posted on May 9, 2013 at 6:18 pm
whats my motivation

whats my motivation

i feel like i want to sleep and sleep

sleep and sleep and…..

send me a nice dream

the one with the warm white sands and the gurgling brook

the picnics the days without end

have made me so very sleepy

dads gone down the shops for a paper

the holidays go on and on

but tomorrow they are meant to end

i am sad in some way i dont know

everybodys here i suppose

my bath made me warm and quite drowsy

like distant christmases

the cheerful words to some carol still elude me

the sacred nothing i can remember

ive been a boy for thousands of years

playing and running and mucking around

the ladies arriving for a party

some of them kissing and pinching my cheek

i run around the dunes of the islands

i already knew this feeling back then

this sunday feeling on thursday evening

these glaring pinpricks of light in your eyes

nothing you take nothing you say

nothing you did nothing you need

but sleep seems inviting in some pleasant way

the dream of some summer in a strangers garden

the hum of the elderberry the grunt of the vine

please leave me behind

dont put me into that dream

just leave it intact

i know i might ruin it

let those splendid afternoons roll on unobserved

those mossy walled lanes that lead to the forest

those children so happy and well behaved

how we sang in school halls

competing in games

athletes and players according to  want

dream remain there where nobody touches it

i  feel sleepier still than ever before

i wonder

i wonder

i wonder

i wonder


30 Responses to “out cold”

  1. avatar
    andy | 9 May 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    oh….how lovely!
    you’ve captured the moment forever……
    i think this little piece is one of your finest.
    it speaks volumes to me.
    all the best to you ‘n martin on the album release steve!

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      thetimebeing | 9 May 2013 at 6:53 pm #

      thanks andy!

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        Cath | 11 May 2013 at 11:52 am #

        Heave a great gig Sunday night, wish I could come, but money gods are not giving… At least I can listen to the catalogue:) xx blessings

  2. avatar
    andy | 9 May 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    and go easy on them jazz ciggies!

  3. avatar
    Chris | 9 May 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    ….and then three little mice went into town….

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    Arcturus | 9 May 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    I am always inspired by your words…you are an amazing creative genius!! i love you eternally for sharing your gifts of imagination..thank you

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      thetimebeing | 9 May 2013 at 7:21 pm #

      thank you sweet arc!

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        Arcturus | 9 May 2013 at 9:44 pm #

        Hello steve…any chance that you will tour in the us?? if you do lease come to Las Vegas…i would love to take you out on the town…would be amazing to see you!!

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    Ben | 9 May 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    reminded me of when I was living in Hackett in the late sixties. God Bless u

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    Anonymous | 10 May 2013 at 1:45 am #

    Get to bed, Kilbey! Land of Nod, ahoy!

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    Polaris | 10 May 2013 at 3:01 am #

    Another beauty, but just, in my experience, fatigue and/or depression can cause extreme grogginess…and/or lotsa Ja’! Thanx for allowing us to analyze the intricate depths & workings of your ever-expanding psyche :))
    Magilla Gorilla .. Luv that song…Just heard it yesterday .. The song that contains THAT, that is!!

  8. avatar
    Steven Krut | 10 May 2013 at 3:17 am #

    Sleep is such strange thing, isn’t it? It’s so natural that we never even think about it, but how weird that everyone has to completely shut down their consciousness every 16 hours. What is it about consciousness that makes it fade away like the effects of some drug with time. It’s like a library book or rental car that we can never own. Each night we have to check it back in with its true owner. In the morning we’re allowed to drive it off the lot as long as we have it back by midnight.

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    Kohl Ette | 10 May 2013 at 10:07 am #

    aye the motivation must be anti rational

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    rustywilloughby | 10 May 2013 at 11:24 am #

    great words. again. thanks from the pacific northwest part of north america land. you’ve been an inspiration to me – and many others i know and love – for quite some time, mr. kilbey. thank you and have a fine weekend. now i’m off to your online shop!

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    Kohl Ette | 10 May 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    but I forgot to say more importantly that this morning’s shower was ab steamy us.

  12. avatar
    david | 10 May 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    ..African jesus broke my heart and im still picking up the pieces…

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    Kraig | 10 May 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    I wanna sleep that awesome too brother! BTW…what ever happened to Daz? I haven’t seen him on here lately and I know he was a regular? Any word or ideas?

    Peace & Love

  14. avatar
    Hope's Bottom Lip | 11 May 2013 at 6:12 am #

    Steve, when you first heard Fade Into You by Mazzy Star did you think it was a Hex tribute band?!

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    surreal eskimo | 12 May 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Beautiful and poignant. Thanks for keeping the poetry/prose/stream of consciousness flowing.

  16. avatar
    K.P.Buk | 12 May 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    Like a fire
    I am flame

    where i


    Ask me

    I am

    To blame
    I am

    I am


  17. avatar
    Trevor \|/ | 12 May 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Just a belated note to say how much I’m enjoying “You Are Everything”, as I’m sure many others are. Love the remixes, especially the Hy Brazil mix of “I Find”, very otherworldly (as befitting the Hy Brazil title). If this album doesn’t win an ARIA I will be shocked!

    Trevor \|/

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 13 May 2013 at 3:57 pm #

      get ready to be shocked

      • avatar
        Trevor \|/ | 13 May 2013 at 4:01 pm #

        Sadly, you’re probably right. The record industry sucks! Another great album that won’t be ‘discovered’ for a generation!

        Trevor \|/

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    hellbound heart | 12 May 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    thankyou for the lovely gift of the last few entries today…..finally found the time to visit you just now….
    sleep is very very inviting to me at this time…..the endless list of things that need to be attended to… sleep for me right now….
    love always…..

  19. avatar
    Chris | 13 May 2013 at 11:44 am #

    The purpose of art is not a rarified, intellectual distillate — it is life, intensified, brilliant life.


    The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.


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    Anonymous | 13 May 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    Great show last night killa….loving kk3

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    Steven Krut | 14 May 2013 at 11:07 am #

    Congrats on a successful album launch! I’m still enjoying YAE. Working on a vid for Brother Moon, Sister Sun. In the meantime I completed one for After Everything:

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