posted on August 15, 2007 at 10:01 pm

deliria fevers
youre a hot little number aint ya?
oh you got me my miss dizzy and miss fainte
cos im stuck in this spot herein the blasting sun
but half the time im stumbling in snow
deliria fevers get yer hooks outta me
cos youve trapped me in a loop
and im seasick on dry land
i dont want to close my eyes
and i cannot stay awake
and i falling in the ink
washed up on the sure
dazzled in your arms
reflected in your eyes
transmitted in my head
presented in a way
youre singing to me now
across the black divide
you smashing up my space
you swimming thru my mind
you drowning in my dreams
toss toss toss turn turn
rock n roll over deleria fevers
rockn roll off me deleria fevers
rock n roll offer deleria fevers
rock n roll of her deleria fevers
a sick song has started up
a sea sick warped n horrid snatch of song
a twisted childish melody that stabs
as it squirms throughout my thoroughfares
deleria fevers got a strange strange dagger
inlaid the handle with the blues
double sharp double bladed double yer trouble back
oh that dagger hardly felt it going in
but now you left me its a wound up wound
and my blood rises around my choking ears
boom boom boom it is a monsters drum of doom
banging thru the unholy night
as the colour drains out of the world
and we turn black n white n grey
and then only tiny moving touches of shade
that reassemble in mathematical patterns
marching forward the trillions n the billions of them
no no no
these formulae drive me desperately mad
each little hieroglyph represents a living nausea
these equations are the very fundamentals of sickness
every disease indexed and catalogued in binary germs
flies come and hover
cockroaches carapaces and trails of ants
worms waiting within out own flesh
i cant remember who i am or used to be
deleria fevers serves it all up a la carte
memories and songs
all my songs
go round n round in the spin
the sky spins around me full of my songs
my songs all mutated and truncated
wait wait it doesnt sound like that
deleria fevers singing in her sick sexy voice
deleria fevers dancing in her sick sexy skirt
she comes up real close
but her face is all distorted
oh it looks better from a distance i see
what distance…? im behind your eyes
says deleria whose a minute of hours
and as big as a mountain of mountains
shes screams at you in her silent whisper
she impresses you with her burning outline
she sears you
she sees you
she seize you
sickly confusion
giddy whirling twirling
overheated rut in the sky
where you slip outta focus
forget yourself they say
lose yourselves in us
phantoms in the haze
and they all have their story
and they all take your hand
pull you this way and that
overloaded with their sadnesses
white hot whispers
the light hurts your eyes
something thumps
and you come awake
awake to another level
awake to another devil
deleria fevers

61 Responses to “deliria fevers”

  1. avatar
    mattdavison | 15 August 2007 at 10:53 pm #

    well thats a beauty to wake up 2..

    It’s strange sk.. I have really become great friends with KShanks..
    I wonder if it was like that with you and Grant??.we hit the arena the other night to see the Cure..very very good, well worth the wait But at 9 out a ten..nothing like the Crunch’that’s for sure-

    Ya just know when a true friend enters yr life..
    And Elvis 30 years- wow!!

    all is gd on the pick of music flicks.. ))


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    Anonymous | 15 August 2007 at 11:03 pm #

    show me to “Miss deliria fever”…I’ll give her a damned good dressing down…am facing a full page in my bookings today!…do you think anyone would notice if I put “Siguiente” in the cd player,instead of “dead can dance”?…could always cancel one if you wanted to crank up the teleporter…?love to you,MR.Kilbey,as always,genx xxxxx xxx

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    飞翔 | 15 August 2007 at 11:26 pm #

    thanks for coming back.

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    Anonymous | 15 August 2007 at 11:29 pm #

    Oh WOW sk, I ended up in a sweat after reading that! I hope your being isn’t suffering sk, but that sent a chill up my spine (a really nice chill that is!). “Deliria Fevers” what a title for a song, it has to happen sk, the words are right there, it’s bound to be a killa… thatsa for sure!
    Luv to you,

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    craig1.618 | 15 August 2007 at 11:37 pm #

    glad to hear you are still lucid sk

    deleria says she always was…..yet never will be…..but ya know she has always been as such

    hey matty d – were the cure really that good??
    i woulda thought without mr. o’donnell on synth they might sound a little bare……i actually spoke with him last tour about just that…..we both were in agreement that their last producer was a complete idiot……..burying the strings and acting like a developmentally stunted child in the studio

    i asked him what he was gonna do for the next album with said producer in the studio……he said, ” i’m not gonna go into the studio again, i’m not gonna do it”………i said does robert know? he said, “no, no he doesn’t”……..i said , “well i’m gonna go tell him”—–we both lauged—–i guess i was the 1st person to ask him that stuff at that particular time—-now mr smith seems headstrong on being a quartet—–but i think a synth on stage is a necessity—-especially for that sorta music—–but to each their own i suppose

    sorry for jackin’ your blogge sk

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    Faye | 15 August 2007 at 11:41 pm #

    bless your sweet soul!…mmm…torment,and it’s guises….ignore the fever whitch hurts you…it can only hurt you,if you let it…you are loved,immensely,so don’t let deliria fever get at your gentle heart,and beautiful mind….and tell it to stay the hell away from your exquisite and peace and oodles of anything you crave …XO

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    veleska1970 | 15 August 2007 at 11:47 pm #

    um…well….HI THERE!! didn’t expect to see you so soon. however, it’s obvious you’re not well. 🙁 but the nasty illness hasn’t diluted your beautiful way of describing things, that is for sure.

    take care of yourself. feel better soon.

    lotza love….

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    ArtAmused | 15 August 2007 at 11:50 pm #

    have heart my dear, you can take your place in the sun
    we put you up on this stage of stages…
    a community effort you say
    ‘a hellish road’
    you’ve been in my world since Heyday
    Where are we this time?
    In the purest of acoustics?
    Who hijacked the silver machine near and far?
    The sheer cliffs in British Columbia
    The Taj Mahal
    The Amphitheatre
    Your Bedroom
    Glacier National Park
    The Gold Coast

    Ladies, Gentlemen, men, women
    minimized, maximized
    moonlit silhouettes
    and your heavenly guitars….


    scroll down

    (it’s a thriller!!!)

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    skyintheairwaves | 15 August 2007 at 11:50 pm #

    hope you are feeling better sweet man.

    I visited sydney this week.

    Made my little pilgrimage to RED EYE records, just to remember getting yer solo singles/albums back in the day…as well as rusty’s.

    that is all.

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 12:03 am #

    Ah deleria’s visitation…apparently fever and clever share the same character in japanese….sorry you’re not feeling good but it makes for a fantastic poetic blog………mayb she’ll leave soon…kiss her goodbye…
    xx Amy

  11. avatar
    woodsprite | 16 August 2007 at 12:12 am #

    Well, whatever it is you’ve got it good. Go back to bed and away from the whirring electronic thingies. They don’t help. :/

  12. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 16 August 2007 at 12:37 am #

    Sk with a touch of Edgar Allan Poe. Flies pollinate crops and cockroaches rarely if ever carry diseases. Two maligned and wrongly demonized critters. William Blake would have liked today’s blog and most if not all of Sk’s blogs. In November SK is a headliner for a “Cruelty Free Living” festival. A great cause that must resonate now!

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    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 12:48 am #

    Surely not….is it the Influenza A?

    You hunker down, my good man, and spin and sweat that demon out.

    I’ll say a prayer for you.


  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 12:52 am #

    can’t wait to hear the music to that one.


  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 1:17 am #

    brien c et al,

    I’ve seen William S. Blake, William S. Burroughs, and a dash of the poet who wrote “Jack Frost” for a good many blogs now (in a row!!)and yet it’s all Steve Kilbey.

    I don’t know about you Steve, but I break out in hysterical laughter I have too much fatigue…

    oh, get some rest you lovely ‘vision thing’.


  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 2:38 am #

    jest in from a sabatical in SF.

    Oh, they had deep in the shallows at A-me-ber wreckids. 3 copies mind you!

    i was proud of me favoritas.
    had a swill of the plink-plonk at the nearest watering whole.

    Nice to be back.

    now you do the same.
    bugs says bring the swallows back to capistrani. if yer’ know what ah mean.


  17. avatar
    Thelonious | 16 August 2007 at 3:12 am #

    SK, I have a rule that I don’t listen to music when I’m sick especially with the flu or anything that plays with the head/mind. To do so I have found ruins good songs & makes bad songs worse. There are CDs that I can now no longer listen to because I tried to do so when I was sick in the past. I too have been sick during the last week with tonsilitus & in bed with fever & rampant thoughts & avoided my ipod lest it throw up my favourites (Church, Miles et al) ruining them forever. Just a thought. Great Blog SK written I’m assuming at the height of ure illness. Very good considering. Hope you improve at pace.

  18. avatar
    Orpheous's heartbeat monitor | 16 August 2007 at 3:21 am #

    Oh,deary,deary me!?….Pinch me!…oh,you did,already?….pinch me!…a dream,is never too much,but a dream,like this?..justa snap of your fingers,Sir kilbey!…IT is now…the present..happy everyday wishes to you{and me,as well, of course} X

  19. avatar
    kat | 16 August 2007 at 3:22 am #

    deleria and still great writing! what’s your temp? i think i am losing my mind. nope, i lost it when i had a fever of 106 (i really did) a few years back..

    feel better, sk

  20. avatar
    MATTDAVISON | 16 August 2007 at 3:32 am #

    hA’TTCHOOOUUUUU, SNIFFLE!!!! ps-kILLBEE I did realize you were crook…but didde’ want to attract too much sympathy,….. as getting well; involves forgetting you were sick in the first place.. he he

    Hope yr ok killer..

    I hav’nt been sick all year, I think all the booze has nailed all the Germans that lurk around me…

    Touch Wood.. tap tap!!


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    mattdavisonfor3rdtime | 16 August 2007 at 3:40 am #

    oH AND cRAIG..

    yes the Cure were awesome. They didn’t need the keyboards at all….. they were nearly as good as Muse.. the best live gig ever nxt to U know who at the National in Melby Wellby 2006..

    Robbie smiths voice was electric ma man.

    the one and ….da da” mac daddy and full time yobbo!

    matt davison

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 3:45 am #

    Being shafted by the patriarchy of old terrified men as I am at work, I slam my headphones on at lunchtime and press the speakers to my ears; line up “Comedown” for no apparent reason; kick back inside it and imagine it’s words flying everywhere through space, laced through the continuum with random images of colours and memory, strange twirling geomterical shapes whirling past….etc etc….open up ttb….and allo allo…..symmetry?

    cor! f**ckin rockin!! isn’t it good to feel though?…these orrible bosses fade into nothingness because of you nevets…instead of confronting them this afternoon i will observe their faces and obscurely smile while imagining yours…here’s jewels and lemongrass at your feet …

    hey fellow beings, do we really exist or are we conjured by the killer’s imagination?

    tic tic tic 0408


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    my waking dream | 16 August 2007 at 3:59 am #

    I’m a deer in the headlights…royal beetroot flush….so taken…I’m so gone….my focus unwavering….what is this thing called,i think to myself… stunned…there is a light that never goes out*….one,makes it very difficult to concentrate…i love it*

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 4:26 am #

    hello kittykat! xxx howya goin’ me dear lady?…love to you!…and all ye udder feinds and friends….love,genx

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 4:35 am #

    BLOODY ‘ELL!+++++++++++ xxXXxXXXXXxxXx

  26. avatar
    Sweed | 16 August 2007 at 6:33 am #

    Get well soon

  27. avatar
    Jet Club | 16 August 2007 at 8:45 am #

    should go for a walk on the beach x

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    12str | 16 August 2007 at 8:59 am #

    and the words just sprayed out on the surface of the blog…
    twisting turning in a feverish blast of nonsense making sense..
    wow SK im impressed and delighted what a wordsmith…

    theres nothing like smoking a fat spliff in a feverish state of mind..
    the best medicin there is in my humble opinion…

    get well and rock on man!!

    pat the smiling cat

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 9:26 am #

    hee hee!….three,two…one!..sounds like a splowjun..ta meee!

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 9:48 am #

    Did I have a fever or was Genx a stripper in Atlantis?
    Something like that anyway.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 10:10 am #

    I was more likely to have been a cat or a wallflower…xxx

  32. avatar
    donette's trowel | 16 August 2007 at 10:19 am #

    I know Donette’s in the crowd during the Reptile video.
    Is that her in the black evening dress?

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 10:23 am #

    We love Genx but think of all those orrible blokes who saw her in strip clubs – and we never will!
    Tis a cruel world…

  34. avatar
    Daberhasher | 16 August 2007 at 11:34 am #

    live feed from the otherside…
    god bless…


  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 11:39 am #

    i still remember all of the “corkers” of dirty ditties and jokes that i learned though!…..”There was a young harlot from kew…who filled her ****** with glue…when asked,why she did it….said,”they pay to get in it”…”they’ll pay to get out of it too!”….ha ha…xxx genx ox

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    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 11:43 am #

    genx,youre very tolerant…and very funny..bless you sweetie!xx

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 12:19 pm #

    Friend of mine “worked” in Soho clubs when she was desperately skint. At least gen only had to dance. What a fuckin world…

  38. avatar
    the words of my songbook | 16 August 2007 at 12:34 pm #

    * wrap me up, whisper to me gently so weary,well,yeah,should’re the only thing I know for sure…’97

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 12:52 pm #

    and if you’re fortunate to have your”wits” about you{as I luckily did}…you can choose where you work,have a contract that states “I will never take ALL of it off.or perform tacky acts..”and work in an establishment with “security”,who at a blink,will throw out a patron for making over the top lude remarks,or trying to touch or getting too close….all it takes is a signal…can we change the subject NOW?!…genx xxxxx

  40. avatar
    KShanks | 16 August 2007 at 12:54 pm #

    Yeah right.

  41. avatar
    CSTCoach | 16 August 2007 at 1:00 pm #

    Vivid. Dreamy. Hallucinatory. That feeling of a malarial sickbed, where the line between dream and reality blurs, and you lay in a sweat/chill as the shadow of a ceiling fan swoops across your ravaged dripping torso half-draped in a white sheet. If there’s one thing i’ve learned its that the image is cool, but it isn’t so cool if no one’s there to witness it. Alone in the jungle, its just miserable with no heroic angle at all.

    hope yer feeling better today, druid.


  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 1:41 pm #

    i’ve been reading your blog since, now what, dec 2005 – and today was like reading it for the first time – just thought you’d like to know…

  43. avatar
    Z | 16 August 2007 at 1:49 pm #

    I hope you are feeling better tomorrow…I’m sorry..that you are not feeling that great..I’ll make a wish,for you,for peace,and many soft pillows to lay your sweet head on…love,and humility,and more love….please happy xo

  44. avatar
    Cee | 16 August 2007 at 2:48 pm #

    …are these words inspired by the deleria fever or by what your taking for the deleria fever? I kinda want some but I’m scared.

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 2:52 pm #

    cant live without you,actually..please know that…meekness…i love you..

  46. avatar
    knot | 16 August 2007 at 3:12 pm #

    some bard for your i’llness

    My long sickness
    Of health and living now begins to mend,
    And nothing brings me all things.
    – William Shakespeare,
    The Life of Timon of Athens

  47. avatar
    relevancy ? | 16 August 2007 at 3:15 pm #

    Wot, no Jeff Beck?

  48. avatar
    davem | 16 August 2007 at 6:26 pm #

    I take it you’re feeling better.
    I hope you couldn’t write that whilst feeling too poorly. It was brilliant.
    Eating a dodgy peas dhansak now to try and share the vision.

  49. avatar
    davem | 16 August 2007 at 6:31 pm #

    Your words are truly amazing. Will get accused of worship but, fucking hell, I’ve just read today’s blog for the fourth time and it’s awesome. Read it to Missus M and she’s awestruck. Stunning. Dazzling, gorgeous words.

  50. avatar
    ArtMuse | 16 August 2007 at 7:41 pm #

    choose your knives wisely
    it’s a tool to spread your gestures of paint quickly, cleanly
    razor sharp intensions
    your secret weapon of choice

    mind you- a blurt of the knife could mean public suicide

    one legendary flick of the wrist parted the east and west:
    “Judith Beheading Holferness”
    16 Renaissance Artists interpreted this event…..

  51. avatar
    JJ | 16 August 2007 at 8:23 pm #

    Hope your journey through the Gates of Delirium finds you emerging healthy on the other side of fever and hot-headed blur.

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 10:59 pm #

    deliria fever?it’ll strike when you’re feeling under the weather…when you’re tired,or hungry…have some rest,and’ll disappear eyepod shuffle told me so!…./GBX

  53. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2007 at 11:18 pm #

    Hi sk, hope all is well at ttb headquarters and you write to us soon (it’s already been 24 hours, I’m having my own DF here too you know!)
    luv from a printzi

  54. avatar
    timf | 16 August 2007 at 11:28 pm #

    I threw up twice just reading it…

  55. avatar
    Faye | 16 August 2007 at 11:52 pm #

    Gen,x.You’re obviously a very strong hearted woman.I had an incident yesterday at work.A perverted weirdo came into the shop where I work.I handled it OK,but,it was not a nice experience.Sorry,mate,I know you asked to change the subject,but,I just want to say…Hats off to you!

  56. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 August 2007 at 12:03 am #

    PerVert? he’s a peeper.

  57. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 August 2007 at 12:09 am #

    Faye…xxx thank you!…I’ve recently chosen to only treat women,and only a few pre trusted men,at my clinic,for that exact reason!hope your nerves are intact.yucky stuff hey?!.take care! xxxgenx

  58. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 August 2007 at 12:28 am #

    Fleurs, medicines, movies (have you seen Water?), and all to you Mr. Kilbey- I hope you’re fine.

    You’ve earned the kindness medallian genx, my heart bleeds purple velvet roses for you!

    Artfully yours…*-)

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    Anonymous | 17 August 2007 at 1:06 am #

    Artfully…thank you…I’m a pretty tough old chook…when I work{massage therapist}I pull all of my hair back,no make up,and try to look as plain as possible…my dodgey experiences,on the scale of how bad they could have been,are not so bad,i suppose??!it doesn’t help,that i cant see what a dodgey client is doing to themself,until the crux of the situation is heard ..i meditate whilst massaging,so am concentrating on channelling energy to the client…it’s the way my art works…i ,in the meditative state am never anticipating a dodgey client…love to you! xxxgenx xxx

  60. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 17 August 2007 at 4:38 am #

    Powerful stuff, Steve. You captured those things well. You could cull through this bit of writing and have the makings of a fine song lyric.

    Daniel W.

  61. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 August 2007 at 10:10 am #

    Only treat women?
    If you got mugged by a black guy would you only treat white ones in future?

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