"ARTPOP" as written by Paul Edward Blair, Stefani J. Germanotta, Nick Monson and Dino Zisis....
Come to me, in all your glamour and cruelty
Just do that thing that you do
And I'll undress you
Give it time, sometimes the simplest move is right
The melody that you choose, can rescue you

A hybrid can withstand these things
My heart can beat with bricks and strings
My ARTPOP could mean anything

We could, we could belong together (ARTPOP)
We could, we could belong together (ARTPOP)
We could, we could belong together (ARTPOP)
ARTPOP, ARTPOP, ARTPOP

Come to me, with all your subtext and fantasy
Just do that thing that you do
In a perverse hue
Lover's kites, are flown on beaches for public sight
The color palette you choose, can profit you

A hybrid can withstand these things
My heart can beat with bricks and strings
My ARTPOP could mean anything

Could try to sell you out or I
Could show you all the reasons why
My ARTPOP could mean anything

We could, we could belong together (ARTPOP)
We could, we could belong together (ARTPOP)
We could, we could belong together (ARTPOP)
ARTPOP, ARTPOP, ARTPOP

Brushes with darknes won't help you create
Your destiny of self but ARTPOP could mean anything, anything
I try to sell myself but I am really laughing
Because I just want the music, not the bling
Music, not the bling

We could, we could belong together (ARTPOP)
We could, we could belong together (ARTPOP)
We could, we could belong together (ARTPOP)
ARTPOP, ARTPOP, ARTPOP

We could, we could belong together (ARTPOP)
We could, we could belong together (ARTPOP)
We could, we could belong together (ARTPOP)
ARTPOP, ARTPOP, ARTPOP

Free my mind, ARTPOP
You make my, heart stop


Lyrics submitted by htimreimer, edited by mpeckification, imjon

"ARTPOP" as written by Stefani J. Germanotta Paul Edward Blair

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    General CommentAmazing song. Gaga's songwriting abilities at their finest!

    In the first verse, art is singing to pop (“Come to me, with all your glamour and cruelty / Just do the thing that you do, and I’ll undress you” – referring to the sexual nature of pop stars and pop music today).

    In the second verse, pop is singing to art (“Come to me, with all your subtext and fantasy / Just do the thing that you do, in a perverse hue” – making note of how contemporary art is widely misunderstood and even seen as “perverse” or stupid even though it's just the creator's "fantasy").

    In the chorus, art and pop tell each other that they can belong together as one entity without separation or distinction. In other words, ARTPOP (one word). Not Art Pop, ArtPop, or Art-Pop.

    The placement of the song is also noteworthy - since it is the title track, it would make sense if it was the first song on the album, or even the last. However, it’s precisely in the middle. I believe this is because the song is supposed to serve as a reminder that, like the chorus says over and over again, Gaga’s ARTPOP “could mean anything!” Placing this song right after songs like Aura, G.U.Y., Do What U Want, MANiCURE, but also before songs like Swine, Mary Jane Holland, and Applause is supposed to make you aware that each of these songs has at least TWO meanings. (Ex: Swine could be about dancing or it could be about rape, Do What U Want could be taken as a sexual love song or as an intelligently-written criticism on music critics, G.U.Y. could either be about Greek mythology or about gender roles in 21st century America, MANiCURE could be about a manicure or about being man-cured after a bad relationship).

    After all, “my ARTPOP could mean anything.”
    667DarkAveon March 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally? No comments? One of my favorite on the album! I believe she's talking about the music she is trying to create. Kind of self explanitory.
    Stunktankon January 11, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is talking about art and how one uses it for liberation. She references her own artistry and how it affects those who connect with it. And that's the way art is, essentially. We take what we need to take from it, and that's why I think she says "My artpop could mean anything." Art is whatever you need it to be. The relationship between the audience and the piece is a powerful one because it creates a powerful union ( "We could belong together"). It's a brilliant song and one of my favorites on the album.

    Furthermore, I love how the song explores the idea of art and how it inspires those moved by it:

    Brushes with darknes won't help you create
    Your destiny of self but ARTPOP could mean anything, anything
    I try to sell myself but I am really laughing
    Because I just want the music, not the bling
    Music, not the bling

    So, I pretty much take the song as Gaga talking about the power of art and how it helps the artist and the audience. Great tune.
    discjockeyon February 23, 2014   Link
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    General CommentLady gaga is a talented artist. It's pretty sad she doesn't sea she's uzed big time! Wake up gaga, what a sad life to some day realize you bean mind controled. They use you for their purpoze. Love you gaga!
    monsterfanon September 05, 2014   Link

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