Hard Times in Babylon

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I am listening to Eliza Gilkyson's newest CD, Your Town Tonight. It's a live recording and it's amazing. Rather than a review, though (since you already know how I feel about Eliza and this CD is mostly live versions of songs that I have already reviewed on other albums), I wanted to share this with you.

Hard Times in Babylon
I light a candle in your name
Long past midnight
Memories bright in the freeze frame
And I’m asking myself why

I see you at the Marriott
Funny little grin
Driving those drums like a chariot
Did it hurt too much to try?

Woody you were my hero
A shoulder to cry on
When I bottomed out at zero

In the hour of the wolf
Just before the dawn
Hard times in Babylon

OK, so you had to go
Talk a walk on the wild side
Down through the valley of the shadow
But it just don’t seem like you

Woody you could have called out
There’s not a man or a woman
Gathered here tonight in the big house
Who wouldn’t run to pull you through

An incident so grievous
Twenty years ago who’d have thought
That this was the way you’d leave us?

But in the hour of the wolf
Just before the dawn
Hard times in Babylon

We’ve gotta hang together
When the air’s this thin
Hand out the masks for the oxygen
Live for something

Coming up on the time in our lives
When the little dreams live
But the big dream dies
Not for nothing
Not for nothing

I know the love don’t end
But nothing I can do is gonna bring you back
Or let me see you again

In the hour of the wolf
Just before the dawn
Hard times in Babylon

In the hour of the wolf
Just before the dawn
Hard times in Babylon

Doesn't that just break your heart? I have always wondered who it was about, since it sounds like it was someone in the Austin music community, but it seems to refer to something that happened quite a while before I moved here, so I don't know. Anyway, it's a great song and I'm in a morose mood, so I wanted to share.

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What is this song about and WHO?

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