"Breathe Babylon" as written by and Jonathan Smith Armando Christian Perez....
Babylon Breathe Babylon

I see you people babylon and on and on
Graven images, golden idols and false icons
I'm seeking wisdom like Solomon
But my antenae keeps on picking up evil transmissions
At headquarters I receive my mission
Blow up the ruler of the air like nuclear fission
So I analyze my weapons, laser guided rifles that shoot spiritual wisdom
I think I see enemy warriors,
Fragile heathens tryin' to run stuff like mayors
So with brotha's that snuff punks,
I set up time bombs to destroy the strong holds of Babylon

Babylon Breathe Babylon

We be tribes under grace, a righteous minority
Decadent culture make you forget your spiritual priority
Back down by the movement, soldiers who will serve ya
Open to be used by God, destroy you like Medo-Persia
Jewel of all kingdoms, live evil, purified Hurrah take you down
Don't look back, overthrown you like Sodom and Gomorrah arm of the law
Guilty of all crimes I be like the great Prophet Isiah
Predict your fall over 150 times, got rhymes you could never use
For the purpose you be using, I'll dance over your fields
Present day Iraq still lies in ruins lies,
Schemes, backstab persuasions bumrushed
Get crushed by us, this rescue invasion

[Chorus 8x]

Look to the sky, heed the warning
The shadow is coming, the shadow is coming

The plagues are coming, the plagues are coming
I feel the breath of the Death Beast

Misled bureaucracy, full of hypocrisy
I gotta steel pulse, looking for a true democracy
Destruction, now your walls have fallen
Just sitting here waiting for the train to Zion

Sit down in the dust, Babylon without a throne to call your own is 47:1
The city has fallen, she has fallen golden images of it's god
Lie shattered on the ground

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    General Commentthis is a good description of what happened in the Bible
    Ardent1on August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is seriously one of P.o.D.'s best songs ever. Dirt is a really great addition too. Sonny really flows.
    Infared_Yetion October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentRevelation 17

    The Woman and the Beast

    1One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. 2With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries."
    3Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 4The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. 5This title was written on her forehead: MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.
    7When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. Then the angel said to me: "Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns. 8The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come.
    9"This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. 10They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for a little while. 11The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.
    12"The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 13They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. 14They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings--and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers."
    15Then the angel said to me, "The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. 16The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to give the beast their power to rule, until God's words are fulfilled. 18The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth."
    belteshazzaron October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentawesome belteshazzar, does anyone know who that is rapping (or whatever u want to call it) in the first verse? Any1 who likes these guys will love Project 86 check em out
    knottyon April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn the Payable on Death Live album, he says something about M.C. Jake, so I think that might be the guy singing who isn't Sonny.

    In the video packed in with B.R.O.W.N. Special Edition, it's funny how Sonny is always telling people in the crowd to relax, and on the Breathe Babylon video, he says, "Hey, you guys, relax, man. I'ma come down there myself, and straighten you out." I crack up every time I watch that part =)
    Beef Mongeron April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyo it's MC Dirt. Babylon is the city of the world. The city of the devil. This song is about the struggle between the people of God and the people of this world, in the spiritual realm.
    haigshon April 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSpiritual realm? Hahah, do you even know what's happening today, in the real world? Of course not. The singer (Sonny?) is trying to tell you something, but of course, most wont get it and will refuse to get it because they'll find it absoloutely unreal.
    Kallz0ron July 15, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningBabylon is what Rastafarianism teaches is the established political and church structures, which the Rastas attribute to Satan.

    "The period between the Pinnacle and 1959 was one of regrouping. It was a time of intense hatred for the establishment and especially for the police. The name Babylon was now given to the establishment, and Rastafarians with their dreadlocks roamed the street like madmen calling down fire and brimstone on Babylon, using the most profane language to shock the conservative establishment."
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p.89)

    The Page where I heard this is av1611.org/crock/…

    For more on P.O.D. look at this Pray Before you look at this so you can spiritually discern as Jesus says in John 7:24"Joh 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment."
    Albedo Piazollaon December 29, 2008   Link

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