posted on August 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm

horagogic impasto

sunday morning coming down down down

the human race in absurd reduction

the coffee the newspapers the fucking eggs n bacon

the sight seers the home makers the heart breakers

the elevators the escalators

where the fuck do ya think youd be without all this stuff?

cars roar round the corner radios blaring doof doof doof

i got my intranet i got my x-phone i got my implants

i got my reverse gated community i got my syndrome i got my bias

i got my stringless attachment and my wireless hooks

i got my blah blah blah and my such n such

my head is aching because my brain is too big

swollen up like a sponge i suck in 21st century

nail me up with your bad reviews

exonerate me with thy kindest words

buy my records

i dont understand anymore what they were supposed to be

i walk in the shadow of changes

i come in the absence of saviour

i exist as some kinda temporary ….

my life is this dream

and youre dreaming along

dont wake up too soon

dont sleep too long




17 Responses to “lookout”

  1. avatar
    Tim Fenn | 14 August 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    Nobody told me there’d be days like these – John Lennon.

  2. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 14 August 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Sadly I suffer from extreme insomnia, a result of my pain inflictions. I never know if I am dreaming or awake anymore…does it even really matter. The consequences of living with chronic pain. My mind collapses – I sometimes drift only to find myself back where it all began.

    Darrin K.

  3. avatar
    DavidP | 14 August 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    we are astral beings who project into the physical
    this clay model holographic world, an illusory matrix
    a framework in which to wake up to our psychological/spiritual sleep

  4. avatar
    Wilfred Paradise | 15 August 2011 at 12:19 am #


    need some jesus and buddha, maybe some cayce. but stay away from the women, or might really get messed up.

    ah, ah.

    wilfred p

  5. avatar
    andy | 15 August 2011 at 1:39 am #

    smashing jim-jams killer!

  6. avatar
    Lisa | 15 August 2011 at 2:04 am #

    Good one Steve!

  7. avatar
    Scott | 15 August 2011 at 2:06 am #

    Well done. Profound and to the point as usual.

  8. avatar
    Jonny Hollywood | 15 August 2011 at 3:58 am #

    wake ‘n’ bake 🙂

  9. avatar
    . | 15 August 2011 at 6:33 am #

    one of the highest earthly truths is that there is no truth at all
    we bounce around our mortal tenure wishing to be enlightened and tall
    enough to define the world around us and hold it securely in our palms
    when we someday realize that it quickly sifts through our fingers and calls
    out to us as it drifts away to someone else ready to believe in the mythical
    and transparent nature of an idealic world somehow void of the fabled fall,
    but now we know better and accept the suffering around us without the gall
    and we never say that all is well because we’re too clever to even mock
    the unreality that confronts us we buy unnecessary things at the mall

  10. avatar
    donjoe | 15 August 2011 at 8:47 am #

    How very true…..who does need it?

  11. avatar
    captain mission | 15 August 2011 at 9:05 am #

    it’s hard to know how to respond to that, i do love your words man and their sentiment resounds with me.
    one of my favourite tales you tell is that meeting with julian cope. it’s lodged in my psych and it seems kinda apt to mention it. i hope you don’t mind…

    ‘what’s it mean steve?’
    ‘what does what mean julian?’

    i guess ultimately you gotta assert your own meaning to everything or none at all, which is paradoxically a meaning in itself.

  12. avatar
    blue sidhe | 15 August 2011 at 10:39 am #

    the speeding cars in the human race
    all the drama and competition
    racing toward an inevitable conclusion
    that everything is still = nothing
    you can’t take it with you
    because “it” does not exist after this
    all you can do is hold onto
    your treasure is these moments learned
    when you reach the end of all things

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 August 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    in – between the malls lined up with cars and pancreatic attacks screaming so loud through a day, watching becomes a mistake sometimes knowing even if you tried hard to speak – nobody’s listening because that commercial just came on and it’s blaring instructions not to be ignored how to be happy and why not to not want what’s always being sold – so why speak at all as you walk through the days wondering [if] technology this time will truly do us in; as before with the gout and pestilence and transferences of societies while waiting to fall, and all of man’s histories before have always had sin (so it’s not that being the cause), I think in survival the confusion and [their] question before was, why their own demise didn’t take along the rest of the world? forever stayed only because then time wasn’t eaten away by an electronic myth (which is actually quite real) so powerful and speeding the world up (stopping time and space), and with everything spinning faster all around from outside it seeps into our souls, competing for energy as if trying to take over and over and over again, the only way I know and I hope I’m at least partially right is: take off those glasses and let things blur into gentle light — enough to become reality (peace), take a rest – once it settles, back into quiet – and a pretty reflection takes over then … it’s a sign of the times –and peaceful is strength from within to accept – even one’s own misery – and still, continues on. that is a saviour – the man who walks through the world, eyes open, not one who expects everything always well and done and, yes, sometimes so angry it hurts even in the thoughts of one’s self, but still knows his heart and has never let go and the world’s given gifts — pure music and beautiful words in a story’s truth still being told. that’s a remarkable life.

    • avatar
      lioness | 16 August 2011 at 4:29 pm #

      I really liked that. Nice!

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 August 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    should spell check stuff… savior or saviour, but not savoir — if you can correct then ditch this…

  15. avatar
    Once | 16 August 2011 at 10:34 am #

    This is one of those compostions that is almost difficult to comment on, cuz ya go, *type-type-type-type*…Nah! That’s crap! That’s not what I wanna say!




    Oh, no, really, he’s heard all that!!!


    *type. type. *

    Fuck it. Delete.

    ((Really love this, tho!!))

    “dont wake up too soon

    dont sleep too long”

    When in doubt, quote the author! *nods*

  16. avatar
    hellbound heart | 23 August 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    man, you keep giving me stuff, don’t want to wake up…….
    love always…..,

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