Jewels for Sophia Album

Artist(s): Robyn Hitchcock

Cover Art

Robyn Hitchcock Jewels for Sophia Cover Art

Tracklist

Mexican God

length: 2:59

Oooh, wap shoo wadda dap
Oooh, wap shoo wadda dap

Chip-chip-chipper up in the crow's nest
Upside down face but it still saw a lot
Flaking off, breaking off, crumbled and cracking
Time will destroy you like a Mexican god

Dreaming your eyes away, closed to the future
Pray for amnesia to finish you off
This is the evil I wished on so many
Time will destroy you like a Mexican god

Moon in a cup, crushed garlic and babies
Sailors all stagnant and bloating and rough
The horror of you floats so close by my window
At least when I die, your memory will too

Oooh, wap shoo wadda dap
Oooh, wap shoo wadda dap

Cruel, magnificent, roasting your people
I am secure at the end of your rod
Cut out my heart and it flies to the ceiling
Time will destroy you like a Mexican god
Time will destroy you like a Mexican god
Time will destroy you

Oooh, wap shoo wadda dap
Oooh, wap shoo wadda dap
Oooh, wap shoo wadda dap
Oooh, wap shoo wadda dap
Oooh

The Cheese Alarm

length: 4:04
Roquefort and grueyere and slippery Brie
All of these cheeses they happen to me
Oh please

Rough pecorino and moody Rams Hall
Stop me before I just swallow it all
Oh please

Somebody ring the cheese alarm
Oh please
Somebody ring the cheese alarm

Goats' cheese cylinder, tangy and white
Roll over me in the flickering night
Oh please

Chaume and Jarlsberg, applewood smoked
"The pleasure is mine," he obligingly joked
Oh please

Somebody ring the cheese alarm
Oh please
Somebody ring the cheese alarm

Hey now, Fletcher, don't keep me up late
I can't even fit into size thirty-eights
Oh please

Juddering Stilton with your blue-blooded veins
You can't build a palace without any drains
Oh please
Oh please
Oh please

Half the world starving and half the world bloats
Half the world sits on the other and gloats
Oh please

Truckle of cheddar in a muslin rind
Would you give it all up for some real peace of mind?
Oh no.

Viva! Sea‐Tac

length: 3:52
People flocked like cattle to Seattle
After Kurt Cobain
And before him the rain

Hendrix played guitar just like an animal
Who's trapped inside a cage
And one day he escaped

Do you want to pay for this in cash?
Viva! Seattle Tacoma, viva viva Sea-Tac
Viva! Seattle Tacoma, viva viva Sea-Tac
Viva viva viva viva viva Sea-Tac
They've got the best computers and coffee and smack

Coming and going it has to be Boeing
The best form of defence is blow them up
In a regular cup

Have an espresso. You will? Oh I guess so
I feel my heart is gonna start to jump
'Cause it's wired to a pump

And the Space Needle points to the sky
The Space Needle's such a nice guy
But he never knows...
Viva Seattle Tacoma, viva viva Sea-Tac
Viva Seattle Tacoma, viva viva Sea-Tac

All the Norwegians, man, you should see them
Out in Ballard looking soulful at the pines;
And also the swedes

All of the groovers came from Vancouver
And some of them came up from Oregon
In case you don't know

But the Space Needle points to the sky
The Space Needle's such a nice guy
But you never know...
Viva Seattle Tacoma, viva viva Sea-Tac
Viva Seattle Tacoma, viva viva Sea-Tac
Viva viva viva viva viva Sea-Tac
They've got the best computers and coffee and smack

Viva Seattle Tacoma, viva viva Sea-Tac
Viva Seattle Tacoma, viva viva Sea-Tac
Viva Seattle Tacoma, viva viva Sea-Tac
Viva Seattle Tacoma, viva viva Sea-Tac

Long live everything in Washington state
Including everybody
May they live to a million years
May they reproduce until there's no room to go anywhere
Clustered under the Space Needle
Like walking eggs with arms and legs

Alright, we can probably stop


Then one day he got out 6a

Ruby Montana's can sell a banana 25.1a
That counts up to one hundred and turns pink 25.2a
In less time than you think 25.3a

But he never gets... 20,31a

Do you want to pay for this in cash? 29a
Well, do you want to pay for this at all? 30-31a

I Feel Beautiful

length: 4:03
vocal: Grant‐Lee Phillips
bass: Grant‐Lee Phillips
I feel beautiful
Because you love me

I water the tomatoes and I think of you
No one's ever watered me the way you do
I feel beautiful
Because you love me

I feel like a creature that is sleekly groomed
Not some poisoned soul that is alone and doomed
I feel beautiful
Because you love me

I see the clock in shadow and I see your face
You and me belong in the same time and place
People never celebrate the things they've got
Honey without you I wouldn't have a lot
I feel beautiful
Because you love me
Because you love me

Yes, we're alive at the same time
Like mayflies
Like fireflies

I've been hanging 'round Covent Garden for you for centuries
I've been waiting on Festival Pier for you, honey, for decades

I wake up in the morning and I face the East
I am in the paws of an enormous beast
I feel beautiful
Because you love me
Because you love me.


I am in the jaws of an enormous beast

You’ve Got a Sweet Mouth on You, Baby

length: 4:27

You've got a sweet mouth on you, baby
Lord I love your golden tongue
You've got a sweet mouth on you, baby
Lord I love your golden tongue
If I can't get it when I'm older
I'm gonna have it when I'm young

You've got a sweet mouth on you, baby
Your lips are like a butterfly
You've got a sweet mouth on you, baby
Your lips are like the wings of a butterfly
Flutter by me, baby
I'll see your pattern and then I'll die

You've got a sweet mouth on you, baby
But you would not kiss a frog
You've got a sweet mouth on you, baby
But you would not kiss a frog
Let me be your demon, honey
Let me be your long black dog

You've got a sweet mouth on you, baby
But you would not kiss a prince
You've got a sweet mouth on you, baby
But you would not kiss a prince
I embraced you in my coffin
And I haven't seen you since

You've got a sweet mouth on you, baby
I buzz around you like a bee
You've got a sweet mouth on you, baby
I swing by just like a bee
You're so dark and full of honey
When you stand in front of me

NASA Clapping

length: 3:31
Who's gone and been a greedy boy? Me!
I've gone and eaten what I love -- You!
I've stuffed the rats' tails in the black slot provided in the letterbox

Buzz Aldrin took me by the arm
And said one day that I'd be rich
I think he meant that I was gonna be your lover in his lifetime

And I thought I heard, I thought I heard NASA clapping
And I thought I heard, I thought I heard NASA clapping

There'll be a golf course on the moon
And we can sleep in lava tubes
And we can bask in solar winds
And lunar flares will do you nicely (nicely)

And there'll be cows and there'll be jails
And sewage to comfort the vegetables
As we contaminate the sky the moon becomes a shrieking skull

But I thought I heard, I thought I heard NASA clapping
I thought I heard, I thought I heard NASA clapping

The universe is made of bees
And they're all buzzing 'round your chart
If you would penetrate the bees, you've got to number them politely
Oh, yes

And I thought I heard, I thought I heard NASA clapping
I thought I heard, I thought I heard NASA clapping
I thought I heard, I thought I heard NASA clapping

Buzz buzz

Sally Was a Legend

length: 2:33
Sally was a legend
Sally was a legend in my heart
Sally was a legend
So we had to keep ourselves apart
Push the dream towards me
I can see a flower in the dark
I can understand you
I don't understand the sacred Heart

Sally was a legend
Sure as I can walk around this room
And the truth is evil
It's an evil truth to you-know-whom
I can point to Norway
I can point to Norway with my fist
Sally was a legend
Sure as there are veins beneath her wrist

Why? Why?

Even with her eyes shut
She could see the faces on her lids
She could see my crying
That was long before I ever did
And it's been a lifetime
And with you I celebrate my life
Sally was a legend
Now she's at the table with a knife

Sally was a legend
Sally was a legend yeah
Sally was a legend
Sally was a legend yeah

Antwoman

length: 4:45
Being just contaminates the void
Being just contaminates the void

I remember, some years back, a punky reggae party
And a girl who measured your neck
Oh I dream of Antwoman
With her Audrey Hepburn feelers
And her black and white stripes

I know my type and she's out there
I know my type and she's out there

With the cactus and the succulent
Oh she rises and she hops and then she eats you
Then she eats you
I ain't gonna argue with a dame like that

See the birds
Scattered on your dressing gown
See the dark seeds
See the dark barristers gliding away
Gotta do lunch before you get down
To some real judging

"Vengeance is mine," saith the Lord
Alright for you and you only

Being just contaminates the void
Everybody!
Being just contaminates the void

I remember a punky reggae party
And a girl who measured your neck
'Cause I dream of Antwoman
With her Audrey Hepburn feelers
And her black and white stripes

In a southerly breeze
In a southerly breeze
In a southerly breeze


I ain't gonna ride with a dame like that

Elizabeth Jade

length: 2:21
Oh, Elizabeth Jade
I've got to find you curling in the shade
Oh, Elizabeth Jade
I've got to find you curling in the shade
Take that plane from number seven
You will find yourself unleavened

Oh, Elizabeth Jade
I love the way your triangle's displayed
Oh, Elizabeth Jade
I love the way your triangle's displayed
The warning on the label said:
Keep away or you'll be dead
Oh, Elizabeth Jade
Alright now!

Oh, Elizabeth Jade
You shake me up like pre-war lemonade
Oh, Elizabeth Jade
You shake me up like pre-war lemonade
I've got to find myself a stopper
Before I find myself a popper
Oh, Elizabeth Jade
Rock on, Timmy, yeah!

Oh, Elizabeth Jade
I love the way you rock and roll
I love the demon in your soul
Oh, Elizabeth Jade


You will find yourself in heaven

No, I Don’t Remember Guildford

length: 4:46
composer: Robyn Hitchcock
lyricist: Robyn Hitchcock

No, I don't remember Guildford
What, was there something?Jog my memory
Not the cathedral or the pool
If there was a pool
I'm a little past it
I'm near enough to be scorched, not blasted

But no, I don't remember Jenner Road
Even though we lived there
And things came through the letterbox thick and fast
It's in the past
It's in the bracken
Did something happen?The sky just blackened
Now there's a butterfly on my face
And I'm a number in a drawer

Ba da dup
Ba da da da dup
Ba da dup

Hang up your net, child
Show some respect to the ghosts that are ruining your life
It's your life

No, I don't remember falling
From a flagpole onto a taxi
To leave my imprint and my entrails
For you to kiss
In the morning sun

Ba da dup
Ba da da dup
Ba da dup

No, I don't remember Guildford

Dark Princess

length: 5:41
When I'm naked, I tell no lies
You are fur-lined, but you're wise
When you're golden, I'm your beast
Seven minutes and you're released

Dark dark dark dark dark dark dark princess
Dark dark dark dark dark dark dark princess

Silhouetted -- you're hard to beat
I saw your outline above your feet
I saw your footsteps, I saw the snow
And I was hoping you'd say hello

Dark dark dark dark dark dark dark princess
Dark dark dark dark dark dark dark princess

Turn up the silence
Turn up the snow
Turn up the glove you wear
Turn up the love you show
The love you show

I kneel before you, bearing a crown
Merciful princess, won't you look down?
I'm drinking your waters, I'm clutching your sleeve
You're further inside me than you'd ever believe
Than you'd ever believe

Dark dark dark dark dark dark dark princess
Dark dark dark dark dark dark dark princess

This one goes out to the Dark Princess
I looked for her and she found me

Yeah, she found me
OK

Jewels for Sophia

length: 11:16
I got a flashlight in my pocket
And it goes right through the socket
Of a dead man's strum my thumb so numb
And I'm gripping on the handle of a Roman septic candle
And I can't let go or I'll fall into the dark
But in my other hand gripped tight
In the fingers of the night I got
Jewels for Sophia
Jewels for Sophia

I been basted, really wasted
Chock full o' nuts and ifs and buts
It tasted great, shade, but I got another mouthful of desire
I got Lucas fruits, zoons, Barney, Pat Pat Saturday
Call in one for Nixon and another one for Stipe
This may read like a fax
But in the hand I never relax I got
Jewels for Sophia
Jewels for Sophia

Oh Lord I just amalgamated saturated clams
Dig Rex in tunnels with gerbils in your annex
I got Lord fluff ginger silicone pusscat
Never make a bad one out of all the stuff I weave
But up my sleeve, yeah, up my sleeve I got
Jewels for Sophia
Jewels for Sophia
Jewels for Sophia

Sophia shine on, shine on Sophia
Sophia shine on, shine on Sophia

See, I bring you colored ones
Yeah, I bring you colored ones

Onion glove, my kind of peelers
I feel as if a drain has opened in this world
That sucks out all the guilt and leaves fresh air
And free health care and good hair days
And an amazing pair of lips
That sucks your pips into infinity, pops, and so I gots
Jewels for Sophia
Jewels for Sophia
Jewels for Sophia
Jewels for Sophia
Jewels


That sucks out all the **** and leaves fresh air