Saturday, January 26, 2008

Babbling On

In case anyone didn't know; it's official...I did break three ribs during my ski trip. I did it the first day and then was stubborn/stupid enough to ski for three more days. But enough of me...

Ok, what is the trend to write songs referring to Bablyon? I don’t get it at all. First was David Gray’s “Babylon”. I hate to diss David because I like his lyrics and songs but this song speaks of living in London, taking drugs, and dealing with relationships. Of course he’s going to title it Babylon! It so fits! Perhaps he just spun an ancient globe until it stopped and used that in the song lyrics…

And now Sheryl Crow has a song entitled “Shine over Babylon”. I hate to diss Sheryl because:

a. She’s hot, single, and around my age
b. I like a lot of her music
c. She’s hot, single, and around my age

Her song speaks of some lofty soap box statements about the reduction of humankind and inevitable demise of humanity. Heavy. I’m sure Babylon is the perfect title given everyone’s knowledge of a city in Iraq long destroyed through countless wars.

There just should have been more Babylon songs through the years I guess. Obviously Babylon is both significant and fun! Here, I’ve switched a few for us:

Old Title - New Title:

Back in the USSR - Back in the Gardens of Babylon
I Left my Heart is San Francisco – I left my Heart in Babylonia
The Night Chicago Died – The Night Babylon Died
Surfing USA – Surfing Babylonia
Tiny Bubbles – Tiny Babylonians

I’ll even go as far as modifying some of the lyrics to better fit…

Seasons in the Sun – “We had joy we had fun, we had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time …”

Seasons in Babylon – “We had joy we had fun, we lived a season in Babylon
But the Macedonians came along and ruined our happy song…”

Walk on the Wild Side -
"Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"

Walk on the Babylonian side -
"Shaved her legs and then he was a she
And then promptly got burned for heresy
She screamed, hey babe, take a walk on the Bablyonian side"


Kurt said...

This may cause me to go look up Babylon in the encyclopedia.

Serena said...

I've always figured Babylon must have been a pretty cool place since I first heard about the Whore of Babylon.:)

Anonymous said...

Someone said to me the other day that they were amazed about how my mind works. That it must be fun to be inside my head.

Wonder what they would say about you? Where your mind wanders astounds me!

Schmoop said...

If Wayne and Garth saw a hot Iraqi chick, I'm sure they would refer to her as a "Babe-a-lonian". Cheers!!

amarilla said...

Babylon is the same as Babel I think, the tower that inspired God to undermine humanity's ability to communicate by creating 72 languages when before there had only been one.

So we can blame its builder Nimrod (son of Cush, son of Ham) for this babble. This is Nimrod's fault, are we clear? Everything is always Nimrod's fault.

Ed said...

kurt - I'm glad I could provide you with education inspiration

sj - She must be old by now!!

kelley - Don't go there! Being inside my head would be one of those rides where you had to be so tall to do and would probably require several safety belts...

matt-man - You got that one nailed right! I like it.

amarilla - Man...he sounds like a total Nimrod!!! Is that where that phrase comes from? I learn so much in my own comment section...

Camille Alexa said...

Yikes! Sorry about the ribs.