Sunday, 12 August 2012

The Western Tower

Track 11 from the album Havoc Monk Unseen.

It started as a drawing draughted by an architect
Everyone assumed that he knew what he was doing
The structure started rising
They must have had some second thoughts
Is it meant to be that ugly?
Are we meant to feel sick?
Fifteen stories high, a pile of concrete in the sky
People come from miles around just to gaze upon the Western Tower
An architectural crime, it must have made sense at the time
Somebody was very proud when they came up with the Western Tower
A shop that sells chicken (kind of like a KFC)
A miserable reception, a lift that smells of wee
A message placed in Reading
Nobody knows what it means
The windows filled with letters: HAVOC MONK UNSEEN
They want to knock it down, so they can build something worse
They might not have to bother: the vandals got their first
Kicked in all the toilets, lighting fires in a bin
Left behind a shell, demolished from within