Steve Kilbey

Anglo-Australian singer, song writer and bass guitarist

Steve Kilbey (Born 13 September 1954) is the lead singer of Australian independent band The Church. He is also a songwriter, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, poet and painter.


  • Just like you I am a wanderer
    Wandering, wondering Outrunning all my previous lives
    So cleave to me just like a tiny storm
    A raining and a thundering
    Coming out of clear blue skies - "All I Know"
  • There were many guests at the table
    Misfortune, jealousy, and sloth
    Acting fine, drink the wine
    Spill it on the tablecloth - "Feast"
  • And she beckons to you with her fingers and lies
    She says: can't you slice the price of your paradise. ~ A Month of Sundays
  • Like a womb, the night was all around ~ Disappear
  • Ugliness you have to know, beauty you can't teach ~ Disappear
  • You stare down at some crowd from your trapeze
    And when you fell they fell down on their knees
    And when you broke they scrambled for a piece
    And when you spoke I felt their anger freeze. ~ Metropolis
  • I paid eighty dollars for this wedding ring, I couldn't take it off if I tried... ~ Hotel Womb
  • She put her foot down on the oscillation pedal, she was a transdimensional speeder... ~ Terra Nova Cain
  • The pines smell sweet in the frozen air,
    and their silhoutte's just fading there,
    the wolves crouch close, against the snow
    but where we're running I don't know,
    In villages and soft sad towns
    the candles sway as night comes down,
    cold bones creak and strange beasts cry,
    watching shadows in the sky...
    All I have, all I need, all I providence. ~ Providence
  • On this very spot a great city once stood,
    It oozed with evil but it felt so good... ~ City
  • It's never as good as I hoped or as bad as I feared ~ Into My Hands
  • In the space between our houses
    some bones have been discovered
    but our procession lurches on
    as if we have recovered... ~ Destination
  • Great cities, or the endless beautiful plains stretched out before
    his jaded gaze and disappeared into the nothingness of his feeling. ~ Fall in Love
  • Follow her down to worship some god
    Who never speaks to me, I wonder if that's odd
    Then he says you're never listening. ~ Lost
  • The universe is female
    Eluding the science of men
    You sway and you swagger with your neat little dagger
    You're gonna blow it again ....
    I'll prove her existence in everything
    The soul of her rivers and stones
    Her acquiescence in everything
    Her essence, her presence, her bones. ~ Essence
  • The world keeps spinning, people keep sinning
    all the rest is just bullshit. ~ Authority
  • You can't be a lover if you want to keep on using
    What are you using that's stronger than the love
    Sometimes I'm knocked out by the damage that you're doing
    Knocked out, locked out, push comes to shove
    Listen to the wind tearing at the windows
    Watching how the white moon melts into the cloud
    Important little tyrants, impotent little pharaohs
    Men/man of sorrows lost into the crowd ~ Richochet
  • Sometimes I wander under prehistoric skys
    Here she comes with a penetrating stare
    cold desert stars feel and sparkle like frost, they are so lost
    his seed of adulation is your butter and your bread,
    it's an exquisite corpse and its lips are red
    If you're alone and you're feeling blue,
    everyone in Persia probably feels like you do. ~ Lost
  • Why are those buildings swaying like trees? ~ Hotel Womb
  • Close to you, hear all you say
    Even though you're continents away ~ It Doesn't Change
  • I've got a nickname for you, I call you weakness
    I get a little strength out too, or is it meekness ~ Paradox
  • Everything is going wrong
    All my songs are coming true ~ Mistress
  • Inside the car sat a sulky blonde
    And on her lap the road went on and on
    As she dresses I look to the ground
    Perhaps I know where the place can be found, and on ~ The Night is Very Soft
  • Beyond that void is a place
    Where figments from bad dreams are banished
    Childhood nightmares all come seeking
    And adult logic nearly vanished ~ Chaos
  • Our instruments have no way of measuring this feeling
    Had ever got below the floor
    Or penetrate the ceiling ~ Destination
  • So now we're cruisin' down this shuddering highway with the dead sun shining on my back. ~ Myrrh
  • Loving, we've been loving, but sometimes hate is better
    You can't keep out the killers with love, man
    Hating, we've been hating, but only love can heal up the hate ~ Nightfriends

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