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"Illuminati"
Length 3:43
Writer(s) Madonna
Maureen McDonald
Toby Gad
Larry Griffin Jr.
Mike Dean
Kanye West
Tommy Brown
Producer(s) Madonna
Kanye West
Mike Dean
Charlie Heat

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"Illuminati" is a song off Madonna's thirteenth studio album Rebel Heart.

Background

Many people believe that the world is controlled by a conspiratorial organization called the Illuminati, which works behind the scenes to control events. Madonna wrote this name-dropping rapped track in response to those who accused her of being a member of the shadowy group. The song was produced by Kanye West. Madonna told Rolling Stone: "When I played a lot of my songs that were unproduced for Kanye, that song resonated with him. He loved the melody, and he was actually jumping up and down on the soundboard. He literally stood on top of the mixing board — we were worried he was going to hit his head on the ceiling, but he didn't. He ended up being very excited about that track, and then he added his spin to it, musically, and I love it. To me, he elevated the lyrics."

Composition

The song features "brittle hits, blips and a buzz-saw break"

Lyrics

It's not Jay-Z and Beyonce
It's not Nicki or Lil Wayne
It's not Oprah and Obama
The Pope or Rihanna
Queen Elizabeth or Kanye
It's not pentagrams or witchcraft
It's not trying to s-stack for cash
Black magic or Gaga
Gucci or Prada
Riding on a golden cat

The all-seeing eye is watching tonight
That's what it is, truth and light
The all-seeing eye is watching tonight
Nothing to hide, secrets inside
It's like everybody in this party, shining like Illuminati (woh woh woh woh)
It's like everybody in this party, shining like Illuminati (woh woh woh woh)

It's the enlightenment that started it all
The founding fathers wrote it down on a wall
And now the media's misleading us all
Turn right into wrong
It's time to dance and turn this dark into something
So let the fire burn, this music is bumping
We're gonna live forever, love never dies
It starts tonight

Behind the curtain of the new world order
It's not platinum encrypted corners
It's not ISIS or the phoenix, pyramids of Egypt
Don't make it into something sordid
It's not Steve Jobs or Bill Gates
It's not Google of the United States
It's not Bieber or LeBron
Clinton or Ban
Or anyone you love to hate

The all-seeing eye is watching tonight
That's what it is, truth and light
The all-seeing eye is watching tonight
Nothing to hide, secrets inside
It's like everybody in this party, shining like Illuminati (woh woh woh woh)
It's like everybody in this party, shining like Illuminati (woh woh woh woh)

You know that everything that glitters ain't gold
So let the music take you out of control
It's time to feel it in your body and soul
Come on, let's go
We're gonna dance and turn this dark into something
So let the fire burn, this music is bumping
We're gonna live forever, love never dies
It starts tonight (tonight, to-tonight, tonight, tonight)

It's like
It's like
It's like everybody in this party, shining like Illuminati (woh woh woh woh)
It's like everybody in this party, shining like Illuminati (woh woh woh woh)
Like everybody in this party, shining like Illuminati (woh woh woh woh)
It's like everybody in this party, shining like Illuminati (woh woh woh woh)
It's like everybody in this party, shining like Illuminati
It's like everybody in this party, shining like Illuminati
Everybody in this party, shining like Illuminati
It's like everybody in this party, shining like Illuminati


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