Mumford Sons Babel

Mumford Sons Babel examines this mentality as it is attractive, who wouldn't want to get to the heavens on their own--it is an accomplishment of all time! SongMeanings Mumford Sons Babel a place for discussion and discovery. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. The Guardian.

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Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Are you reading the Communist Manifesto? I believe this song is about no such thing, and can see no evidence whatsoever in what you have written.

It's about being in love and breaking down the walls of resistance in oneself and the object of affection. The Tower of Babel is a nice allegory for for breaking down the walls The following line is central to the theme. Flag HughHarris on January 15, Do you have any knowledge of the Communist Manifesto or the tower of Babel?

Furthermore, was simply pulling an apparent connection between the communist manifesto and my post suppose to defeat my argument? OR was your rebuttal simply saying " I believe this song is about no such thing, and can see no evidence whatsoever in what you have written"? If so, wonderful rebuttal! I'm sure everyone who likes to reduce their intellect to the level of the passions thinks your so clever! I did, in fact, provide an argument that was intimately connected to the song's lyrics.

If you wish to provide a real rebuttal to my argument, I would love to hear it! I'm in pursuit of truth! Until then, please don't make such stupid remarks. As for your interpretation: I feel it lacks depth, but contains within it certain truths that are actually compatible with my own. If, like I said, this song is expressing the transformation of the poet out of the mediocrity of the bourgeois culture into a place where he wishes to rely totally upon grace.

Then your interpretation of "breaking down the walls of resistance in oneself" fits perfectly! This is the process which is necessary to undergo this transformation. And to your final comment, "ITs about trying to attain the divinity of love," I would agree.

But it certainly doesn't paint this process as direct result of him being born without a mask. If you've read the tower of Babel, Its not just God getting mad at humans and knocking down a tower; rather, its concerning humans who wish to reach the heavens without God. God smites them to help them realize their dependance.

Babel received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 63, based on 33 reviews.

Club found the entire album "sonically impeccable", even though Mumford's imagery seems "like go-to words in a lazy songwriter's starved lexicon. Rolling Stone ranked Babel number 11 in their list of the 50 Best Albums of Babel debuted at number one in the UK selling , copies and becoming the fastest selling album of It also sold , copies in the UK in The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard , selling , copies, the second biggest debut of the year behind Taylor Swift's album, Red.

It sold 1,, copies in the US in , which made it the fourth best-selling album in the US in On 29 October was announced on the band's website a new version of the album titled "Gentlemen of the Road Edition". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other albums, see Babel Albums. Folk rock indie folk pop. Island Glassnote Gentlemen of the Road. Retrieved 23 July The Guardian. Archived from the original on 19 April Retrieved 24 September Rolling Stone.

Retrieved 3 October Music Blogged. Retrieved 6 August Retrieved 12 February Retrieved 6 December The A. Retrieved 21 December Entertainment Weekly. New York. The Independent. Archived from the original on 23 September Retrieved 21 February London : October More than just a decent nu-folk album, Babel is a great pop album. Archived from the original on 27 September Retrieved 12 September Daily Mail.

County Kildare. Philadelphia 92 : Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 31 January The Observer. The New Review section, p. Los Angeles Times. BBC News. Retrieved 30 August Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The trick will be to tear down other people's walls as you run into them -- to get inside to the real them. Towers of Babel never last. NorthernPaladn Love this interpretation. Flag HonourableSkye on December 04, General Comment I see it as someone who's gained great insight into what they've tried har not to be, but realising that by doing so they've put themselves above the people they care about and are skirting the edge of being worse becaue of that.

General Comment I agree with Blackburn. It's somewhat referencing the tower of Babel and the confusion of tongues. General Comment The lyrics goes And I'll believe in grace and choice And I know perhaps my heart is "farce" not fast General Comment This is from a religious viewpoint I know the time has numbered my days, sin was brought into the world by man, which caused death and decay And I'll go along with everything you say But I'll ride home laughing, look at me now, For the walls of my tower they come crumbling down And my ears hear the call of my unborn sons, And I know the 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 He will follow God's rules, cause he knows the reward is great.

But he's never been as happy as he is now that he is saved. But Babel the unrepentant people are still lost without God's protection So come down from your mountain and stand where we've been You know our breath is weak and our body thin He ask God to intervene in helping people understand His power Press my nose up to the glass around your heart I should've known I was weaker from the start He knows you can only get to Heaven through your faith in Jesus Christ You'll build your walls, and I will play my bloody part We build our towers of Babel, trying to get there ourselves, while Jesus had to play his 'bloody' part, and was crucified for our sins To tear, tear them down Well I'm gonna tear, tear them down God will tear down our efforts when we cling to our will instead of His.

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