Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

That's When Your Heartaches Begin        Lyrics |  Tab |  Gigs |  New Search

Author: Fisher, Hill, Raskin

Released on 3 records:

The Soft Boys 1976-1981, 1993  (CD)  Rykodisc RCD 10234
Live At The Portland Arms, 1987  (Vinyl LP)  Glass Fish Records MOIST 4
Live At The Portland Arms, 1983  (Cassette)  Midnight Music CLANG 1


If you find your sweetheart 
In the arms of a friend
That's when your heartaches begin.

And when dreams of a lifetime
All come to an end
That's when your heartaches begin.

For love is a thing
You never can share
And when you bring a friend 
Into your love affair

That's the end of your sweetheart
That's the end of your friend
That's when your heartaches begin.

If you find your sweetheart 
Not too far away 
From the arm 
Of your very best friend 
That's... that's when your heartaches really begin

And when every one of those tiny little dreams that you've nourished 
Like a potted plant and kept treasured away somewhere in the hothouse of 
Your psyche one by one are taken out and dismantled by some clodhoppered 
Fiend you thought was the one you could trust and borrow things off and 
Lend things to in turn without you just lending things to and then not 
Getting anything back
Well, that's really when you know things are sorta gon' mess you up isn't it?
Don't answer me back, anyway.  Sock it boys...

Because love is a thing
And it's a thing you can't share
You can't pass it around
Two into one doesn't go unless you're happy with meagre fractions and I for one am not
So if you've been some crawly little two-bit reptile
Sneaking up into the crevices of the one you love
Hair, follicles, bones, sinew, tissue, nostrils, the whole bloody lot
Of your sweetheart
That's the end of your friend
That's when your heartaches begin.

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Known to have been played live at 2 gigs:

The Soft Boys:
Portland Arms (Cambridge, England UK), 11/1/1978 (Concert)
Robyn Hitchcock: Largo (West Hollywood, California US), 8/27/1999 and the Café Largo Bunch (Concert)

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