Babel, And Hope

The most Catholic popular song lyrics I’ve heard in a long time, from Brit folk-rock ensemble Mumford and Sons. Am I wrong?

Official video here.

‘Cause I know that time has numbered my days
And I’ll go along with everything you say
But I’ll ride home laughing, look at me now
The walls of my town, they come crumbling down

And my ears hear the call of my unborn sons
And I know their choices color all I’ve done
But I’ll explain it all to the watchman’s son,
I ain’t ever lived a year better spent in love

‘Cause I’ll know my weakness, know my voice
And I’ll believe in grace and choice
And I know perhaps my heart is farce,
But I’ll be born without a mask

Like the city that nurtured my greed and my pride,
I stretched my arms into the sky
I cry Babel! Babel! Look at me now
Then the walls of my town, they come crumbling down

You ask where will we stand in the winds that will howl,
As all we see will slip into the cloud
So come down from your mountain and stand where we’ve been,
You know our breath is weak and our body thin

Press my nose up, to the glass around your heart
I should’ve known I was weaker from the start,
You’ll build your walls and I will play my bloody part
To tear, tear them down,
Well I’m gonna tear, tear them down

‘Cause I know my weakness, know my voice,
And I’ll believe in grace and choice
And I know perhaps my heart is farce,
But I’ll be born without a mask

About Brother Burrito

A sinner who hopes in God's Mercy, and who cannot stop smiling since realizing that Christ IS the Way , the Truth and the Life. Alleluia!
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3 Responses to Babel, And Hope

  1. Brother Burrito says:

    The lead singer Marcus Mumford is married to my favourite actress Carey Mulligan, who came to my attention via the Doctor Who story “Blink”. No links to that, I’m afraid, but here she is being interviewed:

    Adorable ++, if I may say so. The interviewer is quite good too, in a dour, self-mocking, ironic Scotch way.

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  2. Toad says:

    “And I know perhaps my heart is farce,
    But I’ll be born without a mask”

    Not quite Cole Porter, perhaps?

    Like

  3. Brother Burrito says:

    Not Cole Porter, no. More recent.

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