posted on April 1, 2008 at 9:06 pm

sky bleeds from its wound
night aches like a whore
me im hiding in my hide
me im just behind the door
the secret life of the time beings wife
in midnights forgiving arms
wednesday gropes for morning groggy and lightfingered
i plunge into it headlong unaided n unabetted
loverman loverboy loverlover loverlife
everybody gotta love everybody
now go go go
ah you never get it
its so easy
its so easy baby
like e=mc hammer squared
like hammer on n hammer off
slur and slide
drop tuning
ease it off
walking bassline
let your fingers do the walking
through pages of music
baby says she love music man
baby says oh how can i repay you for this music?
baby says oh i feel like i already know you
baby says oh i knew itd be like this
baby say no daddy yes daddy nice daddy
baby said daddy can you gimme a ride home
wednesday shes a coming
wednesday reaching up to swallow tuesday night
baby says oh the time doth verily fly
baby says daddy dont be bad
cos everything is in motion
cos the thing cannot be stopped
cos its a destroyer
not a cruiser
cos of his heart seeking missiles
cos of his angles
cos of his energy and ardour
and im flying forgetful
dont wanna know my name anymore
sometimes i blow a little cool
sometimes flames lick me
sometimes i lock on and i punish
sometimes i have to bail out
and i freefalling through enemysky
they capture me goddamm it
i am private john smith
they engulf me in subtle torture
i am subjected to feelings of unnaturalness
i tried to fight it sir
i tried to resist em sir…but dontcha see?
they were you
and i was just me
escaping was easy
i found a wormhole to 1975
there you were baby
waiting around for me
everywhere i went
the americans werent our allies then
i co operated in their rituals
i pretended to understand them
i was brainwashed sir
i was spinwashed and dried out like a prune
my childhood course in tv and playboys
had given me a smattering of american
but i was not fluent
president robert kennedy in 1969
asked me to sing a song at his coronation
but you were there
you said baby you will not find me in this future
baby you called daddy baby now
everyone all confused honey this honey that
learn to take it like a man
im sorry sir i cant remember what thats like
the americans got to me sir
im sorry sir
i am no longer private john smith
i am now the time being
being in love and space
being of spirit and matter
and mattering much
i solemnly bind australia england n america together
in bed together
trustworthy
keeping all that good love to themselves
never flagging never wimping
just hammering away
just hammering away

25 Responses to “jettison”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 April 2008 at 9:59 pm #

    lead the way to Camelot Killerbee!;-) 😀 x

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    Anonymous | 1 April 2008 at 10:16 pm #

    Brian C, thats a pretty big wrap on H&K.
    Have u heard Liam Finns newie?
    Also wot about this little schmaltzy poppy french band Phoenix- great geetaars.
    B Bon – thats sad RE; Paddy – sometimes there aint no justice eh?

    Dutch Pierre

  3. avatar
    princey | 1 April 2008 at 10:27 pm #

    You wrote the other the day “is it love that makes us rock?”, I think this blog says it all sk!
    love Amanda

  4. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 1 April 2008 at 10:33 pm #

    loved your blog today…
    Private John Smith

  5. avatar
    Jab @ BZT | 1 April 2008 at 11:10 pm #

    Steve, gotta say Thanks! for turning us onto HUMPHREYS & KEEN.
    Very cool group there.
    Quite diverse. One moment I think I’m listening to Roy Harper, the next, Nicky Lowe. I’ll be picking that album up.

  6. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 2 April 2008 at 2:01 am #

    all you need is love…..
    love always…

  7. avatar
    melquiades | 2 April 2008 at 2:50 am #

    “Heart Seeking Missles”
    love it. your knowledge of the trafalmadoran mystery of military technique are impressive.

    That is how I want to invade.

    thanks friend for the enlightenment as always…

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 April 2008 at 3:35 am #

    hi sk et. al,

    anon kat thinks this is cool writing. just got back from the stones shine a light movie. it was tops!

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 April 2008 at 4:10 am #

    Pumpkins play reptile at V festival

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fcmLveEXfA4

  10. avatar
    Peter Podcast | 2 April 2008 at 5:22 am #

    You all should watch this mind blowing video when you have 18 minutes to spare.
    A women who accessed the infinite.
    http://www.microclesia.com/?p=320

  11. avatar
    blackeyes | 2 April 2008 at 8:31 am #

    peter podcast:
    a great woman she is.
    we all get to be strong.

    thank you very much for it.

  12. avatar
    matt davison | 2 April 2008 at 10:08 am #

    you romantic………….

  13. avatar
    GNunn | 2 April 2008 at 10:28 am #

    sk

    those opening lines are two of the finest poetic riffs i have read in a long time…

    sky bleeds from its wound
    night aches like a whore

    that is fucking poetry!

    gnunn

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 April 2008 at 12:31 pm #

    Choke holds, Steven, tell us about the choke holds!

  15. avatar
    matthew | 2 April 2008 at 12:42 pm #

    Something about “after a long, long time you could decipher their language”… seems lame now, yet only minutes earlier it made perfect sense… Foolish grin, depart into shadows, fin.

  16. avatar
    restaurant mark | 2 April 2008 at 12:46 pm #

    enjoyed that a lot! great imagery…even got a mc hammer reference! come on…what more could i want???

    take care
    mark

  17. avatar
    CSTCoach | 2 April 2008 at 2:12 pm #

    “just hammering away”… A new template for cross-cultural, international relations? 😉

  18. avatar
    ScaughtFive | 2 April 2008 at 3:17 pm #

    Me thinks I saw a little “She’s a Mover” turn of phrase up in here. Smiley smile, then!

  19. avatar
    persephone2u | 2 April 2008 at 6:17 pm #

    Yesiree, Australia, England and America, the three finest countries in all ze world and in particular my old stomping ground Sea Addle and the lovely and refined North London area which I now call home. And let’s hear it for Bondi and the mysterious land they call Melbourne which everyone tells me is the most artsy part of Australia. Long may they all reign! Or rain, in my case…

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    persephone2u | 2 April 2008 at 6:18 pm #

    Yesiree, Australia, England and America, the three finest countries in all ze world and in particular my old stomping ground Sea Addle and the lovely and refined North London area which I now call home. And let’s hear it for Bondi and the mysterious land they call Melbourne which everyone tells me is the most artsy part of Australia. Long may they all reign! Or rain, in my case…

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    davem | 2 April 2008 at 7:20 pm #

    Talking of time esskay I was reminded of the part in Fruit Macine where you dish the excesses of prog and promote the good old 4/4. Whenever I read that (and I read it on the loo this morning – too much information I know) I’m reminded of Money by the Floyd. Nowt much wrong with the song but the clever but ultimately irritating time seqeunce has been with me ALL day…and it’s your bloody fault. Dum dum de dum dum dum dum dum etc etc.
    Anyways up to quote Mr David Baddiel “solemnly binding aus and blighty and us of a……that’s you, that is!!”
    x

  22. avatar
    PAGEY | 2 April 2008 at 9:36 pm #

    most of your blogs are from your dreams, eh? your crazy dreams. Can’t make any sense of most. craziness reigns the kilbey supreme…..

  23. avatar
    lily was here | 3 April 2008 at 12:02 pm #

    Thats funny Davem, and Im trying not to picture it 🙂 EVERY blog puts a song in my head, now its one by The Replacements.

    Peter Podcast, Im just waiting now for the video to load.

    xx

  24. avatar
    lily was here | 3 April 2008 at 12:10 pm #

    While Im waiting..

    love those first 4 lines, and “never flagging never wimping”

    lol

    SK, you are a trooper 🙂

    xx

  25. avatar
    lily was here | 3 April 2008 at 12:25 pm #

    no luck, it still wont load. Try again tomorrow Peter P.

    x

    you can throw the ruler at me now


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