"Paparazzi" as written by Rob Fusari and Stefani Germanotta....
We are the crowd
We're c-coming out
Got my flash on it's true
Need that picture of you
It's so magical
We'd be so fantastical

Leather and jeans
We're rock glamorous
Not sure what it means
But this photo of us
It don't have a price
Ready for those flashing lights
Cause you know that baby I

I'm your biggest fan
I'll follow you until you love me
Papa-paparazzi
Baby there's no other superstar
You know that I'll be
Your papa-paparazzi
Promise I'll be kind
But I won't stop until that boy is mine
Baby you'll be famous
Chase you down until you love me
Papa-paparazzi

I'll be a girl backstage at your show
Velvet ropes and guitars
Yeah 'cause you're my
Rockstar in between the sets
Eyeliner and cigarettes

Shadow is burnt
Yellow dance and we turn
My lashes are dry
Purple teardrops I cry it don't have a price
Loving you is cherry pie
'Cause you know that baby I

I'm your biggest fan
I'll follow you until you love me
Papa-paparazzi
Baby there's no other superstar
You know that I'll be
Your papa-paparazzi
Promise I'll be kind
But I won't stop until that boy is mine
Baby you'll be famous
Chase you down until you love me
Papa-paparazzi

Real good
(We're dancing in the studio)
Snap snap to
(That shit on the radio)
Don't stop
(For anyone)
We're plastic but we still have fun!

I'm your biggest fan
I'll follow you until you love me
Papa-paparazzi
Baby there's no other superstar
You know that I'll be
Your papa-paparazzi
Promise I'll be kind
But I won't stop until that boy is mine
Baby you'll be famous
Chase you down until you love me
Papa-paparazzi


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"Paparazzi" as written by Stefani Germanotta Rob Fusari

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  • +12
    My InterpretationAccording to GaGa:

    "Well I'm so glad there are a few different interpretations, that was the idea. 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?"

    To summarize: it's about stalking and being somebody's biggest fan, wanting attention, and becoming famous.

    I really love this song, by the way. Probably my favourite GaGa song, and fun to dance to. :D
    WhiteLighton May 06, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's weird 'cause it's kinda stalkery yet there's something about it that's kinda sweet :)
    x$xFEEBZx$x [H.W.C]on March 11, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThis is my favorite song by Lady Gaga, I can't get enough of it.
    Lanoliumon February 15, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIf you watch the music video you'll understand the story of this song. Basically, her boyfriend is using her fame to climb to the top of the social ladder. He destroys her career (see when she is pushed off the balcony, her body lies limp and crushed, because her career is dead) and gets away with it. She then has to rebuild her career (learning to walk again) slowly but surely, and stages a comeback. In the end, she poisons her boyfriend and kills him, getting revenge for ruining her. She becomes a pop icon once more.
    modelmaterialon May 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe meaning of the song isn't hard to decipher
    but the music video adds more depth to the song.
    wtfxkimmmon June 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn an interview she said she wrote this song about when Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Nicole Richie's mugshots all came out and they all were posing in them and she realized that there's an art to the paparazzi.
    andheartsssemion December 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes the synth in this remind anyone else of "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin?
    thatfangirlon February 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think, like a lot of songs, the video and the song have similar, but separate meanings.

    The video is the story of pop icon and her relationship with the Paparazzi, and the song is about an obsessed fan, and paparazzi, who is in love with a superstar.
    KatQuinnFaceon July 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment@mikus-fikus

    Hello? You didn't offer an interpretation either. Seriously though, what crawled up your cunt and died? So she doesn't like the song, boo-fucking-hoo, go cry somewhere else. The most amusing thing is that you jump down natholla's throat, but don't even bother with britrocker, the person who posted an angry, flaming comment.
    CielDudeon September 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI love this song :D


    Well, watching the music video I think it may be talking about abuse, and how "she" will always love the "abuser" no matter what, even though he trys to kill her for fame. Like in the music video, it shows all these women killed by their spouses/boy friends. So I am guessing the message is about how ame kills people. And she needs more fame then ever to settle herself, and it's driving her insane, (the whole stalker sound part of it) and then people die over it (in the music video for instance)

    Or, for a crazy interpretation, the whole song is sarcastic and she just wants to get back at him. (the music video again) For instance: "but I won't stop" sounds a bit darker the rest. And then the "Real good, we dance in the studio
    Snap, snap to that shit on the radio
    Don't stop for anyone
    We're plastic but we still have fun!"
    part is showing she doesn't care about him in fact at all just getting back at him, she is willing to live her life while trying to get at him.


    I am not sure, just my interpretation :D Great song anyway you look at it!
    LadyEspionageon September 18, 2009   Link

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