iraq & iran lyrics – apologetix

little ditty ’bout iraq & iran
two very ancient kingdoms growin’ up near the holy land
iraq it used to be a superpower
known as babylon, that’s the scene of that big tower

babylon was really strong but over time would taste defeat
iran sittin’ on the iraqis’ map
they had the persians and the medes
iraqis they hated iran but they were cut off in 539 b.c.
babylon had fallen but what would persia do about greece

say, uh
oh, yeah, life goes on
long after the threats of little nations
oh, yeah, life goes on
long after the best of civilizations
are all gone

after this happened, the greeks would fall to the romans
back in a hundred and forty-six b.c.
well, then those romans, they had a run of sitting pretty
that ended, badly, in the 5th century
and as we said now
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so when they talk about control
look at babylon, persia, greece and rome
no longer sitting as strong as they can
change can come around real soon, make us little again
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little ditty ’bout iraq & iran
you american kids do your best to understand

revelation 11:15
and the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our lord, and of his christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

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