse Center For The Performing Arts Newburyport Massachusetts US February 17, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Randy Now's Man Cave Bordentown New Jersey US October 09, 2021

Lyrics

Sometimes I wish I was a pretty girl
So I could wreck myself in the shower
Sometimes I wish I was a pretty girl
So I could wreck myself in the shower

Been on my own so long
I can't tell left from wrong
Bloody red bats squelching offal
Foaming mutilations in the kiss of death

Sometimes I wish I was a pretty girl
So I could wreck myself in the shower
Sometimes I wish I was a pretty girl
So I could wreck myself in the shower

Been on my own all night
I can't tell left from right
Baby come back, give me fever
Cauterize this passion with a blood red kiss

Sometimes I wish I was a pretty girl
So I could wreck myself in the shower
Sometimes I wish I was a pretty girl
So I could ____/stab myself in the shower
Sometimes I wish I was a
So I could

<Alternates>
Don't look so embarrassed, it's a family trait   16a

Sometimes I   23a