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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Penguin Prison
Producer(s) Penguin Prison
Recorded April 14, 2011
Length 3:37
(See official versions)
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"BBM Baby" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded on April 14, 2011, and co-written and produced by Penguin Prison.

Background and writing[]

The title was confirmed by co-writer and producer Penguin Prison in an interview in 2011. Penguin Prison had also worked on a remix of the song "Blue Jeans" and later "Blue Velvet". The producer confirmed the song was about Del Rey's BlackBerry Messenger.[1]

Two snippets of the song's final version leaked on May 10 and July 4, 2016. On August 15, 2016, a demo of the song leaked, with the original file containing metadata that said "BBM Baby (4-14-11)", which suggests the song was recorded on April 14, 2011.

An edited final version with heavier production leaked on December 25, 2016.

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Final version — Unknown
    • Edited version — 3:37
  • Demo version — 3:38

Lyrics[]

I be BBMin' you, tellin' you
All the things I'm gonna do to you
When you get home, baby
Makin' up, then yellin', ooh
Nothing I would rather do
Than flirtin', talkin' dirty
You love me, hate me

It's like it's your job to work me up
Treatin' me nice and then treatin' me rough
And I don't know why but I can't get enough
I like it, I like it

And I know that I'm making you nuts
Middle of the night and when I'm waking up
I don't know why but you can't get enough
You like it, you like it

Be my BBM baby
Middle of the night
Wakin' up to write
Be my BBM baby
I don't wanna fight
You're the one I like

Yeah, yeah, always on my mind
Yeah, yeah, when will you be mine?

I be BBMin' you, lettin' you
Love me in your letters, ooh
The way that you write is crazy
Your typin' is poetical
Red roses in your message, oh
I think I met my match in you
Text me, chase me

It's like it's your job to work me up
Treatin' me nice and then treatin' me rough
And I don't know why but I can't get enough
I like it, I like it

He signs XO, hugs, hey
I know it's true love cause my heart goes "yay"

Be my BBM baby
Middle of the night
Wakin' up to write
Be my BBM baby
I don't wanna fight
You're the one I like

Yeah, yeah, you always on my mind
Yeah, yeah, when will you be mine?

He signs XO, hugs, hey
I know it's true love
'Cause my heart goes "yay"
He signs XX, kiss, babe
I don't wanna fight
Boy, you got me crazed

In the middle of the night
He writes that he's outside
I left my window open, baby
You can come inside
Call me when you get here
I'll be ready, boy
'Cause I heart you
You're the one that I adore

(So won't you be be my baby?)
Be my BBM baby
Middle of the night
Wakin' up to write
(So won't you be be my baby?)
Be my BBM baby
I don't wanna fight
You're the one I like

Be my BBM baby
Middle of the night
Wakin' up to write
(Oh, won't you be be my baby?)
Be my BBM baby
I don't wanna fight
You're the one I like

Yeah, yeah, you're always on my mind
Yeah, yeah, when will you be mine?
Yeah, yeah, you're always on my mind
Yeah, yeah, when will you be mine?

References[]

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