In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Daron Malakian of Scars on Broadway stated that this song is about his family in Iraq, which is where the ancient city of Babylon was located. The lyric, "I like how we slept on rooftops in the summertime" is a true experience, as it would often be too hot to sleep inside. Daron still had a lot of family in Iraq at the beginning of the war, but most of his family is out. Says Malakian: "That song kind of came out of me at that time. I just felt helpless, I really wanted to save them and get them out of there. That helplessness I think comes out in the song."
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Malakian formed Scars on Broadway with his System of a Down bandmate John Dolmayan when SOAD went on hiatus. Many songs on Scars on Broadway use parts of System of a Down songs Malakian came up with but were never released.