posted on February 21, 2009 at 12:10 am

sentence for the sake of a sentence
pause for space
space for the sake of god
the gardens at night
a great crowd has assembled
king is white and in the crowd
the lights shine
some contraption describes a great arc against the swarthy night
the people laugh and drink
lovers caress in the shadows
the shadows in the lovers caress each other
the trees watch on
one day a nymph will show me their souls
some celebration some clamour
some event
see the people seated waiting
music begins
songs of a man who died way too soon
in some ways died of a broken heart
a man who felt everything too much
you can tell that from those songs
you cant write em like that
if you dont feel it that much
out the back
the usual caste of likelies
him from them
those lot
that man who doesnt like me
that man who does
i wait around
becoming slightly inebriated drinking
its ok its herbal with lemonade
i go on to do my first song
the music pumps me up
look i love to sing these songs ok
i love these songs to death
and maybe i do over do em
the songs tell me how to sing
not vice versa
so the songs fill me with bright energy
i direct my self towards a silhouette
an outline of black
i am pushed around by the throbbing bass
i am riled up by the vibes
i clobbered by the drums
i swayed by the lonesome lonesome steel guitar
i persuaded by the piano
i shook by the organ
i cough up the words
they fill my head sequentially
i open my mouth and they come raging out
manifesting themselves in pumps of adrenochromal surges
so i sing i shout i runabout
got hotter than the heat
the heat the park and other things
where do i go onstage?
freed up of the responsibilty of an instrument
its easy to get into some dreamy trance
look the conditions were not perfect
it should have ben louder
the audience seem a little timid
thats their prerogative
they paid their dinarii
and they have no more obligation than that
still if only they knew how much more they coulda gotten out of us
but nevertheless
it was still very very satisfying
made no mistakes
so make no mistake
i aint a muggles
i aint a beginner
i aint a brawler or a brute
im a man
cant you see what i am?
and i live and die for you
life goes on brah la la how the life goes on
so press yer space face close to mine love
and gimme yer hands
and i was dancing when i was 7
danced myself into a song
a song of songs
neil diamond : and when she comes i run just like the wind
cos wild is the wind
and a word on a wing
and the wine dark sea
and amphytrites hands swirl me thru the watery days
cos all my days become nights
and the nights become white
and white contains all colours
even tho ya think thatd be black
and black is black
i want my baby black
and colour me gone
cos i am
gone Gone GONE!

17 Responses to “title for the sake of a title”

  1. avatar
    PAGEY | 21 February 2009 at 1:32 am #

    beautiful painting with words….

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    Brien Comerford | 21 February 2009 at 2:07 am #

    Approbation for all your musical, vocal, literary and vegan good deeds. You’re real (Morrissey is an actor.) That’s the X Factor !

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    Anonymous | 21 February 2009 at 2:24 am #


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    princey | 21 February 2009 at 2:29 am #

    I really believe you DO connect with those songs sk, I've seen'n'heard it with my own little ears and eyes, and it's really something else!
    But I can't wait til the 6th&7th March to see my sk with the best best band in the world singing YOUR words and playing YOUR music….make no mistake, the wait is hard to take!!!
    love Amanda

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2009 at 3:50 am #

    Gods love you Mr Kilbey

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    Berni | 21 February 2009 at 3:59 am #

    Hey, thanks! I appreciate your music–it sends me places which inspires me to draw.

    I’ve also just discovered that you paint. Impressive work! [^.^]

  7. avatar
    veleska1970 | 21 February 2009 at 4:21 am #

    i just want to say that i’ve listened to “pangaea” and I…LOVE…IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lian | 21 February 2009 at 4:51 am #

    It is hard to love a man; it is hard to not love Pangaea.

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    veleska1970 | 21 February 2009 at 4:55 am #

    “it is hard to not love Pangaea.”
    right on, lian. i’ve downloaded it and have played it probably 20 times by now…..

    God i love this band!!!!!!!

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    fantasticandy | 21 February 2009 at 10:32 am #

    ‘show me a man who loves his work’
    steve kilbey for sure!
    some awesome songs referenced there today….
    bowie’s version of ‘wind’ featured his best vocal performance ever.
    ‘dancer’ was my favorite song on warrior…wy cpy had the posh inner sleve AND the poster…lucky me!
    you seem to be getting a real buzz outta performing at the mo, it must feel great….and what with that stonkin’ combo of yours about to fire up again…woah!
    ’twill be written…’2009, was a very fine year, a very fine year indeed’.
    safe trip home steve,
    the best to ya,
    andy L.

  11. avatar
    fantasticandy | 21 February 2009 at 10:33 am #

    yer a fookin’ diamond geezer.

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    fantasticandy | 21 February 2009 at 10:37 am #

    just noticed my dysleksyer creeping in again!
    for ‘wy cpy’ read ‘my copy’.
    what a dunce!
    love to all………

  13. avatar
    catchow | 21 February 2009 at 11:44 am #

    Holly Holy
    Holly Holy dream…

  14. avatar
    Freddie | 21 February 2009 at 5:43 pm #

    Maybe that’s why so many of em leave too soon
    They feel things too much

    I wish I could’ve seen ya there 🙂
    Have a safe journey home.

  15. avatar
    davem | 21 February 2009 at 7:11 pm #

    There is only ONE Steve Kilbey!

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2009 at 7:19 pm #

    and he’s no muggle!

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    jaime r.... | 22 February 2009 at 12:10 am #

    Hey Sk,
    yeah Pangea is way too good man…
    and let me just chime in here..
    these show you’re doing I would gladly pay to have a recording audio n video of these shows… you should have someone handling that on the marketing front.. as your livelihood would benefit…
    glad your shows are achieving greater states for you… take care Sk..

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