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David Gray – Babylon Lyrics 11 years ago
This is just a suggestion of why it might be called Babylon, go with me on this one without freaking out...

In the Old Testament of the Bible, the Jews went after every God except for their own. When they were enslaved in Babylon they realized how good God was to them and missed being in the promised land.

So how the heck does this relate to this song? Well...Sometimes we don't know how much we've lost until we have what we think we want. In this song...it sounds like he left the girl because of selfishness and bitterness. He wanted to leave her for his own reasons, but now that he's isolated from her he sees how amazing and perfect she really is. Babylon in this case is the state of heartbreak and contemplation that he's experiencing.

Now, I want you to know that I'm not saying this is a religious/christian song. I'm not saying that at all, but David Gray has used biblical allusions in his songs a few times in the past. And this is definitely a song about love, not religion.

Just a suggestion...


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