LovelySasu’s Favorite Jams: SZA “Babylon”

 I love SZA. Her style is so unique and I am indescribably drawn to her music. Although this is my favorite song of hers and I’ve played it a thousand times, I’m still trying to understand the meaning of all the lyrics. She’s a deep one.


Crucify, cru-crucify me
Crucify, cru-cru

[Verse 1: SZA]
I can’t recall the last time I took, advice from anyone
Shaped like a figure eight, who trusts pretty girls anyway?
And I can’t recall the last time I took advice from anyone
I’m sure I’ll be the death of me

And I can’t recall the last time I took love from anyone
I called daddy, who’s got one anyway? Not me

Are you hating yourself? Do you really hate me?
Are you hating yourself?

Was it worth it? Would you do it again?
Aren’t you tired of always making a man sore?

I know you hate me now (here)
I bet you hate me now (here)

Bring on the thorny crown (here)
Crucify me

[Verse 2: Kendrick Lamar]
Cross my heart then I hope to die with a peace of mind (a peace of mind)
Piece together my brain soon as this beat rewind (beat rewind)
Nitrogen and propane I spike your drink at times (turn up, turn up)
I make it hard to swallow this game, you throw up every line (every line)
I notice people got Napoleon complexes, that’s my confession (yeah that)
You said that we’re equal but I know you’re beyond guessing that I’m beyond desperate (yeah that)
6AM on a Friday morning, my darkest hours
Them heartless hours

My apartment is lost in a coffin
I’m dead to the world like I popped me a couple downers
Down & Out on my luck
Salt water all on my tux and I call, she don’t pick up
Then I fall when summer is ending
I mean there’s no pretending I’m stuck in my ways and you’re offended
That’s life, that’s you, this me, that vice
You’re wrong, I’m right, that’s right

I belong somewhere on ice
I’m cold, I’m a new blood type, even colder

Cold shoulder, Born Sinner, you know? Cole showed us!
I have nothing to lose, my dark side been well in-tuned
A Gemini go show them faces
And this here just one of my moods, Babylon

[Bridge] + [Hook 2x]

[Verse 3: SZA]
I’m really over the cryin’ thing, wipin’ my tears
Who cries anyway? Spread like disease all over me

We did ungodly ghastly things, last night I mean
Who’s God anyway? You’re mine any day

It’s burning, take me
I wanna feel your power, this final hour, tell me

Are you losing yourself? Will you lose it for me?
Are you losing yourself?

[Bridge] + [Hook 2x]


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