Babylon Baby

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Down by the rivers of Babylon
There we sat down and we wept
When we remembered Zion

I ran from you in a blaze of pain
'cause I witnessed evil like a coming rain
no way to stop it, oh as if I could
All the kindness in the world, it was no good
I was once alive and I cried for you
But the deepest part of me, it died for you
How could it be that a world so wrong
Could be fashioned by any maker's song?

Down by the rivers of Babylon
There we sat down and we wept
When we remembered Zion

The lion hunts for his weakened prey
And the life it spills onto the veldt each day
Are the rose of beauty and the bloody stain
The keys to the kingdom or the mark of Cain?
And if wrong is wrong, where's the standard set?
And if right is right, then who will vouch for it?
See: if bigger ones are meant to fight for small
Then the natural way is not natural at all

Down by the rivers of Babylon
There we sat down and we wept
When we remembered Zion

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from Missing Persons, released January 8, 2012

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