I waited for an hour and a half,
Supping on a Guinness can in the drizzle
Watched buses come and go
In a never ending flow
Of reds and yellows and people I’ll never know.
Friends arrived after a nightmare with some weed
No excuses just boys
Let’s get it done.
A cheap bottle of whisky was our demise,
Too excited we roamed
Through industrial aged monolith
Four towers rising into the sky
From a giant red brick square.
We marvelled at its brilliance,
Basked in its decaying glory
Skipped a few buzzing lines,
Dropped down a wall and ran for cover.
Hopped fences, made noise
Crashed our way through stealth
Into the heart of the beast.
Laid low for twenty minutes here
Ten minutes there,
Drank more beer, sipped on more £6.99 Whiskey
And revelled in our own stupid glory.
Three untouchable boys,
In control of the night we stalked
Through dark corridors, up metal staircases,
Yanked open doors and fell upon our goal.
Sheer white brilliance, stark ice and cold
We jumped on the mattress,
Just let the good times roll.
We threw peanuts around,
Took ridiculous poses,
Smoked joints in a bath tub, smashed glasses
We were in for it then, made far too much noise.
Ran around in the dirt
Where the rocks were crumbling bones
Of a once active beast.
Searched for the access to take us up top,
Flipped round a corner
Saw blue flashing lights
Ran for cover, ducked down, but we were caught.
Just stay where you are, unless you want to get bitten,
Police dogs straining at leads just aching to bite.
So we laid down our hearts and accepted our fate,
Three corralled foolish boys, single file to the gate
it could be argued, we played chicken with fate.