posted on July 9, 2015 at 6:52 pm

 

skypilot

skypilot

when the magic is all over

and the last notes die out onstage

the sky outside a window

glassy reflection of a face

the memory of cold

the memory of light

in sequenced chunks or abstracted smears

at a standstill i stand still

people file in a room

they said something to me

salt air from another lifetime

the gulls and the swallows over us

winter is hurting my skin

i long for deep warm resolution

an end to the constant blather

i have moved inexplicably sideways

my blinds are drawn on fragile dawn

sleep is a strange person to understand

life not sure if it made any difference anything i did

it was all predestined that i sit here typing this now

nihilistically numbed

injured but inured to whatever this is if its pain

edged out of space and time slipping bye

oh yeah rocknroll tomorrow isnt it?

i’ll be the one at the airport early with my guitar!

 

 

 

11 Responses to “byzantium south”

  1. avatar
    kell | 9 July 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    Sounds like u need a bath. Baths are good (ie,’deep warm resolution’)

  2. avatar
    kell | 9 July 2015 at 7:20 pm #

    God I wish the picture could be changed. I really abhor red

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    NadineFaith | 9 July 2015 at 7:26 pm #

    Beautiful to read, as always…

    “sleep is a strange person to understand
    life not sure if it made any difference anything i did
    it was all predestined that i sit here typing this now
    nihilistically numbed”

    Words that are telling my soul. These are thoughts that often wander through my mind, too.

  4. etta
    etta | 9 July 2015 at 8:12 pm #

    I can lend you some moisturiser (i can have a practical streak)

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    aaddis | 9 July 2015 at 8:38 pm #

    melby airport tomorrow? me still numbed by the show last friday in sydney – 33 years of the church compressed into 3 hours of glorious sonic blissfulness with blurred crusade my starting and returning point for ye band and of course loving so much since esp further deeper that sounded astounding with the intricate layers on record somehow delivered live – eyes closed, head back and not wanting to be anywhere else but right there centred and a few metres back – thank you sk and your dedicated bandmates – you have totally defined the sound of a contemporary guitar band and long may you continue to rule and reap

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    Eskaedor | 9 July 2015 at 10:24 pm #

    The music is a paradox. Capture and release. Spring can not arrive soon enough.

  7. avatar
    Mark Ezra Merrill | 10 July 2015 at 11:58 pm #

    that’s all the
    difference it makes

  8. avatar
    Stephen | 11 July 2015 at 4:44 am #

    Just stumbled upon a YouTube clip of Life Speeds Up being played on the current Australian tour. A pretty faithful, rocking rendition as well. Never thought I’d see the day! Was always astonished that this song was a throwaway b-side, as I’ve always thought of it as killer! Whoever came up with the idea of sticking that in the set, well done that man!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-8EyZc7-bc

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    Wynter Sky | 13 July 2015 at 1:25 pm #

    Mr. Kilbey your talents for prose and song writing are just one of the gifts that you bring to this humanly existence we have, just one of the marks that will be left by you forever … And s
    What a gift. You create universalisation of our pains and joys …. Let’s all rug up!
    Wynter Sky (Ally)


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