"You and I" as written by and Stefani Germanotta....
It's been a long time since I came around
Been a long time but I'm back in town
And this time I'm not leaving without you

You taste like whiskey when you kiss me oh
I'd give anything again to be your baby doll
This time I'm not leaving without you

You say sit back down where you belong
In the corner of my bar with your high heels on
Sit back down on the couch where we made love the first time
And you said to me there's

(Something), something, something about this place
(Something), something about lonely nights
And my lipstick on your face
(Something), something, something about my cool Nebraska guy
Yeah something about baby you and I

It's been two years since I let you go
I couldn't listen to a joke or Rock and Roll
Muscle cars drove a truck right through my heart

On my birthday you sang me a heart of gold
With a guitar humming and no clothes
This time I'm not leaving without you

Sit back down where you belong
In the corner of my bar with your high heels on
Sit back down on the couch where we made love the first time
And you said to me there's

(Something), something, something about this place
(Something), something about lonely nights
And my lipstick on your face
(Something), something, something about my cool Nebraska guy
Yeah something about baby you and I

You and I
You you and I
You you and I
You you and I

You and I
You you and I
Oh yeah, we're gonna die
Without you and I

We got a whole lot of money, but we still pay rent
'Cause you can't buy a house in heaven
There's only three men that I am a certain my whole life
It's my daddy and Nebraska and Jesus Christ

(Something), something, something about the chase (six whole years)
I am a New York woman born to rock you down
So want my lipstick all over your face
(Something), something, something about just knowing when it's right
So put your dreams up for Nebraska
For Nebraska, Nebraska, I love you

You and I
You you and I
Baby I'd rather die
Without you and I

You and I
You you and I
Nebraska
I'd rather die
Without you and I

It's been a long time since I came around
Been a long time but I'm back in town
And this time I'm not leaving without you


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"You and I" as written by Stefani Germanotta

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  • +4
    General CommentThis is about Luc Carl, GaGa's Nebraskan on-off boyfriend, who she has been in love with for "six whole years". He works in a bar in New York and also tries his hand at many other things. Of all the men GaGa's dated, he's the one she's fallen for most in spite of how tumultuous their relationship can be, and I don't think she ever got over him, even when they spent a couple of years apart. She was determined to get him back and I think she associates him with New York and who Gaga was at the beginning, and who Stefani Germanotta was. That's what the whole "this time I'm not leaving without you" thing is about.

    I think he's had quite a heavy influence on this whole album, though not directly. He's into Rock and Roll and is obsessed with his cars, which also explains "I couldn't listen to a joke or rock 'n' roll, and muscle cars drove a truck right through my heart"

    It's a lovely song.
    BabyIWasBornThisWayon May 26, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's hilarious in the video for this song,she's out there in the middle of Nebraska in her platforms and her black garb get-up looking like a New York doll scarecrow chasing down the camera. :)I can actually sing this one.lol
    emuInAmuumuuon May 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song ComparisonNow someone should revise for the album version. "Something about the chase..." etc. Either way. Worthy heir to Speechless.
    SitarHeroon May 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's about her ex-boyfriend luc carl.

    2 years ago Lady gaga made her big break, so im assuming she had to leave her boyfriend behind. Hence the lyric :

    It's been two years since I let you go


    he owns a bar in NYC and he's from Nebraska

    here's his myspace

    myspace.com/…
    gagaohhlalaon June 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the line "I'm a New York woman born to run you down, still want my lipstick all over your face"
    BabyIWasBornThisWayon June 01, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy opinion (Don't attack me for having a point of view different to the majority):
    This song is about self-love. It is to do with find every part of yourself, all your different sides and fantasies. The things which have inspired and helped you to live as who you are, and satisfying each of those parts. In the music video she plays at least six different sides of herself, showcasing their personalities.
    For one example of this, there is the young girl playing the piano; she seems childlike and wholesome, wearing nightgown- type attire and smiling up naively at the older Joe Calderone (I may have misspelled that, forgive me). I think she probably symbolises LG's mid-late-teen self. She has described her upbringing as sheltered, specifically from sexuality (went to an all-girls Catholic school), and that seems to be how this character acts.
    And as for some of the lyrics which seem to indicate a past lover, it's instead about the aspects of her personality which she left behind. The parts of herself she forgot to please, or hadn't the chance try to because of the recent years of fame.
    That is how I like to think about it. I think it has a deeper message than the general opinions about her ex boyfriend. It appeals to me greatly.
    NovaNovemberon December 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell? Say something.
    redshiftdazzleron July 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's just a soulful, 70's/80's inspired rock ballad, and the meaning behind it seems quite obvious in the lyrics, it seems about some guy who she had something with a couple years back, and she meets him again and insists on keeping him this time around.
    Yumion June 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't get this song out of my head. I love how this song has an old school rock feel to it. Its (as far as Gaga goes) pretty stripped-down and honest.
    mesmith5on July 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is gr8
    amylolDon July 20, 2010   Link

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