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Rainbow - Gates Of Babylon


Rainbow - Gates Of Babylon - About the song


Like the rest of the Long Live Rock 'N' Roll album, this song was recorded at the famous Château d'Hérouville (Honky Château) where the composer Chopin had once lived. During the actual recording of "Gates Of Babylon," the band held a seance, something very much in character for the enigmatic Mr. Blackmore. As usual, lead singer Ronnie James Dio wrote the lyrics and Blackmore the music. David Stone, who played keyboards, is said to have written parts of it although he was not credited on the album.


Gates Of Babylon - Lyrics


Look away from the sea I can take you anywhere Spend a vision with me A chase with the wind Move closer to me I can make you anyone I think you're ready to see The gates of Babylon The power of what has been before Rises to trap you within A magic carpet ride a genie maybe more A city of heavenly sin Sleep with the devil and then you must pay Sleep with the devil and the devil will take you away Oh gates of Babylon You can see but you're blind Someone turned the sun around But you can see in your mind The gates of Babylon You're riding the endless caravan Bonded and sold as a slave A sabre dance removing all the veils Getting as good as you gave Sleep with the devil and then you must pay Sleep with the devil and the devil will take you away Look away from the sea I can take you anywhere Spend a vision with me A chase with the wind Move closer to me I can make you anyone I think you're ready to see The gates of Babylon The power of what has been before Rises to trap you within A magic carpet ride a genie maybe more A city of heavenly sin Sleep with the devil and then you must pay Sleep with the devil and the devil will take you away Black gates of Babylon The devil is me And I'm holding the key To the gates of sweet hell Babylon


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