This was inspired by a series of Japanese films from the 1950s featuring the Godzilla monster, which was inspired by the commercial success of King Kong (1933) and The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953). In 1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla hit theaters all over. The song lyrics depict famous scenes of Godzilla films.
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With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the city's high tension wires down
Helpless people on a subway train