Sudden Town Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Performances
60

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Nextdoorland The Soft Boys Oak Tree Authorized 2002

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
The Soft Boys Austin Music Hall Austin Texas US March 17, 2001
The Soft Boys Unknown Hotel Austin Texas US March 17, 2001
The Soft Boys Fletcher's Baltimore Maryland US March 19, 2001
The Soft Boys Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia Pennsylvania US March 20, 2001
The Soft Boys 9:30 Club Washington DC US March 21, 2001
The Soft Boys Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US March 23, 2001
The Soft Boys Irving Plaza New York New York US March 24, 2001
The Soft Boys Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US March 26, 2001
The Soft Boys The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto Ontario Canada March 28, 2001
The Soft Boys St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US March 29, 2001
The Soft Boys Metro Chicago Illinois US March 30, 2001
The Soft Boys First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US March 31, 2001
The Soft Boys Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US April 04, 2001
The Soft Boys Pine Street Theatre Portland Oregon US April 05, 2001
The Soft Boys The Fillmore San Francisco California US April 07, 2001
The Soft Boys KCRW Santa Monica California US April 09, 2001
The Soft Boys Knitting Factory Los Angeles California US April 10, 2001
The Soft Boys Largo Los Angeles California US April 11, 2001
The Soft Boys The Junction Cambridge England UK April 18, 2001
The Soft Boys Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK April 19, 2001
The Soft Boys The Waterfront Norwich England UK April 22, 2001
The Soft Boys The Basement Nottingham England UK April 23, 2001
The Soft Boys The Cathouse Glasgow Scotland UK April 24, 2001
The Soft Boys The Zodiac Oxford England UK April 27, 2001
The Soft Boys Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth England UK April 29, 2001
The Soft Boys Clerkenwell Festival London England UK July 20, 2001
The Soft Boys The Evershot Village Hall Dorset England UK September 15, 2001
The Soft Boys The Square Harlow England UK October 18, 2001
The Soft Boys Southbank Center - Royal Festival Hall London England UK October 19, 2001
The Soft Boys Roadmender Northampton England UK December 05, 2001
Robyn Hitchcock KEXP Seattle Washington US April 18, 2002
The Soft Boys Railway Inn Winchester England UK October 16, 2002
The Soft Boys Mean Fiddler London England UK October 17, 2002
The Soft Boys Andy Kershaw Session London England UK October 18, 2002
The Soft Boys Variety Playhouse Atlanta Georgia US October 22, 2002
The Soft Boys 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US October 22, 2002
The Soft Boys WXPN - World Café Philadelphia Pennsylvania US October 24, 2002
The Soft Boys Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US October 25, 2002
The Soft Boys Mercury Lounge New York New York US October 27, 2002
The Soft Boys First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US October 29, 2002
The Soft Boys Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US October 31, 2002
The Soft Boys Slim's San Francisco California US November 02, 2002
The Soft Boys Amoeba Records San Francisco California US November 03, 2002
The Soft Boys Largo Los Angeles California US November 05, 2002
The Soft Boys Amoeba Records Los Angeles California US November 05, 2002
The Soft Boys La Scuderia Bologna Italy January 15, 2003
The Soft Boys Jux Tap Sarzana Italy January 16, 2003
The Soft Boys Teatro Toscanini Chiari Italy January 18, 2003
The Soft Boys Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK January 26, 2003
The Soft Boys The Zodiac Oxford England UK January 27, 2003
The Soft Boys Boat Race Cambridge England UK January 29, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK July 30, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 05, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Off Broadway St. Louis Missouri US April 13, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Turf Club St Paul Minnesota US April 15, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Unknown Hotel Chicago Illinois US April 17, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US April 21, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock The Southgate House Revival Newport Kentucky US April 24, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Henry Tudor House Shrewsbury England UK May 05, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK May 08, 2022

Lyrics

Yeah, it's just a sudden town
Yeah, it's just a sudden town right now
The arches that stretch from the railway station 
Lead to the terminus
Yeah it's just a sudden town

Rails shine back from perspective distance 
Oolalalalalala
Yeah it's just a sudden town

Poles that could only be used for overhead wiring 
Stand with the wires all gone
Moonlight she crackles on looming orbs all 
Peppered with rusty rivets
Yeah it's just a sudden town

Chimneys are lit by a fading sun 
That tapers away on a cold horizon
Yeah it's just a sudden town

Heaven will pelt you with energy 
While you cripple yourself with a moment's heartbreak
Yeah it's just a sudden town

Stand in a shop on the Archway Road 
And someone will kiss you as you stand guard
Yeah it's just a sudden town
Alright

Cottages full of eternal men all 
Seeking a dream in the old erection
Yeah it's just a sudden town

Pick up your bag from the restaurant 
And shuffle away to a lonely keyhole
Yeah it's just a sudden town

Weaving up and down, your light beside you
Nobody talks to you anyway
Nobody knows how you even got here

And the ghouls will come
Aw yeah, the ghouls will come
Singin' shalalalalalala
Shalalalalalalalalala 
Shalalalalalala
Shalalalalalalalalala 
Yeah, it's just a sudden town