Who Sang Essence? The Church

The Church Gold Afternoon Fix cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990-2-22
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/New Wave/Indie Rock
length: 5:16
producer: Waddy Wachtel and The Church
membranophone: Richard Ploog
vocal: Steve Kilbey
mixer: Waddy Wachtel and Shep Lonsdale
engineer: Shep Lonsdale
guitar: Marty Willson-Piper and Peter Koppes
bass guitar & keyboard: Steve Kilbey
assistant engineer: Joe Schiff
Some other versions of "Essence"

Lyrics
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


Lust and love take the masculine
Ambition and war take the boys
Pin the tail on the alpha male
A little man making big noise


It's not the engine or chassis
It's not the weapon or length
Your war dance I guess got this place in this mess
But there's something that's stronger than strength


Metaphor is a goddess
A king that's fit for a queen
The opposite side of that armored old hide
I hope you know what I mean



Tracklist
Cassette 1
  • 1 Pharaoh
  • 2 Metropolis
  • 3 Terra Nova Cain
  • 4 City
  • 5 Monday Morning
  • 6 Russian Autumn Heart
  • 7 Essence
  • 8 You're Still Beautiful
  • 9 Disappointment
  • 10 Transient
  • 11 Laughing
  • 12 Fading Away
  • 13 Grind

  • Release information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: Cassette
    barcode: 7822185794
    script: Latin