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BABEL TOWN
Babel talk in Babylon
or so it's said and said.
How do you listen to the words,
when no music can be heard?

Catch the rhythm,
catch the pulse,
75 beats per min
drum-drumming
three score ten on
cardio tom-toms.

Dance a step or two,
don't forget to rehearse
Dance a step or two
then just go fetch it.
Memorizing chapter, verse,
we'll all know the tune.
But as for the words
we just didn't catch it.

Babylon pretty town
but government run
by petty clown,
government man
taking everybody down.

Babylon town
spinning now
from not so bad
to very much worse.

---Jack Oakes

 

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