Babylon Line

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lyrics

Suffered fools create the din
Trippin’ over a lunchbox tin
Mother’s voice gently sings
Of mockingbirds and diamond tings
I find myself there all alone
Surrounded by suburban drones
Drained by caffeine and regret
And racing against the sunset

As the day begins to fade
Into a velvet cloak of marmalade
So hideous and bright
And every light is advertising
A universe Divine
As I’m riding on the Babylon Line

The ambassador of seven nations
Climbs aboard to Jamaica Station
Fins himself standing in the aisle
And somehow manages a smile
While raindrops on a window race
Like crystals grown in outer space
they trace the patterns of our sins
Pushed and scattered by the wind

That cries out your name
I awake to find myself on a train
Across the great divide
From all those cars on sunrise highway
You’re always on my mind
When I’m riding on the Babylon Line

Baby baby maybe you’re the one who’s sane
But that’s no excuse for your bad behavior
across the great divide
And there’s all those trucks stuck on the highway
You’re always on my mind
As I’m riding on the Babylon Line....

(Hush now baby don’t say a word
Mother’s gonna buy you a mockingbird
And if that bird refuses to sing
Then Mother’s gonna buy you a diamond ring
And if that diamond rings don’t shine
Then Mother’s gonna buy you your own private island
Where we can spend the rest of our lives
Dancing. Dancing in the sunshine...)

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from In Transit, released November 11, 2011

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George Zhen Coral Springs, Florida

Multi-instrumentalist George Zhen weaves melody and songcraft into a sound that is uniquely his own. Piano, guitars, various programming and studio skills on bass and drums have melded into something that is very, very Zhen. You know it when you hear it.

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