Mega Mix: Rivers of Babylon / Sunny / Daddy Cool / Ma Baker / Rasputin
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By the rivers of Babylon there we sat down
Yeah, we wept when we remembered Zion

By the rivers of Babylon there we sat down
Yeah, we wept when we remembered Zion

When the wicked carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
Now how shall we sing the Lord's song
In a strange land?

Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain
Sunny, you smiled at me and
Really eased the pain the dark days are gone
And the bright days are here
My Sunny one shines so sincere
Sunny one so true, I love you

Freeze, I’m Ma Baker!
Put your hands in the air
Give me all your money

She’s crazy like a fool
Wild about Daddy Cool daddy, Daddy Cool
Daddy, Daddy Cool daddy, Daddy Cool
Daddy, Daddy Cool

Hey, hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
Hey, hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes
A flaming glow most people look at him with
Terror and with fear but to Moscow chicks
He was such a lovely dear
He could preach the Bible like a preacher
Full of ecstasy and fire
But he also was the kind of teacher
Women would desire

Ra-Ra-Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen
They put some poison into his wine
Ra-Ra-Rasputin, Russia's greatest
Love machine
He drank it all and he said, "I feel fine"
Ra-Ra-Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen
They didn't quit, they wanted his head
Ra-Ra-Rasputin, Russia's greatest
Love machine
And so they shot him 'til he was dead





Oh, those Russians

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Boney M.'s song Mega Mix: Rivers of Babylon / Sunny / Daddy Cool / Ma Baker / Rasputin are a compilation of different songs put together in a medley. Each section represents a different narrative or theme.


The first section, "Rivers of Babylon," refers to the Biblical story of the Israelites in exile in Babylon. The lyrics "By the rivers of Babylon there we sat down, yeah, we wept when we remembered Zion" express the sadness and longing the Israelites felt for their homeland as they were held captive in Babylon.


The next section, "Sunny," brings a shift in tone, symbolizing a change from darkness to light. The lyrics describe how someone named Sunny brought joy and happiness into the singer's life, replacing the rainy and gloomy days. It is a song about finding love and happiness.


The following section, "Daddy Cool," introduces us to Ma Baker, a criminal character who demands money and asserts her power. The lines "Freeze, I'm Ma Baker! Put your hands in the air, give me all your money" indicate her controlling and authoritative nature.


Lastly, the song moves to "Rasputin," a song about the infamous Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin. The lyrics describe his charismatic and powerful presence, being capable of captivating both men and women. The story culminates in Rasputin's downfall, as he is poisoned and eventually killed.


Overall, the lyrics of this medley represent different stories and emotions, ranging from longing for a homeland, finding love and joy, asserting power and control, and the rise and fall of Rasputin.


Line by Line Meaning

By the rivers of Babylon there we sat down
We found ourselves sitting by the rivers of Babylon


Yeah, we wept when we remembered Zion
Yes, tears fell as we reminisced about Zion


When the wicked carried us away in captivity
When the evil forces took us captive


Required from us a song
They demanded a song from us


Now how shall we sing the Lord's song
But how can we sing the Lord's song


In a strange land?
While being in an unfamiliar land?


Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain
In the past, my life was full of hardships


Sunny, you smiled at me and
But then, you appeared and smiled at me


Really eased the pain, the dark days are gone
Truly alleviating the suffering, the dark days have passed


And the bright days are here, my Sunny one shines so sincere
Now, the bright days have arrived, my beloved Sunny shines genuinely


Sunny one so true, I love you
You, my true Sunny one, I love you


Freeze, I’m Ma Baker!
Halt! I am Ma Baker


Put your hands in the air
Raise your hands in surrender


Give me all your money
Hand over all of your money


She’s crazy like a fool
She's acting absurdly


Wild about Daddy Cool daddy, Daddy Cool
Passionate for Daddy Cool, Daddy Cool


Daddy, Daddy Cool daddy, Daddy Cool
Daddy, Daddy Cool, daddy, Daddy Cool


Daddy, Daddy Cool
Daddy, Daddy Cool


Hey, hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
Hey, hey hey hey hey hey hey hey


Hey, hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
Hey, hey hey hey hey hey hey hey


There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
Once upon a time, there resided a particular man in Russia


He was big and strong, in his eyes
He possessed a powerful physique, as seen in his eyes


A flaming glow, most people look at him with
A fiery intensity that caught most people's attention


Terror and with fear
Instilling terror and fear


But to Moscow chicks, he was such a lovely dear
However, he was adored by the ladies in Moscow


He could preach the Bible like a preacher
He had the ability to deliver Bible teachings like a preacher


Full of ecstasy and fire
Overflowing with ecstasy and fervor


But he also was the kind of teacher
Yet he was also the type of teacher


Women would desire
That women would find desirable


Ra-Ra-Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen
Ra-Ra-Rasputin, the lover of the Russian queen


They put some poison into his wine
They placed poison in his wine


Ra-Ra-Rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine
Ra-Ra-Rasputin, Russia's renowned seductive figure


He drank it all and he said, 'I feel fine'
He consumed it entirely and exclaimed, 'I feel fine'


Ra-Ra-Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen
Ra-Ra-Rasputin, the lover of the Russian queen


They didn't quit, they wanted his head
They didn't stop, they desired his demise


Ra-Ra-Rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine
Ra-Ra-Rasputin, Russia's renowned seductive figure


And so they shot him 'til he was dead
And so they shot him repeatedly until he was dead


Oh, those Russians
Oh, those Russians




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