posted on December 10, 2013 at 11:44 am


in the deep arctic hole in my heart

where a lake of ache lies

the drowning city of sham

under waves of pity and scorn

when i heard them sing my song

the music travelled back in time towards me

from a future i will never know

the blindsided visionary backstage then

the alpha and epsilon

the flash of a flint the gasp of a crowd

the burning sea laps at the dirty sand

the thunder above us to say god will never love us

we still chant and supplant the suppliant rhyme

in time and both spaces we come face to faces

i am jonah on this aeroplane throw me off!

i plummet through the clouds but i still scoff

look i strap on my axe my fender stradivarius cumulo nimbus

but my blistered eyes cant see the redline coming

in rockpools by the sea see me sitting there strumming

god i cry for everyone i weep for rome

my tears would wash london clean back home

my scalding crocodile tears for my twins as they sing away out there

my skinny twins every day is a new beginning let the twinning begin

in some frozen city those pretty kitties dream their pop

i reach out in the dark recess of past i lived too fast

i guess the smack caught up with me at last

i shoot money up my arm howcome my brain is empty of the ready

i took a hit in the pit of my stomach rendered me unsteady

its hot in my room some wild zephyr doth fucking blow

whats a pansy like me doing in this tropical ruin i’ll never know

i wrote some chords but they were swords unto my ear

throw me off this craft i’m falling after all

plunger i tear through the sky like a stone

clutching wildly at vapours and mists we all fall alone

ive forgotten the words and i’m out on stage

the music from yesteryears back pages unleashed from its cage

man its like a shock wave as it travels back at me at the mic

and suddenly the phrases light up my limpet soul mighty quick

and on each side my identical daughters like mirrors to the slaughter

and the pilots voice comes on crooning i didnt know he could sing

you gotta let me off this plane really now i understand everything

and the pilot sings

why dont you why dont you why dont you

fall away

with me…?



22 Responses to “”

  1. avatar
    Dan | 10 December 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    Praying for your soul, Steve.

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 December 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Is it not more fun to rediscover what was once lost …. than to fall

  3. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 10 December 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    Fall away fall away… as a child i fell from a huge camphor laurel. Shredded my cinderella dress but landed right side up.

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    Anonymous | 10 December 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    .. and I thought Jonah jumped and was dragged back kicking and screaming to complete the tas that was required…
    You perhaps have not heard the story of the prodigal son whom the Father welcomed back with open arms despite how far one had strayed…
    The longing and the ache I can relate return home

  5. avatar
    Chris | 10 December 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    …vivid and personal…your twins are an extension of you…vicarious second wave of popularity and gift of music to the wider world…rock on!

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 December 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    Where shall we fall to. Have we not fallen enough.

  7. avatar
    nickfiction | 10 December 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    i hop this isn’t what i think it is .

  8. avatar
    Cath | 10 December 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Mighty mysterious ocean deep
    Sailors of Neptunes realm
    manning the keep
    strings to the lyre
    lies with the bribes,
    ale sets its sail
    mind bubbles within it
    Sweet nectar of forgetfulness
    another time another face
    a ride across the ancient planes
    to the stages of time
    where all cast their lot
    with the entrails of mime
    Lucious and loathsome
    sweet seductive potions
    grasp mother ocean
    as she pulls one down………….
    How can one resist, the sweet lull……
    the repose between the storms?
    The ebb, the fall,
    Like vesuvius waiting……

    Magnificent this one x

  9. avatar
    Jonathan Andrews | 10 December 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    My wife just did an interpretive dance while I read this. A bit troubling but I hope you are well.

  10. avatar
    kell | 10 December 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    You are the Seventh Son/Sun of the Seventh One….(whatever that means ~ it’s a phrase that popped into my head about a month ago re you, SK ).

  11. avatar
    dangermouse | 10 December 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    While I can reluctantly accept that the church will go ahead and make a church album without marty, what I can’t accept is the disrespect you have shown marty in your public announcement. Apparently Ian Haug is a brilliant guitarist but on the other hand Marty’s muscianship was “…undeniably good”. Was it your “fucking band” when you were strung out on smack for the best part of a decade as Marty was single-handedly managing the band???…let’s face it, if it wasn’t for Tim and Marty, the church would have ceased to exist years ago. And was it really necessary to highlight Marty’s AWOL periods, if so , how many of us hung around for you to finally get your shit together.I know it maybe hard for you to get your ego around, but there are some people who see the church as a guitar driven band and Marty will be a signficant loss…I would rather see the church disband gracefully than replace any of the current members…IMO, many diehard fans will always veiw this album with an asterix…*Marty not present…and the WORST part, now crowds at church concerts will be swelled out by Powderfinger bogans…but hey!…I guess thats more pieces of gold in your pocket, Judas.
    Peace and Love.

    • avatar
      thyme | 11 December 2013 at 8:06 am #

      Here I come to save the day…

      Sorry, couldn’t help it… Love the name… And your sentiments are honest ones and for the greater good. You Gotta be an honest man… And with hutzpah too. Not many of u left… So many people suck up these days, I can’t see how anyone can believe anything said. And then they wonder why.

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      Anonymous | 11 December 2013 at 11:00 am #

      Yes it is not nice to bag out those who have been walking with us for such alongtime. I do not pretend to understand or hav a desire to know the relationship dynamics of all the members. But perhaps there is a very wide and larger greater picture here that many of us lack the understanding and insight into.

      • avatar
        thetimebeing | 11 December 2013 at 11:42 am #

        yes perhaps there is
        and perhaps i am constrained from telling it how it is

        • avatar
          Anonymous | 17 December 2013 at 7:38 am #

          Aren’t we all! Even restrained from asking the simplest question.
          May u be full and equipped with all you need as u spend some time in Brissie performing at one of yr gigs 2nite.

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    Anonymous | 11 December 2013 at 12:39 am #

    That was no pilot… That was old blue eyes, himself… And then came the flight attendant… Are you ready boots… Start (falling)…

    One here, one already there… Back and forth .. happens all the time. Always such a blurred line.

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    Anonymous | 11 December 2013 at 4:07 am #

    Fall Away was an early song that didn’t make it onto the 1st Church album, with the best bits re-used later for Already Yesterday. Surely this is common knowledge at this point? Ah well, at least there was no resurrection for Insect World…

  14. avatar
    veleska1970 | 11 December 2013 at 4:30 am #

    This made me sad. I don’t know why.

  15. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 11 December 2013 at 5:22 am #

    Commendation, approbation and laudation for your offspring. Talented genes have resonated and manifested into fruition.

  16. avatar
    full circle | 11 December 2013 at 6:22 am #

    Re sir a. Clarke’s quote… Funny how now with so much technology, It’s gone round to be the exact opposite: only that without and can still thrive is indistinguishable. Minds are turning to jello at such a rapid pace… The magic of technology… What a hoodwink.

  17. avatar
    Chris | 11 December 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Never ceases to amaze me how many people in the world are filled with goodness, while others are filled with acidic evil and resemble a decaying cancerous object.

    • avatar
      This World Hell | 11 December 2013 at 4:27 pm #

      Ive met the latter many times but never the former. Lord, how I hate the human.

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