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Thursday, 24 June 2010
10:00:38 AM (GMT)
(Found at songfacts.com) Every track on The Fame Monster represents a "fear" of some "monster." GaGa has said [Alejandro] was influenced by her "fear of sex" monster. [Alejandro]'s music video was directed by the photographer Steven Klein. Gaga discussed with The London Times May 22, 2010 it's concept. She explained it is about the "purity of my friendships with my gay friends, and how I've been unable to find that with a straight man in my life. It's a celebration and an admiration of gay love - it confesses my envy of the courage and bravery they require to be together. In the video I'm pining for the love of my gay friends - but they just don't want me." [Alejandro] opens with a weeping violin, which incorporates the melody from "Csárdás" by Italian composer Vittorio Monti (1868-1922). "Csárdás" was composed in 1904 and Monti based the violin show-piece on a Hungarian folk dance. The [Alejandro] video courts religious controversy in a Madonna-ish way by showing Gaga dressed in a red latex nun outfit eating a rosary. It also intermingles other Catholic imagery with provocative shots of a same-sex orgy. Not only Catholic groups objected - Katy Perry tweeted: "Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke." Klein defended the use of religious imagery and symbolism in an email to MTV News: "The religious symbolism is not meant to denote anything negative, but represents the character's battle between the dark forces of this world and the spiritual salvation of the Soul," he wrote. "Thus at the end of the film, she chooses to be a nun, and the reason her mouth and eyes disappear is because she is withdrawing her senses from the world of evil and going inward towards prayer and contemplation." He added that the scene in which Gaga eats the rosary beads is meant to represent "the desire to take in the holy." [Bad Romance] celebrates the kind of lusty passion and desire found in a bad romance novel. Lady Gaga debuted part of [Bad Romance] on the October 2, 2009 (OMGGG....MY 18TH BIRTHDAY!!!) edition of Saturday Night Live. The full version was unveiled four days later at the finale of fashion designer Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 2010 Paris Fashion Week runway show. The clip [in Bad Romance] features Gaga with some razor-blade sunglasses. She explained to MTV News: "I wanted to design a pair for some of the toughest chicks and some of my girlfriends — don't do this at home! — they used to keep razor blades in the side of their mouths. That tough female sprit is something that I want to project. It's meant to be, 'This is my shield, this is my weapon, this is my inner sense of fame, this is my monster.'" Lady GaGa told About.com that [Beautiful Dirty Rich] sums up her time of self-discovery, when she was living in the Lower East Side of New York: "I was doing a lot of drugs when I wrote 'Dirty Rich.' It was about two years ago, and it was about a few different things. First and foremost the record is about – whoever you are or where you live – you can self-proclaim this inner fame based on your personal style, and your opinions about art and the world, despite being conscious of it. But it's also about how on the Lower East side, there was a lot of rich kids who did drugs and said that they were poor artists, so it's also a knock at that. 'Daddy I'm so sorry, I'm so, so sorry, yes, we just like to party.' I used to hear my friends on the phone with their parents, asking for money before they would go buy drugs. So, that was an interesting time for me, but it's funny that what came out of that record – because it's about many different things – but ultimately what I want people to take from it is 'Bang-bang.' No matter who you are and where you come from, you can feel beautiful and dirty rich." Lady GaGa (from her website)[about Boys Boys Boys]: "I wanted to write the female version of Motley Crue's 'Girls, Girls, Girls,' but with my own twist. I wanted to write a pop song that rockers would like." [Dance in the Dark] about a girl in an abusive relationship features a "Vogue"-style rap breakdown in which Gaga references various females who met a tragic end: Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Sylvia Plath, Princess Diana, and Jon-Benet Ramsey. GaGa explained [Dance in the Dark] to The LA Times December 15, 2009: "The record is about a girl who likes to have sex with the lights off, because she's embarrassed about her body. She doesn't want her man to see her naked. She will be free, and she will let her inner animal out, but only when the lights are out. She doesn't feel free without the moon. These lyrics are a way for me to talk about how I believe women and some men feel innately insecure about themselves all the time. It's not sometimes, it's not in adolescence, it's always. Also, I'm working with Viva Glam on MAC AIDS Fund stuff and the more I learn about AIDS and HIV... most of the new infections are in women my age, and in women ages 53 to 64, older women who haven't had sex in a long time, and in a moment of passion are irresponsible and contract HIV, and women my age who think their boyfriend won't love them if they speak up. Condoms aren't female. They're making female condoms, but right now it's, "buy a Trojan" – it's for men. So everything's in a man's power, and women are taught to be receivers… It's just a very deluded way of looking at sex. I guess all of these new things entering my life are changing the way I view my purpose, but that song in particular is about me wanting to live -- but also, the song isn't called 'Dance in the Light.' I'm not a gospel singer trying to cross people over. What I'm saying is, 'I get it. I feel you, I feel the same way, and it's OK.'" Lady GaGa took her stage name from the Queen song "Radio Ga Ga." The New York artist's real name is Stefani Germanotta. GaGa explained on her website that the underlying theme of The Fame album "is about how anyone can feel famous. Pop culture is art. It doesn't make you cool to hate pop culture, so I embraced it and you hear it all over The Fame. But, it's a sharable fame. I want to invite you all to the party. I want people to feel a part of this lifestyle." Lady GaGa explained to MTV News that [LoveGame]'s promo, "is a genuine New York lifestyle video." She added: "It's got that feeling of 'gay, black New York,' of inclusion and glamour. I wanted to really bring forth the girl that I was four years ago, and I wanted to put it in the setting of the underground subway. I worked with [video director] Joseph Kahn, and he did an amazing job. He didn't just capture the fashion; he captured the artist." [Monster] was co-written and produced by Lady Gaga's frequent collaborator RedOne, who also sings back-up on the choruses. It's about a guy she "french kissed on a subway train" who ended up showing her what a "Monster" in bed he was. Lady Gaga said of the album in a press release: "On my re-release The Fame Monster, I wrote about everything I didn't write on The Fame. While traveling the world for two years, I've encountered several monsters, each represented by a different song on the new record: my 'Fear of Sex Monster,' my 'Fear of Alcohol Monster,' my 'Fear of Love Monster,' my 'Fear of Death Monster,' my 'Fear of Loneliness Monster,' etc." GaGa told MTV News that in [Monster], she is addressing her fear of relationships. "It's the fear of attachment and the fear of loving something that's bad for you," she explained. "If you listen to the lyrics, it's like being in love with the bad boy all the time, and you keep going back for more." She added: "I keep falling in love with the monster. But what I really need is the security and the safety and the womanhood, responsibility of my femininity. And so that's what that song is about." Lady GaGa told About.com that she intended [Paparazzi] to have a few different interpretations. She explained: "The song is about a few different things – it's about my struggles, do I want fame or do I want love? It's also about wooing the paparazzi to fall in love with me. It's about the media whoring, if you will, watching ersatzes make fools of themselves to their station. It's a love song for the cameras, but it's also a love song about fame or love – can you have both, or can you only have one?" Lady GaGa explained to The Canadian Press: "It has a real, genuine, powerful message about fame-whoring and death and the demise of the celebrity, and what that does to young people. The video explores ideas about sort of hyperbolic situations that people will go to in order to be famous. Most specifically, pornography and murder. These are some of the major themes in the video." Lady GaGa told Fashionista101 that [Poker Face] is about the singer playing with guys as if she was a poker player. She explained: "The song speaks in reference to the poker game, 'Texas Hold Em.' So I said, 'I wanna hold him like they do in Texas, please.' So its basically saying like, I wanna hold that guy — I wanna be close to him." The "Mum-mum-mum-ma" hook is sampled from Boney M's 1977 hit "Ma Baker." NBC's Access Hollywood reported that during a birthday concert at Palm Springs Convention Center, where the audience was mainly made up of gay men, Lady GaGa opened up about the meaning behind [Poker Face]. To an enthusiastic crowd reaction, she suggested that it is about her personal experience with bisexuality, adding that the song is about being with a man but fantasizing about a woman; hence, the man must read her "Poker Face" to understand what is going through her mind. [Speechless] was written by Gaga for her father, Joseph. In the song she hopes he'll be convinced to seek the medical treatment he needs for his heart condition. "I've known about my father's condition for about 15 years. He told me whatever happens, happens," she told New York's Z-100 radio station. "I was getting ready to lose my dad and I wrote this song." Joseph finally undertook a heart operation a few months before the release of The Fame Monster.and Gaga twitted to her fans to let them know that all was well with him. "My Daddy had open-heart surgery today. And after long hours, and lots of tears, they healed his broken heart, and mine. Speechless," she wrote. "At the hospital. Giving daddy a foot rub while he falls asleep. He's my hero." GaGa discussed this song with The Sunday Times December 6, 2009: "It's very loving in one sense, but in another sense it's quite ruthless. I think my favourite lines on the whole album are — 'And I know that it's complicated But I'm a loser in love So baby, raise a glass to mend All the broken hearts Of all my wrecked-up friends.' So I'm writing about my dad, but not only from my perspective, from the perspective of my mother, and women and men all over the world whose hearts are broken for whatever reason. For me, the whole album lives in that lyric." In [Telephone] the protagonist is being harassed by her lover on the phone when she's trying to dance in a club. GaGa told MTV News that this song is about her "fear of suffocation." She explained: Something that I have or fear is never being able to enjoy myself. 'Cause I love my work so much, I find it really hard to go out and have a good time." Gaga added that the phone in the song isn't just a physical phone, but also somebody in her head telling her to keep working harder and harder. "That's my fear — that the phone's ringing and my head's ringing," she explained. "Whether it's a telephone or it's just the thoughts in your head, that's another fear." The infamous Pussy Wagon from Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1 reappears as Gaga and Beyoncé's getaway mobile in the video. Gaga explained to E! News: "We were having lunch one day in Los Angeles and I was telling him about my concept for the video and he said, 'You gotta use the Pussy Wagon!.'" Åkerlund added to MTV News: "That car is actually the real car from the Kill Bill movie and we had a different car. We were gonna have a convertible hearse, but then Gaga had some sort of meeting with Quentin [Tarantino] and he offered to lend his car. We thought that was fun too." In the video the date on the prison security cameras (February 11, 2010) is the same date that the late British fashioner designer Alexander McQueen's body was discovered in his London home. When Gaga performed this song at the BRIT awards, shortly after McQueen's death was announced she told the crowd, "This is for Alexander McQueen." The stage was decked out in white, and perched on a pedestal was a statue of Gaga wearing the McQueen lobster-claw heels she wore in her "Bad Romance" video. Gaga discussed with Ryan Seacrest the Coca-Cola cans she wears in her hair in the video. "My mom used to do that when I was a kid," she explained. "'Cause if we didn't have any rollers in the house, she'd slice up some Coke cans and then she'd heat them up and pin them in her hair."

‹♥electrohouse♥› says :   24 June 2010   278961  
Oh wow. It's hard to read all that when it's so small, you know. The
font should be bigger.

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