When I Was Dead Albums Gigs Lyrics

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Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Live Death Robyn Hitchcock A&M Records Promo 1992
Spectre Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Promo 1993
Music View Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Music View Radio show 1993
Respect Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Authorized 1993
Give It To The Thoth Boys Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Fan Club release 1993

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians El Mocambo Toronto Ontario Canada February 10, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Park West Chicago Illinois US June 18, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Metropol Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US May 16, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Moby Disc Los Angeles California US April 25, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Mountain Stage Charleston West Virginia US February 03, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 328 Performance Hall Nashville Tennessee US June 20, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US May 19, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Vic Theatre Chicago Illinois US May 10, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Fox Theatre Ogden Colorado US May 06, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US February 17, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US February 07, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Newport Music Hall Columbus Ohio US May 13, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Slim's San Francisco California US February 26, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US May 07, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Gaston Hall Georgetown University Washington DC US May 17, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock Big Mama Rome Italy February 09, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US October 31, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Trocadero Philadelphia Pennsylvania US February 02, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US April 28, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Royal Oak Theatre Royal Oak Michigan US February 12, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Junction Cambridge England UK August 03, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US June 16, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US February 04, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Joiners Arms Southampton England UK August 02, 1993
Robyn Hitchcock The Point Oxford England UK November 17, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock The Underworld Camden England UK November 18, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock The CLUNY Newcastle upon Tyne England UK November 22, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock & the Soft Boys Largo Los Angeles California US April 11, 2001
Robyn Hitchcock Amoeba Records Los Angeles California US April 27, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Fletcher's Baltimore Maryland US October 28, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Johnny D's Somerville Massachusetts US October 30, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Assembly Rooms Edinburgh Scotland UK August 05, 2001
Robyn Hitchcock Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta Georgia US October 31, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 14, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Sin-e New York New York US October 27, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Schuba's Chicago Illinois US March 31, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Club Congress Tucson Arizona US November 03, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 28, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Chapungu Lodge Thornybush Private Game Reserve South Africa February 10, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Band on the Wall Manchester England UK November 12, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock Kings Raleigh North Carolina US November 05, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock Folk Club Torino Italy April 11, 2015
Robyn Hitchcock Barney Danson Theatre Ottawa Ontario Canada July 09, 2015
Robyn Hitchcock Daniels Hall Denver Colorado US June 03, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Cecil Sharp House London England UK October 25, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Ready Room St. Louis Missouri US April 04, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock The Kent Stage Kent Ohio US April 13, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock The Casbah San Diego California US June 13, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock The Drake Hotel Toronto Ontario Canada September 21, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US November 11, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery Boston Massachusetts US November 16, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Yoko Cafe Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam December 12, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock South Street Arts Center Reading England UK April 30, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock St Mary's Creative Space Chester England UK May 09, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Caffe Lena Saratoga Springs New York US April 14, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix Arizona US April 02, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Michael's On Main Soquel California US December 29, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Unitarian Church Cambridge England UK May 17, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Irvington Town Hall Theater Irvington New York US April 07, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock White Rabbit Cabaret Indianapolis Indiana US November 15, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Capital Ale House Richmond Virginia US April 19, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Northcote Social Club Melbourne Victoria Australia December 18, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery Chicago Illinois US November 17, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK June 02, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US October 06, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Don Quixote's International Music Hall Felton California US June 11, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Prince's Island Park Calgary Alberta Canada July 24, 2015
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US October 30, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US October 31, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US October 31, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock Bristol Folk House Bristol England UK July 26, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Muscician's Corner, Centenial Park Nashville Tennessee US August 26, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US October 09, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock & Eugene Mirman Exit/In Nashville Tennessee US April 19, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Boileroom Guildford England UK July 21, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Cat's Cradle Back Room Carrboro North Carolina US February 04, 2014
The Soft Boys Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US April 04, 2001
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US February 06, 1992

Lyrics

When I was dead I wore a strong perfume
When I was dead I never left the room
-- and I saw the apples hanging, like moments in the orchard --
But falling into action, the moment soon is over -- no returns

When I was dead I wasn't interested in sex
I didn't even care what happened next
I was free as a penny whistle, and silent as the glove
I wasn't me to speak of, just a thousand ancient feelings
That vanished into nothing -- into love

When I was dead somebody took my hand    (When I was dead)
I couldn't see his face I took his hand      (I couldn't see...)
And the Devil asked me to supper -- he said
"Careful with the spoons!"
And God said "Oh, ignore him!  I've got all your albums"
I said "Yes, but who's got all the tunes?"

When I was dead
When I was dead
When I was dead
When I was dead

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He said, "Come and share my prunes."  13a