Watch Your Intelligence Albums Gigs Lyrics

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Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
So You Think You're In Love Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians Go! Discs Authorized 1991
If We Give You This CD, Will You Be Our Best Friend? Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians A&M Records Compilation 1991

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Kennel Club San Francisco California US May 21, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 05, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Bogart's Cincinnati Ohio US April 21, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US June 04, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Roseland Theatre Portland Oregon US February 23, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Trax Charlottesville Virginia US May 02, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Whiskey-A-Go-Go Los Angeles California US September 04, 1991

Lyrics

(Ah, rock your brains, honey)

When the baby comes out you have to thank the midwife
Into consciousness swims the fish turned human son
As they hack away the umbilical with a breadknife
That's when somebody turns the television on

Then the baby lies down to breathe upon the table
That's as long as nobody cooks it by mistake
Get a mammary gland to keep it feeling stable
And a little TV to keep itself awake

(Oh, it's the Flintstones!) 

Watch your intelligence
Damaged goods are good for nothing
Watch your intelligence
Do not adjust your mind

(C'mon, ruby baby)

Then the baby grows up to be a young consumer
People selling it things it doesn't really need
But whoever set this one up had a sense of humour
'Cos inside every baby there's more baby seed

Watch your intelligence
Damaged goods are good for nothing
Watch your intelligence
Do not adjust your mind

It's not a TV set, it's not a TV set
It's not a TV set, it's my home, I live here, don't touch 
It's not a TV set, I'm not a TV set
It's my home, thank you very much, good night, whoa

So you think your mother is a television
And your father is probably a restricted drug
Ain't it hard to grow up and make your own decisions
When you're under hypnosis, staring like a bug?

Watch your intelligence
Damaged goods are good for nothing
Watch your intelligence
Do not adjust my mind

It's not a TV set, it's not a TV set (you got a family, you own a flag) 
It's my home, I live here, Donald! (you got a television, you know, I want to think it's kind of a trinity, you know)
It's not a goddamn television, it's not a goddamn television (I mean, the father, the son, and the holy ghost, and the Tom Selleck and the...)
You can't turn people on and off, they're not appliances!

It's not a guarantee, it's not a guarantee, 
There is no guarantee, there ain't no nothing, nothing
Nothing at all
There ain't nothing at all