My reviews/opinon of Gaga's music, videos, and her outfits

Government Hooker

This song is off Gaga’s Born This Way album. During an interview with Ryan Seacrest Gaga spoke about the song, “It was originally a hip-hop beat, but as we progressed we doubled the speed so it’s now a very hard hitting club track. Some of the lyrics are dirty but it is one of my favorite songs off the record.”  Later on Gaga spoke to MTV and said, “To me, that song is my favorite song, and it’s just a beast. I don’t even know how to explain it. [Born This Way] is not a pop album; it’s a pop masterpiece of music. If there was no category of pop music, you wouldn’t call it pop music. We were in this studio in Vegas, and I was playing some hip-hop stuff [for Gaga’s label boss Vince Herbert], and I ran across this [old beat I had made], and we were talking about faster songs, so I sped it up and I played it for Vince. He was like, ‘Whoa.’ She walked in, and I played it for her and [producer] Fernando [Garibay]. She laid it out in two seconds. She sang over the melody and tuned it up and put the chorus in. She finished it super quick. MTV said what they got from Gaga is, “The guy that’s actually talking, that’s her security guard. We were sitting there thinking how to make a computerized voice, so we were like, ‘Let’s get Pete in here.’ He’s got a super-thick Dutch accent, and he’s trying to read off paper. It was insane, and he just talks like that. That’s what it’s like working with Gaga. It’s like a f—ing supernova. When she walks into a room, things explode. She thinks of sh– that I can’t comprehend. It doesn’t make sense to me, and I’m a creative person. Working with her is totally different than anyone else I’ve ever done anything with. She’s the most hands-on person I’ve ever run into. She could walk into Steve Jobs’ office and tell him he’s doing Apple wrong, and he’d listen. As a producer, it’s super cool to be with somebody who generally cares and is fully involved.

 

Gaga tweeted that the song was inspired by Marlyn Monroe and other political mistresses.

 

This is an amazing song. A funny story about me listening to this song. During the summer I had to take the bus to the pentagon to get to my theater job in Shirlington. I was listening to this and my head phones came out and Goverment hooker started blasting at the pentagon. One women in a suit started dancing to it before I could get the head phones back in. It was HILARIOUS.  Here are the lyrics,

 

Gaga, ga oh-ah
Gaga, ga oh-oh-oh
(Io ritorne, io ritorne.
Io ritorne, io ritorne.)
Goverment Hooker, eh

I can be good,
If you just wanna be bad.
I can be cool,
If you just wanna be mad.
I can be anything,
I’ll be your everything,
Just touch me baby.
I don’t wanna be sad.

As long as I’m your hooker.
(Gov. : Back up and turn around)
As long as I’m your hooker.
(Gov. : Put your hands to the ground)
As long as I’m your hooker.
(Gov. : Back up and turn around)
As long as I’m your hooker.
(Gov. : Get down)

Hoo-ooookaaaaaaaa-er, yeah you’re my hooker.
Hoo-ooookaaaaaaaa-er, government hooker.
Hoo-ooookaaaaaaaa-er, yeah you’re my hooker.
Hoo-ooookaaaaaaaa-er, government hooker.

I’m gonna drink my tears tonight,
I’m gonna drink my tears and cry,
‘Cause I know you love me baby,
I know you love me baby.

I could be girl,
Unless you want to be man.
I could be sex,
Unless you want to hold hands.
I could be anything,
I could be everything, (iku, iku)
I could be mom,
Unless you want to be dad. (oh mi papito)

As long as I’m your hooker.
(Gov. : Back up and turn around)
As long as I’m your hooker.
(Gov. : Put your hands to the ground)
As long as I’m your hooker.
(Gov. : Back up and turn around)
As long as I’m your hooker.
(Gov. : Get down)

Hoo-ooookaaaaaaaa-er, yeah you’re my hooker.
Hoo-ooookaaaaaaaa-er, government hooker.
Hoo-ooookaaaaaaaa-er, yeah you’re my hooker.
Hoo-ooookaaaaaaaa-er, government hooker.

Put your hands on me,
John. F. Kennedy,
I’ll make you squeal baby,
As long as you pay me.

I’m gonna drink my tears tonight,
I’m gonna drink my tears and cry,
‘Cause I know you love me baby,
I know you love me baby.

Hoo-ooookaaaaaaaa-er, yeah you’re my hooker.
Hoo-ooookaaaaaaaa-er, government hooker.
Hoo-ooookaaaaaaaa-er, yeah you’re my hooker.
Hoo-ooookaaaaaaaa-er, government hooker.

I could be girl, (io ritorne)
Unless you want to be man.
I could be sex, (io ritorne)
Unless you want to hold hands.
I could be anything, (io ritorne)
I could be everything,
I could be mom, (io ritorne)
Unless you want to be dad.

I wanna fuck government hooker.
(Gov. : Back up and turn around)
Stop fucking me government hooker.
(Gov. : Put your hands on the ground)
I wanna fuck government hooker.
(Gov. : Back up and turn around)
Stop fucking me government hooker.
(Gov. : Get down)

Yes.
Ha ha ha

 

Gaga actually wrote this song in 2006. She used to it try to get record deals but it didn’t work. She used it to try to get  a record deal by Def Jam, but they dropped her because (as gaga puts it) “They didn’t get it.” This song actually describes Gaga’s life when she was doing ALOT  of cocaine. According to Gaga, it was her first Lady Gaga record and she did everything: the lyrics, the beat and the melody. Later this song helped her get a record deal. Gaga said, “That time, and that song, was just me trying to figure things out, Once I grabbed the reigns of my artistry, I fell in love with that more than I did with the party life.”

Lady Gaga told About.com that “Beautiful, Dirty, Rich” song 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.”

 

This is an amazing song. It shows how personal the music is to Gaga. This song comes from Gaga’s experience. The lyrics are as follows,

Beautiful, dirty dirty, rich rich, dirty dirty
Beautiful dirty rich

Dirty dirty, rich, dirty dirty, rich, beautiful
Beautiful and dirty, dirty rich, rich dirty…

We’ve got a redlight pornagraphic dance fight
Systematic honey
But we got no money

Our hair is perfect while were all getting shit-wrecked
It’s automatic, honey
But we got no money

Daddy I’m so sorry, I’m so s-s-sorry yah
We just like to party like to p-p-party-yah

Bang Bang
We’re beautiful n’ dirty rich
Bang Bang
We’re beautiful n’ dirty rich

We live a cute-life
Soundfanatic
Pants tighter than plastic, honey
But we got no money

We do the dance right
We have got it made like
Ice cream topped with honey
But we got no money

Daddy I’m so sorry, I’m so s-s-sorry yah
We just like to party like to p-p-party-yah

Bang Bang
We’re beautiful n’ dirty rich
Bang Bang
We’re beautiful n’ dirty rich

Bang bang bang
Bang bang bang
Beautiful, Dirty, Rich

Uh
Bang Bang Bang
Bang Bang Bang
Beautiful, Dirty, Rich

Bang Bang
We’re beautiful n’ dirty rich
Bang Bang
We’re beautiful n’ dirty rich

this is sooo sad

 

 

 

 

 

The song is the second single off her Born This Way album. The song was supposed to be released April 19th, but it was actually released four days earlier. Gaga said “It’s a weekend treat for my little monsters.” During an interview with Elvis Duran, Gaga stated that the song is about “always falling in love with the wrong men.”

Here is a list of all the biblical references that there are in the lyrics of the song:

  • “I’ll wash his feet with my hair if he needs” – It’s a reference to Mary Magdalene, who washed Jesus’ feet and wipes them with her hair
  • “Even after three times he betrays me” – It’s a reference to Peter who denies Jesus three times when he is arrested before the following cockcrow

The music video premiered on the tenth episode of American Idol. The music video was actually banned in Lebanon due religious concerns. Giving some background on the song, Gaga explained that “It’s no surprise, I’m sure, to many of you, that Judas is a man of the biblical senses, so expect to see some symbolism in this video.” She continued explaining that the song/video is about confronting one’s demons. “You have to look into what is haunting you and you need to look into forgiving yourself in order to move on. And it’s really fun to dance to and sounds like it could be a pop priest record.”  Gaga tweeted some of the lyrics before it was released, “I’m just a Holy Fool, oh baby he’s so cruel, but I’m still in love with Judas, Baby. JUDAS FASHION. so excited i can’t sleep!” Gaga revealed that she designed one of her outfits from the music video. Gaga designed the outfit but the Haus of Gaga made it.

The outfit and make-up in this video is quite amazing!!! I love it, it’s amazing. So different so original. It’s become a popular make-up design in youtube videos.

Bad Romance (music video)

The movie director for this video is Frances Lawrence. He also made recent video “Judas”. Gaga said, “I knew his ability as a director is so much higher than what I could do.” She goes on and says, “I wanted somebody with a tremendous understanding of how to make a pop video, because my biggest challenge working with directors is that I am the director and I write the treatments and I get the fashion and I decide what it’s about and it’s very hard to find directors that will relinquish any sort of input from the artist, But Francis and I worked together.  It was collaborative. He’s a really pop video director and a filmmaker. He did I Am Legend and I’m a huge Will Smith fan, so I knew he could execute the video in a way that I could give him all my weirdest, most psychotic ideas, But it would come across to and be relevant to the public.”

The video starts with Gaga being kidnapped and drugged by some super models and then she gets sold to the Russian mafia. In this video you see Gaga’s  Pyro-bra which I have talked about before.

These outfits are so amazing. It’s quite amazing actually, if you pay attention to all the different outfits, not just on Gaga but on the others. The choreography is very complex and it still surprises me that it was done. I love this video’s use of colors and all the sparkles and/or diamonds. Her make-up is done by Billy B. He does an amazing job in it. He really deserves a lot of credit for this.

 

Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga are collaborating on a song!! Nicki confirmed this on KHOP (radio show)  last sunday. I’m really excited because they are both amazing artist and I think when they combine their talents it will be a-frickin-mazin.  This little monster is Hyped!

The song was first played as a short acoustic version, on Saturday Night live. On October 3rd, 2009. The song as a whole premiered on October 6th. It was released digitally (on itunes) twenty days later. Just one day after the song was released it became the number one song in America.

 

After a concert in Russia, Lady Gaga was in Norway and got the inspiration to write “Bad Romance”. A demo of the song was recorded in Amsterdam with RedOne, this version has less vocal tracks, and has a different beat at the intro and has been changed slightly in the chorus. Towards three quarters into the song, the French verse of the album version is replaced with “I want your love and I want your revenge. I want your love I don’t wanna be friends“. The lyrics in general, talk about exploring the joys of a bad romance but this idea changes during the intermediate bridge when the lyrics talk about fashion. While being interviewed on the November 2, 2009 episode of It’s On with Alexa Chung, Gaga pointed out that she was listing Alfred Hitchcock films (Psycho, Vertigo, and Rear Window) in the verse, “I want your psycho, your vertigo shtick/Want you in my rear window, baby you’re sick.” Gaga said, “What I’m really trying to say is I want the deepest, darkest, sickest parts of you that you are afraid to share with anyone because I love you that much. Along with the rest of the songs from The Fame Monster, “Bad Romance” deals with a monster. This song represents my “Fear of Love Monster“.

 

This song is amazing BUT it is over played. This isn’t the only good song that went down hill because of being over played. For example Nicki Minaj’s song “Super Bass”. These song are amazing but they have died because of how much it is/was played.