We left the city by the salt road
Singing "they built this city, built this city,
Built this city on violence and slavery"
Instead of rock and roll
But you remind me that for the Romans
Violence and slavery was rock and roll.
So they did build this city on rock and roll!
We left the city by the salt road.
John Bleasdale is a writer. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, Il Manifesto, as well as CineVue.Com and theStudioExec.com. He has also written a number of plays, screenplays and novels.