Agony of Pleasure Albums Gigs Lyrics Tablature

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Eye Robyn Hitchcock Twin/Tone Records Authorized 1990
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007
Luminous Groove Box Set sampler Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Yep Roc Promo 2008
Luminous Groove Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Yep Roc Authorized 2008

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 18, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 18, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK October 25, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK December 05, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK June 05, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US July 28, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 29, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 26, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US April 25, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Backstage Seattle Washington US September 27, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Blue Wall (UMass) Amherst Massachusetts US September 23, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US July 20, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 29, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 30, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US July 24, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Constitution Hall Washington DC US July 21, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US October 11, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Ronnie Scott's London England UK February 02, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Zap Club Brighton England UK February 16, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Centre Reading England UK June 02, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US January 09, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK May 10, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US July 13, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Grove Arts Centre Dorchester England UK February 19, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock The Bell House New York New York US November 19, 2011
Robyn Hitchcock St. Leonard's Church London England UK November 26, 2011
Robyn Hitchcock The Chapel San Francisco California US March 03, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 22, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US July 03, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 20, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians [unknown venue] Norwich England UK June 06, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US June 24, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift The Crypt Studio London England UK May 26, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Slim's San Francisco California US November 17, 2011
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Guitar Shop Santa Monica California US January 21, 2012
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US October 13, 2012
Robyn Hitchcock Ozen Bar Tel Aviv Israel March 22, 2012

Lyrics

In agony of pleasure
I crumble to my knees
I lick your frozen treasure
You cup my furry bees

But one bee bubbles over
Your fleshy brimming cup
It falls into the clover
And lands all downside up

It crawls across your stomach
Not far above the food
That you are still digesting
Inside your large intestine

And into your hydrangea
It draws its furry legs
You're crouching like a stranger
That aches to lay her eggs

In ecstacy of pressure
You quiver in the jam
While naked angels measure
A piece of rotting ham

In symphonies of jelly
You play with my disease
While back across your belly
There crawl dusty bees 

Tablature

<standard verse- all but two>
F           C
in agony of pleasure
F#              C#
i crumble to my knees
G#                  F#
i lick your frozen treasure
E                 B
you cup my furry bees

but one bee bubbles over
your fleshy brimming cup
it falls into the clover
and lands all downside up

<note: this verse slightly different in the last line>
F           C
it crawls across your stomach
F#              C#
not far above the food
G#                  F#
that you are still digesting
G#                  D#
inside your large intestine

and into your hydrangea
it draws its furry legs
you're crouching like a stranger
that aches to lay her eggs

<note: this verse slightly different in the last line>
F           C
in ecstacy of pressure
F#              C#
you quiver in the jam
G#                  F#
while naked angels measure
G#                 D# A#
a piece of rotting ha-m

in symphonies of jelly
you play with my disease
while back across your belly
there crawl dusty bees