Sweet Flower of Babylon

letters from the red book of war

song #3: flower of babylon

ragged clothes and fancy underwear
two half drunken beers
and a white rose in your hair

my sweet flower of babylon
when you look up and see that you’re alone
my sweet flower of babylon
like a missile through the valley I’ll be gone

like scarlet stones on a silver wedding band
your home made crown of thorns
or the kitten in your hands

my sweet flower of babylon
when you look up and see that you’re alone
my sweet flower of babylon
like a missile through the valley I’ll be gone

with my gun beside the bed that whole time
you could have had my head
but you just got my mind

my sweet flower of babylon
when you look up and see that you’re alone
my sweet flower of babylon
like a missile through the valley I’ll be gone

oh mystery of babylon
when you look up and see that you’re alone
my sweet flower of babylon
when the missiles sweep the valley i’ll be gone
and my heart is like a vipers nest in bloom
i’d fly a million miles but theres no room

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