"It hurts to think that in a hundred years
We'll all just be microfiche
Our names and the names of our songs
Catalogued and filed away"
- The Church, Fog
Update Oct 2003 - Mike Fulmer has a much better maintained lyric page at http://homepage.mac.com/fipster/church/lyrics/index.html
My thanks to Paul Webb for sending (and re-sending !) all this to me.
Steve Kilbey has asked me to stress that this collection is unofficial.
This archive is in no way official, it's just the collective wisdom, what it's worth, of the members of the Seance mailing list.
Looking for meaning ? A lot of people want to know what these lyrics mean. Here's what Ambassador Londo of TV show Babylon 5 has to say after a lengthy study of them. I think Steve agrees with him :) The sound file is 200K in length.
- Of Skins And Heart Also includes "Busdriver", the b-side of "Unguarded Moment".
- Blurred Crusade
- Remote Luxury This album is made up of two EPs: Remote Luxury and Persia
- Sing Songs If you've got this, you're lucky. Two of these five songs are still not available on CD.
- Hindsight This was double album compilation of most of the singles & b-sides up to and including Heyday
- Starfish If you're a casual Net Browser and you're trying to find a song you heard a few times, but can't quite remember the name, it's the second track on this album.
- Warm Oily VoicesThis song was recorded at the same time as Drought and is still unreleased though it can be found on a tape of Steve Kilbey demo tracks making its way around the bootleg community. Thanks to Dave Allen for sending it to me.
- Warm Spell
- Unsubstantiated Only available on the soundtrack of Tequila Sunrise
- Gold Afternoon Fix
- A Quick Smoke At Spots
- Priest = Aura
- Fog A b-side from the Ripple single
- Nightmare Another b-side from the Ripple single
- Sometime Anywhere Business Woman and Authority should have been on the bonus disc.
- Somewhere Else 7 track CD that came with the first 25 000 copies of Sometime Anywhere.
Two of these songs (The Time Being and Cut In Two) should have been on the main album.
- Magician Among The Spirits I got a renewed surge of respect for many of these songs while transcribing...the lyrics are excellent !
- Comedown E.P - This 4 track single contained three songs not on the album. Get it if you can.
- White Star Line / Gypsy Stomp - Recorded during the MATS sessions these two tracks were recently released through NSEW, the Church fanzine.
- Pharmakoi / DCHWEU is the first album from The Refo:mation, a group made up of the three Australian residents in The Church - Steve, Tim and Peter.
- Room Full of Diamonds Originally recorded by The Radiators, this song was released on the Earth Music single. Marty and Steve donated the song (it was a good cause), but that didn't stop these dorks from spelling Marty's (and a couple of others') name wrong. Hands up all those who have seen articles about "Steve Kilby" and "Marty Wilson-Piper" ? What's wrong with these people !?
- Hologram of Baal
- Japanese lyrics to Starfish Do you remember which song off Starfish had the words Quick calculation led my Mary a nun ?
According to the lyric sheet in the Japanese issue of Starfish, that's what Steve sang in Lost. There's a lot more, too. Many thanks to Cathy for sending this in.
Steve Kilbey And Collaborations