'Rivers of Babylon' by Playing for Change






Playing for Change:
"We are excited to share a new video from our Live Outside series featuring Rocky Dawuni, Mermans Mosengo and Jason Tamba performing “Rivers of Babylon.” Originally written and recorded by the Jamaican reggae group, The Melodians, this song was later made popular by the group, Boney M.  Enjoy this version filmed live in the desert at Joshua Tree and know that despite all the darkness, there IS light. Let your hope and faith be stronger than your fear…"


Rivers of Babylon

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
Now how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Requiring of us a song
Now how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land

Let the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart
Be acceptable in thy sight here tonight

Let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts
Be acceptable in thy sight here tonight

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion

By the rivers of Babylon (dark tears of Babylon)
There we sat down (you got to sing a song)
Ye-eah we wept, (sing a song of love)
When we remember Zion (yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)

By the rivers of Babylon (rough bits of Babylon)
There we sat down (you hear the people cry)
Ye-eah we wept, (they need their god)
When we remember Zion (ooh, have the power)


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