Sunday, 31 July 2011

We Become You

Track 8 from the album Havoc Monk Unseen.

Watching you all day
Cos our government needs to know
What you had for breakfast
What you'll have for dinner
Microphones installed
And cameras in place
Every word is transcribed
Added to your big file
There's so many of us watching
We become you
Trying to put ourselves in yourselves
We become you
Filtering your words
Through the prism of doctrine
Are you passing on instructions
While dandling your grandchild?
I hang on every note
As you practise your violin
Perhaps the frantic bowing
Conceals a burst of Morse code