its time to listen up all good people
and take a look around
i know that everything is looking normal
but something isn't found
it seems to me that we are constricted
by a force unfair
we can't do what we all want to
or you'll wind up in jail
babylon don't make the rules
babylon don't make our rules
they try to play us all for fools
babylon don't make our rules
i'm feeling like our voices are unspoken
and our needs are unmet
freedom is what we all want
so freedom is what we will get
so put up all your hands together
and squeeze them real tight
cause if you're paying income tax
then you're helping to build bombs
what do you have to say about that??

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    General CommentThis song is about how our so called "freedom" isn't actually freedom at all. We're led to believe that it is while the government (Babylon) uses us for their own ends.
    applejackon April 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeh i agree applejack. i also think that the use of 'babylon' doubles as a historical reference to religion in general (war of nine creeds for those who know their history). RX are sayin that the combination of state and religious power are inhibiting the personal freedom and liberties of those who live under such rule. great song form a fucking awesome band.

    anyway, why arent there more comments for RX??? wtf they are so sweet.
    oz_van_fanon May 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthooray for rxb!! :D

    "...but something is unsound"
    ONaCarouselon September 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA quote from my music history book: "The Rastafarians' reinterpretation of the Bible focused on passages that dealt with slavery, salvation, and the apocalyptic consequences that would eventually be visited upon the oppressors (collectively referred to as Babylon)."

    And well ska (being originally from Jamaica) has close ties with Rastafarianism. And RxB has bigtime ska influences.
    kmaon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdoesn't it sound like at the end when it is fading out from saying "our rules" it fades into saying "ska rules" haha idk why it always sounded like that to me
    ed2590on September 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfirst song I heard by Rx Bandits.. very mellow and I like it very much!
    frozensparkon November 21, 2008   Link

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