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Rockets Over Babylon

Tom Fairnie
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"Tom Fairnie is an Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter. In his first song, Rockets Over Babylon, 'the chorus recalls the bombing of Berlin, Hanoi and the Lebanon, which is used to emphasise the fact that perhaps this isn't a strategy that works. The song isn't meant to be overtly anti-war but is meant more as a comment on the wisdom of a failed foreign policy that stretches back to the crusades.' "
Watched rockets flying over Babylon
An arc of stars & stripes from Washington
Another TV special another war replayed
High above the nights of the new crusade
High above the nights of the new crusade

Heard a mullah's prayer from the minaret
Beneath an empty sky of mirage jet
Summoning the faithful to face the infidel
Tonight you'll be in paradise or hell
Tonight you'll be in paradise or hell

Chorus
Bombs over Berlin, and the Lebanon
Bombs over Hanoi
And rockets over Babylon
And rockets over Babylon

There's a crescent moon above a desert land
A river of Saracens across the sand
The night is black as oil beneath a burning spire
Where rain must fall anointed by fire
Where rain must fall anointed by fire

Saw a cowboy ride into a setting sun
From the lone star state to the Pentagon
The wagons circle round for the victory feast
As vulture shadows swoop in from the east
As vulture shadows swoop in from the east

Chorus

Watched rockets flying over Babylon
An arc of stars & stripes from Washington
Another TV special another war replayed
High above the nights of the new crusade
High above the nights of the new crusade

Chorus

Contributed by Riccardo Venturi - 2007/3/11 - 17:28



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