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Robyn Hitchcock


Title Artist Label Type Year
Judas Kiss Robyn Hitchcock Bandeira Entertainment Video 1998
A Star For Bram Robyn Hitchcock Editions PAF! Album 2000
Rare Jewels Robyn Hitchcock Warner Brothers Promo 2001
Patreon 2023 Robyn Hitchcock Internet 2023


Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US 06/12/1998
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 03/08/2005
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US 07/15/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 09/05/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Unknown Hotel Chicago Illinois US 04/17/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 08/24/2022


From the film "The Judas Kiss"

From Robyn on Patreon in 2023
This was written for “The Judas Kiss” directed by Sebastián Gutierrez and starring Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson and Carla Gugino. This was my first encounter with Sebastián and Carla who are now my longtime friends, stretching back into the 20th Century. It was also where Alan Rickman entered my life, sitting in the back of the music supervisor’s car as we played a cassette of the song I’d written.

Alan was certainly Rickman-esque at times - the world-weary erotic fish persona with a bit of eye-rolling that indicated he was underwhelmed by something or somebody - but he could also be surprisingly enthusiastic. He liked the song I played that day, and for the rest of his life would come along to any show I was playing if he was nearby. He was supportive of artists, writers, actors - he really got it, and I am only one of many who still miss him in our lives. When Jonathan Demme gave me a cameo role as a sinister operative in “The Manchurian Candidate” I asked Alan for some acting tips: “Just listen to what the other person is saying” was his advice.

Sebastián and Carla have gone on to work on some great projects together, most recently the sensual heist caper “Leopard Skin”, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the movie that looped me into their world, and Mondo Rickman too.


You're so degraded, you're so alone
Nothing can save you, not even the phone
This is the capital of
Bad luck and dope
Breaking a piece of you is
Your only hope

Nobody loves you but Jesus and me
I've got my reasons...

You're so corrupted, you're so extreme
God and the angels are out of your dream
This is the century of
You don't believe
In anything but what's up your sleeve
So what's up your sleeve?

Nobody loves you but Jesus and me
I've got my reasons so does he
I want your money but he wants your soul
This is the world
If you want the world

I said I loved you, and it was true
Nobody knows that better than you
I'm not political, I do what I should;
I don't mean any harm but
I mean no good

Nobody loves you but Jesus and me
I've got my reasons
He wants your mystery but I want control
This is the world
If you want the world