posted on March 29, 2008 at 11:57 am

light burning my back
wolf with one thousand eyes
director of soul
pineal young
its midnight!
im a joker im a midnite toker
acacia smoker
i am the rider with tongue
i am the ancient idiot set free
oh i rock i roll and more…
the fruit of the sun and air and soil
i peruse the pseudo-holy
neon golden mage
i ride down midnights back laughing
on holiday in a room on my own
call me bark-ah
call me nature boy
call me the sigmund fiend
call me the groover baby cos i move rite in
highway dancer
at the intersection of worlds
yeah baby thats right
open up cos this is where it all comes together
you asked for a wordslinger with arcana amore
you said make mine panther
you said bring stevie back to being
you said type type type
you said dear mr kilbey
i am an alien spirit
and you gotta help reform this world
i said thats bullshit youre just my own mind
coming up with vainglorious egotistical twaddle
the muse said youre both wright
you said mr kilbey help me save the world
you said dear time man give me some time
you said holiday man this aint workin’
you said dear sk youre ok
you wrote in with your cards and letters
my 800 readers a day
yeah count em n weep
800 readers i love you all
thanks for your beautiful vibrations
that is so far out it makes me trip
far out where you said
oh man i said
is this some groovy lil happening or what?
just like in block you said
yes sk said this is block now
wrighters block? you said
suddenly the thread snaps
everything is vibration remember that
an alliance with a bad angel….ooooohh!
kilbey admitted to rozelle asylum
hes perfectly madly sane
no no sanely mad
he shouldnt write all that poetry
said dr benbow
its aggravating his arithmaticks
jesus kilbey youre bonkers
dad said slim dont go mad
mum said son youre acting like a lunatick
my abductors said fasten your seatbelt firmly
the captain said no smoking without me
the captain said i am in trans-mission
i said captain
he said what?
you wrote in and asked for more songs
i give these words to you
the music may appear in your head
may the music appear in your head

nasty little down load there
the light burning my back
alone in this midnite blue
i dont have to burn black
black as an absence
black as a void
avoiding the excess nothingness
avoiding the cold
i am burning colder than kings starrs
i imitate the traveller in the strange
i am uninsured unsure and unreassurable
i am kilbey kilbey kilbey
no youre not no no no
who are you i scream in my cell
yes i write from within the loony bin
is this the song
that all went wrong
is this still that song you ask
hey sk behind your mask
a song for the ass king
hey sk hey hey hey
hey day after day after day
kilbey son of mortal man
kilbey with green short steved shirt
kilbey with power nap
kilbey with glass dont keep out alien sex fiendss
kilbey under earths skies
kilbey a native of earth
call in your outside help
gabriel in front
michael behind me
uriel to my right
hang on
do you believe in angels, dr benbow
benbow smiles
you know roy schieders died he says
and all that jazz
its showtime
energy drink joint codeine
energy drink joint codeine
energy drink joint codeine
its showtime
ka ching
i ching
the hierophant for hire
priest = cura not aura
theres been a miss print
kilbey you are fucking nuts says doc benbow
im actually sitting in ward 13
according to latest university tests
steve kilbey is quite a looney
scientists say kilbey has amotivational syndrome
science now tells us kilbey is 2 billion years old
we have carbon dated his ego and boy its a lulu
says prof benbow
and admiral benbow
malcolm fraser says im joan
kilbey says im jonesing for jazz
dr benbow is making me right this
hes got a syringe of amnesia aim at my jugular
my jugular and my clowns
my dentine is shot
my ability to timetravel is deteriorating
corroded by space
eaten up by matter
dissolved in a cloud of electa-rons
make sense damn you cries irate reader
angel appears says man have you got the wrong blog
st peter says man have you got the wrong gate
baby-lonian high priestesses:
i read about you girls last night
hey nudge nudge wink wink
say no more
kilbey you history sleaze
pornographic priestess
baby-lonian babes
yeah man whats the hurry
linger in sumer where its always summer
44 minutes gone
things slow down
kilbeys mind turns towards sleep
sleep rushes down from olympus at zeus’ bidding
sleep brother of dream
he and sleep were brothers
kilbey warm and warmer
get red hot soon
the moon will swallow you
the ocean will have us all
its 1974
before i went mad
mad as a fucking hatter
mad as a march hare
nun of the above
dont drive now being
look out being
snakes biting you
fleas biting you
moths biting you
time itself biting you
the time biting
in batemans bay the poppies grow
in batemens bay in a caravan drinking beer
no benbow says
kilbey you are here in ward 13
rozelle mental hospital
balmain road, rozelle
your visiting hours are between 3 and 5 pm tuesday
you were born in 1954 your blood group is oh!
how come im on the fucking internet kilbey asks
the internet as you call it is in your mind
said benbow
an alien is talking
you are onboard our ship
now we gonna test you boyo
the witches n hobgoblins are at the door
ghastlies n shrieks
imps of evil intention n unknown origin
youre killing me killer screams
oh no oh no oh no
get me out
he sobs
get me out
blue his mind out in a car
notes alien/benbow
implosion of stars
complete blackness
extending in all directions
at once

44 Responses to “light burning my back”

  1. avatar
    fantasticandy | 29 March 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    is that it?
    no blogge?

  2. avatar
    davem | 29 March 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    Good afternoon SK.
    That’s your shortest blog yet!!!

  3. avatar
    davem | 29 March 2008 at 1:12 pm #

    Hiya andy.
    Hope all is well with you!

  4. avatar
    fantasticandy | 29 March 2008 at 1:13 pm #

    hi dave great mate!

  5. avatar
    fantasticandy | 29 March 2008 at 1:15 pm #

    killer…you musta reloaded with blanks!

  6. avatar
    12str | 29 March 2008 at 1:25 pm #

    short yet thoughtful;)

  7. avatar
    athpernath | 29 March 2008 at 1:40 pm #

    avantgarde john cage blog.
    nonverbal order
    come on, write your own blog?

  8. avatar
    steve kilbey | 29 March 2008 at 2:08 pm #

    read it n weep

  9. avatar
    tofu | 29 March 2008 at 3:36 pm #

    heh — it’s Captain Sensible…

  10. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 29 March 2008 at 3:50 pm #

    Steve Kilbey is proof that genius hovers one story over insanity. Steve Kilbey is laden with manic nirvana. William James would take note of SKs stream of consciousness blogs. I’ve been binging on Church and SK music this week.

    Will be seeing ASIA in Chicago in April. I really enjoy Steve Howe’s guitar virtuosity, Carl Plamer’s drums and gongs and John Wetton who was an integral King Crimsom vocalist/bass player on several CDs. They obviosly formed ASIA to make money via releasing commercial songs. the parts are better than the sum.

  11. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 29 March 2008 at 3:54 pm #

    Carl Palmer’s drums and gongs.

  12. avatar
    knot | 29 March 2008 at 4:33 pm #

    in this world of lights out

  13. avatar
    The Kipper | 29 March 2008 at 4:57 pm #

    Hilarious lyrics, SK–and the tune I imagined to go with it is even more hee-hee-larious.

    On another alien note, I keep having a dream that Leonard Nimoy is singing “Is This Where You Live”, and I can’t get it out of my head when I first wake up.

  14. avatar
    fantasticandy | 29 March 2008 at 4:58 pm #

    from no-blogge.
    to mega-blogge.
    in no-time.

  15. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 29 March 2008 at 6:31 pm #

    “We have carbon dated his ego and boy it’s a lulu”
    Rarely do I laugh at loud at your blog, but this one got me.
    My God man, where does it all COME from? Prolific is the understatement of all time with you my dear!
    Killing me softly with your blog,

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2008 at 6:44 pm #

    Steve Kilbey is high as a fucking kite. Hey Brian, you are like Kilbey’s John Madden. We can actually see what is happening on the playing field but need you to draw those metaphysical circles around what happened. I mean that in a jovial way by the way

  17. avatar
    nickfiction | 29 March 2008 at 7:47 pm #

    a great read today , thank you …..

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2008 at 7:55 pm #

    big thanx sk!

    ; kat

  19. avatar
    riki tiki | 29 March 2008 at 8:19 pm #

    DMT is one hell of a drug!

    All directions at once, indeed!!!


  20. avatar
    markobears | 30 March 2008 at 12:17 am #

    800 readers? Your hurting the porn business.

  21. avatar
    snowfaller | 30 March 2008 at 12:29 am #

    Ah – a welcome delight this evening…….

    Fantastic blog!


  22. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 30 March 2008 at 1:43 am #

    ‘sanity’ is a very grey issue…i (gladly) admit to moments of lunacy…
    seen the inside of the mental institution at rozelle…fucking awful place…say no more…
    love always…

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 March 2008 at 1:56 am #

    Did I miss something…? Apart from Thursday night’s evidently toe-tappin’ musical interlude at the Vanguard-o?


  24. avatar
    captain mission | 30 March 2008 at 2:08 am #

    the spirit of burroughs, word virus, alive and well and living in theory, a routine, counter culture shock, here’s a get outta hospital free card and a get thee to thy ocean card, sun is shining, its a beautiful day, banish the ritual, unleash the panther. the world is ready ……

  25. avatar
    cita | 30 March 2008 at 2:29 am #

    It was Kilbey under earth skies last night at Sydney’s V festival when Billy Corgan with his new Smashing Pumpkin’s played Reptile for one of their encore songs.
    A sublime and surreal moment. The sky vibrated with a distant electrical light play. Oooh it was good. The ethereal Billy channeling your beautiful song. He was wearing a long,tiered silver skirt, he looked like a hybrid human dalek a crazed Dr Who robot. He was one of your angels making a gateway between earth and heaven chanting a magical Church tune.

  26. avatar
    cita | 30 March 2008 at 2:35 am #

    After the song he said that was a Church song and that they were an Aussie band. He asked the 35,000 crowd if they had heard of the Church. It was a lovely homage to you seeing a sea of hands waving gently in response. The vibrations aren’t visible or tangible but they can be felt throughout the universe.

  27. avatar
    don joe | 30 March 2008 at 2:41 am #

    “you said type type type
    you said dear mr kilbey
    i am an alien spirit
    and you gotta help reform this world
    i said thats bullshit youre just my own mind.”

    Too true Steve, too true. Same goes for all of us. You’re just my own mind too and so on, that’s how we create the world we live in….agreement, though how did it all come to this?

    don joe

  28. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 30 March 2008 at 3:04 am #

    “markobears said…
    800 readers? Your hurting the porn business.”


    this blog is way
    more orgasmic
    than porn!

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 March 2008 at 4:38 am #

    oh,how typical!unable to compute!charming sk,as per usual! x

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 March 2008 at 5:27 am #

    fairygutz…all over the joint!everywhere!….splatte!;/

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 March 2008 at 6:14 am #

    Corgan played Reptile? …..I knew I’d missed something.


  32. avatar
    syrinx | 30 March 2008 at 7:02 am #

    lobbed towards …being here, doing this @ precisely 2:04 pm:



  33. avatar
    linjo | 30 March 2008 at 7:02 am #

    ah, juicy fruit X

  34. avatar
    matt davison | 30 March 2008 at 7:50 am #

    Huge….. Smashing Pumps doing the Crunch…WOW For all who care Eddie Vedder said the Crunch were the best band in the world and early Split Enz was his influences………fuc me!!!

    To all those within 500 miles of Melbourne The Toff gig is going to be amazing..ya gotta get there!! muse will be there with druids the panther will play, spliffs will role.. me and Davvydson will be there!! the drinks will pour Killer will sign dvd’s from NZ and
    Corgan will be there I think…


  35. avatar
    ore | 30 March 2008 at 8:18 am #

    reap it n weed!

  36. avatar
    12str | 30 March 2008 at 9:20 am #

    exploding in my mind……


  37. avatar
    12str | 30 March 2008 at 9:31 am #

    reptile with smashing pumpkins is available on you tube folks!

  38. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 30 March 2008 at 9:35 am #

    just came back a little while ago from byron bay where my family and i had a beautiful dinner…i only live about 40 minutes north of there and i love it…all the people from all walks of life and the colour and sounds and the main beach was just perfect…the ocean was like a millpond and the sky was a crystalline blue…ahhhh….gotta love the north coast…
    although i would have been rather chuffed to be in sydney and see/hear billy do reptile last night…

  39. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 30 March 2008 at 9:48 am #

    goddam,my man i just watched reptile by the pumpkins…not a bad version!!!

  40. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 30 March 2008 at 9:49 am #

    Eddie Vedder says that The Church are the best band in the world and Corgan plays Reptile. How cool!
    I predict that one day The Church will get the recognition they deserve, whereas The Artic Monkeys and the likes will have faded into obscurity.

  41. avatar
    princey | 30 March 2008 at 9:51 am #

    Sk, do you remember that song “the luuuu-natics are taking over the asylummm” I’d like to dedicate it to you my blue eyed, freckled freak, I mean friend!haha

    Matt, I’m counting down the hours, minutes, seconds ’til Sunday, I just can’t wait, I’m dying for it!!! If you get there early, reserve a “fiendsss” table, there’s gonna be a lotta of us there, that’s for sure! I’ll bring some goodies to share tooooo!

    See you then, then
    love Amanda

  42. avatar
    davem | 30 March 2008 at 10:05 am #

    Just watched Reptile on youtube. Be nice to think the greatest band in the world might start to get some fucking recognition.

  43. avatar
    ScaughtFive | 31 March 2008 at 2:59 pm #

    Kilbey-cat, you a regular old Coltrane with words insteada sax. Take good care of yerself ’cause these word spirals got good manna innem. Break that block and chase that fox.

  44. avatar
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