posted on December 1, 2008 at 7:26 pm

ive gone completely mad for you
hush now
dont complain
my purse is haemorrhaging
my chariot is wheelless
i sing a song outside the door
i walk a lonely path
lost but unable to lose myself
the words faltering
the picture wavering
the thoughts clotting in my head
gonna be hard to get out of this one
havent got the right stuff
cant see a way out
gotta keep moving tho
gotta keep breathing
roll the dice man
wheres yer double six double six double six ?
gotta get an iron in the fire
gotta get a fire in yer backbone
gotta carryon as if nothing really matters
and how can it?

20 Responses to “before the next coat”

  1. avatar
    jax | 1 December 2008 at 8:58 pm #

    Hey sk, I am sending you a few holiday ducats.. I purchased a couple copies of Painkiller.. and will probably gift a few more.. keep up the good fight

  2. avatar
    princey | 1 December 2008 at 10:00 pm #

    Don’t give up sk, especially if it’s financial stuff that’s worrying you, it WILL sort itself out somehow. This time of year is always stressful for most of us. But I hope it’s not a health issue and you’re ok, I’m really worried about you now! I’ll send my contribution to TTB soon too, to say thanx for the music and words.
    Take care and love2u,

  3. avatar
    pennybridge | 1 December 2008 at 10:20 pm #

    Really loved that beautiful blog yesterday.
    And today… Completely different but touches even more.

    C’est la fucking vie!

  4. avatar
    kat | 1 December 2008 at 10:33 pm #

    no dice. i mean, where are the fricking dice?

  5. avatar
    veleska1970 | 1 December 2008 at 11:29 pm #

    “gonna be hard to get out of this one
    havent got the right stuff
    cant see a way out
    gotta keep moving tho
    gotta keep breathing”
    yes, hopeless as it may seem, we have to.

    lotza love…

  6. avatar
    matt davison | 2 December 2008 at 12:10 am #

    Yo….hello!! Byrne ain’t my bag nor was talking Ed’s But that’s a bummer “On /Off…la de da1! How is everyone??? SK want me to shoot Painkiller?? God bless all.

    Druid Matt Davison

  7. avatar
    K.P.BUK | 2 December 2008 at 1:54 am #

    augh yes, evening and dusk,
    a lifetime spent in the sun…
    on this very day
    a hundred years before…

  8. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 2 December 2008 at 3:27 am #

    damn, a bit of a bugger when the wheels fall off and things go pear shaped, ay….happens to the best of us…..
    hang on!
    love always….

  9. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 2 December 2008 at 5:33 am #

    and you think you got it bad, yeah write gimme ‘a’ break, you got it rad, i got it bad, bad to the bone that is, Mary is acting up once again, every fuckin’ x mas she drives me out the door…

  10. avatar
    lily was here | 2 December 2008 at 7:07 am #

    21 sleeps to painkiller! xox

  11. avatar
    lily was here | 2 December 2008 at 7:10 am #

    The Painkiller cd is now available from Churchmerch

  12. avatar
    davem | 2 December 2008 at 7:20 am #

    Thinking of you – as always.

  13. avatar
    Bon | 2 December 2008 at 8:06 am #

    Good evening,

    You once provided some very good feedback on guitars which led to the purchase of a very fine Fender bass. I now humbly seek your advice on the acoustic variety.

    Two words.

    Cole Clark.

    I know you play a Guild but they looks kinda outta my price range at Billy Hyde etc. so I’m wondering if you have any advice on this type. As my bucks are few I need as much bang for them as possible.

    Most grateful for any feedback at all.



  14. avatar
    ross b | 2 December 2008 at 9:51 am #

    Bon, feel free to shoot me an email..follow the links as I can have your email address. I'm a fanatic on this subject (wood, acoustics etc) so am more than happy to share some thoughts with you about this if you so wish.

    Either way, have a great night bon & all, ross.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 December 2008 at 12:12 pm #

    The concept in this narrative reminds me of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Don’t Give Up’ with Kate Bush. You speak in universal language.

    Forgiveness is also worthwhile. You should try it on yourself.

  16. avatar
    restaurant mark | 2 December 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    hello everyone
    not much time to write lately…working too hard for my tastes. hands and wrists hurt from painting. been keeping up with my reading though…love mondays…beautiful.

    take care everyone

    ps- steve i dreamed last night that you had a room at my house and were staying here for a couple of weeks. very peaceful…you’d stay in your room and write and paint mostly. at night after our kids were asleep, you, my wife and i would get stoned talk about things, and listen to music. like i said…pretty peaceful…not too eventful…nice though.

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    CSTCoach | 2 December 2008 at 3:45 pm #

    keep carryin on, old soul. many are following that fragile light shining in the darkness.

    off to sweden, germany and italy, back in a couple weeks. hope to snag net time to catch up on ye olde blogge from time to time, but otherwise will catch up when i’m back home. stay well druid, and best wishes to all fiendss.

  18. avatar
    steve kilbey | 2 December 2008 at 7:26 pm #

    dont know about cole clark
    cst ryan…lucky devil
    see ya soon

  19. avatar
    eek | 2 December 2008 at 9:07 pm #

    Doesn’t it always seem that when the shit hits the fan it all hits at once? You can’t just have a little shit hitting the fan…nooooooo, there has to be a whole mess of it splattered all over. Not much you can do but keep going.

  20. avatar
    Warpedjohn | 4 December 2008 at 1:31 am #

    Yep. As a wise man once said

    “All things must pass “

    fortunately this rule applies to the bad times too.

    these times too will soon be gone.

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