Babylon is symbolic of evil in the Bible; the book of Genesis recounts how the citizens of the ancient city started to build a tower that would reach to Heaven. God spoiled their plan by making them unable to understand each other, creating chaos and miscommunication, and they never completed the Tower of Babel.
Body's moving like a sculpture
On the top of Tower of Babel tonight
We are climbing up to Heaven
Speaking languages in a BloodPop moonlight
Throughout her career, Gaga has battled gossip about her love life, gender identity and much more. Here, she is drawing a parallel between the meaningless way people "babble on" about her and the incoherent communication between the Babylonians as they tried in vain to build the Tower of Babel.
Talk it out, babble on
Battle for your life, Babylon
That's gossip, what you on?
Speaking to Apple Music's Zane Lowe, Gaga explained that "Babylon" is "a song about gossip, something that had dominated my life that made me feel so small and chained. Now I wear chains and I wear them with pride. I feel free."