Babylon, Babylon, out my window all I see is Babylon
On the news all I see is Babylon, and all niggas do is just babble on
Soul shouts out the ancient national powerhouse of Babylon. In this way, Babylon is symbolic of the American government today. Like every big civilization, Babylon had to fall, Soul may expect that our civilization is coming to an end.
Babylon was in present-day Iraq. Saying “On the news all I see is Babylon” also refers to the occupation of Iraq.
And all niggas do is just babble on
Stands as a charge from Soulo to those who hate or speak on irrelevant shit.
A reference to the concept of Babylon & Zion in Rastafarianism, with Babylon being immensely evil and negative. this would also tie into the first line of the hook, which references Haile Selassie, also known as Jah Rastafari.
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