Although I’m not usually a fan of pop music, I do enjoy listing to a few of Lady Gaga’s songs. Her sense of aesthetic and her dedication to art is impressive and really shines through in her music. When listening to songs like Paparazzi, it almost feels like there’s some kind of energy to it, like it touches on something deep.
Ever since the first time I listened to Lady Gaga’s song “Poker Face,” I noticed that the refrain seems to sound something like this:
P-P-P-Poker Face F-F-Fuck her face
However, every time I mentioned it to a friend, I’d get a response like “whatever man, you’re just hearing what you want to hear. It doesn’t sound anything like that!” or some other form of denial that Lady Gaga would ever include lyrics like that. Unsatisfied with these responses, I did some Googling. It appears that I’m not the only one who has heard this.
Upon some further research, I actually found some videos that convince me that it is not just selective hearing. In this video:
Lady Gaga admits that she does indeed say “fuck her face” in the song lyrics. In case the video is ever taken down in the future, here is a transcript:
“It got played all over the world amidst thousands. . .tens of thousands of radio stations. But Kiss FM is the only one that said I had to censor my lyric because they thought I might be saying something bad. Out of all the radio stations in the world that play this record over and over. . .Kiss FM is the only one that was right and caught on!”
This is from Wango Tango in Irvine, California, if you ever have to go looking for it. Now, I admit this can sound like she is mocking Kiss FM or being sarcastic. However, in another interview, which was already taken down, she states that she is completely serious and not joking.
Further evidence can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exwZXQoHkwg&feature=related
This is a concert from Tokyo, Japan where Lady Gaga sings an acoustic version of Poker Face. If you skip to the last 15-20 seconds of the video, she very clearly enunciates “fuck her face” at the end. It sounds something like “Po-Fuck her face.”
After watching the above videos, what do you think?