Tuesday, June 20, 2006

We Have Constructed this City (Starship)

Which bridge did the peculiar and intrusive air traffic reporter reference in your city? Here in Brooklyn, it was the George Washington, but if one were to buy the album in 1985, and if one were my age at the time, one would perhaps be surprised that it was a different city that was built of rock and roll by the creaking, gasping, calculating band members.

And maybe one would have felt a bit hurt by this cynicism. Why did they do it? Don’t they need somebody to love? Wouldn’t they love somebody to love?

This is from the Italian, just like radio itself.

-- Samantha


We have constructed this city.
We have constructed this city on the cliff and the seam.

It has constructed this city.
We have constructed this city on the cliff and the seam.

Opinion: you do not know it, or you do not recognize my face.
Opinion: taken care who is not gone to that kind one of the place.
Knee in depth in the hoopla, having sunk in your fight.
Too many instabilities that eat on the night.

Marconi played the mamba, listened to the radio.
Not if remembered: of you have constructed them this city,
Has constructed this city on the cliff and the seam?

We have constructed this city. We have constructed this city on the cliff and the seam.
It has constructed this city. We have constructed this city on the cliff and the seam.

Someone that plays always the parlor games.
Who takes care itself? They are always changing the society names.
We wish as soon as to dance here. Someone has stolen the phase.
They call them irresponsible. It writes them outside of the page.

Marconi plays the mamba, listens to the radio.
You if it remembers of has constructed them this city,
Has not constructed this city on the cliff and on the seam

We have constructed this city. We have constructed this city on the cliff and the seam.
It has constructed this city. We have constructed this city on the cliff and the seam.

Other Sunday is right,
In the old police tired with the way
Has obtained the grip of the coil of arrest.
The OH, then, we have lost hardly the beat.

Who counts the monies under the bar?
Who guide the sphere of destruction in two guitars of the cliff?

She does not say to us that you have them need of,
Because we are the ship of shocks
that they try the America,
coming through your schools

(I am observing outside the surplus that bridge of the stringed instrument of the gate gilded outside the other full Saturday of sun gorgeous, not seeing those rejecting to the traffic bumper)

not remembered of (member)(member)

(Than what is your favorite wireless station, in your favorite wireless city? The city from the bay, the city that oscillates, the city that never sleeps)

Marconi played the mamba, listened to the radio,
Not if remembered of you have constructed them this city,
Has constructed this city on the cliff and the seam?

We have constructed this city. We have constructed this city on the cliff and the seam.
It has constructed this city. We have constructed this city on the cliff and the seam.

It has constructed this city, we have constructed this city on the cliff and the seam.
It has constructed this city, we have constructed this city on the cliff and the seam

(we have constructed, we we have constructed this city) has constructed this city
(we have constructed, we we have constructed to this city)

(repeats and fades)

2 comments:

Jessi Guilford said...

Blender magazine rated this the worst rock song in history, back in April 2004. Their list is on the web somewhere; I'd look but I'm lazy.

I'm not sure I agree with the ranking (It's worse than all of Bryan Adams' songs? I don't think so.), but I suppose it's still an honor of sorts.

Samantha Moss said...

Really? Worse than "Africa" by Toto?
I direct Blender magazine to the five star Amazon review that reads, in its entirity:

...my Tony plays the Bamba, listen to the radio...'nuff said

I would hyperlink it but I don't want someone to inadvertently add "Knee Deep in the Hoopla" to "The Page [They] Made"

-S