Saturday, January 02, 2010

Pokerface by Lady Gaga.

One of the more popular tunes of late is the song Pokerface by Lady Gaga. I shall attempt to analyze the lyrics of her song for meaning. First however, a commentary on lyrics websites that don't let you highlight the lyrics. Fuck you. Don't waste my time, go and die.

Anyways, Lady Gaga begins her song with this refrain

Mum mum mum mah
Mum mum mum mah
She is clearly calling for her mother. Why, it is not yet determined. Let us continue.

I wanna hold em' like they do in Texas Plays
Fold em' let em' hit me raise it baby stay with me (I love it)
Lovegame and intuition play the cards with Spades to start
And after he's been hooked I'll play the one that's on his heart
Lady Gaga is playing cards. She has bet everything on this hand, which is a straight flush. Including a small baby that she loves. Her target is someone else who is trying to win with a pair of aces. Lady Gaga sees through this charade.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh
I'll get him hot, show him what I've got
Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh,
I'll get him hot, show him what I've got
Lady Gaga plans to get a hot streak, and show the opponents at the table her awesome poker skills.

Can't read my,
Can't read my
No he can't read my poker face
(she’s got to love nobody)
Can't read my
Can't read my
No he can't read my poker face
(she’s got to love nobody)
Lady Gaga is confident in her poker face. She is a mask that betrays nothing to her opponents.

P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face
(Mum mum mum mah)
P-p-p poker face, p-p-p poker face
(Mum mum mum mah)
The stuttering here seems to imply that even though her poker face is supreme, underneath it all she is infinitely nervous about her cards.

I wanna roll with him a hard pair we will be
A little gambling is fun when you're with me (I love it)
she's using her breasts to hypnotize her male opponents into making beginners mistakes.

Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun
And baby when it's love if its not rough it isn't fun, fun
She plans to commit suicide if she loses all of her money by playing Russian Roulette. She believes in tough love.

I won't tell you that I love you
Kiss or hug you
Cause I'm bluffin' with my muffin
No idea.

I'm not lying I'm just stunnin' with my love-glue-gunning
Just like a chick in the casino
Take your bank before I pay you out
I promise this, promise this
Check this hand cause I'm marvelous
She has a killer hand and is telling her opponents that they should probably cash out.

All in all, one of the better songs about playing poker I've ever listened to.

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