"Babylon" as written by and Daron Malakian....
Running to Babylon
Run all the way to Babylon
Meet you there in Babylon
Meet you there in Babylon

Running to Babylon
Run all the way to Babylon
Meet you there in Babylon
Meet you there in Babylon

Marooned again, you were the one that threw me into life
Marooned again, you were the one that looked through the sadder light
I liked the way we slept on rooftops in the summertime
If we were all marooned again, I'd give my soul to save you

Marooned again, you were the one that put me in defense
Marooned again, you were the one that took my confidence
I liked the way we slept on rooftops in the summertime
If we were all marooned again, I'd give my soul to save your life

Running from Babylon
Run all the way to Babylon
Meet you there in Babylon
Meet you there in Babylon...
Babylon...


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"Babylon" as written by Daron Malakian

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    General Commentits about his family in Iraq when the war started he was worried about them
    spiders9on September 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto me it sounds like a junkie couple and when they were marooned they were high. his partner may has died and babylon is some kind of heaven and he wants to meet him/her there again. awesome song!
    Jokoon July 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think you're right about it being about a junkie couple, they were both addicts, but than I think that one of them sobered, and only daron was left "marooned again", so I guess babylon would mean you're on the wagon. or off the wagon. I forget.
    ichigo900on July 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIsn't the lyric "If we were on the roof again I'd give my soul to save your life" instead of "If we were all marooned again"? This song owns.
    Raspoon July 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentnah this song isnt that great

    I think they shoudve put it more rockish
    MOLOSOADon July 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is epic !

    It's definitaly all marooned again, not on the roofs again Raspo.


    He says Running FROM Babylon in one of the last verses. I think that's a key but I can't see what it means.
    FourthQuarkon August 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmarooned is stoned or hight and babylon is there state of mind.

    It is a junkie couple,

    Then someone gives up the drug adiction

    and he wants to be in babylon stoned/high with the person again
    MattNewtonon August 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't have a clue what this song is about...
    d0-Shanon August 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think daron had a girlfriend that btoh of them had something very special. They used sleep on roof on the warm summer nights to gaze at the skies (you know the whle romantic thing) but then something happened and both them where marrowened and somehow his love gave her life to save his but know he dreams about everynight and wishes it was him that died not her. (We can tell this by the line i'd give my soul to save to your life). As for babylon the bible states that babylon was a place of sin so a possible hell were his loved ones is waiting for him to join her.
    Serj&DaronRockon August 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOk well first marooned is a word that is used to describe a disposition such as exile or being abandoned. Second Babylon is either a place of great rich, sometimes considered as Eden or paradise, or a place of exile.

    So my take on the song is that it’s obviously about someone he loves/ed, more then likely a girlfriend. The “running to Babylon” thing to me is like their escape from whatever maybe abandonment. “You were the one that threw me into life//you were the one that looked through sadder light” suggests that, first it was because of her that he lives or because of her he understand life. And second that she stood by him during bad time. The recurring “I liked the way we slept on rooftops in the summertime”, I’m taking as, the “good times”. Then the line “If we were all marooned again, I’d give my soul to safe you”, is to me like saying if were abandoned again, I’d give my life to safe yours.

    Then the lines change “you were the one that put me in defense//you were the one that took my confidence” is saying that she hurt him. But he is still willing to give his life up for hers. The ending lines “ Running from” instead of “to” suggest that their escape/paradise is no more.
    adombombon September 20, 2008   Link

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