Mumford & Sons Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

Babel Lyrics

from Babel

"Babel" is track #1 on the album Babel. It was written by Mumford, Marcus Oliver Johnstone / Dwane, Edward James Milton / Lovett, Benjamin Walter David / Marshall, Winston Aubrey Aladar.
Edit
"Babel" is track #1 on the album Babel. It was written by Mumford, Marcus Oliver Johnstone / Dwane, Edward James Milton / Lovett, Benjamin Walter David / Marshall, Winston Aubrey Aladar.
For Example...
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You For Your Submission
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.
  • Play Video
  • Correct
  • Print

Babel Submit Correct Lyrics

Submit Corrections Cancel

'Cause I know that time has numbered my days
And I'll go along with everything you say
But I'll ride home laughing, look at me now
The walls of my town, they come crumbling down

And my ears hear the call of my unborn sons
And I know their choices color all I've done
But I'll explain it all to the watchman's son,
I ain't ever lived a year better spent in love

'Cause I'll know my weakness, know my voice
And I'll believe in grace and choice
And I know perhaps my heart is farce,
But I'll be born without a mask

Like the city that nurtured my greed and my pride,
I stretched my arms into the sky
I cry Babel! Babel! Look at me now
Then the walls of my town, they come crumbling down

You ask where will we stand in the winds that will howl,
As all we see will slip into the cloud
So come down from your mountain and stand where we've been,
You know our breath is weak and our body thin

Press my nose up, to the glass around your heart
I should've known I was weaker from the start,
You'll build your walls and I will play my bloody part
To tear, tear them down,
Well I'm gonna tear, tear them down

'Cause I know my weakness, know my voice,
And I'll believe in grace and choice
And I know perhaps my heart is farce,
But I'll be born without a mask

Songwriters
MUMFORD, MARCUS OLIVER JOHNSTONE / DWANE, EDWARD JAMES MILTON / LOVETT, BENJAMIN WALTER DAVID / MARSHALL, WINSTON AUBREY ALADAR

Published by
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Listen to Mumford & Sons Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Music News