Gates Of Babylon

Album: Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (1978)
  • Look away from the sea
    I can take you anywhere
    Spend a vision with me
    A chase with the wind

    Move closer to me
    I can make you anyone
    I think you're ready to see
    The gates of Babylon

    The power of what has been before
    Rises to trap you within
    A magic carpet ride a genie maybe more
    A city of heavenly sin
    Sleep with the devil and then you must pay
    Sleep with the devil and the devil will take you away
    Oh gates of Babylon

    You can see but you're blind
    Someone turned the sun around
    But you can see in your mind
    The gates of Babylon

    You're riding the endless caravan
    Bonded and sold as a slave
    A sabre dance removing all the veils
    Getting as good as you gave
    Sleep with the devil and then you must pay
    Sleep with the devil and the devil will take you away

    Look away from the sea
    I can take you anywhere
    Spend a vision with me
    A chase with the wind

    Move closer to me
    I can make you anyone
    I think you're ready to see
    The gates of Babylon

    The power of what has been before
    Rises to trap you within
    A magic carpet ride a genie maybe more
    A city of heavenly sin
    Sleep with the devil and then you must pay
    Sleep with the devil and the devil will take you away
    Black gates of Babylon

    The devil is me
    And I'm holding the key
    To the gates of sweet hell
    Babylon Writer/s: RITCHIE BLACKMORE, RONNIE JAMES DIO
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • AnonymousThis song is about the rich and how most of them go against Jesus because they have so much money despite its dark lyrics it actually has a very Christian meaning in the Bible it says a camel rope to go through the eye of a needle is more likely than a rich man to go to heaven. They say I can take you anywhere. Because Satan and his demons can get you rich but you will go to hell for this which is what the lines sleep with the devil and debt you must pay sleep with the devil the devil will take you away dio does not mean literally sleep with the devil he means if you trust the devil there will be literal hell to pay so to conclude this song is about the rich and how they will never make it to heaven
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