posted on July 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm

tight as groan

so i’m walking along and suddenly bits of the journey are missing

shape of a leaf but it moves like a rat

i hear shadows i see whispers

the streets are fields roamed by un-men

someone is trying to tell me something

someone not there

well i dont remember waking up yesterday morning

the stuff i used to take can do that to you

like a few pages have fallen out of a book

like a few squares have faded from the board

time on its own terms can be a jolt or a mystery

i expect its never what you imagined

the warp and woof of the years

revealing a flaw in the flow

behind us the mountains have grown

the slag heaped industry ghost town in the clouds

theyre talking trash at the sugar shack boyo

we can never go back there again

under these ark lights an uneasy peace falls on the great cats

everything is vibrating and shuddering only you cant see it

wives quarrel in the galley as the world drowns

i have determined my own loss of velocity as time

i have located my own demise in dream

i have negotiated the hastening martian day and the thudding venereal night

as atoms explode into earths and earths implode into atoms

death is nothing

our best virus cannot penetrate it

the universe at dawn goes in between the trees









24 Responses to “gale force whim”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 July 2013 at 7:52 am #

    Did u bump yr forehaed? Looks like u have small wound there in yr pic. One wonders what envelops us so that time appears 2 go soo quick or we vaquely recall what we did in the past 3 weeks. Were we present at all.

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    oyoy | 29 July 2013 at 8:21 am #

    The missing pages….. some are empty, but when the missing full pages leave you deprived of treasured memories you never know you miss it is a strange irony.
    For all true The Church fans, do yourself a favour and order your new triple DVD future- past – perfect – just had my first dose. You will immerse yourself in memories of where you first listened to Australia’s BEST band ever!
    Thanks Steve!

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    Anonymous | 29 July 2013 at 8:24 am #

    Stevens, What js going on? Who am I? Why me? Why is your voice one of the select number of singers I fully enjoy listening to. Is it as my thoughts are, I was able 2 step back and reflect on all the events in my past and put them together to see the bigger picture. Why does my heart tell me that I love you all but I do not really know any of u except for the fact u r the musicians who stand b4 me.

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    Bernadette Keys | 29 July 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Stellar poetic form there. I often find your last lines let the poems down but in this one it makes the whole a perfectly integrated form as all good poems are. Have bought the new live DVD because there is nothing like The Church LIVE!

    Will call soon re that other film thing

    love to all

  5. avatar
    Steven Krut | 29 July 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    I like that, “gale force whim.” Very clever. I might start using it as part of my personal cache of witticisms. Being a fair-minded chap, I’ll send you $0.15 every time I use it. I like the final line, too, “The universe at dawn goes in between the trees.” I’m not sure what it means, but I can’t stop thinking about it.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 29 July 2013 at 3:48 pm #

      nah fuck it skrutty i’m giving you the phrase for free

      • avatar
        Steven Krut | 2 August 2013 at 4:07 pm #

        Thanks for the free witticism. I will use it with aplomb to astound my friends and family.

  6. avatar
    Chris | 29 July 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    …’the universe at dawn goes in between the trees’…damn that’s cool!

  7. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 29 July 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    oshkosh kokostco

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    Anonymous | 30 July 2013 at 2:49 am #

    kind of like that song from HofB… and now the movie came w/an alternate/a paralell universe as the plot was inspired from (not good w/names so have no clue what the names of song/movie are, but everyone else should know) – and his was to go to where she had gone (too soon) and she w/their child, back to the one he was still in, and all at the same time(!) – but there were still trees (and sun and rain and birds – that is a part to pay close attention to – it’s quite subtle though important – and shadows make light become even brighter so to be fun if not feared) and in both the energy was one passed at the dawn and there is always the wind to connect even farther than either could see – gamma becomes the breeze connecting btwn…, so they were together even in between time all along. some may call them ghosts but the energy they remain connected them together as real as any dream. people do listen; then they dream everything that is unknown yet to be real… and then a movie~!

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    hellbound heart | 30 July 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    the warp and woof of the years…..DAMN, I can’t believe I’m 45 this year….mid way through my journey, I guess, and oh, the places I haven’t been to yet and want to visit….guess I may have to visit some of them as a spirit if the sand runs out…..have I gained anything in my time? The idea that you gotta take the bad with the good and when the good comes around, GRAB IT WITH BOTH HANDS AND TRY NOT TO LET GO……
    love always

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 31 July 2013 at 7:35 pm #

      Sounds like u need 2 reflect some more on your philosophical view point.

      • avatar
        hellbound heart | 1 August 2013 at 7:41 pm #

        ya reckon?
        my viewpoint probably changes with the kind of day I’ve had….

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      Anonymous | 2 August 2013 at 5:55 pm #

      Sage, advice… Cuz it’s a heartbreak beat playing all night long …And its’ out on the street got the radio on… Doof Doof …ooh rock me amadeus… Guitar coming thru to sooth
      Me … It’s a gas gas gas … We’re like the hunt… And your legs are long and …I’m alive!… L-o-l-a Lola

  10. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 31 July 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    Hope this sounds more esoteric than hot airic:

    I wake full of querulousness
    needs or wants
    I don’t know the difference
    in these minutes
    I let it all ferment
    thankfully in fast motion
    till it inflates to overgreatness
    taking me aloft
    and pops
    leaving me more myself
    tho that self be
    and empty
    it allows for
    the essence
    of another presence.

  11. avatar
    andy | 1 August 2013 at 9:15 am #

    just caught the rockwiz performance…
    george will be loving that if he’s watching!
    you sang it like you wrote it.
    good un’ steve, good un’.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 1 August 2013 at 10:01 am #

      thanks andy. that means a lot you know

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        Steven Krut | 4 August 2013 at 11:01 am #

        I was surprised you weren’t all over that Bowie riff. Other than that you were encyclopedic and you seemed to be really enjoying yourself.

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    Teardrop explodes | 1 August 2013 at 10:04 am #

    Reminds me, once again, of the pre-socratic philosopher Halitosis who once said :”Death means nothing to us, for when we are, death has not yet come, and when death has come, we are not” . The backing band on Unguarded moment were like the Beach boys wrecking crew. All around Pro performance( I pads for eyes included) nice one

  13. avatar
    Kristina | 1 August 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    In fine form on Rockwiz the other night,Steve.
    Great to see you perform UM again and put that cheeky Julia in her place. 🙂

  14. avatar
    Ingrid | 1 August 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    You were brilliant on rockwiz Saturday night, loved watching every minute of it xxx

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2013 at 12:20 am #

    Wot in Christing Hell is a ‘rockwiz’?!

  16. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 3 August 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    Evidently Steve Kilbey is a Rockwiz. What in hell is ‘Christing Hell’? Oh yeah, you can’t have one without the other.

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