"Hallelujah" as written by and Vincent/robin Youmans....
I walked down these city streets
Just a lonely man inspired
Hoping God would send the water down
To quench this burning fire
If I left here for the mountain
A monastery man
Things are still the same so I remain
To show just who I am
Seen things around me
Bonnie and Clyde
Graffiti with no message
Doctors medicine and pride
But it doesn't really matter
They're blowin' in the wind
On the cover of a magazine

[Chorus:]
Hallelujah
Babylon is falling
Babylon is falling
Hallelujah
Babylon is falling
Babylon is falling

I try to wash my dirty hands
But they won't come off with water
Hoping truth will make me clean and then
Redeem my sons and daughters
Though they're not we're very happy
Vast along the nose
That's why I left my memories far behind on nature's road
Seems so simple, the future's the past
The present are the things we holdin' on to make those last
But it doesn't really matter

[Chorus:]

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah


Lyrics submitted by I_Khan

"Hallelujah" as written by Leo Robin Clifford Grey

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, CARLIN AMERICA INC, MUSIC SALES CORPORATION

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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. It is a simple song about a cynical man's journey to find meaning in a world that is increasingly meaningless and self-destructive, like he was. He has embraced religion and is working toward securing a future for his children, but realizes that the world is bent on destroying itself. So he lets it happen, knowing that its the only way the people will learn.
    rhavinon November 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEasily one of my favorite songs off of Joyful Rebelion. It always got to me for some reason. Good stuff. there should be more rappers like K-os
    Hyphnipon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbabylon is falling.
    beautiful.
    slinkstersarson April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat is the significance of "babylon is falling"?
    willlliwon April 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it is "doctor's medicine deprived" not "doctor's medicine, pride"
    willlliwon April 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI disagree with Hyphnip. I believe this song is about finding the truth (whatever that may be to you, in this song it seems to be God) and the oppressive world around you subsequently falling apart.

    The significance of babylon is this. Long ago the Hebrews were held captive in babylon for years and years, and babylon was attacked and invaded by the persians and they were allowed to go back to Judah. The phrase babylon is commonly used to indicate a powerful but oppressive place.
    rebelde_perroon May 05, 2007   Link

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