posted on October 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm

slumlord

the pendulum swings in its predicted arc

afternoon finds you with light as substance

and  your hair back an old time latticed A saint

intuitively forgetting everything just like i asked ya

out in the west its dirty and dry

i struggle to come up with even this

on the way to the citys door

microphoning along the burgeoned slip of a stream

my songs suddenly in sense-surround

i dream of vague wonders that twinkle out as i wake

fizzling in my lightly drizzled unsought thought

i vibrate gently under the room weight

i still think of harmony so far away

i scribble down something on a pad in a vestibule

i sit on another plane looking scared again

that night i hit a stage

like running into a wall like stopping dead

i assume my position the fetcher the carrier the uncertain one

bang goes drum twang throb move

some woman says something

i stop to listen

madelaine stowe screams silent in slo mo

someone edit my loop

someone come over bite

someone free these blondes someone pardon their sins

i hack through the redlight jungle

so dense on a rainy night

anxiety rides along watching me closely

a man says something

i understand he is very angry with me

i am not there i hear what hes saying tho

i sail overhead in my egotrap

i navigate the ways n why fors

i increase the bet

i shrink down small like im not at all

i must be hungry i am so empty

my recharge was unsuccessful

i should have followed the simple directions

i should heeded the prompts

morning began electric night ended nervous

the city swallows us the turbine carbides strangle

i crawl in the middle lanes as my plasma engine hesitates

i was a singer singing a song

a sing song sing along song

my song made em cry my song made em laugh

the words rushed out my throat i could not derail them

the words shot past my eyes

the words about the love in the song

i broke my songs back and i sent my song in shame

i researched my songs past

i showed up on my songs steppe

i touch my songs refrain with my mind finger

i was a some singer a singer gazelle a singer sunbeam a singer sowing machine

i was some singer singing in some silver shirt

i sang la la sha la la hi lo how do you know

im a strange person arent i ha ha ha

i sink my teef in to it

i sing baby baby baby baby baby baby baby

my winged words fly swift like darts

my crushed velvet knight his lance a lot

suitor for the sea nymph

waters wrong with this picture

i sing something about something good

i sang something bout something bad real bad

love wrong gone along song

a long along song

help you long your way

thats ok

its perfectly ok!

20 Responses to “wrought”

  1. avatar
    hellbound heart | 25 October 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    keep on singing, steve!! you gotta lotta people who lissen….

    love always……

  2. avatar
    Freddie | 25 October 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    What is that thing? That thing can sing!
    Song long, long long song… :^)
    But I don’t reckon that thing could ever sing TOO long.

  3. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 26 October 2010 at 12:04 am #

    “I sing baby baby baby baby baby baby” what were you doing- channeling Robert Plant in his heyday of lyrical configuration ?????? I am tryn to remember the Zepplin song where he says “baby” well over 100 times….? Someone will let me know out here in STEVE-LAND…please, (Baby-Im gonna leave you ????)

    Anyways…

    Sounds like you slayed them and you might be coming down from that high from an engaging performance. The reviews were fantastic from the masses, what did the so-called ‘paid’ critics say? Or were they to busy in Aussie ananlyzing another attempt by INXS to regain fame and unwarranted fortune.

    Well clean up your aura and recharge those links and limbs- you have a great award-reward waiting for you and the boys just a few sun up sun downs away. I am so proud of that. For the fan in all of us, from day one or those who just recently discovered the brilliance that is ‘the church’ , we all will be up on stage with Marty, Peter, Tim and Steve …just over your sturdy shoulders,…beaming with pure enjoyment, prouder than a pop, happy as hell. An achievement to long in the making but its here at last- Oh to be inside ur head at that moment when it all comes down. Please share those sparks in the synapses for us all they will be memorable for eternity.

    *************************** SUPER CONGRATS *******************************

    So Sincere….

    AsAlways,
    BrokenToysAndHeros-
    Darrin K.

  4. avatar
    Sidaris W. | 26 October 2010 at 2:45 am #

    Great times and Great music! Jah halla ha! It’s time and whence forth is whence then! Thanks for keeping up!
    Reincarnation and the Church go hand in hand! A great hello from a past life follower of the band!
    Yes I do believe in past lives and they are real and legit and legal!

    Sidaris W.
    http://seriessdtiiii.blogspot.com/

  5. avatar
    Lisa | 26 October 2010 at 4:42 am #

    Hells yeah! Love that incredible mind of yours sk 😀
    Waters wrong with this picture? Absolutely nothing.

  6. avatar
    Jonny Hollywood | 26 October 2010 at 5:12 am #

    song song blue Jonny Hollywood loves you, keep on rockin’ me baby…

  7. avatar
    cazziem | 26 October 2010 at 5:49 am #

    Whatever you sing and however you sing it, there are many of us out here who are lost in you uniqueness. The tone and pitch like no other have a way of making the lyrics hit straight to the soul. Encore!!!

  8. avatar
    . | 26 October 2010 at 8:39 am #

    it must have been that sad lady in ivory white
    festooned in bridal pageantry, was she dead or alive
    her make-up crudely applied as the laughter echoed the night
    puddles reflecting endless neon signs, up and down, left and right
    “where are you going young man?” she said, “running away from a fight?”
    “no, never mind, miss…” i’m a foreigner lost, “which way to station five?”
    living mannequins in a shop store window waiting to be bought, right?
    “customary here”, I thought to myself, “shopping for carnal delights?”
    dry cleaners to my right, wedding dresses hanging above in a perfect line
    the uniforms now pressed and ready for the asian ladies of the night
    got my bearings, down to the subway I ran with a perfect line of sight
    crowded underground car racing to keep schedule, nice and tight
    full of people like you and me just trying to live this life
    what we experience along the way is cruel and beautiful, is that right?

    and it never misses a beat this thing we call time

  9. avatar
    princey | 26 October 2010 at 9:30 am #

    Good luck at the Arias tomorrow night. Looking forward to the speech, don’t forget to THANK YOUR FANS,”….if it wasn’t for them (sob), we wouldn’t be here”(sob) 🙂

  10. avatar
    Karen | 26 October 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    funny… I loled
    sing a long song ding dong wig wham for a gooses bridle ..your not strange if your strange we all are ha..

    nice little ditty sk

  11. avatar
    Therese | 26 October 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    Good luck for tomorrow nite to u and the Band for the big long overdue extremely well deserved Aria award. I am sure the room full of suits, promotors, musos, tv people etc will discover/re-discover the wonders of the Church and be madly buying all the recent cds as from Thurs morn.

    Can’t wait to see the Rockwiz show (hopefully it’s not a faulty tape) on Sun.

    Will be thinking of you and the band tomorrow nite (whilst listening to Frampton & America at the Ent Centre) and will be toasting you and sending the wishes over to the Horden for all those years of hard work, thank goodness for us fiends that you have perserved.

    Play the best you’ve ever played as I know you all will.

    Peace & love
    Therese

  12. avatar
    andy | 26 October 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    are you gonna hire that tux out again for the gong show?
    play ‘block’….that’ll stump ’em!

    • avatar
      Jonny Hollywood | 27 October 2010 at 4:48 am #

      yeah play ‘block’ all night long…

  13. avatar
    Brenda | 27 October 2010 at 1:05 am #

    Steve,
    i am really trying but you’re not reciprocating. I am tired and i better quit while I am ahead.

  14. avatar
    neptune | 27 October 2010 at 5:25 am #

    Wow, I am so excited for you guys! Enjoy the moment – it’s very well deserved. Can’t wait to see, hear and read about it. Will be there in heart and spirit. Thanks for your music, your blog – and for your art. There is one that I REALLY want to buy, but … I have to wait and see …

  15. avatar
    davem | 27 October 2010 at 8:16 am #

    All the best for tomorrow.
    Proud!!

  16. avatar
    phersh2 | 27 October 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    Steve, I recall a blog several months ago where you raved on This Mortal Coil’s version of “Song To The Siren” (Tim Buckley original). Bryan Ferry covered it on his new album Olympia that came out today.

    Lush, moody, but infectious cover (love it, but much diff than This Mortal Coil’s version). Check it out here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1_JmsK3ZHs

  17. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 27 October 2010 at 11:37 pm #

    SK- If you have a second to read this-I dont want to let any cats out of the bag. Only you, in this universe, should ever be allowed to share this with the masses.

    *************You do not have to publish this if u dont want the masses to know this information, I read from Peter’s site that ‘the church’ gathered on 10/21 to prepare for the ARIA and also, discuss the future and possible writing of a new church album. If this is true, may all the creative energies and enthusiasm in the universe be stowed upon you. I have a feeling that the next church project may be the biggest EVER !!!!!! I just have that feeling, goosebumps and all. If this is true, and after the recognition that was so long in the making, the 4 collective minds will create the church masterpiece that is again, right within reach. Congrats on all the good fortune and my fingers are triple crossed on the possible news of a new church collaboration. Best to you and your family. *********************

    AsAlways,
    BrokenToysAndHeros
    Darrin K.

  18. avatar
    Steven Krut | 28 October 2010 at 8:16 am #

    Groovy is as groovy does. (I don’t know why I just said that. It just popped in my head.)

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