Steve Kilbey and Gareth Koch - Songs From Another Life: Music From Antiquity

Journey to Byzantium

A stranger lost in this city
What do you know
A stranger lost in this city
Where do you go
You go down down down down down down

A stranger lost in this city
Where did you turn
A stranger lost in this city
What did you learn
You learn down down down

This lunacy
Calling out for me
Calling out for me

Calling out for me
Calling out for me

Stranger lost in this city
What do you know

 

For Another Life

On the roof where the garden dreams in the moon
Oh sister at midnight where do you go
A man on a horse has paid us a visit
A sword by his side, such silver armour

I search the sky for another life
I search the sky for another way

In the city with all of its money and slaves
Oh sister at midnight where do you go
A man in a carriage has paid us a visit
A dagger in his hand from another land

I search the sky for another life

 

Nero

The legions are all lost, Germany
Then I stub my toe on the balcony
I know its not easy
The gods know I tried my best for everybody

Got no feelin' in my hand
Got no feelin'

A mother scream my name inside her dream
A brother dreamed I killed him when he killed me
You know it's not easy
I tried my best for everybody

Got no feelin' in my hand
Got no feelin'

The night is spiked, the pointed stars
In the darkness the city with its temples and parks
Sometime I feel so hemmed in, sometimes I feel so blind
Sometimes I feel the whole known world has lost its mind
Has lost its mind
Has lost its mind

 

So We Pray

A company from the north
March on tired heels
Mires and fires and ambushes
Pushing through the fields
Birds of ill omen fill the air
You can feel the presence of some devil
Working there
So we pray
So we pray
So we pray

The arrows of the prince of love
Soaked tip with death
I can feel him loose at me
Whatever of me's left
So we pray
So we pray
So we pray

Terror of the jungle
Horror of the plain
Hammer of the enemy
Comin' down again
So we pray
So we pray
So we pray

Once I knew the goddess who
Grants her worshippers luck
She took me to the temple
She rode me like a buck
So we pray
So we pray
So we pray
So we pray
So we pray

So we pray

 

Dream of a Curious Man

A terrible blessing
Was coming to my life
The enchantress
The dream of a curious man
Fortelling the plague
Drifting eastwards
A walk in the shadows
Seven moons in the sky

Oh merciless spirit
Oh merciless spirit
Oh merciless spirit

 

The Nereid

Fleetest sieve
Sweetest faith
Honey tongue
Song she sings
Holy one
Oath she bind

What would it take to change her mind
What would it take to change her mind

Fleetest kiss
Sweetest kiss
Honey tongue
Sweet as ??? [1:04]
Tiny prayer
Faith is blind

What would it take to change her mind
What would it take to change her mind

Fleetest sieve
Sweetest faith
Honey tongue
Song she sings

 

A Devil

I am a devil
You call for me
Out of my black night
See me take a shape
The spoils of war
Love of my priestesses
Sulfur and the mercury
I live upon your hope
I am a devil
I am a devil
I am a devil
I am a devil

 

Wandering & Condemned

Instrumental (except some indecipherable whispering and wailing

 

Whispers of Salvation

The afterlife is full
Of the whispers of salvation
Gilgamesh takes off his armour
In the halls of Montezuma
Servants of the tyrant
Are all fucking in the garden
The empire rolls stretched thin
Right down to the Mediterranean
The injection quack who cured you
Thrown into a dungeon
Brutal thrusts of a scimitar
Or the scar of a surgeon
Mouths spurns on in a troubled sky
Right down to the horizon
And the Tigris River burst the banks
Just short of Armageddon

 

Sweet Benediction

Sweet benediction
Let the stars burn over
My lady in summer
Moving through the night
She takes it all
She not alone
The leaves are all whispering
Under your moon
I'm just a poor man
Here in your room
Death comes to everyone
Conquerer or king
Listen on the wind
As fallen jackals sing

 

We Will Be Remembered

We will be remembered
  hoo hah
  hoo hah
We will be remembered
  hoo hah
  hoo hah
We will be remembered
  hoo hah
  hoo hah
We will be remembered
  hoo hah
  hoo hah
We will be remembered
  hoo hah
  hoo hah
We will be remembered
  hoo hah
  hoo hah
  hoo hah
We will be remembered
  hoo hah
  hoo hah
  hoo