Saturday, June 7, 2008

What London Is

Jerusalem

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?

And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!

I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant land.

-- William Blake

5 comments:

Cikgu Screwtape said...

I hope some clean-living, diaper-changing idiot mistake this post for a tribute to London. It's a tribute, all right. But not the way you think. London is the effing alchemickal-city and Blake knew it. Even G.P. Taylor knew it (and he writes children books for a living - when he's not pastoring a vampiric-church). Even that taxi-driver in "From Hell" knew it (and he vomitted all over the place with the realization of it).

2005-2007. I was with the London Bank. Canary Wharf. The middle of the satanick-banking system sucking the world dry. Every customer had a 666 tag. Every caller was marked.

London is not the place for people who grow up reading Tintin and Asterix. Or perhaps it is? Easier to manipulate that way. London is for people who've taken the Red Pill (or is it the Blue Pill)? London is the city that wasn't built so much as it was grown from the ashes of Dead Troy and Dead Jerusalem. London is the city of Eleanor Rigby and Where My Guitar Gently Weeps. London is where da bomb must fall.

~ Edmund

Cikgu Screwtape said...

When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
Till I get to the bottom and I see you again
Yeah yeah yeah hey

Do you, don't you want me to love you
I'm coming down fast but I'm miles above you
Tell me tell me tell me come on tell me the answer
Well you may be a lover but you ain't no dancer

Now helter skelter helter skelter
Helter skelter yeah
Ooh!

Will you, won't you want me to make you
I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you
Tell me tell me tell me the answer
You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer

Look out helter skelter helter skelter Helter skelter ooh

Look out, 'cos here she comes

When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
And I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
And I get to the bottom and I see you again
Yeah yeah yeah

Well do you, don't you want me to make you
I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you
Tell me tell me tell me the answer
You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer

Look out helter skelter helter skelter
Helter skelter

Look out helter skelter
She's coming down fast
Yes she is
Yes she is coming down fast

[My head is spinning, ooh...
Ha ha ha, ha ha ha, alrgiht!
I got blisters on my fingers!]

Cikgu Screwtape said...

The apocalypse is coming.
To the desert we must go.
To hide from the face of Him.
Him that we have pierced.

~ Cikgu Screwtape

Anonymous said...

London, what THEY don't want us to know:
Warren Ellis (Walking the streets with John Constantine..)
Mike Carey (I was walking down the street too...)
Paul Grist (Kane)
Neil Gaiman (don't go down to the tubes!)
Mike Moorcock (Mother London: Its entrail a graveyard of skulls)

Pltypus
(Studying in London? get a life!)

Anonymous said...

The Londoners knows the true origin of Jerusalem as the Jebusite city. The Jebusites are really related to the Amorite people

That means they are the men of renown of Gen 6, Og being an Amorite king was one of the Gibborim. It makes sense then that William Blake refer to the rebuilding of Jerusalem on one of the land of the Aryans, namely England.

Simon