Who Built Beirut? The Phoenicians built Beirut, The Romans too, The Christians built Beirut, The Muslims too. The Jew built Beirut, And the Druze built it too. The Middle East, Is the one place on earth, Where willing or not, They all made it together, Flawed, bullet holed, But beautiful in its diversity. The Middle East is, This middle place, Between heaven and earth. It is not Muslim, It is not Christian or Jew. The Middle East, Is this cross roads, This living together, It is where the Gods, Of many religions came, To live on earth, It is their origin, It is their root, It is why God built Beirut.