Babylon will fall

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ALBUM DESCRIPTION
“Babylon will fall” is a colourful and diverse World Music album that is taking us into 10 very different universes. Draska continues the concept of the debut album “Along the way” by blending ancient traditions of West Africa with Western urban poetry. Traditional West African Instruments like the N’goni, Calabash and Balafon presented in new ways.

The Album starts with  “Tolon”, which stands for “amusement”, followed by the afro-pop  “Babylon will fall”, a song that became indispensable on any Draska Show. “Bana” ‘s afrobeat heats us up with horn sections and balafon, while “Massa” is taking us back to the melancholic side of Draska, an african at once classical composition underlined by chamber music. With “Gotta be fooling me”,  Draska gives his message against (post)colonisation. After the deep ballad “Peaceful Remedy” we are driven to “Tunga”, which means “adventure”, with “Wassoya” we take a fast detour to the Ivoirien Coast style “coupé decallé from where we go to a remix trance version with the “Wassoya Remix.  Then it is time to be “Lost in Time” and with “Always on my mind” we find ourselves back on a sofa in our living room.

“Babylon will fall” has been a big success for Draska. The band sold over 2800 Copies by performing on the streets.

As easy it can be not to like a Song on this Album, as hard it is not to like one.
Let yourself surprise.

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DRASKA – BABYLON WILL FALL LYRICS

1_TOLON

SONG IN THE LANGUAGE DJOULA TALKIN ABOUT ENJOYING LIVE WITH DANCING.

 

2_BABYLON WILL FALL

WHERE WE ARE TODAY
AND WHAT HAVE WE BECOME
I SEE OUR FOOTSTEPS AND THEY MAKE ME FEEL WRONG
SO WAY FARE FROM OUR GOAL
FARE FROM CHANGE
DAMNED TO BE FORGOTTEN BERAYED DUZZLED AND FAILED
BUT I’M WAITING FALL OF HOPE FOR BABYLON TO FALL
AND IT’S CLOSER THAN WE THINK IT’S RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR FACE
AND I’M PRYING AND I’M LONGING FOR BABYLON TO FALL
TO OPEN THE DOORS FOR A NEW EMBRACE

BABYLON WILL FALL, BABYLON WILL FALL, BABYLON WILL FALL AND WE’RE GOING TO SEE THE KINGDOM

SCIENCE IS PLAYING GOD
BRINGING MOTHER EARTH TO QUAKE
THEY’RE HAVING NO REGARDS FOR ALL THE SACRIFICES BEEN MADE
INNOCENT PEOPLE GETTING KILLED EVERY SINGLE DAY
JUST TO ENSURE POLITICAL POVER GAIN
FAMILIES BECOME ENEMIES TOGETHER SEPARATE
LOVE MEANS NOW TO ON AND LUCK IS CONSUMMATION
THEY PRETEND TO BE HERE TO HELP
THEY WON’T DO NOTHING FOR FREE
AND EVERYTHING FOR ANYTHING

WE ARE ALL JUST PASSENGERS
AND THE DAY WILL COME
WHEN WE HAVE TO FACE THE JUDGEMENT OF HIGHER REALTIES
JUSTICE THAT CAN’T BE DILUTED CORRUPT OR FALSE
SO YOU BETTER WAKE UP
CAUSE BABYLON WILL FALL
YOU’D BETTER BE REBORN A ND LET SOME FLOWERS GROW
AND ALL THE PAIN AND LOSS AND GRIEF WILL PASS
TO OPEN THE DOORS FOR A NEW EMBRACE

IL EST TEMPS D’OUVRIR LES YEUX, VOIRE CLAIR LA VIE, TOUT CE QUI CE PASSE SUR TERRE
S’UNIR, S’AIMER, ARRETER LA GUERRE LA MALHONNETETE LE CRIMINALISM

 

3_BANA

………

 

4_MASSA

SONG IN DJOULA, A PRAYER TO GOD

 

5_GOTTA BE KIDDIN

SOME MEN ONCE RESOLVED TO DISCOVER THE WORLD
TO GO TO GET SOME GROUNDS AND THAN DECLARE THEM TO BE THEIRS
THEY WERE BRINGING ALONG SOME LOVELY GUN MACHINES
TO BE SHURE TO HAVE EVERYTHING UNDER CONROL IN CASE OF DISAGREE

THEY WERE WALKING THE LINE WITH NO SINGLE DOUBT
THAT THEIR RACE IS MOST SIGNIFICANT
BUT NO ONE’S RACE IS MOST SIGNIFICANT
TAKE ALL THEIR NEEDS AND GIVE THEM SOME DECAY
BURN ALL NATURE DOWN AND BUILD A HOUSE ON SAND

YOU GOTTA BE FOOLING ME
GOTTA BE KIDDIN ME
(2X)

AND IT’S HOLDINGS SAVINGS GAIN IN POWER
KILLING HURTING STEALING
MANIPULATION DISSATISFACTION
UNCONSCIOUSNESS IS RISING HIGH

AND ALL THESE MEN ARE STILL ALIVE
SLAVERY GOES ON
THEY STILL ROB PEOPLES GOODS AND THEY STILL DON’T CARE A FUCK ABOUT
TELL ME WHAT GIVES A MAN ALL THE RIGHTS TO PUT HIS FEET ON OTHERS GROUNDS
AND MEANWHILE HE HAS NO OPEN MIND TO LET A STRANGER IN HIS TOWN

I COULD SAY NOTHING
BUT I DO
AND IF A SINGLE WORLD CAN CHANGE I WILL PURSUE
AND BECAUSE WE SAY NOTHING
THEY PURSUE
WE GOT TO TEAR AWAY THIS PATH
WE GOT TO BRING THEM ON THEIR KNEES
WE GOT TO PULL TOGETHER NOW TO GET SOME JUSTICE WITHIN THIS LEAK
AND IF WE DON’T THEY WILL PURSUE
WE IGNORE THEY WILL PURSUE

DON’T CRY AFRICA

 

6_A PEACEFUL REMEDY

THIS IS A PEACEFUL REMEDY
AND IT WON’T BE THE LAST
WASTED ARE THE WALLS
WASTED ALL THE CANNONBALLS
THEY FLY AROUND YOUR HEART
WASTED ARE THESES MEMORIES

IT WON’T BE LONG IT’WON’T BE
(3X)

I WON’T BE BROKEN DOWN
I WON’T BE STUMBLE AROUND
I WON’T BE LYING THERE

 

7_TUNGA

A SONG IN DJOULA TALKING ABOUT ADVENTURE AND THE COURAGE IT TAKES TO LEAVE EVERYTHING BEHIND

 

8_WASSOYA

 

9_LOST IN TIME

WELCOME TO A WORLD
WHERE WORDS HAVE NO WORTH
WHERE LIES ARE TRUE
AND THE TRUTH IS A LIE

WHEN YOU’RE LOST IN TIME AND FEELING BLIND
YOU’RE LOST IN TIME FEELING BLIND

AND THE REAL FOLKS
BECOME YOUR ENEMIES
YOUR CHURCH BELLS
KILL YOUR EARS AND BONES

YOU’RE LOST INSIDE AND FEELING BLIND
WHEN YOU’RE LOST IN TIME FEELING BLIND

YOU’RE WALKING DOWN THE EARTH
WITH THE NARROW MINDED VIEW
THAT THE EARTH IS MORE THAN HEAVEN
WITH THE FEET ON THE GROUND

BUT YOU’RE LOST IN TIME AND FEELING BLIND
YOU’RE LOST IN TIME FEELING BLIND

ALL THE DOUBTS AND THE WALES
ARE A CROSS TO EARTH
AND ALL THE WAVES THAT I CROSS
ARE ROLLING IN REVERSE

YOU’RE LOST IN TIME AND FEELING BLIND
YOU’RE LOST IN TIME AND FEELING BLIND

AND ALL THE DAMNED WILL FALL
ALL THE FUTURE BRINGS
AWAY ANOTHER SOUND
AWAY IT KILLS

WHEN YOU’RE LOST IN TIME AND FEELING BLIND
YOU’RE LOST INSIDE AND FEELING BLIND

 

10_ALWAYS ON MY MIND

I CAN’T BARE TO LET YOU GO
AND I CAN’T DARE TO GET YOU
YOU’RE IN MY DREAMS IN MY THOUGHTS
YOU’RE MY DELIGHT TO GET THROUH

AND THIS IS MORE THAN WORDS
THIS IS FARE BEYOND ANY EXPLANATION
AND IT’S KILLING MY NERVES
YOU’RE THERE ALTHOUGH I NEVER SEE YOU

YOU’RE ALWAYS ON MY MIND
(4X)

PULL THE CURTAIN DOWN
PULL THE CURTAIN DOWN NOW
(2X)

NOW IT IS TIME FOR ME TO SAY
THAT I STILL LOVE YOU CAUSE I STILL LOVE YOU
NOW IT IS TIME FOR ME TO SAY
THAT I’M SO SORRY THAT IT COULDN’T BE
AND SHINE ON ME NOW SHINE ON ME NOW
JUST TO FEEL YOUR BEAUTY FOR A VERY LAST TIME
SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY AWAY
TO WHEREVER IT LEADS YOU

 

DRASKA – BABYLON WILL FALL CREDITS

ALL SONGS CREATED BY DRASKA AND KADIDIA TRAORE
RECORDED AND MIXED BY DRASKA (DRASTARECORDS)
IN LISBON, PORTUGAL, 2010
ANALOG MASTERING BY WOUT STRAATMAN

KADIDIDA TRAORE: VOCALS, MARACAS
DRASKA:VOCALS, N’GONI, CALABASH, WATER-CALABASH, BALAFON, DRUMS, DJEMBE, BONGOS, SYNTHESIZER, OTHER PERCUSSION
HELDER TSETSE: BGRVOCALS (track 1, 2, 8), AFRICAN SPIRIT VOICE (track 10)
AFONS CASTANHEIRA: DOUBLE BASS (track 1, 4, 6, 7)
RENALTO CHANTRE ALMEIDA: ELECTROBASS (track 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10)
HUGO FERNANDEZ: CELLO (track 4, 11)
JOHANNES KRIEGER: TRUMPET (track 3)
TONI BRUHEIM: TENOR SAXOPHONE (track 3)
GOAN AMOS: BABY NOISES (track 7), BGRVOCALS (track 8)