I Was Raised In Babylon

    I was raised in Babylon
    Our priests taught us how to worship the sun
    Wo! Where did we go wrong?
    They used to call us civilised – but those days are gone

    I came to guard the Pharaoh
    Bring him wine and women
    Oh Lord! Where is he now?
    We used to call him the highest – till the wave took him down

    I was born in the Holy Land
    They told me it was by God’s command
    Wo! Where are the others from?
    I thought that we were the chosen – I must’ve been wrong

    I loved to march with the Sultan
    And his diamond turban
    Oh Lord! Then the world took hold
    Let go of the rope of God – for a handful of gold

    I used to serve the Empire
    On which the sun set, never
    Oh! Now times have turned
    We thought our white skins would save us – then we got burned