I am so fab
Check out
I'm blonde
I'm skinny
I'm rich,
And I'm a little bit of a bitch

I wanna dress you up in silk, Taffeta
Tailor these clothes to fit your guilt, what's your size?
This purse can hold my black card and tiara
Versace promises I will, Dolce Vita

What do you wanna wear this spring?
What do you think is the new thing?
What do you wanna wear this season?
Donatella

(I'm smokin em on full tank of gas)
Mi-Mi-Bella
(I'm a rich bitch, I'm the upper class)
All of the day
(I'm the pearl to your oyster, I'm a babe)
I'm gonna smoke Marlboro Lights and drink Champagne
(I smoke Marlboro Reds and drink Champagne)
Donatella

'Cause she walks so bad, like it feels so good
Listen to her radiate her magic
Even though she knows she's misunderstood
Voodoo, Voodoo, Voo-Don-Na-Na

Walk down the runway, but don't puke, It's okay
You just had a salad today, Boulangerie
Just ask your gay friends their advice, before you
Get a spray tan on Holiday, in Taipei

What do you wanna wear this spring?
What do you think is the new thing?
What do you wanna wear this season?
Donatella

(I'm smokin em on full tank of gas)
Mi-Mi-Bella
(I'm a rich bitch, I'm the upper class)
All of the day
(I'm the pearl to your oyster, I'm a babe)
I'm gonna smoke Marlboro Lights and drink Champagne
(I smoke Marlboro Reds and drink Champagne)
Donatella

'Cause she walks so bad, like it feels so good
Listen to her radiate her magic
Even though she knows she's misunderstood
Voodoo, Voodoo, Voo-Don-Na-Na

Check it out, take it in
Who's that bitch, she's so thin (Ooh nah nah nah)
She's so rich, and so blonde
She so fab, it's beyond
What do you wanna wear this spring?
What do you think is the new thing?
What do you wanna wear this season?
Donatella, Donatella
All of the day
I'm gonna wear designer and forget your name
Donatella, Donatella

'Cause she walks so bad, like it feels so good
Listen to her radiate her magic
Even though she knows she's misunderstood
Voodoo, Voodoo, Voo-Don-Na-Na

Voo-Don-Na-Na


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"Donatella" as written by Stefani Germanotta Anjulie Persaud

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    General CommentI have to say that I'm not a big fan of Gaga, but I particulary like this song for the quality of the lyrics and the way Gaga paints well the stereotype of a model/socialite rich girl lifestyles. In the lyrics those two lifestyles get mixed and go together, and it's interesting how Gaga in her writing switches between.
    So let's see:

    "I am so fab
    Check out
    I'm blonde
    I'm skinny
    I'm rich,
    And I'm a little bit of a bitch"

    => Skinny, blond and rich: these are the nowadays(saddly) watchwords of the Fashion field. It almost became a standard and you don't have to be in the fashion industry to feel the strain of it, since this image of the perfect girl related to blond hair and thinness is also transported by media and infected all the girls' minds.


    "I wanna dress you up in silk, Taffeta
    Tailor these clothes to fit your guilt, what's your size?"

    => (Talk from the perspective of the designer) Again always a question of size, the rule is that a model is wanted to be fit in the smallest range size industrilized, this is why the more thinner they get, the better is. But some girls will usually get guilty about their size no matter what and will never feel enough skinny and good with themselves, they'll always tell you that something's wrong with their bodies.


    "This purse can hold my black card and tiara
    Versace promises I will, Dolce Vita"

    => This is definitley about the lifestyle of some rich girls ("tiara" => princess) that spend their days only shopping and buying clothes, and thinking that they are "in" and have a "dolce vita" (sweet life) since they are made in Versace. They will usually attend socialite parties where they will only need a small purse to hold their black card ("black American Express card" which is an elite credit card that is only given to the wealthiest members of society).
    It is applyable on models too who will usually tend to be fashionable since they are part of the fashion field, and will attend socialite parties and meet people. (I'm thinking especially about events like the Victoria Secret Shows that sent the modeling world and its actors in spotlight the last years, it became "in" to be a model or to "go out" with a model)


    "What do you wanna wear this spring?
    What do you think is the new thing?
    What do you wanna wear this season?
    Donatella"

    => It feels for me like a discussion with the designer (probably held between Gaga and Donatella since they are friends, Gaga asks about the new thing the trend to come out, and the designer (Donatella) asks back about the trend Gaga would like to see come up)
    This summarizes a little bit what the fashion is about: trends. it became "hype" to be on that "trends" to always be on the list and on the new.


    "(I'm smokin em on full tank of gas)
    Mi-Mi-Bella
    (I'm a rich bitch, I'm the upper class)
    All of the day
    (I'm the pearl to your oyster, I'm a babe)
    I'm gonna smoke Marlboro Lights and drink Champagne
    (I smoke Marlboro Reds and drink Champagne)
    Donatella"

    => Models get this habit to chain-smoke, in order to cut their appetite. So the "tank of gas" here may refers to the enourmous amount of lighters (>gas) they need to keep up with their heavy smoking, due among others to the stress models are constantly going under.


    "Cause she walks so bad, like it feels so good"

    => The walk of the model: one of the rules is not to smile cause looking good is not the point on the runaway, the attention should be dragged on the outfit itself not the model (considered only as a walking coat-hanger). Hence, models are always having while walking "that face" where they look bad, yet their walk is stunning.


    "Voodoo, Voodoo, Voo-Don-Na-Na"

    => Voo (Vodoo) + Dona = Donatella is associated with sorcery for applying some kind of complex charm that drags girls into her fancy creations and fashion.


    "Walk down the runway, but don't puke, It's okay
    You just had a salad today, Boulangerie
    Just ask your gay friends their advice, before you"

    => As the "big thing" is about to get skinny no matter what, models will tend (in addition to smoking) to keep their thin shape with eating light foods and making themselves puke. Something that leads generally into anorexia.
    (For the advice part it's because gays are well known for their neat taste)


    "All of the day
    I'm gonna wear designer and forget your name
    Donatella, Donatella"

    => These "blond girls" the lyrics are about will probably recite you all the names of the fashion brands and desginers, but will never remeber the name of a friend, or you haha!
    MalMoukon August 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to her album booklet, it's Who Do? Who Do? Who Don-Na-Na?
    Kelabeteon January 05, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure on some level Donatella Versace inspired this song
    blitzmuton April 03, 2015   Link

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