Back To Babylon

by Scott Stein

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My first new solo release in 5 years. Enjoy!


Just another bon vivant -
I'm going back to my old haunt;
The coffee's wearing off but I'm still standing.
I'm going back to the same old town
The same old folks still hang around;
Another couple of hours, my plane will be landing.

I'm going back to Babylon.

If I tell it matter of fact,
I'm almost happy to have it back -
The feeling with which I'm so familiar.
I'll get back that longing in my heart
'Cos the longing was the best part
Of when we sat and wrote our blues down by the river.

I'm going back to Babylon.

It's hard to keep your eyes on the prize
When those big old lights have made you too blind to see -
When fighting to the bitter end just ain't what it used to be,
So I'm going back to the only place that I belong -
Back to Babylon.

So this former bon vivant
Ain't gonna hurt or want
Or pine for something good that just don't happen.
There's a better gig somewhere
And I'll be happy then, I swear -
Well I don't know for sure, but I can imagine.

I'm going back to Babylon.


released February 18, 2014
Music, lyrics and orchestrations by Scott Stein
Recorded Jan. 21-22, 2014 at The Bunker Studio - Brooklyn, NY
Engineered & Mixed by Aaron Nevezie
Produced by Scott Stein & Aaron Nevezie
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Merrill Mastering, New York

Scott Stein - piano, vocals
Gil Goldin - bass
Dan Barman - drums
Jeff Young, Melissa Tong - violins
Jackie Coleman - trumpet
Erin Rogers - tenor saxophone
Jack Davis - trombone

(C) 2014 Scott M. Stein (ASCAP)



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Scott Stein New York, New York

On Traveling Companion, NYC songsmith Scott Stein reflects on the themes of marriage, life on the road and growing older in a young man's profession. A busy, rapidly-changing city provides the backdrop as Stein's wistful melodies are delivered in a poignant, often understated vocal style that has become his trademark. Fans of Burt Bacharach, Paul Simon and Elton John will find much to enjoy. ... more

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