Ye Sleeping Knights of Jesus Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
I Often Dream Of Trains Robyn Hitchcock Midnight Music Authorized 1984
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007
Selections From the I Wanna Go Backwards Box Set Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Promo 2007
I Often Dream of Trains Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007
I Often Dream of Trains in New York special package Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2009
I Often Dream of Trains in New York Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2009

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Fine Line Cafe Minneapolis Minnesota US July 24, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Hackney Empire London England UK February 17, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 25, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Ronnie Scott's London England UK April 21, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock Onkel Po's Hamburg Germany February 17, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock The Birchmere Alexandria Virginia US October 23, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US October 11, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Lounge Axe Chicago Illinois US July 27, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Stache's Columbus Ohio US October 21, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US August 26, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US May 19, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Maintenance Shop Ames Iowa US July 23, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US February 19, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Zap Club Brighton England UK February 16, 1988
Grant Lee Hitchcock Aladdin Theatre Portland Oregon US June 23, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US October 18, 1990
Grant Lee Hitchcock The Troubadour Los Angeles California US June 20, 2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US June 21, 2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US October 18, 2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Joe's Pub New York New York US October 19, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US February 22, 2003
Grant Lee Hitchcock IOTA Arlington Virginia US October 16, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock Schuba's Chicago Illinois US November 06, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US March 09, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Two Bells Seattle Washington US September 04, 1999
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 & the Egyptians Grove Arts Centre Dorchester England UK February 19, 1988
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 & Yo La Tengo Rough Trade Brooklyn New York New York US February 28, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Fillmore San Francisco California US September 29, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Regent Theatre Los Angeles California US October 01, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock St James Wine Vaults Bath England UK May 10, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Union Chapel London England UK October 29, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US April 03, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US November 18, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock, Morris Windsor & Terry Edwards Robyn and Emma's house London England UK June 18, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Helipad Victoria Falls Zimbabwe February 18, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock BBC London England UK September 15, 1984
Robyn Hitchcock Butlin's Minehead England UK March 09, 2012
Grant Lee Hitchcock The Middle East Cambridge Massachusetts US October 23, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock The Maintenance Shop Ames Iowa US July 23, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US November 15, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Village Underground London England UK August 28, 2012
Robyn Hitchcock Faraday Festival Barcelona Spain July 04, 2008
Deer Tick and Friends Newport Blues Cafe Newport Rhode Island US July 26, 2015

Lyrics

OK, one, two, three, four

I have seen the sleeping knights of Jesus
Gazing out across the open sea
I have seen the sleeping knights of Jesus
And they look extremely tired to me

Dying of starvation in the gutter
That is all the future holds for me
Or alcoholic poisoning in the toilet of my choice
That's all there is as far as I can see

Fried to death in seconds by the Russians
Or if you're lucky, just a sudden stroke
A lingering death from fallout
As your teeth and hair fall out
And certain death from cancer if you smoke

But I have seen the sleeping knights of Jesus
Gazing out across the open sea
I have seen the sleeping knights of Jesus
And they look extremely tired to me

Put your faith in God, He won't expect you
Put your faith in death because it's free
If you believe in nothing, honey
It believes in you
For God's sake, don't waste any faith on me

When He comes to judge us in His glory
Then we'll see how old a man can get
He must be feeling ancient up there
On the rim of space
Two thousand years and He ain't been back yet

But, I have seen the sleeping knights of Jesus
(Rub their eyes) Rub their eyes and gape at what they see
I have seen the sleeping knights of Jesus
(And it looks as though) And it looks as though they've noticed me
And it looks as though they've noticed me