posted on May 19, 2009 at 4:43 am

the arrogant lord of the winged queen
cannot remove his mask
instead time gradually wears away his youthful scorn
under his handsomeness we find another old man
its no good weeping little childe
time fills the room then suddenly departs
the animated fall still
the loud muted to silence
the wonderful becomes hidden again
i am a re explorer of sound
surely all sounds have been made and recombined
as the worlds fall and rise and fall and rise
it hurts to be just another in some long line
yet feeling so unique
yet feeling like the only one
we are many
all is one
maybe i do contain atoms of van gogh or jesus
maybe i am just a monkey with my indisposable opposable thumb
maybe im a little bit of god
maybe i am dream
maybe i am a son of earth
maybe i am heir to nothing
maybe im already running on empty
maybe all those things
maybe none of the above
thats all
some perspective
sitting here in my ivory tower
attacking silent old jehovah and all the carnivores
strumming my bass
off my face
all over the place

23 Responses to “adjustment”

  1. avatar
    Jasperina | 19 May 2009 at 6:23 am #

    The ordinary is what we are all trying to run away from. Yearning for something else…looking for the magic…trying to make it all more interesting…it is the QUEST that is most important. Maybe we won’t ever feel like we attained our unique place in the universe but by jehovah we gotta keep searching don’t we?

  2. avatar
    steve kilbey | 19 May 2009 at 6:40 am #

    yes sister
    you said it

  3. avatar
    Galamor the Wizard | 19 May 2009 at 7:03 am #

    And yet, there is wonder in all of this creation anyway.
    To us humans, self aware of our final fate, relationships are defining parts of our lives. We struggle to hold onto our consciousness and yet know it is a mirage nearly as, from the credible evidence, it will one day pass away. “NONE of life strings can last” sang George.
    Put this together and there is the hope of the mind that it will somehow live forever and its simultaneous knowledge that it won’t. Under these conditions, the mind creates illusions which the poets, like SK, are SO good at mining. That a god, gnome, faery etc does not exist is really not that important ( as long as people don’t mistake them for “real”) as the message and the meaning behind that mirage speaks to our minds about the relationships we have to others and to nature.
    I’ll get down from my soapbox now!!
    Throw money in Sk’s tin – he started it!

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 May 2009 at 9:33 am #

    stay delicious
    the rest rolls on
    and don’t forget
    you’re made of meat


  5. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 19 May 2009 at 11:55 am #

    we may be looking for magic, steve, that’s so true, me thinks you’ll find magic in the eyes of your daughters and your wife and your mum and the people that you care about/care about you….

    love always…..

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    Anonymous | 19 May 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    I was reading this outloud and the cadance is amazing. By “the animated fall still” – you completely HAD me. Making me think too. Best xxoo evan

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    Brien Comerford | 19 May 2009 at 2:06 pm #

    I revere Jehovah but I also like Julian Cope’s CD “Jehovah Kill.” Cope used to be great but he’s not in the same esteemed echelon as SK and The Church. The carnivores are indisputably destroying this unhappy planet.

  8. avatar
    Cee | 19 May 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    I try to keep up with myself

  9. avatar
    CSTCoach | 19 May 2009 at 4:00 pm #

    great stuff these past few days. deadman’s hand is a killer track. still pondering what to write about u#23. Every time i think i know what i wanna say, some new layer is revealed and i have to revise.

    good on ya Andy for the other day’s award. 🙂

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 May 2009 at 4:07 pm #

    Killer….with these daily posts you spread a little of your magick into those who have seen your light. Dream away, your dreams spill over and cleanse us of this sickening reality. The honey days of love are returning. Oh yes.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 May 2009 at 4:37 pm #

    “Then he says: you’re never listening.”

  12. avatar
    davem | 19 May 2009 at 7:00 pm #

    It must be nice Steve to have produced something that will be valued for years to come. Your music will resonate around the world long after we’ve all moved on.
    It’s a privilege to be amongst your congregation.

  13. avatar
    John Garratt | 19 May 2009 at 7:53 pm #

    You can strum a bass?

  14. avatar
    fantasticandy | 19 May 2009 at 8:38 pm #

    steve kilbey….bass wielding king of monkeydom?
    who knows anything for sure?
    thank the gods themselves you didn’t use that opposable thumb the way mark king did!
    yeah….the ’80’s again..arrrgh!

  15. avatar
    veleska1970 | 19 May 2009 at 9:20 pm #

    here here~~well said, jasperina. well said.

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    jaime r... | 19 May 2009 at 9:22 pm #

    OM Tat Sat OM = Thou Art That..

    hope your good there Sk..
    Im still in rapture over U23..
    its definitely transforming and revealing something more and more.. and the intimacy is oozing and glowing..
    its a beauty.. I am refraining from offering any analysis as of yet..

    Ultimately, Ive come to realize that when I cross over.. I will miss listening to all of the amazing music you boys have made..its saddening sometimes.. I know these songs and sentiments have offered so much thru some interesting times and I want to give a big thanks.. It would also hurt to think after all the growing you guys have gone thru the decades that you guys would expire.. Ahh Im getting up and off this machine.. Love yu all.. blessings
    jaime r……….

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 May 2009 at 9:28 pm #

    strumming yer bass??hmmm…haha.a bass has fourteen strings,doesnt it?;/ xo

  18. avatar
    catchow | 19 May 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    in that world,adjustment is endless
    and maybe, it’s no need to put everything back into the melting pot…strumming your bass is a good thing!

  19. avatar
    Altres | 19 May 2009 at 11:16 pm #

    Either everything is a miracle, or nothing is, there is no middle ground. I’m going with “everything”!

    Love to everyone,


  20. avatar
    m.p.k | 20 May 2009 at 12:50 am #

    The ordinary is what we are all trying to run away fromYou have to try? It’s the easiest thing in the world for me.

    Go out in nature with some friends, watch the sun go down (or come up), play some music, have a smoke. Anyway, that’s my recommendation…

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2009 at 1:27 am #

    xoxoxOXOXoxo ♥

  22. avatar
    EDD | 20 May 2009 at 2:08 am #

    Stummming a bass…like the fish?

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2009 at 3:02 pm #

    The Fish = Chris Squire

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