Late Night Fun – Trampling Tokyo With Alan Moore


From Negative Burn, by Alan Moore and Art Adams, recorded by Jazz Butcher.

Oh, and this is what happens when Alan Moore draws Godzilla…


I'm tired of trampling Tokyo.

No interest remains

In eating cars or tearing down the elevated trains

And I long for Monster Island

In the late Cretaceous silence

Where every night between the perfect stars

The tiny twins hold hands and sing

While Mothra play guitar.

I'm bored to death when my every breath sets the boulevard on fire

I'm saving my residuals and I'm planning to retire

Far away on Monster Island

In the radioactive twilight

Sipping X-rays underneath a cocktail sky

Where the surf booms like Hiroshima

And the fishes really fly.

Me and Robert Oppenheimer, we shared a drink the other night

I told him, Bob, if you quit your job, or if things aren't going right

Come with me to Monster Island

Where the palm trees gleam like pylons

Where the luminous lagoon night never ends

And all my monster friends

Are singing Gojira! Gojira! Go!

And I'm so tired of trampling Tokyo.

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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