Heroes of Troy: 3. Destruction

The Greek fleet arrives at Troy. The soldiers fight their way up the beach but cannot get inside the city walls. It's stalemate and so the siege of Troy begins...a siege that will last ten long and bloody years.

Tutorial 3: Join David Grant to learn the song 'Destruction'

Tutorial: 'Destruction'

Song style: pop
Sung by: Greek army
Subject: Arriving at Troy ready for battle
Learning experience: To learn song Song 3 ‘Destruction’ in short sections; be motivated to memorise another rap

The story

Episode 3 of the story


The Greeks return to Troy as an invasion force. The soldiers fight their way up the beach until the Trojans retreat inside the city walls. The fighting continues on the following days but then the Trojans stay within the city walls and do not come out. During the lull in hostilities the Greeks build a wooden encampment, but they are completely unable to breach Troy's defences.

Then the Greeks fall to fighting among themselves: Agamemnon and Achilles fall out over two female servants called Chryseis and Briseis and Achilles storms off, vowing he will take no further part in the fight. Then Paris appears, offering to settle the whole issue by fighting in single combat. Menelaus steps up to take his challenge.

...without a clue how to break the deadlock...
The Soldier on the siege

See Resources below for a quiz about the story episode.

Song: 'Destruction'

Song 3: ‘Destruction’ (vocal)
Song 3: ‘Destruction’ (backing)

Learn the song ‘Destruction’ - sung by the Greek army as they prepare for battle.

Once you have learnt the song singing with vocal version you can polish your performance singing with just the backing track.

Click here for the lyric sheet.

Click here for the music sheet.

Download the song audio (mp3 files)

3. Destruction - Full vocal
3. Destruction - Part vocal
3. Destruction - Backing track


Tutorial - transcript
Song 3 - lyrics
Song 3 - music
Episode 3 - transcript
Teacher's Notes
David Grant's vocal warm-up
Heroes of Troy - playscript (pdf)

More from this series

2. The foolish and the brave
4. The wonder of war
5. Lament