"Speechless" as written by and Stefani Germanotta....
How, how, how, how, how

I can't believe what you said to me
Last night when we were alone
You threw your arms up
Baby you gave up, you gave up

I can't believe how you looked at me
With your James Dean glossy eyes
In your tight jeans with your long hair
And your cigarette stained lies

Could we fix you if you broke?
And is your punch line just a joke?

I'll never talk again
Oh boy you've left me speechless
You've left me speechless, so speechless
And I'll never love again
Oh boy you've left me speechless
You've left me speechless, so speechless

I can't believe how you slurred at me
With your half wired broken jaw
You popped my heart seams
All my bubble dreams, bubble dreams

I can't believe how you looked at me
With your Johnnie Walker eyes
He's gonna get you and after he's through
There's gonna be no love left to rye

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

I'll never talk again
Oh boy you've left me speechless
You've left me speechless, so speechless

I'll never love again
Oh friend you've left me speechless
You've left me speechless, so speechless

How? Ha-ooh-wow? H-ow? Wow
Ha-ooh-wow? H-ow? Wow

And after all the drinks and bars that we've been to
Would you give it all up?
Could I give it all up for you?

And after all the boys and the girls that we've been through
Would you give it all up?
Could you give it all up?

If I promised boy to you
That I'll never talk again
And I'll never love again
I'll never write a song
Won't even sing along
I'll never love again

How, how, how so speechless
You left me speechless, so speechless baby

Will you ever talk again?
Oh boy, why you so speechless?
You've left me speechless, so speechless

Some men may follow me
But you choose "death and company"
Why you so speechless? Oh oh oh


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"Speechless" as written by Stefani Germanotta

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  • +5
    Song Meaninggaga wrote this song for her dad when he was in the hospital due to heart complications (cause by his heavy drinking, which explains the references to alcohol/bars in the lyrics.) at first he refused to have the open heart surgery he got just last month and gaga told him that if he died because of his health she'd quit making music and spend the rest of her life taking care of her sister and mom. this is the song she wrote to convince him to go through with the operation. i'm not exactly sure but i think the song is written from her mom's perspective.

    that being said this is my favorite song on the album! i wish it was only her and the orchestra though, no guitars/drums/etc. it would have been so much more powerful
    rosarythugon November 19, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My OpinionBest song on The Fame Monster, hands down. Love Gaga.
    tableauxvivantson November 20, 2009   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningThis song was written for her father BEFORE he had open heart surgery, because he didn't want to have it done. Lady Gaga was afraid, therefor she wrote this song to persuade her father to have the surgery to save him.

    THIS SONG IS BEAUTIFUL.
    jessbabessxon March 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenther father is alive
    he had open heart surgery
    she wrote this song for him & sang it when she went to the hospital with him

    its about loving a boy and going on with her life
    but the way that she will never stop loving her dad and that hes will be her main man forever.
    GaGa and her father are very close.
    gagitaon November 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttalking from how i relate to this song.. i see it as she knows this boy.. maybe hes good looking or she fancies him or just sees him as a friend..
    but he says something to her that really gets to her and suddenly shes convinced she'll never love again or talk again cos shes fallen so in love with him.

    and 'with your james dean glossy eyes' i know he was known for loads of things but one of the main things was he was a heartthrob.. and when she says stuff like 'tight jeans' etc, shes saying how hes so attractive and shes in love with him.

    shes saying would you give up all the bars and girls and boys to be with me.

    but i know its actually about her dad to there ya go
    SaraCCon November 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh man, this is her best song. So incredibly beautiful, I got tears in my eyes when I first heard it. As people have said, this is about her father and her pleading with him to go through with his surgery. Without him, she won't be able to love...she won't even be able to speak. She won't be inspired to write music, she won't even care to listen to it anymore. That's such a sad concept. I'm glad it all worked out.
    PurplePantheron November 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"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..."

    Uh. Amazing.

    Best song on the album IMHO...totally turned me into a Lady Gaga fan, which is interesting cause just the other day, I was talking to a friend about how I thought she was overrated...
    jenshack21on December 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou know what...I just made a playlist of this song on my touch&it kinda reminds me of How To Save A Life:) WOW Gaga GO!!!!!
    taytaytakenon December 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song was written for her father BEFORE he had open heart surgery, because he didn't want to have it done. Lady Gaga was afraid, therefor she wrote this song to persuade her father to have the surgery to save him.

    THIS SONG IS BEAUTIFUL.
    jessbabessxon March 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is written about and for her father. She talks about it during her live performances. Also "To Rye" is a term meaning to grow as rye grass does in the spring. Here is a link to one of her performances where you can hear it for yourself. (Live in San Francisco; Monster's Ball 2009) 12/14

    youtube.com/…
    fmb555on March 28, 2010   Link

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