Idonia Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Luxor Robyn Hitchcock Editions PAF! Authorized 2003

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US April 30, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US January 09, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Easy Street Records Seattle Washington US November 14, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US October 31, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Music Millennium Portland Oregon US November 12, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US November 07, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock KCRW Santa Monica California US April 26, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Shank Hall Milwaukee Wisconsin US November 05, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US November 15, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Southpaw New York New York US November 13, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Music Saves Cleveland Ohio US November 08, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Arts Center Norwich England UK December 09, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Schuba's Chicago Illinois US March 31, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Rams Head on Stage Annapolis Maryland US March 22, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US March 03, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US July 09, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock El Rey Theatre Los Angeles California US April 11, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Blend Bar Ridgewood New Jersey US July 12, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US August 28, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US November 01, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock One Longfellow Square Portland Maine US April 19, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK March 10, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Criminal Records Atlanta Georgia US October 10, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US November 25, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Blender Balcony @ The Ritz Austin Texas US March 17, 2005

Lyrics

When I saw you on the market, standing by the phone
With your hair as dark as this, how could you be alone
All the ghosts in love with you, they craned their sorry necks
Like a Viennese machine that's just discovered sex

When I saw you on the bridge, you had to look away
If I thought to follow you, I'd just get in the way
Reaching for eternity, reaching for a chair
Reaching for the woman who is never even there, boys
Never even there

When I saw your fingers folded round your albatross
Staring through the kitchen wall at everything you've lost
Losing comes so easily when you acquire the taste
Life is long and life is lost and life is such a waste,  boys
Life is just a waste

See the wrinkles in my hand, I am the lizard's son
Waiting for the alchemist to touch me with the sun
When I saw your photograph, I knew we'd never meet
You were called Idonia, and I stayed in the street, boys
I stayed in the street

When I saw your eyes were closed, that was the best thing yet
Then you drove a caravan across this flimsy set
Crushed beneath your wheels still, my heart goes beating on
Beating for Idonia and everything she's done, boy
Everything she's done

When I saw your pharaoh coming, handsome gypsy lad
With his memory still wet from all the fun he had
Funny how your ceiling is somebody else's floor
Feeling for Idonia beside a market store, boys
Who won't be back no more