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Tower of Babel

03:53
Chakra Bleu
2000
Chakra Bleu

Story

This is an intense song as a live performance. Audiences seem spell bound by it somehow. It is about the wonderful story from the book of Genesis that is packed full of intriguing symbolism. Any 'interpretation' from the Bible can be get 'touchy'. So take whatever GOOD you can from this song, and leave whatever doesn't agree with you. Cool. Here goes.. Initially, the people in this story were of 'one language and purpose.' They were traveling 'East' which means 'within', to the land of Shinar (divided mind; belief in two powers). There they began building a tower that would reach to heaven (raising in Higher Consciousness). In other words, the people were communing with the Divine from WITHIN which in turn raised their consciousness. All things were possible to them at that time, until they had visitors...(labeled the 'black robes' in the lyrics). If one carefully studies the translation of 'Jehovah' in this text, it sensically tranlates to 'chief' which was the priest or ruling religious power. So it not Jehovah-God who confused the tongues of the people but their religious leaders, who led the people away from a personal relationship with Spirit, encouraging them to worship in dogmatic and ritualistic ways,"ignoring the voice inside". When the chorus of this song says, "watch the tower of Babel come tumbling down," it refers to the lowering or division of the people's Higher Consciousness, due to the people now thinking that they should contact the Divine Source by a ritualistic and intellectual approach. Without the gentle, quiet, reflective and receptive approach to contact the Spirit from 'within', there will be the result of confusion and painful frustration.

Lyrics

I WATCHED THE PEOPLE BUILD A TOWER REACHING TO THE SKY ONE LANGUAGE SPOKEN - PEACE AND PURPOSE A CITY WAS ON THE RISE OVER THE HILLS THE BLACK ROBES CAME AND CLUTTERED THE LANGUAGE WITH WORDS OF FEAR AND PRIDE I SAW THE PEOPLE SCATTER ACROSS THE PLAINS THEY LEFT THE TOWER TO THE WIND AND RAIN CHORUS: WATCH THE TOWER OF BABEL COME TUMBLING DOWN VERSE: NO QUESTIONS ASKED, THEY FOLLOWED BLINDLY BELIEVING IN MAN MADE LIES THE PEOPLE WERE TOLD TO WORSHIP STATUES - IGNORING THEIR VOICE INSIDE IN THEIR NEW LANGUAGE THE PEOPLE TRIED TO BUILD A NEW TOWER REACHING TO THE SKY LAID WITH BRICK AND STONE FROM MILES AROUND THEY BUILT THE TOWER ON UNSTABLE GROUND

Words and Music by: Chakra Bleu; Published by Chakra Bleu Music (BMI)