posted on December 28, 2008 at 10:41 pm

finalization of the cut
out with the old
in with the pneumatic
torn away
more kilbey…oh no
someone watching me
envying me
cursing me
you know where i am
come on n get me
as if i dont know who you are
you think : oh it couldve been me…
no it couldnt have been you
you didnt have what it took
i didnt decide that
everybody else did
its a free market
and frankly you had no marginal utility
you never even knew me
but oh how it must have goaded you to see me rise
and still no one loved you
yes i understand the craving for love
poor you…unadored all these years
how can you bear it?
the weight of all that obscurity
and there he is
your opposite
your opposite in everything
hes reappeared
hes getting the keys to some kingdom
you stewing in your day job
i would be sad but thats what you deserved
many were called but few were chosen
you betrayed yourself
you were not where you wanted to be
i’m sure youd happily forgotten about me
and then
damn it
i was probably stuck in your face
that name going round in your brain
oh my pretty face in a magazine
kilbey says this
kilbey says that
it must have made you fume
but you had no platform
but you had no forum
but you had no listeners except a few bored cronies
theyd heard it all before
and eventually switched off
when you started your rants about me
all that pent up steam!
i wonder at what stage did you realise it was over
and mercifully give up?
i wasnt surprised the first time when it was you hassling me
and i’m not surprised now
you see
if anyone understands envy its me
everyone here knows that
loads of envy festering in my own ruination
how excited you must have been
when you finally found a platform
a platform to tell people that…..
and thats where it kind of went wrong for you
because you realised
there really wasnt much to say
youre all jumped up and ready to go
you aint got much information
you dont really know me
you cant really say anything bad about me
but you hang in there
being a mystery sniper over the years….
(pardon me, i’m yawning again)
but you just cant handle it
even after my ups and downs
if you see anyone “loving” me
it incenses you
well its obvious i suppose
you think
why dont they “love” me?
well the reason that they dont
is that youre an anonymous sniper
on someones blogs comments
and that doesnt get much adoration
unless youre really funny….nope
or cute…nope
or even in-the-know…nope
youre a bitter shadow from the past
youre a face accosting me at a mall
this is the difference between us
i went out n made starfish n jack frost n priest n etc
you did a cover version of a 2 chord new wave song
and it was a little dull n dismal
not one person ever adored you for it
let me tell you adoration isnt all its cracked up to be
its fickle
and it bites
and it hurts
and it hurts when its all gone
it wouldnt have suited you
it wasnt on the cards for you
i know it sounds cruel
but im trying to let you off the hook
the hook of your obsessive hatred
let your axe be ground
turn your sword into a ploughshare
just breathe n let it go
forget about me
go gently into that good night
youre alive…rejoice!
maybe theres still hope
let it go

23 Responses to “careless whisker”

  1. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 29 December 2008 at 1:18 am #

    Very intelligent, judicious and amenable declaration SK. The tormented reprobate still has time and a life to be productive rather than destructive. He/She can go vegan and/or support human and animal rights. Or he/she can dwell in his/her personal hell.

  2. avatar
    Celticat | 29 December 2008 at 2:31 am #


    I reckon that’s about it!


  3. avatar
    craig1.618 | 29 December 2008 at 3:08 am #

    well put sk

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    Hellbound Heart | 29 December 2008 at 6:37 am #

    your arguments and suggestions are very sage….however i think your anon is going to come out with all guns blazing very soon, unfortunately…..
    love always….
    ps will order shriek asap, not just yet, christmas kinda bit into the ol’ finances a wee bit…..

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    fantasticandy | 29 December 2008 at 7:52 am #

    very magnanimous i’d say steve.
    envy really is a bloody awful thing.
    …trouble is it grips all our hearts…
    we have to try to rise above these things………..

  6. avatar
    fantasticandy | 29 December 2008 at 7:55 am #

    ‘blog owner approval’
    oh no steve,
    no man not that.

  7. avatar
    mahatma kane jeeves | 29 December 2008 at 10:27 am #

    goddammed no good, day-working, two chord covering, obscurity dwelling, platformally devoid knob jockey.

    pop a cap in his ass kilbey

  8. avatar
    princey | 29 December 2008 at 10:27 am #

    Hello sk

    Yeah, let this guy go, he’s had more than his 15 minutes of fame here at ttb, back to you now!! pleez 🙂

  9. avatar
    davem | 29 December 2008 at 10:44 am #

    I'm hopeless with technology but no doubts you can trace the location of the anon.
    I can imagine lots us trying to second guess who you're talking about & jumping to similar conclusions (which are probably incorrect).
    It's a shame that people are so bitter and can't just enjoy and support your talent or goanddosomethinglessboringinstead if Kilbey isn't their cup of tea.
    He is mine – no milk, lots of sugar.

  10. avatar
    12str | 29 December 2008 at 12:09 pm #

    now im really curious!! who is this mysterious bitter anon? a two chord new wave cover? anyway.. The Church and SK are amongst the few artists that really keeps the fire burning and develops the sound and music over the years. Painkiller, K/K amazing stuff. New church album!! wow! cant wait for that to appear on the market… So who really cares about this Anonymous envious prick anyway…i ll will let it go myself if you only give me his name 😉 hehe!
    take care

  11. avatar
    eek | 29 December 2008 at 12:43 pm #

    You are an evil, evil man, Steven Kilbey. That damned Careless Whisper song is now stuck in my head. Aarrrggghhh!!!

    Yeah I do think these attacks are the product of an unhappy and bitter person. It’s pretty pathetic no matter what’s driving it.

  12. avatar
    matthew | 29 December 2008 at 2:58 pm #

    For a minute there I was worried it was Plastique Bertrand… but no, that was 3 chords… I checked.

  13. avatar
    matthew | 29 December 2008 at 3:02 pm #

    testing los commentos… hola??

  14. avatar
    seoigh | 29 December 2008 at 3:23 pm #

    “you did a cover version of a 2 chord new wave song”

    Yikes. That’s a pretty good description of me. I hope you’re not confusing people. This dried up new wave 2 chord jockey isn’t obsessed with hating you, though, so you’re probably thinking of someone else. I hope so! And you’re probably not talking about an American, either.

    I don’t understand people coming on to this board for no other reason to goad you. Be careful with it, though. You don’t want to come off as pety, after all.

    To be sure, you are almost definitely correct in your diagnosis of this bloke’s envy.
    Envy is a sickness of the mind, though. It’s not a pleasant sickness to be around, of course — but it’s probably even less pleasant for him.

    Just breathe and remind yourself: We’re all of one mind; all set to motion by the same Brahman. The same wind fills every ship’s sails. Some of those ships have torn sails. Best not to mock those unfortunate captains, eh? Just a thought.

  15. avatar
    EDD | 29 December 2008 at 3:24 pm #

    The anon screams:”Mommy didn’t hug me enough”!!

  16. avatar
    veleska1970 | 29 December 2008 at 5:04 pm #

    excellently said!! maybe (hopefully) now that you moderate your comments, he’ll get the message and vanish. forever, for good. like everyone says, we cannot understand what he’s doing here in the first place.


    sleep well, steve.

    lotza love…..

  17. avatar
    Braine73 | 29 December 2008 at 6:02 pm #

    if someones affect riples across continents to create a perception,,,any of this magnitude….ya got the years, the power the people…keep em guessin.
    big brother

  18. avatar
    CSTCoach | 29 December 2008 at 6:08 pm #

    just catching up after the holly-daze…

    great, another fuckwit of a wanker infesting the comments section. But what the hell, it provoked a well deserved pasting from Ricky – good on ya mate! I’ve got yer back in the dark alley anyday (not that you’d need it to deal with trash like this).

    Thanks for the heads up on Shreik, just ordered my copy. Been looking fwd to that one.

    Hope you had a great xmas, esskay. Full on description of Bondi. That could pretty well be applied to khao san rd or any other backpacker infested cheaper-version-of-the-west. nicely penned.

    may 2009 bring ya prosperity and inspiration, and may 2009 bring the rest of us all these bloody projects without too much painful waiting.

  19. avatar
    glynnisjohns | 29 December 2008 at 7:34 pm #

    I often feel like the guy walking into to the party late.

    What happened to the prose and stories?

    Ah well, i’ll check back in a couple days.

    I love all you guys and our grumpy reason for reading this.

    Can’t wait for the new church reckid by the by.


  20. avatar
    pennybridge | 29 December 2008 at 8:21 pm #

    “Där hänger på boklådsfönstret
    en tunnklädd liten bok
    Det är ett uttaget hjärta
    som dinglar där på sin krok”

  21. avatar
    Braine73 | 30 December 2008 at 4:25 pm #

    “wolf cant see, cant see the tree through the wood” shouldnt quote as ive probablt gotten it wrong. happy dayz are here again.

  22. avatar
    A.M. | 30 December 2008 at 8:37 pm #

    Heartfelt and sincere. You pull no punches. Merci (and Mercy).

  23. avatar
    Richard | 31 December 2008 at 3:27 am #

    jack frost. i just loved the few albums you put out while in that phase of your career. providence and you don’t know are my tops. thanks for the mention.

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