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From the album Built for Speed, Rock This Town was a #4 hit for The Stray Cats in 1982.

Brian Setzer

J's Journal:
Although some of the parodies on "Spoofernatural" were written years earlier, this was the first song specifically written for the "Spoofernatural" project, in January 2000. It's about the Tower of Babel, of course. We played the original Stray Cats version in a band I was in the summer between my freshman and sophomore year in college. In my short-lived career as an aspiring bass player, I learned about three notable bass lines -- this one and the one in "White Wedding" by Billy Idol, and the one in "Talking in Your Sleep" by the Romantics.
Genre: Classic Rock
Length: 3:26

Rock This Tower
Parody of "Rock This Town" by The Stray Cats
(Genesis 11:1-9)

Well, in Babel* the people went out
And they were scattered real wide
They had a tower piled high, but they knew it wasn't right
Well, they built it up and then God in Heaven saw it too
It happened long ago but I got the story for you
In chapter 11 you can look in Genesis if you please
Well, they built a little place that really didn't look half bad
They hadn't finished up the top
When changes on the tower forced them to stop
Well, they put a lot of work into their plan
But all their languages was mixed up, man
Cause God went to Babel
Let's find out what He had to say
We gotta rock this tower
Cause man is quite proud
We gotta rock this tower
Make them leave it now
Well, this is not of God – it's got to stop
They're gonna talk different 'cause we're gonna go mix 'em up
We're gonna rock this tower
Stop this thing right now
Well, they babbled a while
Just a talkin' like they did before
Well then they realized that they couldn't understand anymore
Well, they looked pretty funny
They looked a real sight
They couldn't stay together if they couldn't speak alike
They had to stop that tower
Find a different place to start

*NOTE:  Babel can be pronounced "Bab-bull" or "Bay-bull."  In this song, it should be pronounced "Bay-bull" so it sounds like "baby."

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