While Lady Gaga lyrics might elicit some head scratching here and there, and some may seem downright nonsensical, the Mother Monster can always be counted on to say memorable things in her songs. Her lyrics cannot be taken at face value, since there is always a deeper, more personal meaning, and many of her lyrical turns of phrase have become signature and anthemic.
Whether she’s supporting the LGBT community, lamenting a lost lover (and the cool guy) who hails from Nebraska, demanding that you “rejoice and love yourself today” or finding salvation in her strands, the devil is always in the clever details when it comes to Gaga’s words. She tells incredibly potent and poignant stories in songs, twisting words and playing with contrasts, all while bringing it down to a level where her fans can relate. But Lady Gaga lyrics are never esoteric — she toes line between being artistic and making a direct connection flawlessly.
While Gaga’s lyrics are dressed up and dramatic, there’s always some nugget of truth or something culled from her direct experience, which is why her legion of little monsters attach so much weight to her words. We’re paying homage to Mother Monster with 10 more of the best Lady Gaga lyrics, in continuation from our first rundown of her 10 best lines.
“Stop callin’, stop callin’ / I don’t wanna think anymore / I left my head and my heart on the dance floor / Stop callin’, stop callin’ / I don’t wanna talk anymore / I left my head and my heart on the dance floor.”
“I will fight for, I have fought for how I love you / I have cried for, I will die for how I care / In the mountains, las campanas están sonando [The bells are ringing] / Todos los chicos (chicas), y los chicos (chicas) están besando [And the boys (girls), and the boys (girls) are kissing].”
“I’m gonna marry the night / I won’t give up on my life / I’m a warrior queen / Live passionately tonight / I’m gonna marry the dark / Gonna make love to this dark / I’m a soldier to my own emptiness / I’m a winner … I’m gonna lace up my boots / Throw on some leather and cruise / Down the streets that I love / In my fishnet gloves, I’m a sinner.”
“When I’m on a mission, I rebuke my condition / If you’re a strong female, you don’t need permission / I wish that I could dance on a single prayer / I wish I could be strong without somebody there / I wish that I could dance on a single prayer / I wish I could be strong without the scheiße yeah.”
“Another shot before we kiss the other side / Tonight, yeah baby, tonight, yeah baby / I’m on the edge of something final / We call life tonight, alright, alright … It’s hard to feel the rush / To brush the dangerous / I’m gonna run right to, to the edge with you / Where we can both fall far in love.”
“I couldn’t love a man so purely / Even prophets forgave his crooked way / I’ve learned love is like a brick you can / Build a house or sink a dead body / I’ll bring him down, bring him down, down / A king with no crown, king with no crown.”
“I just wanna be myself / And I want you to love me for who I am / I just wanna be myself / And I want you to know, I am my hair / I’ve had enough / This is my prayer / That I’ll die livin’ just as free as my hair / I’ve had enough / This is my prayer / That I’ll die livin’ just as free as my hair / I’ve had enough / I’m not a freak / I just keep fightin’ to stay cool on the streets / I’ve had enough, enough, enough / And this is my prayer, I swear.”
“Don’t be drag, just be a queen / Whether you’re broke or evergreen / You’re black, white, beige, Chola descent / You’re Lebanese, you’re Orient / Whether life’s disabilities / Left you outcast, bullied or teased / Rejoice and love yourself today / ‘Cause baby, you were born this way / No matter gay, straight or bi / Lesbian, transgendered life / I’m on the right track, baby / I was born to survive.”
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