posted on February 24, 2009 at 8:03 pm

hammer on hammer off
i can get anything i want
cmon i’ll take you there
i have a guide in here
it bounces off a deep submarine knowledge
some monster speaks
and i obey
at the bottom of the lonely sea
ideas come rushing up to meet me
because every night i drown in sleep
and i sink to the ocean floor
like you never could know
sometimes when i cant remember how to speak
or what to say
i think of anything at all
i remember the future again
or did i already say that?
here i am going rounder and faster
my angles come out on my face
my old new skin falls between the cracks
why should i care…….you couldnt buy a mind- like mine
mind mine where we dig for brains i trust
cos i dig my own mind
i got my own audience in here and they clap n whoop
n holler
i pick away at some solid mental diamond
wow its dark in my freakin’ mind
no wonder i dont come down here much
fuck my darkness is scaring me kilbey
hey dont talk to yourself steven
hey you shuttup
no YOU shuttup
i gave ya the best blogges of my life
hey both of ya shuttup!
oh no…
what is it…..
a cave-in…..
(screams of horror)
dont go talking too loud youll cause a landslide
mr jones
kilbey ! kilbey!
oh its fucking kilbey now
no i’m fucking kilbey now
oh are ya fucking yerself?
no i am my own fucking self
i am the self
the selfless self
the highest h….
oh shuttup kilbey!
(chorus of many voices : yes shuttup kilbey)
well its hard to be silent
when youre the reincarnation of dante
and i see you smirk
but if it aint me
then who the hell is it?
and you say life….?
yeah i done that plenty of times once
lone voice in the crowd : no more paradox…!
crowd take up chant : NO MORE PARADOX!
kilbey appears finally
the real kilbey
he looks like a tortured martyr in beatitude
he gazes off unfocussed
and the light fills his eyes in such a way that….
this is an illusion
the real kilbey
the one y’all fuckin’ paid for
crawls and claws his way to the top of a dream-stage
hes dressed in tight black jeans gone a bit baggy
hes wearing a priest=fuckin’ aura, baby t-shirt
hes totin’ his friggling totally bomba-lishus bass
he steppes up to the mike…
i said YAWN!
but kilbey said
yeah what did kilbey say….
well he said this
he said that
he said i hate it here
he said i like it there
he said…
look you shuttup
ok ok
go on…get yer coat off
no leave ‘im alone…its just him n me…right?
get yer fucking coat off then
no way its just him n me…right?
the coppers knock at the door
kilbey comes to the door
eve-nin ossyfah!
weve ‘ad comp-laints abaht the noyze sah!
ok ok i’ll keep it down from now on sah!
thank you and good night sah!

28 Responses to “sleight prophet in the mind mine”

  1. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 24 February 2009 at 10:29 pm #

    Steve nmust have listened to Morrissey’s (an actor) hopeless and nihilist new CD “Years Of Refusal.” Five great songs, four dreadful tunes and three easily forgettable ones.

  2. avatar
    John | 24 February 2009 at 10:42 pm #


    Please tell SK I said Pangaea is beautiful, like stepping behind the waterfall. A few billion more years and we’ll all be together again eh, what then?

    Tell him I feel guilty just paying $.99 USD for the privilege. Shameful.


  3. avatar
    EDD | 24 February 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    Where can I hear Pangea? Please advise!

  4. avatar
    eek | 24 February 2009 at 10:50 pm #

    EDD — look on yesterday’s comments. There’s a link to it there.

  5. avatar
    princey | 24 February 2009 at 11:19 pm #

    Kilbey vs Kilbey, sounds like a gig of the future?!

    THanks Eek, WOW!! Pangaea is gorgeous, hope we get hear it live and loud in 10 days time…the wait is a killer, Killer!!! :)))))))
    love Amanda

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    restaurant mark | 25 February 2009 at 12:21 am #

    funny one today…a little dual, maybe even triple personality going on???
    listened to the snippet of pangaea…very nice…look forward to hearing the whole song and whole album, of course. also i love happenstance…added it to my myspace site a little while ago…beautiful. hope things are well with you steve and everyone here. things are a struggle here but has been picking up the last week i guess. maybe we won’t get booted out of our house if we’re lucky???

    take care everyone

  7. avatar
    Lian | 25 February 2009 at 1:25 am #

    The man sings his truth; he sings the truth, the moments in his memory. He feels, he recalls, he creates. What he has created are all from a beautiful soul. Any disrespect and doubt on his true beauty, will be deeply blamed.

    He’s been creating. Be proud of it, the fact that you appreciate. The fact you have clear eyes, clear ear, to watch the clear things, to listen to the clear music.

    No matter what a rag, what a mansuit with a million holes that he wears, under beneath it is the sheer beauty.

    I’m proud.

  8. avatar
    Freddie | 25 February 2009 at 3:01 am #

    We like y’all very much! 😀

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 February 2009 at 3:42 am #

    The other day upon the stair, i saw a man who wasnt there, he wasnt there again today, i think hes from the


  10. avatar
    Lian | 25 February 2009 at 4:29 am #

    Well, I’ll change “What he has created are all from a beautiful soul” to:

    What he has created are, and can only, and will be always, from a beautiful soul.

  11. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 25 February 2009 at 5:17 am #

    very interesting internal dialogue….nothing like having an argument with ones self…..
    love always….

  12. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 25 February 2009 at 5:30 am #

    ahhhh….pangaea, just beautiful, blissful harmonies and guitar….standing behind a waterfall….yesssss……also reminds me of a particularly beautiful sunset…..
    love again…..

  13. avatar
    Jasperina | 25 February 2009 at 5:50 am #

    I know you don’t like going back to the old tunes but I still love listening to the knock at the door at the beginning of Just For You…Always loved that soft strumming and your melodic voice magically holding our hand into the path of that beautiful song. Keep on knocking gently at that porthole that always transcends us into the most incredible places…the ones we can only ever go to in our imagination.

  14. avatar
    Lian | 25 February 2009 at 6:10 am #

    Sometimes, something in life makes me confused. really, really confused. Hard to understand but finally I find I can, and I am glad.

    But most of the time, the feeling of heartache is there. It is there, just like the beauty is there. It is something undoubtable. If the heartache was understood as something else, then it must be a tragedy.

  15. avatar
    davem | 25 February 2009 at 7:25 am #

    Are you sure they weren’t the jeans police?
    It ought to have been called priest=fucking aura.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 February 2009 at 10:34 am #

    wow……just when one thinks it’s safe to be clean…..there comes another addiction for the time being….

    totally capivating

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 February 2009 at 10:37 am #

    …captivating….that is

  18. avatar
    EDD | 25 February 2009 at 10:47 am #

    Hey Steve….What the fuck are you talking about?????

  19. avatar
    veleska1970 | 25 February 2009 at 10:49 am #

    i can’t get enough of “pangaea”. i listen to it constantly.

  20. avatar
    EDD | 25 February 2009 at 11:03 am #

    THANK YOU EEK!! I am again humbled by the sound. Went on my 3 day jaunt into the sticks….magical Metolius river just 30 feet from the back porch of our cozy cabin. Played Hologram of Baal by a great campfire. Sublime…..will be picking up the new church CD….Pangea did not disappoint…Steve, MWP and Koppes really compliment you….

  21. avatar
    EDD | 25 February 2009 at 11:05 am #

    Oh yeah and Tim. Cannnot forget the drummer(being one myself). His production?

  22. avatar
    catchow | 25 February 2009 at 11:19 am #

    mine mine mind!…
    good approach of duality….

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 February 2009 at 11:56 am #

    P=A.;D xo

  24. avatar
    lily was here | 25 February 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    The timebeing; as visually arresting as ever. Love xox

    Gratias eek.Hey guys, get with it. Church news delivered right to your mailbox; dry & unchewed. Tour dates,Pangaea, painkiller, happenstance,secondmotionrecords,unorthodox records, – everything a poor boy or girl needs to survive out there. A p a r t from here.

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  25. avatar
    seoigh | 25 February 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    It could be worse, Steve. I’m so aged that mine olde mansuit cracks in the winter and warps in the summer.

    Ah, thou shalt become the things that you laughed at…

  26. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 25 February 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    Kilbey’s music is like fine wine as it becomes better and better and better with age.

  27. avatar
    fantasticandy | 25 February 2009 at 7:22 pm #

    ha! like the ‘sgt. major’isims!

  28. avatar
    daydreamer | 25 February 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    I could never understand why you don’t like your old songs, SK. Aren’t they like… your children? The fruit of your mind, as opposed to your flesh? Surely they can become tiresome and/or annoying sometimes, but how can you not still love them?

    The new songs are exciting and fresh, but the old songs are my true love, and are literally part of my psyche after all these years. They’re like home, warm and comforting and always there. I’m with Jasperina. (beautifully said, btw, J) I’ll never tire of that knocking on the door.


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