1984: I imagined this song to be fairly innovative (Maiden) at the time it was written. Today it's pretty easy to tell which bands (Maiden) influenced my songwriting style, at least in this instance. The topic (the rise and fall of the Amorite empire (Maiden), told within the context of the biblical account of the Tower of Babel) is also reminiscent of certain (Maiden) metal bands of the 1980's.
OK, so I listened to a lot of Iron Maiden at the time. And I still do. Oi! Up the Irons!