posted on November 25, 2009 at 7:36 am

summer is king
the king is mad
in the hotted up nighttime
cigarette lighter
a business card
a phony ID
gun in the upholstery
the sun turns into a lipstick red disc
as it majestically descends down the mountains sides
editor baby chop me outta line
im hurting for this not to end
i go down on my knees but its no good to try
the immortals are down in the woods
balmoral beach midsummer night dream
in another life i park my car
the chips have gone cold
the drinks have gone warm
the kids have grown up
the fools have wised up
baby i see you in the mirror in the wardrobe
i see you fly over the backs of roofs in crumble down streets
i see you following the astral stars
i think about you as i race home
i crash on thru the surface of middletown
i fall down the tunnel and pop up elsewhere
i enter your limits unbeknownst
pinging off the corners of the screen
i go outside and yawn
my face hits the grass repeatedly
crimson n clover over n over
the sky food arrives
someone shouts out loud
in agony or triumph …its all the same from here
cars blur by
comedians at the wheel
rush by the factories and showrooms
my life like a film i dont understand
slump down in my chaise longue
i strap up the rest of the month
monday night looked cute in its cheap undies
tuesday night was dressed in clouds
wednesday smeared in ash
thursday naked like a jay walker
friday in chain mail
saturday skinned in silvery innards
sunday cant be seen ….it hasnt arrived yet…
the cockroaches continue to scuttle about
i liberate a few from this existence
australia, eh
yeah
thats right

21 Responses to “carpark of broken dreams”

  1. avatar
    fantasticandy | 25 November 2009 at 9:52 am #

    this carpark is becoming the world in microcosm!
    scary……

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    Brien Comerford | 25 November 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    Cockroaches don't carry illnesses. Humans do. Cockroaches will survive a nuclear war. Humans will cause the nuclear war and will perish. Sk knows nothing about practicing ahimsa. Thursday's is turkey genocide day in America, Inane, Inhumane and Insane world.

    Chrissie Hynde, John Wesley, Tom Scholz (Boston) and MACCA rule !

  3. avatar
    knot | 25 November 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    we can walk the golden streets
    in satin slippers for crooked feet

  4. avatar
    Ellen | 25 November 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    Sometimes I "liberate" a few of those nasty roaches, too. It seems they're getting bigger every year… Yikes!

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    Anonymous | 25 November 2009 at 6:06 pm #

    Keep coming back to nineveh….. How's about letting us mix some of the garage band songs? I would be happy to wrap my ears and fingers around nineveh…. oh c'mon, let the geekfest begin!

  6. avatar
    EDD | 25 November 2009 at 8:14 pm #

    Urban decay got you down? Erosion of the dream? Is this what rehersals make you think of?

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    Saint Louie | 25 November 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    I like your phrase about librating roaches from this existence…well said! I hate centipedes too, uggggh!

    Autumn & Wintertime is here in the USofA, smell of burning leaves, fresh crisp air, ahhh my fav time of year!

    The Turkey is warm and the wine is cold. Sorry to hear the grub down there is so cold and the drinks are so warm…not the case here!

    Better Days Steve, i hope you have better days! You will…crack open a nice cold brew and you'll be you πŸ˜‰

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Kraig

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    princey | 25 November 2009 at 10:26 pm #

    Hope all is going well before opening night tomorrow in beautiful Byron Bay. I also hope you're taking the mac on tour to keep in touch with your famished(forTheChurch)fiendsssss.
    Good luck Killsy,
    love Amanda
    P.S. Hellbound Heart and Melissa, have a ripper of a night, I'll be thinking of ya:)))

  9. avatar
    Jasperina | 25 November 2009 at 10:51 pm #

    Today I am flying over the terracotta roofs of the inner west wearing a pink taffetta dress wearing Dorothy's red shoes.

  10. avatar
    cazziem | 26 November 2009 at 12:15 am #

    Is this a multi-storey car-park? As far as your description of the week goes, it sounds like you've driven to the top level, then had hand-brake failure and found yourself slipping back down. Ther is a glimmer of hope in there too though, cos β€˜sunday cant be seen ….it hasnt arrived yet…’, so here's hoping that Friday and Saturday go really well which will bring about a bright, peaceful and harmonious Sunday and the sun is shining and continues to do so until long after the gig on 18th December.

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    Caio Faria da Fonseca | 26 November 2009 at 12:36 am #

    Hi Steve, how you doing?

    In the song "Autumn Soon", do you sing "And I ask you for a midnight, you give me a high noon" or do you sing "And I ask you for a midnight and you give me a HALF MOON"?

    cheers and keep the good work..

  12. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 26 November 2009 at 1:03 am #

    Hindu sages and Empedocles posit that the souls of humans may be inside roaches and other "seemingly" wretched creatures.
    Forget It !
    The Church's "Forget Yourself" is even better than the Beatles' "Revolver." Not the beetles(insects that John Wesley was fascinated with.)

    The Roches were a New York based female sisters' band ! Robert Fripp produced their "The Roches" 1979 classic album replete with lament and brooding tunes (Runs In The Family.) I had it but a flooded basement ruined it. Drowned and out.

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    eek | 26 November 2009 at 3:07 am #

    Speaking of cockroaches — ever notice how some days you feel like the liberator and other days you feel like the libertee?

    (How's that for a Happy Thanksgiving thought? lol)

  14. avatar
    Ant Farm | 26 November 2009 at 4:18 am #

    Talking about Ants and the Boulevard of Broken Dreams (or legs), lol…check this out!

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120587095"
    target="_blank">www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120587095

    Can Ants Count? Do you believe everything you see and hear? The future may tell tell…

  15. avatar
    Nick | 26 November 2009 at 5:30 am #

    just listened to "telepath" my god man the church are genius. can't anyone see this ! I guess it's us against the whole world of shit music / Nick Fiction

  16. avatar
    melissa | 26 November 2009 at 9:35 am #

    I had a funny feeling I should stay home and not go up to Byron and Brissie.. ended up cancelling everything on Monday! My mum's been unwell and my brother had a car crash last night :/ !!! But thankfully, nothing TOO serious… phew

    Hope the concerts tomorrow and Saturday night go amazingly well SK πŸ˜€ I will be there in spirit!

    Looking forward to catching up with Amanda Saturday week πŸ˜‰

    xxxxx

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    Hellbound Heart | 26 November 2009 at 10:22 am #

    the sun turns into a lipstick red disc……can almost feel the great and silent roar of heat coming off it….

    love always……

    can't wait until tomorrow night!!!

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    vortex | 26 November 2009 at 8:53 pm #

    I swallow the pin needle
    a heresy cry of far reaches
    distantly the time being is in lament
    forlorn shadows press down on me
    in the dying light of a flickering eon
    a laboratory creates instant coffee
    the cup of the universe is in constant flux
    release the pressure of transient reverberation and it will be okay.

  19. avatar
    davem | 26 November 2009 at 9:01 pm #

    I love Brien dearly but I almost posted last night about the cockroaches…..

  20. avatar
    princey | 27 November 2009 at 4:49 am #

    Hi sk, any news from Byron Bay?, you probably won't have any time to wander around or even write to us anyway, have a fantastic night by the sea. Love amanda

    P.S. Melissa, sorry to hear you had to cancel your trip, hope your brother and mum are ok:(

  21. avatar
    Geoff | 27 November 2009 at 5:19 am #

    Steve,
    I'm sorry to contact you personally, and I reaise it might be nothing to do with you, but I have been dudded by churchmerch. I have paid for No Certainty Attached and the Coffee Hounds and it simply hasn't arrived after waiting an extra week. They also haven't responded to any emails I have sent asking them where is the order.
    As I said, I realise that it might very well be separate to you and the Church, but if you could look into the matter it would be much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Geoff


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