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Manfred Mann's Earth Band - The Road To Babylon (1976) (Remaster) [720p HD] ~MetalGuruMessiah~

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Published on May 25, 2011

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My 18th video in a series I'm working on for some of my favorite songs from the past.

"The Road To Babylon" was released on Manfred Mann's The Roaring Silence album in 1976. This was the first album by this group that I ever bought and I remember being amazed at how unique and different it sounded. This was a band with a sound all it's own and this album is a great example of that sound.

I really love each and every song on the album and would have enjoyed creating a video for any of them. However, The Road To Babylon is not only one of my favorites, but I also thought it a good song for a video about the whole middle east situation.

I dedicated this video to a friend of the family's who lost his life in Bagdad, Oscar Sauceda, Jr. and all the other brave men and women who sacrificed so that others might have a chance at freedom.

[LYRICS]
By the waters of Babylon
We lay down and wept and
Wept for these I am
We remember, we remember, we
Remember these I am

A golden helmet blinded minds
Among ten thousand swords
Along the road to Babylon
A golden thunder silenced songs
Among ten thousand voices
On the road to Babylon

Well, well, well, beware that golden helmet
Well, well, well
There's no easy way to go
Well, well, well
No easy road to follow
Well, well, well

A golden ocean turned to fire
And burned ten thousand ships
Along the road to Babylon
Golden dreamer touched the sky
Alone in empty silence
On the road to Babylon

Well, well, well
Beware that golden thunder
Well, well, well
That dreamed and sang the song
Well, well, well
The empty sound of sorrow

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