Dave Jones' alternative lyric to the James/Atkin song 'The Wristwatch For A Drummer'
The Amiga Commodore Amstrad Infocom 7T-II Is the only PC for a poet It won a Nobel And they don't know it. The Amiga Commodore Amstrad Infocom 7T-II Can handle more than simple scansion It structures stanzas, Spenser style Tightens meters, even while Magnifying rhythmic tension ! The Amiga Commodore Amstrad Infocom 7T-II It's a brilliant creation For the Age of Information Microprogrammed nanochips Neural networks, SIMMs and SIPs All in pico-miniaturisation! It started with Babbage and Ada L. Byron produced some designs as well The Poetic Engine would grind like hell And greet the world in couplets But you know what made those wheels hum ? Coleridge spiked the oil with opium... The Amiga Commodore Amstrad Infocom 7T-II It's early versions were behind the Beat revolution "Howl" was just another stage in its evolution. Allen Ginsburg used the one they built at M.I.T. Ferlinghetti's was hidden behind his stacks Kerouac tried to use his on the road And came back with "Doctor Sax". The Amiga Commodore Amstrad Infocom 7T-II Can be worn concealed when you go slamming So you can wow the customers cramming In to see all the poets jamming Side by side, on the stage and ramming Mordant rhymes into verses damning Modern times with an MC hamming Intros It feeds you lines to help you when The guy you slammed's bouncing back again It'll leave them groping and lost for words Your poems will take off and soar like birds This PC is the one to use You'll write like Petrarch or Willem Kloos Who needs a Thesaurus ? Get an Amiga Commodore Amstrad Infocom 7T-II It's the only PC for a poet It won a Nobel And they don't know it. Now the silicon platters glitter In the fabs and clean rooms while the steppers chatter Etching cities in the lattice From this the PC rises like a ghost from the machine So celebrate today its lofty status For the muse has found a place Where pulse and meter reign Where art and science are as one Where Einstein meets Verlaine In.... The Amiga Commodore Amstrad Infocom 7T-II It's the only PC for a poet It won a Nobel And they don't know it.
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