posted on October 14, 2009 at 5:53 am

a giant mythological bird
roc n rule
plug in here in this channel
in this english channel
cause we rock in english
we opera in italian
and we poem in france
and we dream in colour
because we are not dogs or cats
and we bury our dead in the earth
and the sun is up behind the clouds
and music at the core of silent things
and the marvellous out of the ordinary
and the rock within the roll
and i know how now
i got the knowhow nohow
i stumble into the middle of a song
a 2 minute song
say it and shut up fast
a 2 minute song like a 2 minute egg
hatching before your eyes
a little roc
a little role
a little self control
uniquely common
common or english garden
sitting in an english garden
that i have never done
i wander thru virtual instruments in a menu
i lose myself in the foggy piano
i get to know myself better as i wait for the strings
i have a coffee at some alpine cafe
i have a smoke round the back of the gym
i get changed into my costume
i get out my box of 2 minute songs
i hawk them shamelessly
all thru transvaal
i get that t rex thing i like
cant you move on someone suddenly asks
as purple evening drips down the chimney
and london comes out of sydney and stands there
and i cant get at the master volume
because my bass line has gobbled up my voices
and i got hiss and hum on
and i stand backstage at my last ever gig
pancake makeup covers my old lined face
my guitar hangs there limp
my cocaine has clumped in the damp confines
my charisma has congealed in my veins
my message unheeded
my car clamped and toad
my pass revoked
my ticket invalidated
my money counterfeit
my 2 minute songs are over
my shadow bows
my fingers nod
my mouth drums
my shoulders kiss my back
the tiny bells shrug
the slug of booze
the hug of smoke
the chug of the mute palm ostinato
the drug of the thud thud thud
hallelujah rocknroll
a chasm in the music cracks and out comes singing madwomen
we speed down a highway in our convertibubble
we copy and move memory
we take a drug called chances
we slake a thirst called knowledge
we make a love called life
writing songs is the easy part
you want a song
bang bang bang
mummy changes hands
the future suppurates waiting to be revealed
the past frizzles away in the pan
hollywood burps
washington frowns
london shivers
sydney yawns
down in antarctica they set up the amps for the big show in 2012
the roadies dressed in white like the snow
the whales gathered offshore
the caravans for the stars
trailers of the magnificent
the limos are pulled by reindeer and huskies
get ready
the ice moves
the drums roll
the band has assembled
i dont know how this is gonna end
there…ive said it
i dont know how this is gonna end

16 Responses to “you will find it when i am gone”

  1. avatar
    Metafor | 14 October 2009 at 6:54 am #

    love the blog, been reading for quite a while. i just wanted to tell you something if you have a moment. i sat down with my 19-year-young son yesterday. i popped in the goldfish dvd. we watched for some time. during Fly i looked at my son and i saw tears on his cheeks. he said 'dad, i'm getting emotional. i've listened to this music ever since i can remember. it's still the greatest music i've ever heard.'

    thank you for so much great music. you have been my favorite since 81.

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    cazziem | 14 October 2009 at 8:13 am #

    "pancake makeup covers my old lined face
    my guitar hangs there limp”

    Music keeps us young and alive, so this will never be you; oh and you're welcome to come sit in my English garden anytime you like!

    Thoroughly enjoyed the abundance of similes and metaphors which no-one can quite deliver the way you do. Really looking forward to getting hold of your compilations of 2 minute songs, maybe you could call it ‘Two Minutes To Park The Garageband’.

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    princey | 14 October 2009 at 10:24 am #

    Can't wait for those 2 minute masterpieces sk, that means more songs squeezed on the album, so, the more the merrier, yeah!
    "Maggies 2 Minute Noodles" were (and still are) a hit worldwide, so too can sk's "2 Minute Ditties"

  4. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 14 October 2009 at 11:11 am #

    where DO you get your funky t-shirts?????

    love always…..

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 October 2009 at 11:43 am #

    Hopefully it will end with a some generous contributions from all who enjoy this blog everyday

  6. avatar
    Freddie | 14 October 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    So is that going to be the title for your new double CD of two minute songs…
    “Say it and shut up fast” ??? 😀

    What are we supposed to find when you’re gone?
    How much we miss ya?

    Can ya sing one more two minute song before you go?
    More please and more and more and more and more and……..more…..∞
    It’s never over m’lord.
    You might be a young rock n roller on planet Zanakar
    Your tentacles will play some fine glowing instrument
    a glorious song of your creation, a two minute song…
    and your melodic voice will rise and fill our empty spaces.
    I wish I knew.

  7. avatar
    matthew | 14 October 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    Metafor… that's the most moving thing I've read in ages. Sincere thanks.

  8. avatar
    Saint Louie | 14 October 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    "the band has assembled
    i dont know how this is gonna end
    there…ive said it
    i dont know how this is gonna end "

    YES!!! Does dat mean durs new Church music on the horizon!? One can only hope and wait in anticipation 😉

    Also can't wait fur yur new double CD/DVD…

    Have ants in me pants…

  9. avatar
    davem | 14 October 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    I hope that last ever gig is years away yet. I'm a positive person and look forward to hearing sk in 2013, 2014, 2015…
    Love yer loads killer.

  10. avatar
    EDD | 14 October 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    What are you worried about getting old for? You're gonna be creating til you die whether people are paying attention or not. You'll be there painting and look up and see the end of the world, realise 2012 snuck up on you and go out laughing. I really want to try to buy one of yer paintings some day. Would be nice.

  11. avatar
    pennybridge | 14 October 2009 at 7:50 pm #

    Dear noiseaholics, calmophobics, churchomaniacs n devoted rockloveranos(?) in the TTB-universe. I enjoyed reading the comments yesterday.

    Glad you extended music month, maestro Kilbey, it rox!

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    Saint Louie | 14 October 2009 at 10:16 pm #

    I left a comment earlier and was thinking a different aspect on that earlier when i commented (and still mean what i said earlier too), but after reading Steve's blog once more…I guess if your last gig was yur last gig then yull nevur know, but man what a grim thought though!?

    "Nobody knows anything but the far long rags of growing old"…Jack Kerouac.

    On that note…why does art n music get more popular when an artist dies? (not trying to say anything here to you, but damn…just sayin') that it happens ALL THE TIME in this cruel World of ours, and true for Elvis, Lennon, Harrison, Hendrix, Joplin, and all the other greats or many artists out there? Why?

    Well anyway…may The Church be with you and "Live Long and Prosper!" as Spok would say.

    For "The Time Being" …we can, and will appreciate all you have to offer us Steve 🙂

    Can't wait fur the new double CD/DVD and new Church stuff if that's what you meant that "…the band has assembled"…haha, if so, cool, if not, jus messin' round.

    Many Thanks!

  13. avatar
    princey | 14 October 2009 at 10:38 pm #

    You don't really mean it's "the end" do you sk? Wow, I didn't take this blog to heart yesterday, but geeeeeez I'd miss you:(((((
    Love Amanda

    BTW,the geebees boys and girl were in the garage last night having a final listen to THE cd, they were totally blown away, it sounds awesome sk and it's not even mastered yet, there's NO WAY the end is near:))))

  14. avatar
    M E M | 14 October 2009 at 11:02 pm #

    save a ticket
    ull see me b4


  15. avatar
    eek | 15 October 2009 at 1:55 am #

    "i dont know how this is gonna end"

    Wouldn't be any fun if you did, now would it?

  16. avatar
    Jemali Jalali | 15 October 2009 at 4:01 am #

    nice shirt broseph 😉

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