St. Petersburg Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Groovy Decay Robyn Hitchcock Albion Records Authorized 1982
Groovy Decoy Robyn Hitchcock Midnight Music Authorized 1985
Gravy Deco Robyn Hitchcock Sequel Records Authorized 1995

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK June 05, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Hackney Empire London England UK February 17, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Onkel Po's Hamburg Germany February 17, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 31, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US October 27, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK August 29, 2021

Lyrics

In St. Petersburg in the night
Where the light shines down on the snow
On the bannisters, what a mess
I can't guess at what I don't know

She cuts like a knife
She cuts like a wife
She cuts like someone I once knew

She cuts like a stream
Flows into my dream
You cut me and I bleed for you

And in Williamsburg by the lake
Where the stake went deep in your heart
On the bannisters, it's alright
It's so tight that it drives you apart

She hangs from a hook
She hangs like a cook
Had gone and hung her up there
She spins 'round and 'round
Three feet off the ground
But why she does, I don't care

She cuts like a knife
She cuts like a wife
She cuts like someone I once knew

She cuts like a stream
Flows into your dream
You cut me and I bleed for....

<Alternates>
It's unnatural, what we did    13a
So we hid and it kept us apart 14a

She spins but she don't care   20a

<Intro>
"This is a rather sad, quiet song about a couple of people who go
off and die somewhere quietly."  21 apr 85