Babel

Album: Babel (2012)
Charted: 60
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  • I know the time has numbered my days,
    And I'll go along with everything you say
    But I'll ride home laughing, look at me now,
    For the walls of my tower they come crumbling down
    And my ears hear the call of my unborn sons,
    And I know the choices color all I've done
    But I'll explain it all to the watchman's son,
    I ain't ever lived a year better spent in love

    'Cause I know my weakness, know my voice
    And I'll believe in grace and choice
    And I know perhaps my heart is fast
    But I'll be born without a mask

    Like the city that nurtured my greed and my pride,
    I stretched my arms into the sky
    I cry Babel, Babel, look at me now
    For the walls of my tower they come crumbling down
    You ask where will we stand in the winds that will howl
    Is all we see we'll slipping to the cloud?
    So come down from your mountain and stand where we've been
    You know our breath is weak and our body thin

    Press my nose up to the glass around your heart
    I should've known I was weaker from the start
    You'll build your walls, and I will play my bloody part
    To tear, tear them down
    Well I'm gonna tear, tear them down

    'Cause I know my weakness, know my voice
    And I'll believe in grace and choice
    And I know perhaps my heart is fast
    But I'll be born without a mask Writer/s: BENJAMIN WALTER DAVID LOVETT, EDWARD JAMES MILTON DWANE, MARCUS OLIVER JOHNSTONE MUMFORD, WINSTON AUBREY ALADAR MARSHALL
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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