arrowHome arrow Written arrow Steve Kilbey arrow Karmic Hit Previews & Rarities Tuesday, 16 January 2018  
The Church
  All I ever wanted to see...was just invisible to me.
 
Home
News
FAQ
Written
Lyrics (ext. site)
Discography (ext. site)
Image Gallery
Video and Audio
Guitar Tab (ext. site)
- - - - - - -
Buy Church Music
Links
Contact Us
- - - - - - -
Old Shadow Cabinet
Top Sites

Official band site
Official Site

 

Discography and Lyrics
Discography, Lyrics, Tours

 

Hotel Womb - Bulletin Boards Dedicated to the Church Fan
Forums

 

 

Steve Kilbey's blog
Steve's blog


Immersion Music - Peter Koppes' label
Peter's Labels' Site

 

Spacejunk - Tim Powles 
Tim's Studio Site

 

Marty Willson-Piper's Official Homepage
Marty's Facebook

 

 Heliopolis - a Steve Kilbey site now hosted here

Steve Kilbey fan site, 

(archived here)

Karmic Hit Previews & Rarities Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 October 2012

These are the lyrics to Steve Kilbey tracks that appeared on the Karmic Hit Previews & Rarities compilations.

Karmic Hit Previews & Rarities

Trilemma
[added Feb. 5, 2002]

Where'd you get the stolen impression
Where'd you get the wrong direction
Where'd you get the answer where there isn't one
Where'd you get the idle nerve from
Where'd you get the angle uncut from
Where'd you get the ending when it's just begun

Everybody searchin' for gratification
No one's got a grip on the situation
I just can't believe the things you say

How'd you ever expect to feel it
How'd you ever expect to steal it
How'd you come to be here when you can't get in
How'd you think it was gonna end up
Why'd you want to send your friend up
How's it gonna be when the cold sets in

Everybody's down for a New Year's honor
They're all working on a new persona
I just can't believe the things you say

When do you think it's gonna get better
When do you think you'll break these fares (2:33)
When do you learn to ask for another one
When do you stop counting your blessings
When do you stop learning your lessons
When do you understand it isn't much fun

Everybody's trying to do their best
And the wicked don't get no rest
I just can't believe the things you say

 

Bossa
[rev. Jan. 24, 2002]

The standing invitation to the back of beyond
Beyond which no man dares tread
They do the bossa nova in Wilmington and Dover
In clover, over your head

Saddle your cow
We're leavin' right now
Take off your skin
Or we'll never get in

The drummer's name is Jerry
The singer she is Sherry
The trumpet man is called something Dutch
The vibraphone is shimmer
The room is getting dimmer
A glimmer, a touch too much

The gang is all here
They're drowning in beer
Pull up a chair
Or just lay on the stairs

It's getting faster
It's getting tighter
It's getting easy
Downtown tonight

The bartender is tender
Hey big spender, can't you lend me a dollar or two?
And ain't that Maureen by the cigarette machine
And ain't that Hortence, too

Breathe in the smoke
Laugh at this joke
You'll have to shout
If you want to get out

It's getting faster
It's getting tight
It's getting easy
Downtown tonight

 

Aquanaut
[added Feb. 5, 2002]

Max Sharp was an aquanaut
With the gills and fin
Especially bred for the oceany bed
Waterproof head and skin

Going down to the submarine town
20 fathoms deep
Whoever thought a man breathin' water
I wonder if there's trouble with the bubbles when he sleeps

Mermaids in underwater glades
Playing with electric eels
Deep sea shock of Davey Jones' Lock[er]
Rockin' from his head to his heels

One was quite a dish but she was half a fish
If only, he wished she had legs
I guess he saw her, hooked on Neptune's daughter
Now they're expecting their first eggs

Max Sharp was an aquanaut
With the fins and gills
He swims where he pleases in the seven seas
Jesus, what a thrill

But the Navy boys with the sonar noise
Sailing in the tubs of tin
Got him with torpedoes in the back of his Speedos
Holy Toledo, that was the end of him

 

Karmic Hit Previews and Rarities, Volume 2
A Means To An End
[rev. Dec. 28, 2006]

I'll make it brief, it worked like a charm
French cigarettes and a girl on my arm
On Tuesdays I knew, on Wednesdays I guessed
They never asked why, they said I knew best
Congratulations, gorgeous blue tints
Our room is swimming and I feel like a prince
The garden is open (make up) and the rain blends (break up)
Her house is empty (shake up), a means to an end

Rough stones are wet, just you and me
Her body's a mass of geography
The Eiffel Tower is fizzing champagne
Absent minded I drink it again
It puts the velvet in vanity
I hope this dark night will carry me
The garden is open (make up) and the rain blends (break up)
Her house is empty (shake up), a means to an end

A wagon of dreams comes over the bridge
Destination: the sleep of the rich
In the narrow lane she stands 5 foot 4
Destination: the sleep of the poor
How long this lasts, I've no idea
It could be a minute, it could be a year
The garden is open (make up) and the rain blends (break up)
Her house is empty (shake up), a means to an end

Make up, break up, shake up,
A means to an end

 

Gone For Good
[added Jan. 21, 2002]

Left me lonely on the shore
Left me burning for some more
Yeah, it's okay to disappear
Say farewell to once held dear

Gone for good
Gone for good
Gone for good
Gone for good

Left me waiting for the kill
Left me sitting with the bill
It's okay if you vanish now
Guess that I'll get home some how

Gone for good
Gone for good
Gone for good
Gone for good

 

Karmic Hit Previews & Rarities Vol 3
The Australian Night
[added Dec. 9, 2005]

Been away so long
Long ago when I met you
And it felt so wrong
But I couldn't forget you

I was lonely
And I missed your light
I was lonely
In the Australian night
In the Australian night
In the Australian night

And I traveled so far
But there was something about you
Then they made me a star
But I was nothing without you

I was lonely
And I missed your light
I was lonely
In the Australian night
In the Australian night
In the Australian night

Aeroplanes and photographs
Summer days we played for laughs
Dressing up and dressing down
Driving 'round and 'round this town
Aimed for the moon (and you)
You might hit the stars

Now I'm back to stay (I'm back to stay)
And I would never desert you
With you every day (in every way)
And I could never hurt you

'Cause I was lonely
And I missed your light
I was lonely
In the Australian night
In the Australian night
In the Australian night

 

I See Your Beginning
[From a demo reel dated Dec. 14, 1983.]

[rev. Dec. 8, 2005]

Don't touch the snake who beckons you, his eyes are full of ice
You'll be slippery just like he is, living on many mice

And I see you're beginning to undergo a subtle change of scale
It's not the first time that I've noticed, and there on hangs a tale

The royalties that they bring at you almost brush your ears
Some people just arrived from another world that isn't far from here

And I see you're beginning to understand that your circulation's been weird
And you squeeze the life out of everything, exactly as I feared

I see your beginning
I see your beginning
I see your beginning
I see your beginning
I see your beginning
I see your beginning

 

Unfinished Kirtan For Krishna
[added Dec. 9, 2005]

Hey Krishna
Hey Rama
Oh Vishnu
Narayana

(repeated 4 times)

Oh Krishna
Oh Rama
Oh Vishnu
Narayana

(repeated 7 times)

Oh Krishna
Oh Rama
Hey Vishnu
Narayana

Hey Krishna
Hey Rama
Hey Vishnu
Narayana

(repeated 4 times)

Most Read
 
top


Mambo is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.
design by mambosolutions.com
Page was generated in 0.032303 seconds: Left = 0.016629, Top = 0.016559, Main=0.017218, Right = 0.014253 Bottom=0.017392

 
0 queries executed