"G.U.Y." as written by Stefani Germanotta and Anton Zaslavski....
Greetings from Himeros
God of sexual desire, son of Aphrodite
Lay back, and feast as this audio guides you through new and exciting positions

I wanna be the Girl Under You (oh yeah)
I wanna be your G.U.Y (yeah)
I wanna be the grave and earth you (oh yeah)
Our sexes tell us no lies

I'm gonna wear the towel, the power to leave you
I'm aiming for full control of this love (of this love)
Touch me, touch me, don't be sweet
Love me, love me, please retreat
Let me be the girl under you that makes you cry

I wanna be that guy (G.U.Y.)
I wanna be that guy (G.U.Y.)
I wanna be that guy (G.U.Y.)
The Girl Under You (Guy!)

I'm gonna say the word
And own you (Oh yeah)
You'll be my (G.I.R.L)
Guy, I'm romance and love's to hold you (Oh yeah)
Know, you wear my make-up well

I'm gonna wear the towel, the power to leave you
I'm aiming for full control of this love (Of this love)
Touch me, touch me, don't be sweet
Love me, love me, please retreat
Let me be the girl under you that makes you cry

I wanna be that guy (G.U.Y.)
I wanna be that guy (G.U.Y.)
I wanna be that guy (G.U.Y.)
The Girl Under You (Guy!)

I don’t need to be on top
To know what it does, I'm strong enough to know the truth
I just want it to be hot
Because I’m best when I’m in love, and I’m in love with you
(Guy.U.Y) Touch me touch me
Natural goddess (Guy.U.Y) Touch me touch me
A soul comes into full phase (Guy.U.Y) Get on top of me
And Mars were in spirit rams into the atmosphere (Guy.U.Y I want to be that guy)
Touch me touch me, don’t be shy
I’m in charge like a G.U.Y
I'll lay down face up this time, under you like a G.U.Y.

I wanna be that guy (G.U.Y.)
I wanna be that guy (G.U.Y.)
I wanna be that guy (G.U.Y.)
The Girl Under You guy!

I wanna be that guy (G.U.Y.)
I'll wreck you right up guy (G.U.Y.)
I'll lie down face up guy (G.U.Y.) (Achtzehn)
The Girl Under you guy! (Sechzehn)

Fourteen
Vierzehn
Drei, eins
Nein Zedd
Nein Zedd
Nein Zedd
Nein Zedd


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"G.U.Y." as written by Stefani Germanotta, Anton Zaslavski

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  • +4
    General CommentIt's about gender roles.

    Gaga is the girl and would therefore be seen as submissive/weaker during sex, but instead she is claiming the male identity in the bedroom. "I'm gonna wear the tie, I want the power to leave you." Clearly, she is the dominant one.

    On the other hand, her boyfriend would traditionally be viewed as the one calling the shots, being on top, more sexually aggressive, etc. However, Gaga refers to him in the song as a "G.I.R.L. = guy in romantic love" while she is the "G.U.Y. = girl under you."

    Additionally, because this is a song on ARTPOP (which is all about marrying art with pop culture), Gaga blends her art with social media by mixing her love life with her public life during the chorus:

    “Touch me, touch me, don't be sweet" (art, if she's role playing as Venus, Eros, or Himeros)

    “Love me, love me, please retweet” (pop culture, as she directly references twitter)

    So yeah, it's mainly about breaking free from gender roles but it still carries over the idea of combining art and pop that is present throughout the entire album.
    667DarkAveon March 11, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is talking about a strong woman not being intimidated by a man that takes the "active" position. She's in and feels in control, even if the man is on top of her.
    discjockeyon February 23, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy interpretation of this song is that she's saying how she knows the guy she's with doesn't want her for her body and sex, he appreciates her for who she is and respects her. For example: I don’t need to be on top To know what it does, I'm strong enough to know the truth.
    katzap88on December 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is about her experimenting with women, and the sexual identity she has created with another woman (or women). Society always puts constraints into lesbian sex, as to who is the guy, and who is the girl. I think by saying she wants to be your G.U.Y. (girl under you) she is playing with the idea of being the submissive one (girl), but still being dominant enough (she's strong enough to know the truth) to be a "guy".

    That has been my take on the song since the first time I heard it, and based off Venus, and other songs on this album, I'd say the interpretation is at least somewhat close to her intention. It's definitely a sexual song, no doubt about that! Also one of my favorites on the album.
    kav419on December 16, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's "Greetings from Eros".

    To me, the song refers to her wanting to take on the role of Eros at first--who has been interpreted as a bisexual god, not simply one-side-or-the-other--Gaga wants to shed wooden ideas and embrace her 'self' that isn't represented.
    I'll start off at this point because it sets the tone for the rest of the meaning to me.
    "I wanna be that guy."
    "Gee; you--why?"
    The comment she receives from Gaga's partner completely disregards her. The girl doesn't believe in transgender people, in transformation, is just closed-minded/superficial about it.
    Likely a surprise for Gaga, it shows the partner having some level of understanding, but not being willing to accept Gaga fully for the person she is. The partner plays along with what Gaga's shared, and allows Gaga to treat her as a man would, though she's still superficially oriented toward Gaga/is into experimenting, etc.
    Gaga still feels masculine, still thinks masculine. Maybe it was a role she played once, but Eros is seeping/seeped into her. "I’m in charge like a G.U.Y;
    I'll lay down face up this time, under you like a G.U.Y."
    The problem is, her partner's words are stuck in her head. "Gee, you--why?" and Gaga can't shake this. Attacked from the same side, Gaga realizes she's stuck in her form; her role. But subconsciously she resists, or the masculine feelings permeate through still.
    "I'm gonna wear the towel; the power to leave you" comes out of wanting to resist her partner who doesn't accept or understand fully. Gaga wants to do what she's wanted to but has been unable to do--maybe even what guys have done to her in the past--but because she's trapped, she realizes she wants to leave her partner, 'like a G.U.Y.' would do.
    She's caught between loving women and wanting them to treat her like a man in ways, but can't progress any further because she is a woman and her partners whom she looks to for understanding instead fail her. So she inadvertently understands the underhanded, lower-form of male; just as broken as the men she pushes away from.
    "I wanna be that guy (G.U.Y.)
    I'll wreck you right up guy (G.U.Y.)"

    If this isn't the way she intended it, it's the meaning that comes across for me.
    The tragedy of being transgender.
    Not a Tomboy--a girl who likes guys and hangs out with them, etc--but the girl who was born a girl yet feels they should have been made male, who pushes down her true feelings and ideas because she believes transformation isn't possible for her.
    Pandsteron February 08, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationDid nobody realize about the gay roles references in the song? Really? I mean, look at the bridge, it's like if she's saying that she doesn't need to be the top on the lesbian relation to feel potent. It's a "third wave feminism" that talks about how a woman can be the bottom in both straight and gay relationship but she still knows that she worth it. Just because you're the submissive one doesn't mean you don't deserve some respect. Also, she renew the meaning of "guy", putting it aside as a synom of "boy" and taking it as the girl who is worth it. Greetings from a bottom. X
    giorgio100on February 09, 2014   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningNot only do I think this song is about the obvious, her being just as strong as the man in the relationship and all, I also think this is some great commentary and gender and patriarchal culture. If you watch her video, you can see famous figures such as Michael Jackson, Ghandi, Jesus. She wants to be just as famous and important as these influential men were. In another scene in the video you can see them taking blood from these people and injecting them into Gaga. This is great social commentary in my opinion. Her songs and videos definitely have more layers and meaning than most think.
    Wanderer72125on May 02, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo meaning can be discerned from this.
    loveroncafulon November 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThe lyric is "Please retweet".
    fictionimustfakeon December 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about how she wants to run the relationship. She is tired of getting hurt and played with by this man. She wants to turn the tables on him so he can be the girl and get hurt. Its kind of like that ciara song about being the boy but its lady gaga version lol
    zebraflamingoon January 13, 2014   Link

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