I need help understanding some of the lyrics to St. Dominic's Preview released in 1972. According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_D..._Preview_(song), Morrison learned of a mass being held at St. Dominic's in San Francisco. The mass was for peace in Belfast, Ireland.
Specifically, I'm lost on the bold lyrics, below. What does he mean when he refers to a 'jagged storey block'?
In the second case, which town blew what hoist? And was it San Francisco, Belfast or Buffalo?
I will appreciate any light you can shine on this problem for me.
Meanwhile back in San Francisco
We're trying hard to make this whole thing blend,
As we sit upon this jagged
Storey block, with you my friend.
And it's a long way to Buffalo.
It's a long way to Belfast city too.
And I'm hoping the choice won't blow the hoist
'cos this town, they bit off more than they can chew.