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I wrote this before the current Middle East conflict but it seems just as relevant now, perhaps even more so!
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Rockets Over Babylon

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

Bombs over Berlin, and the Lebanon
Bombs over Hanoi
And rockets over Babylon
There’s 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

Bombs over Berlin, and the Lebanon
Bombs over Hanoi
And rockets over Babylon
There’s rockets over Babylon

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
© Rockets Over Babylon words & music by Mike Dillon, Tom Fairnie & Bob Shields February 20th 2003
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Uploaded: Aug 07, 2006 - 01:08:25 PM
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2006 - 01:08:25 PM Last Played: Nov 26, 2018 - 01:45:23 AM
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trembmic said 4512 days ago (August 7th, 2006)
A simple masterpiece...
Well done! Your songwriting instinct and timing is incredible. Your style reminds me of one of my favoritr Canadian songwriters... Lenny Gallant. Nice sound. A simple arrangement that really showcases your message.

Mike T.
Check out my latest song called Open Your Eyes
TobinMueller said 4512 days ago (August 8th, 2006)
Timless relevance
Timeless relevance, sadly. Really well done. Great lines. Love the stiff-
jawed vocal delivery. Excellent, sad, watchful tune. The harder we push,
the more they will push back. We have no concept as to how insidious our
way of life may be to others, for all the joy and nourishment we glean
from our own beliefs. A perfect performance, again.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
TobinMueller said 4512 days ago (August 8th, 2006)
Timless relevance
Timeless relevance, sadly. Really well done. Great lines. Love the stiff-
jawed vocal delivery. Excellent, sad, watchful tune. The harder we push,
the more they will push back. We have no concept as to how insidious our
way of life may be to others, for all the joy and nourishment we glean
from our own beliefs. A perfect performance, again.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
said 4511 days ago (August 8th, 2006)
yes, indeed
The never-ending story. The saddest story ever told. Your lyrics are
poignant. And you know what a sucker I am for cowboy analogy. Love
your guitar playing.
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Name: Tom Fairnie
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I was born in Musselburgh but I now live in Edinburgh. In terms of the music...I attempt to write lyrical, melodic and intelligent songs and try to make the best use of my guitar skills to provide sensitive uncluttered arrangements. I occassiona... [see more]

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