"Babylon" is a song by Lady Gaga from her sixth studio album, Chromatica. The track was written by Gaga, Michael Tucker and Matthew Burns, and produced by BloodPop® and Burns with additional production by Tchami.

Background

On July 9, 2019, Haus Laboratories released their first commercial Our Haus, Your Rules which included an instrumental of "Babylon". On May 28, 2020, BloodPop® corrected a fan who thought that this version of "Babylon" was only produced by Tchami:

There is no version exclusively by Tchami. There is the haus labs version which I produced and an album version which I produced with Burns. Multiple versions will exist in the Chromatica universe.

During HANA's Twitch livestream on May 28, 2020, BloodPop® confirmed that the Haus Labs version would be released. He confirmed it again to Entertainment Weekly on June 12, 2020 ("The Haus Labs mix of 'Babylon' will be released, so don't stress"). On August 6, 2020, fans discovered that using Shazam on the Haus Labs commercials would recognize it as "Babylon" (Early Version). That version was registered on BMI under the title "Babylon" (Original Haus Labs Version) on January 26, 2021.

Spotify

This is the dance celebration of the culmination of this album, but it's really the start that occurs after every finish. When we've completed a task or defeated a challenge, the end is not the end. This is a new journey, and in Chromatica I will dance my way through all the pain, and every transition I make is into a new me, which is consistently a miracle. I wow to always have something to celebrate. And frankly gossip is the hallmark of civilization. Two people can't talk behind each other's backs, you need at least three people. And something that used to haunt me — gossip — is now a silly construct I can dance through. Babble on. I'll be in Babylon. Or Chromatica.

Lyrics

We only have the weekend
You can serve it to me, ancient-city style
We can party like it's B.C.
With a pretty sixteenth-century smile

It's the thing that you bring
That you bring, that you bring
Him, you and me
That's gossip

Strut it out, walk a mile
Serve it, ancient-city style
Talk it out, babble on
Battle for your life, Babylon
That's gossip, what you on?
Money don't talk, rip that song
Gossip, babble on
Battle for your life, Babylon

Ba-Ba-Babylon
Gossip, gossip
Ba-Ba-Babylon (Battle for your life)
Gossip, gossip
Ba-Ba-Babylon
Gossip, gossip
Ba-Ba-Babylon

Body's moving like a sculpture (Ooh)
On the top of Tower of Babel tonight
We are climbing up to Heaven (Heaven)
Speaking languages in a BloodPop® moonlight

It's the thing that you bring
That you bring, that you bring
Him, you, and me
That's gossip (That's gossip)

Strut it out, walk a mile
Serve it, ancient-city style
Talk it out, babble on
Battle for your life, Babylon
That's gossip, what you on?
Money don't talk, rip that song
Gossip, babble on
Battle for your life, Babylon

Ba-Ba-Babylon
Gossip, gossip
Ba-Ba-Babylon (Battle for your life)
Gossip, gossip
Ba-Ba-Babylon
Gossip, gossip
Ba-Ba-Babylon
Battle for your life, Babylon

Strut it out, walk a mile
Serve it, ancient-city style
Talk it out, babble on
Battle for your life, Babylon
That's gossip, what you on?
Money don't talk, rip that song
Gossip, babble on
Battle for your life, Babylon

Strut it out, walk a mile
Serve it, ancient-city style
Talk it out, babble on
Battle for your life, Babylon
That's gossip, what you on?
Money don't talk, rip that song
Gossip, babble on
Battle for your life, Babylon

Credits

Written by Lady Gaga, Michael Tucker and Matthew Burns
Produced by BloodPop® and Burns
Additional Production Tchami
Vocal Produced by Benjamin Rice
Recorded by Benjamin Rice at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles Us.png
Mixed by Benjamin Rice and Tom Norris at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles Us.png
Assisted by E. Scott Kelly
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, New York, NY Us.png
Track Participants Drums, Bass, Keyboards & Percussion by Bloodpop® and Burns
Saxophone by Rachel Mazer
Background Vocals Vanessa Bryan, Jyvonne Haskin, Jantre Christian, Laurhan Beato, Adryon De Leon, Shameka Dwight, India Carney, Tia Simmone (Tia Britt), Ronnie Ohannon (Ronald O’hannon), Daniel Joshua (Daniel Ozan), Matt Bloyd, William Washington
Published by
  • Sony/ATV Songs LLC / House of Gaga Publishing LLC (BMI)
  • FLYEYE
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