Ye Sleeping Knights of Jesus Releases Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Performances
59

Releases

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

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Saturday Live on BBC Radio 1 London England UK 09/15/1984
Robyn Hitchcock Onkel Pö Hamburg Germany 02/17/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Ronnie Scott's London England UK 04/21/1985
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK 10/25/1987
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK 12/05/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Band on the Wall Manchester England UK 02/09/1988
Robyn Hitchcock Zap Club Brighton England UK 02/16/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Grove Arts Centre Dorchester England UK 02/19/1988
Robyn Hitchcock Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US 05/19/1990
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 05/25/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 05/30/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Maintenance Shop Ames Iowa US 07/23/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Fine Line Cafe Minneapolis Minnesota US 07/24/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Lounge Ax Chicago Illinois US 07/27/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US 10/11/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US 10/18/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Stache's Columbus Ohio US 10/21/1990
Robyn Hitchcock The Birchmere Alexandria Virginia US 10/23/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 04/03/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 08/26/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Two Bells Seattle Washington US 09/04/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 02/19/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock The Troubadour Los Angeles California US 06/20/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 06/21/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Aladdin Theatre Portland Oregon US 06/23/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock IOTA Arlington Virginia US 10/16/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 10/18/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Joe's Pub New York New York US 10/19/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock The Middle East Cambridge Massachusetts US 10/23/2000
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 02/22/2003
Robyn Hitchcock Schuba's Chicago Illinois US 11/06/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 03/09/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK 01/24/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Phoenix Exeter England UK 01/25/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Rescue Rooms Nottingham England UK 01/27/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Southbank Centre - Queen Elizabeth Hall London England UK 01/29/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Faraday Festival Barcelona Spain 07/04/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US 11/13/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 11/15/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 11/15/2008
Robyn Hitchcock World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 11/19/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Somerville Theatre Somerville Massachusetts US 11/21/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Symphony Space New York New York US 11/22/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Butlin's Minehead England UK 03/09/2012
Robyn Hitchcock The Lexington London England UK 04/02/2012
Robyn Hitchcock Village Underground London England UK 08/28/2012
Robyn Hitchcock Northcote Social Club Melbourne Victoria Australia 05/31/2014
Deer Tick and Friends Newport Blues Cafe Newport Rhode Island US 07/26/2015
Robyn Hitchcock Helipad Victoria Falls Zimbabwe 02/18/2016
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Rough Trade Brooklyn New York New York US 02/28/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Fillmore San Francisco California US 09/29/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Regent Theatre Los Angeles California US 10/01/2017
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US 11/18/2017
Robyn Hitchcock St James Wine Vaults Bath England UK 05/10/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Union Chapel London England UK 10/29/2019
Robyn Hitchcock, Morris Windsor & Terry Edwards Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 06/18/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 03/30/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 12/21/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 05/03/2024

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