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Well I’m down here in the wellLooking back up at the hillWell I thank heavens I fellMust look moreLike myselfNow everyone is so kindEveryone looks likeA long lost friend of mineI’m on top of the world againWhen I’m lookingUp from under babylonI had a home in the fieldsEarned my wage in the factories thereAnd I was raised by the millAnd I worked with my brothers thereI told my mother I’d always writeI headed west for the coastWith the big city lightsNow mamma I’m so sorry I’ve forgottenBut now I’m lookingUp from under babylonNow tell me how far I’ve beenAnd how deep was I inTell me how I conceivedThe vanity to believeThat I would not be outnumberedBy the thumbs I have been underNow stray dogs in the streetLearn how to beg, steal, borrow and cheatAnd in the dead summer heatI fell asleep with blood on my teethBut those days before I met you girlWere just ice cream falling downOn the shoes of my worldI’m so happy that you’re my friendWhen we’re lookingUp from under babylonWhen we’re lookingUp from under babylon

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