Each era throws up new poets.
Les Visible‘s classic Let me see if I have got this right? is still my favourite 9-11 ballard.
Let me see if I have got this right
some stone age arabs hi-jacked four commercial flights
then flew them all at high speed into targets on the ground
and none of them were stopped cause, uh… no one was around?
Les Visible: 9-11 was an inside job
there were lap dancers in Florida and passports in New York
where nothing else survived. Is this some kind of joke?
three enormous buildings melt to nothing on the ground
like timed demolition but no evidence was found
No evidence was found cause they carted it away
they quickly melted it all down and shipped it to Bombay.
the president read nursery rhymes to a peer group in the south
banal cloaking lunacy kept pouring from his mouth
While the two towers burned
while the pentagon trembled
while the nation stood in shock
the president dissembled
let me see if I got this right
seven of the hijackers weren’t even on the flights
and no jet fighters scrambled though they were supposed to be
well like they did for that golfers plane, lade dade de.
the president said he saw a plane crash on TV
But according to the timeline there’s no possibility
The medias in lockstep ballroom waltzing through the lies
and nobody knows anything, they just let it slide
have I got it right that afterwards he ran and hid
and through his life before he failed at everything he did
he didn’t even show up at the Texas National Guard
Whilst evading Vietnam and snorting on the job
they made him Texas governor where he accomplished dick
and then he fronted for the coup oh yeah they’re plenty slick
after purging out the voter roles they went to the supremes
merrily merrily oh this is quite obscene
and then the twin towers burned
and then the jackboots started pounding…