This Could Be the Day Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
I Often Dream Of Trains Robyn Hitchcock Midnight Music Authorized 1984
The Man Who Invented Himself Robyn Hitchcock United Records Unauthorized 1986
I Often Dream of Trains Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007
I Often Dream of Trains in New York Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2009
I Often Dream of Trains in New York special package Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2009

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Hackney Empire London England UK February 17, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 26, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Onkel Po's Hamburg Germany February 17, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock Backstage Seattle Washington US October 01, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK July 16, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US April 23, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US April 27, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Amoeba Records Los Angeles California US April 27, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US April 21, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto Ontario Canada July 24, 2002
Up Arrow Hill Notting Hill Arts Club London England UK December 12, 2001
Robyn Hitchcock Knitting Factory New York New York US March 13, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Queen Elizabeth Hall London England UK January 29, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK January 24, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Phoenix Exeter England UK January 25, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US November 13, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US November 19, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US November 15, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US November 15, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Symphony Space New York New York US November 22, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Somerville Theatre Somerville Massachusetts US November 21, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Northcote Social Club Melbourne Victoria Australia May 31, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock Fremont Abbey Arts Center Seattle Washington US February 28, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 21, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 23, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US June 05, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 20, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock KCRW Santa Monica California US April 26, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock, Morris Windsor & Terry Edwards Robyn and Emma's house London England UK June 18, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK July 02, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Ronnie Scott's London England UK April 21, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US November 15, 2008

Lyrics

This could be the day I've waited for all my life
And it's comin' true
This could be the day I've waited for all my life
And it looks like you
Bells of fire hissing through the dark and tropical night
Thrown by Nubian slaves

This could be the night I've waited for all my frumpy little life
This could be the night I cut a malignant growth with a steel knife
Tongues of fire hissing through the dark and tropical night
Thrown by Nubian slaves

This could be the train I've waited for all my life
Coming 'round the bend
This could be the chain that fettered me all my life
Coming to an end
I always bowed and curtsied, I held the candle high
And I blessed your valuable feet as they went by
Tongues of fire hissing through the dark and tropical night
Thrown by Nubian slaves

<Alternates>
Bells of fire ringing through the dark and tropical night    9a
Tongues of fire ringing through the dark inflatable night   17a