posted on April 9, 2008 at 8:56 pm

another day comes and fades into history
hit history kill
we dont want people to revisit it again
timetravellers arriving in 08
aliens among us
the old nepalese lady next door is maybe kali
lights incense to the elephant headed god
old jumbo himself
lord ganesha
god of thresholds
god of overcoming barriers
son of shiva
brahma vishnu shiva
the trinity
father son holy spirit
vishnu reincarnates as rama
then as krishna
then as buddha
god comes into the world to experience himself
isnt that all of us?
i ask why must i experience this pain and longing?
i ask why i must experience this agonizing separation?
i must have needed it
i must have needed to go through the humiliation of addiction
i must have needed to gain and lose
i must have needed to sing and play
my eternal soul needed to enact these things
my friend in hospital…why god why?
but frank says
we will all learn by his example
this is his gift
though the price is a terrible one for him….
everything i take for granted
even having a pee
or blowing my nose
is now denied him
hes just lying there waiting to pass away
but i see him
and i learn
the fragility of life
the omni-presence of death
the courage of humanity
the sacrifice of heroes
i learn
you can live your life like a man
take it on the chin
cop it sweet my fiendss
cop it sweet
life will break all our hearts before we go
this is not permanent
you may lose your teeth and hair and good looks
you may lose your friends n parents n (god forbid) children
you will be blamed for what ya never did
others may take the credit for your hard labours
you will be spurned when you most needed love
you will be swamped when you most needed solitude
good things will turn ugly
ugly things will become hideous
you will inevitably become olde
and the world will rush on by you
and you may feel used up and useless
others will surpass you
always someone richer younger smarter luckier
but always someone more down n out
comparisons have always fucked me up
youre jealous of some geezer
who suddenly croaks in a bad way
what do you do with yer jealousy then?
did you learn?
didja find another bloke who seems to be living it large
and envy him instead?
theres a reason that youre you
i never wanted to be me
anyone but me
someone with a better name
someone with no freckles and stronger arms
someone who sells a billion records and got no worries
at first someone older
then someone younger
someone american
someone indian
someone living in ancient greece
someone with a big house in vaucluse
someone here or there
someone with a yacht
someone who flies business class
someone somewhere warm n cosy
in with the in crowd
someone like picasso
someone like that guy over there
he looks like hes got it all together..
of course i look at all the others
the ones i dont want to be
oh im glad im not as old or sick or washed up as so n so
oh im glad im not an annoying fucking idiot like robbie willy-i-ams
oh im glad im not as stupid or damned like georgie bush
oh im glad im not in that plane crash or earthquake or war
glad im not a fundamentalist or christian ratbag
glad im not a soldier or a sanitation engineer
glad im not a doctor or nurse
glad i keep my hands clean and my conscience fooled
life is happening on a billion levels at least
there is no one answer
if anyone says
ITS LIKE THIS!
say
bullshit
especially if its some prick of a door to door
mormon or witness
some fresh scrubbed ninny
brandishing a bible
he aint even begun to grokk on its many levels
telling you youre immortal soul is doomed
if you dont immediately drop everything
and believe in his brand of hokum
if youre a christian you believe in love n compassion
end of story
thats christs message
not fucking armageddon
not youre in n youre out
trust me kids
it aint gonna be like that
i been around
i been watching
i seen the beggars n the cripples
i seen the hopeless n helpless
i seen the hippo-crits n pharisees too
i seen villains get rich n happy
i seen heroes dying almost alone
i seen money and rich guys
i seen junkies with nothing at all
nothing left except what theyre wearing
i seen healers and magic
i seen miracles and atrocities
i seen an idiot fix an election n no one could stop it
i seen slob-o-dan milosy-vitch
and general rat-ko and dr evil whatsis-vitch
i seen my kids being born
i seen mobs elevating people
i seen mobs turning nasty
i seen unexpected help and love from enemies
i seen friends turn their back
i found out people i thought i hated i really loved
and vice versa
i seen breast implants
i seen plastic surgery
i seen western imperialism
i seen the meat n arms industries
i seen drunk driving and its result
i seen trump and his ilk sell of the earth
i seen monarchies
i seen what we done to the animals n the natives
but still
i hate it when my records get bad reviews
i hate it when i get a parking ticket
i hate it when the publishers fuck me over
blather on olde time being
what you trying to say, boy?
i dunno
maybe this
watch out!
appearances are deceptive
beware of maya
beware of complacency
kiss yer friends
give yer enemies a fucking break
try harder in whatever you do
transcendence is to be found in that extra inch of effort
you maybe surprised at how much you can do
avoid eating dead things..its only obvious isnt it?
confront your darkness
it hates the light
be compassionate
be friendly
be understanding
exactly the way
you hope people will be to you
if its over its over
let it all go
breathe out and let it all go
exhale and set your miseries free
rejoice that you aint in jail or in a hospice waiting to die
be someone you can be proud of when its all over
you can change
look at me
lifes a dream
dream up dreamers
enjoy it while you can
it all could stop at anytime
bang!
just like that!
make the most of it
love
sk

54 Responses to “we will fall”

  1. avatar
    tim | 9 April 2008 at 10:28 pm #

    amen. well said steve.

  2. avatar
    the dean | 9 April 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    you once asked when you would attain wisdom. this is it.

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 April 2008 at 10:42 pm #

    842 blogs sk and you are finally getting to the point. Yin/Yang..when you said to breathe..I felt it..it is like taking the glasses off and the horizon swells, there are no walls in space. Everyday you go to places I forgot about..thanks for reminding me what is important.

    ^jax

  4. avatar
    fantasticandy | 9 April 2008 at 10:47 pm #

    your finest blog ever.
    inspirational and sagely.
    bless you killer,
    your’e a darned good bloke.
    much love,
    andy L.

  5. avatar
    Daberhasher | 9 April 2008 at 10:53 pm #

    right on!
    i’ll print that one out for my friends, and for my enemies…

    thanks for that, you boiled it down!
    the golden rule, simple and true…

    love,
    erik

    now for a hot bath and tea,
    oh sleepy sleepy me…

  6. avatar
    eek | 9 April 2008 at 11:11 pm #

    What eekie read:

    Shit happens. Deal with it.

    🙂

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 April 2008 at 11:22 pm #

    Glad I’m not a Kennedy

    Dutch Pierre

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 April 2008 at 11:37 pm #

    I always just read but today I had to comment. This post was perhaps the most jarring one yet. Beautiful Steve. You are truly are a sage. Thank you

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 April 2008 at 11:46 pm #

    eeky!?..true!…but a knowing,and a feeling ya get from THE CHURCH,will also tell ye that “MAGIC HAPPENS!”:D

  10. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 9 April 2008 at 11:57 pm #

    A Time Being Hall Of Fame blog today. Very salient, inspiring and instructive. Sk is very cognizant of the future is uncertain and the end is always near “Doors” lyrics.

    I’m guilty of all the seven deadly sins.

    The Church being denied universal fame and fortune is tenably the greatest crime against music that the music industry has rather inadvertantly or recklessly perpetrated. Millions of music lovers being deprived of the opportunity to hear songs by a band that is the same echelon as the 1966=1970 Beatles and Pink Floyd.

  11. avatar
    veleska1970 | 10 April 2008 at 12:03 am #

    most of us try, at some point in our lives, to be something we’re not. but in the end all that matters is being the best you can be, to yourself and everyone else you share the planet with. as erik pointed out~~it’s all about the golden rule. always. (think about THAT next time you wanna slam someone, anon.)

    “enjoy it while you can
    it all could stop at anytime”
    yes. without a doubt. you just never know when your number is up.

    love to you too, steve, and to all of us.

  12. avatar
    captain mission | 10 April 2008 at 12:19 am #

    wow, you are white moses after all, knew you had it in you.
    eat your mana people, here comes the promised land.

    love

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2008 at 12:23 am #

    This is what you hope the blind of heart will one day see.

    “Be someone you can be proud of when it’s all over” – something to strive for every day.

    You nailed it sk.

    Love
    Lady Di

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2008 at 1:34 am #

    wisdom has always been there sk….s’pose it just depends on how much ya want it?….how much do ya want it? 🙂

  15. avatar
    melissa | 10 April 2008 at 1:49 am #

    Steve, thankyou so much for today’s blog. It’s EXACTLY what I needed to read .. bought on the tears, but tears of comfort.

    All the best to you and yours

    xx

  16. avatar
    linjo | 10 April 2008 at 2:49 am #

    Wise man, beautiful advice. Agree with Candy Andy, the best I have read (prob because I can understand it except for the Hindu stuff, whose caste system does my head in) Seems like you are nearly at peach with who you are now Steve. Who would want to be a Donald Trump with all his zillionz if you had to lose your integrity on the way. I shall print this out (if i can) to keep. Hope you dont torture yourself as to “why” your friend. My 18 yr old son just lost one of his female friends to leukemia yesterday, life can just be so cruel as we all know. Linda x

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2008 at 3:01 am #

    Thank you for your blog today, so beautiful and true!
    – Mike (in Canada)

  18. avatar
    JJ | 10 April 2008 at 3:26 am #

    Dream up, dreamers, you’re running dry. Great song, The Flood. Just like today’s ruminations on a grand and universal theme.

    I’ve been away for a week or so, and come back to white lettered inspiration on a black page. An affirmation…..of life, as it is in all it’s glory and ugliness.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2008 at 4:09 am #

    you see…..i have so many ways of interpretting that sk…what the ^@#! do ya mean??yep!good one!good idea!;/

  20. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 10 April 2008 at 4:13 am #

    i ask why must i experience this pain and longing?
    i ask why i must experience this agonizing separation?

    be compassionate
    be friendly
    be understanding
    exactly the way

    my friend in hospital…why god why?
    but frank says
    we will all learn by his example
    this is his gift
    though the price is a terrible one for him….

    be compassionate
    be friendly
    be understanding
    exactly the way

    you may lose your teeth and hair and good looks
    you may lose your friends n parents n (god forbid) children
    you will be blamed for what ya never did
    others may take the credit for your hard labours
    you will be spurned when you most needed love
    you will be swamped when you most needed solitude

    be compassionate
    be friendly
    be understanding
    exactly the way

    good things will turn ugly
    ugly things will become hideous
    you will inevitably become olde
    and the world will rush on by you
    and you may feel used up and useless
    others will surpass you

    be compassionate
    be friendly
    be understanding
    exactly the way

    youre jealous of some geezer
    who suddenly croaks in a bad way
    what do you do with yer jealousy then?

    be compassionate
    be friendly
    be understanding
    exactly the way

    i never wanted to be me
    anyone but me
    of course i look at all the others
    the ones i dont want to be

    be compassionate
    be friendly
    be understanding
    exactly the way

    i been around
    i been watching
    i seen the beggars n the cripples
    i seen the hopeless n helpless
    i seen the hippo-crits n pharisees too
    i seen villains get rich n happy
    i seen heroes dying almost alone
    i seen money and rich guys
    i seen junkies with nothing at all
    nothing left except what theyre wearing
    i seen healers and magic
    i seen miracles and atrocities
    i seen an idiot fix an election n no one could stop it
    i seen slob-o-dan milosy-vitch
    and general rat-ko and dr evil whatsis-vitch
    i seen my kids being born
    i seen mobs elevating people
    i seen mobs turning nasty
    i seen unexpected help and love from enemies
    i seen friends turn their back
    i found out people i thought i hated i really loved
    and vice versa
    i seen breast implants
    i seen plastic surgery
    i seen western imperialism
    i seen the meat n arms industries
    i seen drunk driving and its result
    i seen trump and his ilk sell of the earth
    i seen monarchies
    i seen what we done to the animals n the natives
    but still

    be compassionate
    be friendly
    be understanding
    exactly the way

    love

    .

  21. avatar
    View Call Log | 10 April 2008 at 4:20 am #

    This evening’s call log is brought to you by a person I haven’t spoken to in over 159 months, roughly 13 years.

    Date: Apr 9, 2008 8:50pm CST
    Type: Placed Call
    Duration: 38:20sec

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2008 at 4:44 am #

    just being alive to share this planet with the trees, birds, animals and flowers is a real gift….today’s blog was fantastic sk!
    cheers
    hansi from the rhine

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2008 at 5:48 am #

    am gone …tomorrow is too late….if complacency or apathy stops you ?good onya!tomorrow is to late for sorrys n reeling back n in…n all that bs…with friendship,compassion,n understanding….for myself,as well as the rest of the universe,Me.xo

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2008 at 6:36 am #

    hey,easy’s got to be “hard”,if ya push the limits…easy is no god…easy has limits of angelic nature,but….man,has she been patient,and kind,and respectful…wanna even up the playing field…try a little kindness,coz if you try a little kindness,you can overlook the blindness,of the narrow minded people,on the narrow minded street!yeah?…or maybe you just like the attention lavished by us both,or all…quite remarkable actually!that someone so special,could be so…..?far out eh?..betcha dont do anything about it,cos ya couldnt be bothered really…a shame really .x

  25. avatar
    Ethereal Butterfly | 10 April 2008 at 7:24 am #

    When you’ve been close to death; when you’ve had a debilitating illness; when you’re spirit’s been broken & you’ve been lifted up again then you come to a place such as this – wise detachment & understanding. Youth is wasted on the young. Thank you for these wise words. Love Heather

  26. avatar
    Galamor the wizard | 10 April 2008 at 7:36 am #

    There is a “reason”………… and John Lennon said it in Imagine.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2008 at 7:55 am #

    aya denz?patrons ,i sing!clarity please?do it?or dont!n get stuffed…get yer own boot up yer own jexy!thatd be pleasurable eh?…i’ll help ya outta the lotus,n into the ass-umed pozzie if ya wish…but then am outta here…coz ye can untangle yer own mess,once ive helped ya create it.x

  28. avatar
    Ross B | 10 April 2008 at 9:05 am #

    There’s not much to add on to what all the good people have commented on this blog, other than I’m very moved by this piece and I think – *know* – you’re a wonderful man Steve.

    May I share from my own experience that I wouldn’t trade in any of the trauma, dysfunction & heaviness I was born into and had to sludge my way through up to my early 30’s, leading to psychosomatic illness, for the blessedness I feel for life, that there are so many good things in my life and that life is good – everything I have been and had to pass through has brought me to this point, and I am always grateful for that, and for the reversal of that aforementioned condition.

    Have a good day all, r.

  29. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 10 April 2008 at 9:35 am #

    funny how “the truth” hurts so good, i wonder what wood have happened if i didn’t find myself just for you…
    mjnjr

  30. avatar
    emily teechen | 10 April 2008 at 9:35 am #

    xxx

  31. avatar
    princey | 10 April 2008 at 10:18 am #

    You’re so right sk, make the most of it, be nice to other beings, enjoy what you got, smile, listen to music, read a blog….life’s too short!
    I loved this blog, lifted my spirit (u seem to do that alot sk), just another reason why I love you so Time Being 🙂
    Amanda

  32. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 10 April 2008 at 12:10 pm #

    Phew! Seems you covered it all with this wonderful blog. One of your best ever!

  33. avatar
    restaurant mark | 10 April 2008 at 12:12 pm #

    like veleska said…it’s all about the golden rule…could be a much better world if we all at least some of the time went by it. you know i learned it in 1st grade…maybe 2nd. talking to my kids about it just last week…after they had some fight about something…neither one of them had heard it. they apparently don’t teach it anymore???
    hell, we had to memorize it. what are they teaching now…every man for himself?

    anyway…one of your best blogs…preach on white hippy moses!

    by the way…didn’t have time to post yesterday, but all of the music news sounds enticing…can’t wait!

    take care…love ya man

    mark

  34. avatar
    tim | 10 April 2008 at 12:16 pm #

    btw..

    my father and many of my relatives are witnesses. I have resisted it all my life….my cousin was in a car wreck and died at age 19 because his mother refused to let the doctors give him a blood transfusion, its against “the truth”…how can someone be so brainwashed as to let that happen? I can not fathom. My nephew left home…well was kicked out recently when he told his parents he would no longer be a witness….he claims they have predicted the end of the world on 5different occassions…bull shit!

  35. avatar
    Leelinau | 10 April 2008 at 12:33 pm #

    i seen unexpected help and love from enemies
    i seen friends turn their back

    That statement has been proven true a coupla times so far….

    wtF is THAT about??

    O_o

    xo

    ^_^

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2008 at 1:40 pm #

    It seems like you have already been a lot of what you envy, a lot of what you despise, a lot of what you are thankful that you’re not.
    This blog is like an affirmation for you.

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2008 at 2:41 pm #

    steve,

    i’ve read your blog for a while now and have never brought myself to post a comment.

    your poetry means alot to me…i’m grateful for your gift of it to those of us who are willing to listen.

    thanks for a moment of sanity today in my crazy fucked up world.

    love,

    sean

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2008 at 3:08 pm #

    hi steve,
    your blog is such a gift, truly inspiring. just want to say thank u, and hello. i look forward to buying all the new stuff, and still holding out hope will see you again here in euro land. KevinN

  39. avatar
    12str | 10 April 2008 at 5:06 pm #

    i can´t say how much this blog has given me..following you through life in this form is much more intresting than any documentary soap you ever saw or will see.
    Your words makes people laugh and cry.You move and touch people everyday here.

    don´t stop!

  40. avatar
    tara novacaine | 10 April 2008 at 5:18 pm #

    Steve – the part about one old guy’s compliment meaning more than a wilderness of rock festivals was great. couple some of your words from today with paintings and photographs, put them in a cool book binding, and you’ll have created a gift that others can share with friends. i’d buy it.

    like a lot of other posts today, i’m a frequent reader who rarely comments. but today was just that good. thanks, and God bless you.

  41. avatar
    CSTCoach | 10 April 2008 at 5:34 pm #

    This was truly one of your most moving blogs yet. Surely the most honest, the one that lays it all out bare. It’s easy to discount such words from others, to brush them off as empty preaching. But its quite another when it comes from someone whose work you’ve followed over the years – simply because you see evidence of the lessons learned. The transcendence is obvious to all who’ve been watching.

    I find this the toughest lesson to take:

    “my friend in hospital…why god why?
    but frank says
    we will all learn by his example
    this is his gift
    though the price is a terrible one for him….”

    For anyone who has been in that position where you now find yourself, sitting by and watching a loved one pass, the far easier choice is to become bitter. To get angry and succeed in spite of the cruelty and transitoriness of life. To claw your way up no matter how it tries to beat you down. It takes a great soul to find compassion instead. As one of the other sort, i thank you for that shining example. I hope one day i can come around to that.

  42. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 10 April 2008 at 6:51 pm #

    Sk’s illuminating spiritual and philosophical blogs will only resonate with people who have advanced conscience development and elevated emotional IQs.

    Lamentably, a large percentage of humanity are sociopaths incapable of feeling empathy, guilt, anxiety, sorrow or reverence for life. Too many of these sociopaths are corporate greedheads, world leaders, politicians, warmongers, murderers, hunters and financiers. There’s too many Dick Cheney’s and too few Gandhi’s. It’s good to read the daily blog of somebody in Gandhi’s turf.

  43. avatar
    ScaughtFive | 10 April 2008 at 7:05 pm #

    That one will stay with me awhile, Killah. Goodness onya for pulling it out of the everywhat. You know, the sweetest whisper told me last night that we are like refracted light; specular at times and subjective, and then diffuse and collective at others – on and always ever shall been. One, one, wonderful.

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2008 at 8:15 pm #

    “Confront your darkness.
    It hates the light.”

    Wow.
    My favorite line in it.

    Mark
    Tampa, Fl

  45. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 10 April 2008 at 8:37 pm #

    i’m so pleased i got up early this morning and read yesterday’s blog…i’ll carry it through today (and beyond) and remember it when the load’s getting a little heavy…
    blessed be, steve, love always…

  46. avatar
    isolde | 10 April 2008 at 8:49 pm #

    Consider yourself at home
    Consider yourself one of the family
    We’ve taken to you so strong
    It’s clear we’re going to get along
    Consider yourself well in
    Consider yourself part of the furniture
    There isn’t a lot to spare
    Who cares?..What ever we’ve got we share!

    If it should chance to be
    We should see
    Some harder days
    Empty larder days
    Why grouse?
    Always a-chance we’ll meet
    Somebody
    To foot the bill
    Then the drinks are on the house!
    Consider yourself our mate
    We don’t want to have no fuss,
    For after some consideration, we can state…
    Consider yourself
    One of us!

  47. avatar
    davem | 10 April 2008 at 9:58 pm #

    Looks like THE blog, but I’ve just come in from a 14-hour stint at work followed by a 25th wedding anniversary party (not mine). I’m wrecked and knackered so will save this to read on Saturday!!
    Much love to you SK.
    x

  48. avatar
    davem | 10 April 2008 at 10:05 pm #

    Sod it, whilst a tad mashed i read it anyway.
    Just brilliant.
    For years I’ve wished to be you, That talent/charisma/voice/presence. But hey-ho then I wouldn’t have enjoyed being the recipient of all your art and the love you give us through it.
    God bless you SK…and all the great people on here.

  49. avatar
    tim | 10 April 2008 at 10:46 pm #

    I was going to start the comments with

    “best blogg ever” but didn’t feel comfortable for some reason…glad others were thinking the same..

    I also think the same as b.c.

    “The Church being denied universal fame and fortune is tenably the greatest crime against music that the music industry has rather inadvertantly or recklessly perpetrated.”

    so how do we rectify the mis-justice?

    peace!

    timf.

    p.s.

    how about a little painkiller over here …i’m jonesin’brother

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 April 2008 at 2:54 am #

    I was with you til the don’t eat dead things part.

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 April 2008 at 4:50 am #

    “confront your darkness
    it hates the light”

    Brilliant. I’m thinking about how I like to kill humans and that I should confront it. Maybe that will make it stop.

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 April 2008 at 1:31 pm #

    Isolde,

    Were you the Artful Dodger in the school play too?

    Imagine.

    B.Bon

  53. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2008 at 4:29 am #

    beautiful .x

  54. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2008 at 10:26 am #

    pastel pate on pale rye thankyou ,swat id like!


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