Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock

Released on 4 records:

Perspex Island, 1991  (Vinyl LP)  A&M Records 75021 5368 1
Perspex Island, 1991  (CD)  A&M Records 75021 5368 2
Perspex Island, 1991  (Cassette)  A&M Records 75021 7240 4
Perspex Island, 1991  (Cassette)  A&M Records 75021 5368 4


So long my earthly paradise
So long to you
So long my earthly paradise
So long to you

They say you've been poisoned
They say you've closed down
But I saw a light 'neath your door
There's so many rumours on this side of town
Who knows what that one is for

So long my earthly paradise
Glass-topped hotel
I dreamed you on rails of mercury
Drove you to hell

There's pigs in the bedroom and pigs in the hall
They're chewing away at the wax
And a misshapen god in the deckchair outside
Where Josephine used to relax

My earthly cloud-capped mountain home
My angel of the sea
There's nowhere else that I could roam
That means that much to me

So long my earthly paradise
Stranger's hand
Tear the gold off your pinnacles
The bastards that destroy our lives
Are sometimes just ourselves
But mostly they're invisible
I hope they fry in hell
I hope you fry in hell

So long, my earthly paradise

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Known to have been played live at 2 gigs:

Robyn Hitchcock:
McCabe's (Santa Monica, California US), 5/5/1991 and Andy Metcalfe (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Whiskey-A-Go-Go (Los Angeles, California US), 9/4/1991 (Concert)

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