When I Was a Kid Albums Gigs Lyrics

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Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Love Poisoning The Soft Boys BOB Records Other 1981
Groovy Decay Robyn Hitchcock Albion Records Authorized 1982
Invisible Hits The Soft Boys Midnight Music Authorized 1983
Groovy Decoy Robyn Hitchcock Midnight Music Authorized 1985
The Day They Ate Brick The Soft Boys Polarad Unauthorized 1986
Gravy Deco Robyn Hitchcock Rhino Records Authorized 1995

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US April 30, 2002
The Soft Boys Variety Playhouse Atlanta Georgia US October 22, 2002
The Soft Boys 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US October 22, 2002
The Soft Boys Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US October 25, 2002
The Soft Boys First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US October 29, 2002
The Soft Boys House of Blues West Hollywood California US November 04, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Highbury Garage London England UK January 25, 2002
The Soft Boys The Zodiac Oxford England UK January 27, 2003
The Soft Boys Teatro Toscanini Chiari Italy January 18, 2003
The Soft Boys Railway Inn Winchester England UK October 16, 2002
The Soft Boys Mean Fiddler London England UK October 17, 2002
The Soft Boys Great Northern Cambridge England UK January 19, 1982
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Slim's San Francisco California US February 27, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK January 26, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Junction Cambridge England UK January 22, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Scala London England UK January 25, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Rescue Rooms Nottingham England UK January 21, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Phoenix Exeter England UK January 27, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Academy II Birmingham England UK January 20, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Rex Theatre Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US November 13, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 18, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Sellersville Theatre Sellersville Pennsylvania US November 14, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK July 09, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock BBC 6 Music - Marc Riley Salford England UK October 23, 2019
The Soft Boys WFMU Jersey City New Jersey US October 25, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Easy Street Records Seattle Washington US November 25, 2006

Lyrics

(Invisible Hits version)

When I was a kid
I finished what I did
And I went upstairs in my dressing gown

So I was a kid everyone is that
I went up and I made damn sure
I never came down

Ain't it strange how people get older
They wear you on their head
And they print you on their shoulder
And never believe
I'll be more than free
At least evolve for me

When I was a kid
I wore a broad brim
And sat on him
His toothpaste major is no one oak level
People who traced your new ply devil and aging bee

I swear I could murder that guy
Though I always smile at him when he comes by
He turned me into a businessman
He turned me into a businessman
He turned me into a businessman
He turned me

When I was a kid
I drew blank mushrooms
Sat in ballrooms
Took it on

Then I knew I did
Have the lot when I'd got what I was given
I just took it and
I just couldn't form

Some people get bigger
Some just get dead
When their figures are bled
'Cause their heads are
Stoven right in by the waste of the time
They've been living in their hats so blindly
Time

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