Babel Babel
© 2003 Blood Ruby
Author: Cynthia Conrad, Margaret Browning, and Thomas Wall
Shuttled through narrow gaps
All these walls line our trap
Brick and steel glass concrete
No more field, and no more tree

Babel Babel rising cleaves the air
Babel Babel winding climbs the stair
Baby baby listen can't you hear?
Babble babble is the language here

Windows stack ladder lines
In between the gutters climb
Edges cut, corners meet
Angles tear at the angel's wings
High above checkered streets
Pitch the roof at the peak
Pigeon coo, patch of blue
Pinhole sun in a penthouse room

Babel Babel rising cleaves the air
Babel Babel winding climbs the stair
Baby baby listen can't you hear?
Babble babble braying in my ears

Higher still, raise the cranes
Lift us up beyond our fate
Kiss the mouth of heaven's bell
From the pinnacles of hell
One more floor, two more feet
Always just out of reach
One more brick, almost there
Vanish in the thinning air

Babel Babel rising cleaves the air
Babel Babel winding climbs the stair
Baby baby listen can't you hear?
Babble babble fills the atmosphere


Babel Babel rising cleaves the air
Babel Babel winding climbs the stair
Baby baby listen can't you hear?
Babble babble echoes everywhere


Lyrics (c) 2003 Cynthia Conrad and Margaret Browning