posted on February 8, 2010 at 7:47 am

a lass a lack
shot gone shack
towing the line
keeping (on) track
your shrine to the sailor
your jim-jims yer jailer
my world (pop one)
your world (pop none)
where does all that money come from?
my jack was knifed
your tongue was forked
the spoon was full
my falcon hawked
oh my gold falcon with its beige plastic dash
full of poisonous fumes
and its plumes of smoke crash
my vacuum fucking sucks
my void must be worth a few bucks
my null is my skull is my dull ache
for god sake
for william blake
for adams little snake
waking up in march
the idols of march
the groves of larch
just think of em n it makes me parched
and sand everywhere
hand me your share
never been there
here there or anywhere
the midget and the shark
talking in the dark
the shark says ooh you nice little bite
the midget says that cant be right
dinner in five
luck e to b alive
things go better with coke
i come to find that aint no joke
some say i’m a slowpoke
yeah its true folks
i’m the sentimental bloke
west crawlin’
guest callin’
oh steve
what you got up yer sleeve
tell me something i want to believe
oh steven something only i believe in
even eve n aurora …..
the fauna n the flora
priest =fucking aura

19 Responses to “crestfallen”

  1. avatar
    nickp | 8 February 2010 at 8:31 am #

    Phew! What a rush!

  2. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 8 February 2010 at 8:55 am #


    It's absurd, isn't it? The legacy of Steve Kilbey and The Church is a superior and unequalled body of work, and they receive so little recognition from the record-buying public.

    I met three Australians in Greece last summer, and they'd never even heard of The Church, despite one of them being nearly 40.

  3. avatar
    princey | 8 February 2010 at 9:43 am #

    haha Good one Steven
    Please never leaven

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 February 2010 at 11:04 am #

    '…and pot equals pan'

    One of my fave lyrics

    The Great God Pot, eh?

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 February 2010 at 11:12 am #

    Hey Steve, it's nice to see you and your new painting and especially nice to know you have a box set coming out, even though I might already own the set in the box. I'm your loyal fiend for some thirty odd years now, and I still love to listen to your music best while painting.

    ^ a constituent of mine I thought you might enjoy: a sitar playing fine artist, like you've never heard of that before?

    Laurie Garrison

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 February 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    very poor.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 February 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    I rather listen to Taylor Swift, then kilbey ha.

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 February 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    Too much substances abuse, that's why the bad teeth

  9. avatar
    Rich | 8 February 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    G.A.F. gets some love at today.

    "Lots of bands use guitars, but these two bands are, in a very real way, *about* guitars."

  10. avatar
    John Garratt | 8 February 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    The rattling off of equals
    in the song "Aura"
    takes me right back to being a teenager.

    I would lie in bed, headphones on, and play that album fromt start to finish. The big list of = didn't seem to make a whole lot of sense to me, but I didn't care. Not one bit. It just didn't seem to matter.

    Now I see that someone out there covered the song. $0.99 download from Amazon…

    So, what are they details of America in the springtime? Are they events where I can bring a toddler? And a pregnant wife?

    John Garratt

  11. avatar
    CSTCoach | 8 February 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    catching up after weekend outta town.

    jeezus, sorry to hear about the teeth repairs. which one is the sweet tooth? maybe better to have it out…

    great forking news re: boxed set, gb3, US tour. And a movie no less. Some cool stuff lining up for this year 🙂

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 February 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    quite interesting article. I would love to follow you on twitter. By the way, did you guys hear that some chinese hacker had hacked twitter yesterday again.

  13. avatar
    knot | 8 February 2010 at 6:56 pm #


    sprung the trap
    of a strangers mind
    struck in the face by sunlight
    roll the windows down as we drive
    to hear the ocean's dimming

    you left your sunglasses behind
    without them you are blind
    in the wake of the words
    something is hurt

    burning pale light
    the road whispers of the moon that's vanished
    and the birds of the air that doubt us
    as the wind pulls them down

  14. avatar
    eek | 8 February 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    That was fun! I especially got a giggle out of:

    "the shark says ooh you nice little bite
    the midget says that cant be right"

    Gotta love those "oh shit" moments. 🙂

  15. avatar
    Steven Krut | 8 February 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    Interesting. Hey, Steve, I have an idea for a cool project that the band could do that could get you a lot of exposure. I'll email it to you.

  16. avatar
    Warpedjohn | 8 February 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    Thomas Thomsen,
    your experince w/ the 3 Australians in Greece can be explained this way. Even at their peak the Church had one foot in the underground and one in the top 40. More Australians are into sport( cricket/ football )
    than music.
    The people who are into music would know SK and the Church .
    Often people at work mention big name sports people and I dont know who they are talking about.
    You probably met some of the sports fan people.

  17. avatar
    cazziem | 9 February 2010 at 12:20 am #

    Saw the title and thought, oh no,
    But then the words just seemed to flow.
    So the poet, he doth rhyme,
    Covering land and space and time;
    And I smile at what I read
    But there’s no reason to take heed;
    Cos it’s fun and full of glee
    From SK on ttb

  18. avatar
    robertmadore | 9 February 2010 at 1:00 am #

    Grant news:

  19. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 9 February 2010 at 6:12 am #

    hiya mate….my internet's been fucked for the last few days so i haven't been able to do jack-shit…
    really super-dooper looking forward to getting these here hands on you box, dearie! (mr humphries)

    love always….

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