posted on August 16, 2008 at 9:22 pm

i am the delver
i am the toucher
i am moving thru the night
you dont see me but you feel me
i am a hard bastard
im hard like steal
im hard like winning
im hard like diamond bay
i am an unrelenting machine
rolling over the lands cape
i am the insinuator
in sin you ate her
wine drinker
night rider
dream lover
i unravel
i measure
i cut
i look and i see
i take baby
oh i take
but i give and i give
i give no quarter
i give examples
i give you twenty minutes minimum
oh i am kind to be cruel
oh i am a man
the best and the worst
i am the thinking mans man
an educated brute
destroyer of naive virtue
i am undiminished
i am mojo n uncut
i am dark and thirsty
i know how to make my move
i break all the rules
i have two turns at once
i always roll double six
double six
double six
i am a black knight
moving down the white queens diagonal
i am a feather legged joker
trumping your fucking ace
i am the father
i am the masculine form
i am firming up the deal
i buy futures
and i have no present
i am the hoarse whisperer
i am the husky throated love song singer
i handle everything
i squeeze all the fruit
i finger all the strings
i pull out all the stops
i leave no turn unstoned
i am never drunk
i am never soft
i am never lost for words
i am never shy
i am never tepid or insipid
i am yang….bang!
i am loki… i love my mischief
as a metal i am mercury
as a number i am 13
as an animal i am panther
in music i am bass clef
in colour i am cobalt blue
as a drug i am nepenthe
as a car i am a banged up mustang that overheats
as a master i am pitiless
as a slave i am rebellious
as a worker i am useless
as a waiter i am impatience
as a conspirator i am ruthless
as an optimist i am hopeless
as an animal i’m quite human
as a saint i’m ridiculous
as a sinner i’m quite good
i’m back with 2 beasts
i’m the most in the least
i am no ordinary man
no jim jim
i am everyman everyday everywhere
one foot in the grave
one foot in my shoe
one foot ahead of the other
when the world sleeps i am awake
plotting my course
plowing my furrow
sifting thru the options
detaching from this plane
i make two wrongs maker write
i memorize the clouds
i stretch into the stars
you can say what you like
you can do as you think fit
i dont care
i go down to the bottom
i go up to the top
i survive
i prevail
i struggle
i am defeated
i resurface
i reconsider
i adjust
i adapt
i attack i release i sustain i decay
ive seen it all
i noticed
i got mentioned
i was there
so long ago
you were just a child but i was there all the same
when you were learning how to tie your choose
i was out there somewhere
delivering the bizness
saving the universe from the eighties
writing the wrong song
my fabrics dont shrink or stretch
my dish has not decayed despite 2 decades
i always knew what i was doing even when i was lost
even when i was lost i never foundered
even when i foundered i was always fine
even what i borrowed became mine
i sing my own praises
i blow my own trumpet
i pat myself on the back
i gotta hand it to me
i got shake my hand
and i gotta shake my head
and i gotta getta move on
i gotta get it right
just for once
look at me raving on to you
i’m this
i’m that
oh you know that its true
i’m down on my luck
but i’m still in the ring
i’m a lover and a fighter
i’m a negotiator too
and a humane shield
and a renaissance man sipping soy rococo
i am sir stephen in the storey of oh!
i am a cool breeze on a stifling night
i am the voice of unreason
i am the intemperate one
i am the experimenter
i am the man within a child
i am the man within a woman
i am the oak inside the acorn
i am the acorn inside the earth
i am the earth within cold space
i am charged
i am positive
i am plus
i am on
i am
i am
i am
i am outbound

18 Responses to “vapourized trail”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 August 2008 at 11:14 pm #

    Morning slides in the new mirror
    The dice is rolled
    we all fall down…

  2. avatar
    QueenofCarthage | 16 August 2008 at 11:55 pm #

    …you are the best poet on Earth!!!

  3. avatar
    the Oirish Setter | 16 August 2008 at 11:55 pm #

    but,steven,….you are the actual,absolute,anarchic best,ye know . closely followed,by a damn good cup of coffee .;Dxo

  4. avatar
    kat | 17 August 2008 at 12:09 am #

    hey outbound mojo sk,

    you forgot you are funny as hell but maybe you didn’t want to say that.

    peacexo fiends

  5. avatar
    Polydora | 17 August 2008 at 12:31 am #

    I always liked vapor trails when I was a kid. Today, they remind me of summer and the ice cream man.

  6. avatar
    matt davison | 17 August 2008 at 12:46 am #

    Wait till ya all hear the song!!

    Track 1



  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 August 2008 at 1:44 am #


    tell us bout’ recording p=a

  8. avatar
    princey | 17 August 2008 at 3:48 am #

    i am
    i am
    i am
    i am
    dying for that Painkiller!!!
    i am
    lovin’ this blog too
    Love Amanda

  9. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 17 August 2008 at 4:24 am #

    I love Sk’s combination of grandiose thoughts and self-recriminations. Two consecutive blogs have been laden with them. Also impressive that he remained vegetarian during the “dark years” (alluded to in yesterday’s blog). Keef Richard’s was tactical because he logically gave-up the illegal stuff and replaced it with the legal stuff (demon alcohol). He’s essentially the same person and his smoking keeps him thin.

    The Australians on this blog are so nice I feel bad that they did not win all the swimming events in the Olympics.

    As usual I’m off topic. But tonight McCain and Obama were on TV pandering to America’s most prominent evangelical Christian and his flock. Don’t these people realize that non-living, non-person human tissue is okay to experiment on to cure incapacitating afflictions and terminal illnesses. As for me I’m a good Catholic that despises himself and loves himself for being self-righteous for basking in self-contempt. Morrissey is a whiner? Big time. He also stole elements of Bowie and Bolan and cultivated a glam persona that has enriched him. Thome Yorke wants me to “how to disappear completely” at this juncture.

  10. avatar
    matt davison | 17 August 2008 at 7:54 am #

    How did you know the words Amanda??

  11. avatar
    fantasticandy | 17 August 2008 at 8:20 am #

    it’s just not humanly possible to be all things,
    to all people,
    all the time.

    brien was a bit ‘miffed’ because he’s a generous chap and has become used to the ‘thank you’ culture of charity organisations.
    thing is…they are indeed…organised!
    steve is not…….
    at least not in a corperate kind of way.
    i doubt he has a stash of pre-printed cards to send out…..

    i have an instant bond of sorts with anyone who enjoys my music…
    i’m 100% sure steve feels the same.
    you have made a contribution to the arts brien…not a charity.
    some stunningly good new music is coming your way very soon…’ve helped make it possible!
    what a cool guy you are!

    and….killer…deep insights into your own internal self-evaluation system the last few days…..
    you can be a right berk sometimes!
    and so can i,
    and brien,
    and every single man,woman and child on this planet.
    ‘kiss and mke-up’ people,
    everywhere……’coz that clock is ticking away……….


    anyhows….i’m of to a butterfly farm for the day…..what a rock ‘n roller i am!
    take care folks,
    andy L.

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 August 2008 at 9:04 am #

    Through the dim light of 5.55 with you, my 13 string serenade. Never serene. Uncertying of choose. I don’t care about long ago, not anymore. One day is coming, when the naked suggestion eats her over the flickering light of incomplete years. Present perfect is more than pluperfect, my purple luck (joker, ace and king). I’m playing with the three of you. Lucky me.

  13. avatar
    Melby Symon | 17 August 2008 at 9:37 am #

    Just finished watching Steve Kilbey Live yet again (love your work Matt D..hope NZ is going ok)….and I can confirm with some high degree of certainty SK that you are are all of the above….and very much more.

    Been around in spirit (if not always in body)…love to see you back in Melby SK…as I’m sure Princey et al would also (hi Princey)

    We miss your live brilliance in the southern capital….and await ..anticipate…the painkilling effect of Painkiller.

  14. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 17 August 2008 at 11:05 am #

    …you are the point of the needle
    …you are the ecstasy at the moment of release
    …you are alpha and omega
    …you are the darkness of a dream
    …you are the stillness of deep thought
    …you are the lustre of fine silver
    …you are the warmth of winter sunlight
    don’t change a thing…

  15. avatar
    lily was here | 17 August 2008 at 1:58 pm #

    O! Double entendre everywhere sir

    ps Andy Lee, your cd rocks.. unlike your mother who does not.Mustve hurt like crazy to go there 🙁 xxx

  16. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 17 August 2008 at 5:57 pm #

    Sk is the oracle and Andy is the sage. I’m the oxyMORON.

    Thank you Holly for the really fast delivery of goods. I love the Kilbey with Vishnu.

    Dudes of Neptune and Heather Small scheduled to perform at the 2012 London Olympics. Morrissey will also perform “Margaret On The Guillotine”. Davem will be special guest sitting with Prime Minister Cameron. Linjo will attend with Daniel Johns.

  17. avatar
    linjo | 17 August 2008 at 10:22 pm #

    Ha ha I think young Daniel might have something to say about being with an old quakker like me!! you betta re-write that and make it Wonnie Woods, he be so demented by then I should be able to pass for 18!!

  18. avatar
    Melquiades | 22 August 2008 at 3:35 am #

    you are
    you will be
    you’ve been

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