Crowson: Don’t Knock Century II

Jan 8, 2020

It was designed in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright,

I guess some people think it was Frank Lloyd Wrong

But I like my buildings covered with a big blue dome.

It’s a genuine beauty and a little bit weird

It’s a UFO that an alien steered

Into downtown Wichita and that’s where it made its home

Don’t jerk it around, though it looks like a giant yoyo

The county landfill is no place that it should go

If you knock down everything that’s no longer new

Half of us would be demolished by the wrecking crew

So don’t knock it down – don’t knock Century II

Our city is just coming into its own

You see our flag everywhere that it can be flown

We’ve got the Arkansas River and the Keeper of the Plains is swell

But that’s not the only keeper that our city’s got

We got something else terrific that others do not

I think that Century II has got to be a keeper as well.

If you knock down everything that’s no longer new

Half of us would be demolished by the wrecking crew

So don’t knock it down – don’t knock Century II