The Bones in the Ground Albums Gigs Lyrics

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Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Bells of Rhymney Robyn Hitchcock Plane Authorized 1984
Bells Of Rhymney Robyn Hitchcock Midnight Music Authorized 1984
I Often Dream Of Trains Robyn Hitchcock Midnight Music Authorized 1986
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007
I Often Dream of Trains Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Einstein a-Go-Go Jacksonville Beach Florida US May 06, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Diamond Club Toronto Ontario Canada October 16, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Fine Line Cafe Minneapolis Minnesota US July 24, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Kennel Club San Francisco California US May 21, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 26, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US September 24, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US May 05, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock SUNY, Albany Ballroom Albany New York US October 10, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US October 07, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Lounge Axe Chicago Illinois US July 27, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Stache's Columbus Ohio US October 21, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US July 20, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 30, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US October 25, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US October 11, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Tramps New York New York US October 03, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK May 10, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Music Saves Cleveland Ohio US November 08, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 28, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK May 14, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Cat's Cradle (Chapel Hill NC) Carrboro North Carolina US April 27, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US December 28, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Ronnie Scott's London England UK April 21, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK August 25, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US September 10, 1988

Lyrics

Bones In The Ground take one (rolling)

Oh Vera, my sweet
I would offer you some meat
In exchange for a good loaf of wax
I would smear it on you
And on all your apples, too
If I thought it would help you relax

But the bones in the ground, well they never make a sound
And the bones in the ground are all fine
And the bones in the air, well they haven't got a care
And the bones in the air are all mine

Oh, shiny Maureen
Won't you tell me where you've been
And I'll work out where you should be now
In a cluster of apes
That do rub themselves with grapes
You'll be tied to the back of a cow

But the bones in the ground, well they never make a sound
And the bones in the ground are all fine
When the bones in the wind, Lord have mercy, how they grinned
When the bones in the wind are all mine

Oh Paula Lorraine
Won't you comment on my sprain
And I'll shave you in some cozy church
I don't care what you're called
I just want to shave you bald
And I'll know that I've finished my search

But the bones in the ground, well they never make a sound
And the bones in the ground are all fine
And the bones in the air, well they sing a rattling air
And the bones in the air are all mine

<Alternates>
Oh, I'd wallpaper over your cracks  6a
When you walk down the road    24a
I inflate like a toad