"Babylon" as written by and Stone/stone....
So rest your head-
You're all mine.
And I stay awake,
I won't go home.
Let's go on a holiday.
To burn this town
She's my Babylon.

So rest your heart
You're all mine.
Because if you walk away,
I fall on down.
And bleed, red as blood-
Red as when.
She's my Babylon.

No I don't want to
See you go.
No I don't want to
Be alone.

So rest your hand
You're all mine.
I can't stay awake,
My eyes fall down.
Said I dreamed a dream
That you walk â??round
She's my Babylon.

No I don't want to
See you go.
No I don't want to
Be alone
No I don't want to
Be alone.
No I don't want to
Be alone.


Lyrics submitted by gracec, edited by Hearttree

"Babylon" as written by Julia Stone Angus Stone

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    General Commentthe song is so selfish .
    she's ur babylon , all the impracticable illusions that cant give up .
    but u still want someone else be with u to heal u though u dont love the one by all ur heart .
    all u care about is urself .
    yannatyon October 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn the Book of Revelation, the city of Babylon seems to be the symbol of every kind of evil....it was also a city of great luxury

    she's my babylon...my downfall?
    abi33on June 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMmm, I think that it's, "And bleed, red as blood-red as wine." and also, ""Said I dreamed a dream you wore a crown." That's just what I hear, and in the music video, I believe at the part where it says "Said I dreamed a dream you wore a crown", it shows the little cartoon girl being crowned.
    ciseauxon December 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlove the guitar in this! so pretty
    gentlebirdon January 26, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionIn the penultimate line in the fourth verse, I believe it's "That you wore a crown".
    lelefraiscaton April 06, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI feel like this is a bit more complicated than her just screwing him over and marrying someone else. In the series of dreams before her last, him saving her always involved him dying/getting hurt by some strangely tragic accident. In her last dream, he falls into a thorn bush (ha), and that's when she decides to marry someone else. Perhaps, she thought that, by being with him, he would only get hurt, and that's why she left...? I don't know, but that's my interpretation.
    Jack316on September 12, 2012   Link
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    General CommentBeautifull song but what does Babylon exactly mean? I understand Baylon is an ancient city in Mesopotamia and played an important role in the Bible as the symbol of all evil, as well as for the Rastafari's, but does anyone have any more insight?
    The sound of the word Babylon somehow wakes in me a feeling of hope, of longing for something else, something better...what does it mean to you guys?
    AnnikaBabon December 28, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI hear this song as a lullabye in the writers assurance of his devotion to the subject in the midst of temptation and possible downfall. This is one of my favourite songs on the album.
    Hearttreeon February 10, 2017   Link

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