Shine Over Babylon

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Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, performer, record producer, actress, and political activist. Her music incorporates elements of rock, folk, hip hop, country, and pop. She has released seven studio albums, two compilatio… more »

I walked the heat of seven hills
 Endless talk of losing wills
 Great highways in a constant melt
Men and women and children all have overbuilt 

 Buying bread and paying for none
 Creatures of a waning sun
Teacher's hands are overrun  Clowns and gypsies all but gone

(You make me wanna)
 Shine over Babylon 
(You make me wanna)
 Shine over Babylon 

 Freedoms etched on Sacred pillars
 Hollow stones of mindless filler
Can lead to madman oil drillers 
Won't be long before we all are killers 

 Little boy lost way up the mountains  Cities drowning under boiling fountains 
I dreamed of chilly, sunlit days
I was trembling in a golden haze


We celebrate the golden cow
 Praise the bloated bank account 
If there's a God where is he now
The precipice is slipping further out

 Sanskrit message from the mounts  Leave your possession, hope abounds 
There's nothing here for you to cry about 
We're all just followers from here on out

I take the stage, I walk the planks 
I sing these songs with little thanks
I wait for shouts from crazy cranks
I stand amidst the brown shirt ranks 

I found my way to Alexandria  Where gurus bubble up on ganga 
Scavengers, they run up and hand ya
All the junk that should have damned ya


If everything in life was free
You'd float in your own reverie 
The things that you could never see
Seal the gap between you and me

[Chorus: x2]


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