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Babylon is (thoroughly) Fallen

Added verses of various quality and provenance for the hymn "Babylon is Fallen."
Lyrics: All Copywrong 1985-86-87 Michael Rubin.


There's an earthquake in Long Island, like the Lord's last trumpet call.
Newsday screams in six-inch headlines, "Crevice Swallows the Smithtown Mall."
Fire Island's ten fathoms under; ocean covers the whole South Shore;
Babylon is fallen, is fallen, is fallen; Babylon is fallen to rise no more.

Rush-hour traffic on the Island brings the strongest of men to weep.
Solid cars from Queens to Montauk, Sunrise Highway stacked ten cars deep.
The weight's too much, the land is sinking, past the mantle to the core;
Babylon is fallen...

Cthulhu's woken up from R'lyeh, conqu'ring Earth just one more time
He can't find Arkham, Massachusetts, but East Hampton will do just fine
Now the townsfolk are green and slimy; the whole place smells like the ocean floor...
Babylon is fallen...

[Partly due to Paul "Not my Brother" Rubin]
He lies below the deep East River, feet in concrete and full of lead.
But that won't stop a union hero; Jimmy Hoffa is still not dead!
He sees who's holding up Long Island, that Titan scab whom the gods adore:
Atlas gets a busted kneecap, Babylon is fallen to rise no more.

[absolutely the last verse]
A filker at the next LIcon sings some verses, three or four
Crowd gets restless, starts to grumble, thinks the song is an awful bore
Throwing eggs and old tomatoes, bricks and bottles till he's sore
In Babylon he's fallen, he's fallen, he's fallen, in Babylon he's fallen to rise no more.

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