Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 8 records:

Underwater Moonlight. . . And How It Got There, 2001  (Vinyl LP)  Matador DNA 500
Underwater Moonlight. . . And How It Got There, 2001  (CD)  Matador DNA 500
The Soft Boys 1976-1981, 1993  (CD)  Rykodisc RCD 10234
Invisible Hits, 1991  (CD)  Rykodisc RCD 20233
Invisible Hits, 1990  (CD)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 7 CD
He's A Reptile, 1983  (Vinyl 7")  Midnight DING 4
He's A Reptile, 1983  (Vinyl 7")  Midnight Music DING 4
Invisible Hits, 1983  (Vinyl LP)  Midnight Music CHIME 00.02


Here he comes and there he goes
Got a brand new suit of clothes
Looks around and sniffs the air (What you find)
Well he'll have her on a fork and spoon (What you find)
And he'll toss her right back over the moon (What you find)
Watch out there in the yard (What you find)
Rule number one: don't try too hard

I believed he was my friend
Right up till he stopped pretending
He makes amends though it's ended long ago
Ah, he's moving in now just some piece
Everybody looks like the police
Feet of gold and on his skin of fleece
Sock and shepherd (??) bring out niece

He's a reptile and it shows
Got a web between his toes
He's a reptile
He's a reptile back in town
He's a reptile
He's a reptile, never cries
He's a reptile, never dies

Here he comes and there he goes
And where he's been it hardly shows
He covers up so very well
But I can tell see your baby she's been on the sand
How the hell did that guy get on dry land
Better bolt up both your baby's doors
She'll be dancing with him on all fours

He's a reptile back in town
He's a reptile hangin' round tonight, oh
He's a reptile whoa whoa whoa
He's a reptile watch him go tonight

He's a reptile never dries
He's a reptile never cries
He's a reptile of this town
He's a reptile hangin' round tonight

He's a reptile on his own
With a bone tonight, ooh

He's a reptile never cries
He's a reptile never dies
He's a reptile doesn't care
He's a reptile he's never there tonight

He's a reptile just for you
He's a reptile and it's true tonight

He's a reptile watch him go
He's a reptile how you stand it never show
He's a reptile whoa
He's a reptile whoa

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Known to have been played live at 14 gigs:

The Soft Boys:
Austin Music Hall (Austin, Texas US), 3/17/2001 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Theatre of Living Arts (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US), 3/20/2001 with Young Fresh Fellows (Concert)
The Soft Boys: 9:30 Club (Washington, DC US), 3/21/2001 with Young Fresh Fellows (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Paradise Rock Club (Boston, Massachusetts US), 3/26/2001 with Young Fresh Fellows (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Cabaret Metro (Chicago, Illinois US), 3/30/2001 with Young Fresh Fellows (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Crocodile Café (Seattle, Washington US), 4/4/2001 Peter Buck & Young Fresh Fellows (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Soft Boys: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 4/11/2001 Peter Buck, Jon Brion, Grant Lee Phillips (Concert)
The Soft Boys: The Pavilion (Brighton, England UK), 4/20/2001 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: La Scuderia (Bologna, Italy), 1/15/2003 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Jux Tap (Sarzana, Italy), 1/16/2003 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Teatro Toscanini (Chiari, Italy), 1/18/2003 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Fleece and Firkin (Bristol, England UK), 1/26/2003 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: The Zodiac (Oxford, England UK), 1/27/2003 (Concert)
The Soft Boys: Boat Race (Cambridge, England UK), 1/29/2003 (Concert)

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