"Telephone (feat. Beyonce)" as written by Beyonce Gisselle Knowles, Rodney Roy Jerkins, Lashawn Ameen Daniels, Lazonate Franklin and Stefani Germanotta....
Hello, hello, baby
You called, I can't hear a thing
I have got no service
In the club, you see, see
Wha-wha-what did you say?
Oh, you're breaking up on me
Sorry, I cannot hear you
I'm kinda busy

K-kinda busy
K-kinda busy
Sorry, I cannot hear you
I'm kinda busy

Just a second
It's my favorite song they're gonna play
And I cannot text you with
A drink in my hand, eh
You shoulda made some plans with me
You knew that I was free
And now you won't stop calling me
I'm kinda busy

Stop callin', stop callin'
I don't wanna think any more
I left my head and heart on the dance floor
Stop callin', stop callin'
I don't wanna talk anymore
It's got my head and my heart on the dance floor

Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh
Stop telephonin' me
Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh
I'm busy, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh
Stop telephonin' me
Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh

Call all you want, but there's no one home
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
Out in the club, and I'm sippin' that bub
And you're not gonna reach my telephone

Call all you want, but there's no one home
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
Out in the club, and I'm sippin' that bub
And you're not gonna reach my telephone

Boy, the way you blowin' up my phone
Won't make me leave no faster
Put my coat on faster
Leave my girls no faster
I shoulda left my phone at home
'Cause this is a disaster
Callin' like a collector
Sorry, I cannot answer

Not that I don't like you
I'm just at a party
And I am sick and tired
Of my phone ringin'
Sometimes I feel like
I live in Grand Central Station
Tonight I'm not takin' no calls
'Cause I'll be dancin'

'Cause I'll be dancin'
'Cause I'll be dancin'
Tonight I'm not takin' no calls
'Cause I'll be dancin'

Stop callin', stop callin'
I don't wanna think any more
I left my head and my heart on the dance floor
Stop callin', stop callin'
I don't wanna talk any more
I left my head and my heart on the dance floor

Stop callin', stop callin'
I don't wanna think any more
I left my head and my heart on the dance floor
Stop callin', stop callin'
I don't wanna talk any more
I left my head and my heart on the dance floor

Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh
Stop telephonin' me
Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh
I'm busy, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh
Stop telephonin' me
Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh

Can call all you want but there's no one home
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
'Cause I'm out in the club and I'm sippin' that bub
And you're not gonna reach my telephone

Call all you want but there's no one home
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
'Cause I'm out in the club and I'm sippin' that bub
And you're not gonna reach my telephone

My telephone
M-m-my telephone
'Cause I'm out in the club and I'm sippin' that bub
And you're not gonna reach my telephone

My telephone
M-m-my telephone
'Cause I'm out in the club and I'm sippin' that bub
And you're not gonna reach my telephone

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Lyrics submitted by Cerulean_Blu, edited by Loranys

"Telephone" as written by Lazonate Franklin Stefani Germanotta

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +4
    General CommentIt's the "Fear of Suffocation", she's so busy with "work" she feels suffocated from all the phone calls and things she has to do. She cannot go out and have a good time without someone calling her or having to do work. "Stop calling, I don't wanna think anymore. I left my hand and my heart on the dancefloor." So basically she's not answering her phone cause she wants one night of peace to have fun without any interruptions...sadly this was the only song off the Fame Monster that she didn't perform live during her concert, yet.
    philipmarc87on December 07, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFear of Commitment. (Life, Relationship, Job, etc.)

    This song is obviously about someone who's choosing to avoid the person on the other side of the "Telephone". The telephone represents that person's thoughts, which in this case the Telephone is trying to tell that person that they should be doing something else other than slacking off. The caller who's being rejected could represent her boss, lover, or maybe a friend.

    Sorry if that bit didn't make any sense. I'm not too good at explaining my thoughts. lol
    DeNi3Lon November 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song!

    Not sure if it's intended or not - but in the middle of it, "I'm busy" almost sounds like "I'm Beyoncé" - LOVE it
    eddy1110on November 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is amazzzzzzing!
    very dancey and a great mix of talented ladies.
    surrrramarieon November 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI think this is her replacement of "Dirty Ice Cream" or a "Dirty Ice Cream part. 2" coz again, she wants him to stop calling but it's like it's happening again after the first time (the first time was "Dirty Ice Cream")
    TaylorWerlingeron November 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationthe lyric is actually "I got my head and my heart on the dance floor"

    but i like this song alot, it's grown on me alot.

    I see it as showing the bad side of fame/exposure. Being so caught up in having a good time in the limelight, that you forget about your loved ones.
    RetroDanceFreakon November 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLady Gaga said somewhere that this song is about being a workaholic. While for most people the "dance floor" equals a fun night out, for Lady Gaga this is her job. It's about prioritizing her dance and music and performance over personal relationships. Every song on the "Fame Monster" deals with a different "monster," this one being something akin to fear of commitment or fear of not working/dancing/singing.
    Tenniskh89on January 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Opiniondude i love this song! like omg im sooooo playing this song at my future wedding!
    Annalyne17on January 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentShe won't answer her phone.
    whisperingdevilon February 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe that in this song the "Telephone" she keeps mentioning in her thoughts is her conscience. They're her thoughts constantly reminding her to work and work because she's a person that is always working and it's a daily routine for her and when she finally decides to get off her daily routine she can't enjoy it. She tries to go out to party for once but that ringing of the telephone just won't leave her alone and it keeps remaining her, almost suffocating her. She feels suffocated from all the phone calls and things she has to do that she cannot go out and have good times without someone calling her or having to do work.
    deridreeon February 16, 2010   Link

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