"The Queen" as written by and Fernando/germanotta Garibay....
Oh
Tonight I'm gonna show
Them what I'm made up for
The killer queen inside me's
Coming out
Say, "Hello!"

Oh
Tonight I will return
The fame and riches earned
With you I'd watch them all be burnt
Whoa-Oh, Whoa-Oh

Whenever I start feeling strong
I'm called a bitch in the night
But I don't need these 14-carat golds to win
I am a woman, I insist it's my life

I can be
The queen that's inside of me
This is my chance to release it
Be brave for you you'll see
I can be
The queen you need me to be
This is my chance to be the dance
Our dream is happening
I can be the queen

I
Wind and hurricane
The stormy sky and rain
When you run dry I'll flood your pain
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh

In between the moments of
The lady I've become
A voice speaks through the noise like drums
Rhomp-a-bump-a

Whenever I start feeling strong
I'm called a bitch in the night
But I don't need these 14-carat golds to win
I am a woman, I insist it's my life

I can be
The queen that's inside of me
This is my chance to release it
Be brave for you you'll see
I can be
The queen you need me to be
This is my chance to be the dance
Our dream is happening
I can be the queen

The quee-ee-ee-ee-ee-ee-een
The que-ee-een
Quee-ee-een
Quee-ee-een

Starry night come inside me like never before
Don't forget me when I come crying to heaven's door
I will fly on a challenger across the sky
Like a phoenix so you can remind them of the dream I bore

Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Whoa-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Whoa-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh


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"The Queen" as written by Fernando Garibay Stefani Germanotta

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song makes me soo happy! It makes me feel beautiful and free and alive, and able to do anything I want. The great thing about this song that it doesn't just encourage and motivate drag queens and gay people but also just heterosexual insecure girls like myself ;)
    spunkychickon July 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is, like Lady Gaga revealed on her twitter some time ago, that it's about being strong and brave. What she didn't reveal to us is how much it ties back to her past work. I think it's an absolutely wonderful song because it throughout the lyrics, you can see references to her extremely old song, No Floods. Side-by-side, No Floods and The Queen tell a story about a girl who started off as a princess of her New York streets and moved on to being a Queen, without forgetting where she came from and how much she has grown because of her fans, who are her kingdom now (so to speak). It's also about fulfilling the dreams of your youth and being the person you had hoped to become.

    No Floods - "I never ever thought I'd live away From everybody that I love and say Goodbye"
    The Queen - "Oh, tonight I'm gonna show them what I'm made of, oh, The killer queen inside me is coming to say hello"
    No Floods - "No matter lightning or thunder, Buckets of rain water, You can't flood this town"
    The Queen - "I, wind and hurricane, The stormy sky and rain, When you run dry I'll flood your pain"

    And perhaps

    No Floods: “fire can’t burn these hands”
    The Queen: “like a phoenix”

    Throughout the song, there are some other parts that recall Marry The Night earlier in the album, like the constant references to tonight and the church bells in the very beginning of the song. At the very end of the song, the lyrics “I will fly on a challenger across the sky” and her voice cracking for that moment after she finishes her lyrics seems to suggest a connection to Future Love from The Fame Ball Tour. In that song, she talks about a “plane car” or a “flying car” (depending on the live version you listen to) that she uses to get to her future love. Is she trying to say that her fans have been her future love all along? That might be going too far, though.

    What we can concretely see evident is The Queen’s relation to No Floods, its church bells and night references that call back to Marry The Night, and her very clear voice crack at the end of her lyrics that imitate her voice cracking at the end of Future Love. Her constant self-referencing reminds me why I love Lady Gaga and why I think she’s a wonderful lyricist. Her lyrics are getting closer and closer to being poetic and I can’t wait for the day when people outside her super fans see that she’s more than just her “rah rah roma mas” and her “Juda-juda-a-as.” It’s easy to overlook The Queen as a simple song, since it’s a bonus track and its beginning sounds very simplistic, but the song is riddled with little reminders of who she was and it all builds up to that very last, stanza that sounds like a powerfully booming declaration of her identity and love for her dreams and her fans. I think it’s becoming one of my favorite songs on the album and of hers.

    Side-note: According to Fernando Garibay, the song’s background music also references Queen apparently. I don’t listen to Queen enough to see the connection, but if one of her producers says so, then it’s another legitimate reference to Lady Gaga’s past.
    BKHINon May 31, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"I will fly on a Challenger across the sky, like a pheonix so you can remind them of the dream I bore" - The Queen

    "when punk-tius comes to kill the king upon his throne, I'm ready for their stones...... I don't want to die alone" - Bloody Mary

    "my songs are of the revolution. My heart hurts for my generation..... I have cried for, I will die for how I care" - Americano

    "I'm on the edge of glory and I'm standing on a moment of truth..... Another shot, before we kiss the other side tonight, I'm on the edge of something final we call life tonight, put on your shades cause I'll be dancing in the flames tonight" - Edge of Glory

    "im gonna drink my tears and cry, cause I know you love me baby" - Government Hooker

    "diana, you're still in our hearts, never let you fall apart, together we'll dance in the dark" - Dance In The Dark


    Theres so many underlying messages in her music that go unnoticed.
    she's about to do something BIG, and she knows she might die for it.
    rubennnnxon June 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI remember watching HBO's special for The Monster Ball. There was one part, where she starts tearing up, and says she wants to be a queen for us, her fans. I feel like this song is about that. This song is written for us. She's telling us that she'll do anything and everything to be a queen for us, so that her fans can have someone to love and look up to.
    luisiscoolbeanson July 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis may sound crazy to you all, but this song /really/ reminds me of Lady Macbeth. Just saying.
    OpalMagnuson October 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKiller Queen is actually a song by Queen from 1974
    wasabiprideon July 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis Is About Gaga Not Wanting The Money but the love of her fans she saying she doesnt need money or gold to be happy her happiness is with us Monsters.
    ARTPOPISTon March 07, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General Commentgood job!
    gagaohhlalaon June 19, 2011   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song is undoubtedly also about showing encouragement for queens--drag queens and just very flamboyant gay guys. Gaga could not be more explicit about her love for her gay fans and gay culture, and with lyrics such as "The lady I have become" and "Come inside me like never before" it seems quite clear that this song is about queens in the gay slang sense as well as some broad sense of Gaga being The Queen--probably of pop.
    dodaon June 28, 2011   Link

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