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Poker Face
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Poker Face

Lady Gaga
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Poker Face

Song Meaning and Background of Poker Face by Lady Gaga


Bisexuality is the topic behind this song the song’s lyrics feature various sexual innuendos, and was a tribute by Gaga fun loving boyfriends.


During a birthday concert at Palm Springs Convention Center, Gaga talked about the meaning behind this song mostly of gay men, stating it is about her personal experience with bisexuality and about being with a man but fantasizing about a woman; hence, the man must read her “Poker Face” to understand what is going through her mind. In an interview with the newspaper Daily Star, Gaga said: “It’s about a lot of different things. I gamble but I’ve also dated a lot of guys who are really into sex and booze and gambling, so I wanted to write a record my boyfriends would like too.”


In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Gaga was asked about the meaning of the line “bluffin’ with my muffin”, she explained: “Obviously, it’s my pussy’s poker face! I took that line from another song I wrote but never released, called ‘Blueberry Kisses.’ It was about a girl singing to her boyfriend about how she wants him to go down on her, and I used the lyric. {singing} ‘Blueberry kisses, the muffin man misses them kisses’.”


Gaga went on explaining more about ‘Poker face’ to Fashionista101, she explained that the song is about her playing with guys as if she was a poker player. She said: “The song speaks in reference to the poker game, ‘Texas Hold Em.’ So I said, ‘I wanna hold him like they do in Texas, please.’ So its basically saying like, I wanna hold that guy – I wanna be close to him.” Producer RedOne wrote this song with Gaga, In an interview with Billboard Magazine, the Moroccan helmsman said that him and Gaga clicked as soon as they started working together, he said: “It happens so quick, we know each other, we’re good musically.


We’re not over thinking. We just do what we feel right. Before you know it the song is pretty much done. I’m not saying that is the way it should be, but in this case that’s what happened, we wrote ‘Just Dance’ in one hour.

Done. ‘Poker Face’? One hour. It just happened. Magic.”


In the US, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100, Dance Club Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay and the Mainstream Top 40 charts.


The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Diamond for sales over 7.5 million copies. In the UK, the song also topped the Official Charts and was certified Double Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales over 1.1 million copies.


‘Poker face’ was a huge success topping the charts in several countries around the world including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. It was certified eight times Platinum in Canada, six times Platinum in Australia, Triple Platinum in Norway and Switzerland, Double Platinum in Denmark, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and Sweden. In Austria, Belgium, Finland and Japan it was certified Platinum.


Lyrics of Poker Face by Lady Gaga


Mum mum mum mah

Mum mum mum mah

Mum mum mum mah

Mum mum mum mah

Mum mum mum mah

 

I wanna hold 'em like they do in Texas, please (Woo)

Fold 'em, let 'em hit me, raise it, baby, stay with me (I love it)

LoveGame intuition, play the cards with spades to start

And after he's been hooked, I'll play the one that's on his heart

 

Oh, whoa-oh, oh, oh

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

I'll get him hot, show him what I've got

Oh, whoa-oh, oh, oh

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

I'll get him hot, show him what I've got

 

Can't read my, can't read my

No, he can't read my poker face

(She's got me like nobody)

Can't read my, can't read my

No, he can't read my poker face

(She's got me like nobody)

 

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face

(Mum mum mum mah)

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face

(Mum mum mum mah)

 

I wanna roll with him, a hard pair we will be (Woo)

A little gamblin' is fun when you're with me (I love it, woo)

Russian roulette is not the same without a gun

And baby, when it's love, if it's not rough, it isn't fun, fun

 

Oh, whoa-oh, oh, oh

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

I'll get him hot, show him what I've got

Oh, whoa-oh, oh, oh

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

I'll get him hot, show him what I've got

 

Can't read my, can't read my

No, he can't read my poker face

(She's got me like nobody)

Can't read my, can't read my

No, he can't read my poker face

(She's got me like nobody)

 

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face

(Mum mum mum mah)

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face

(Mum mum mum mah)

(Mum mum mum mah)

(Mum mum mum mah)

 

I won't tell you that I love you

Kiss or hug you

'Cause I'm bluffin' with my muffin

I'm not lyin', I'm just stunnin' with my love-glue-gunnin'

Just like a chick in the casino

Take your bank before I pay you out

I promise this, promise this

Check this hand 'cause I'm marvelous

 

Can't read my, can't read my

No, he can't read my poker face

(She's got me like nobody)

Can't read my, can't read my

No, he can't read my poker face

(She's got me like nobody)

Can't read my, can't read my

No, he can't read my poker face

(She's got me like nobody)

Can't read my, can't read my

No, he can't read my poker face

(She's got me like nobody)

Can't read my, can't read my

No, he can't read my poker face

(She's got me like nobody)

Can't read my, can't read my

No, he can't read my poker face

(She's got me like nobody)

 

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face

(She's got me like nobody)

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face

(Mum mum mum mah)

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face

(Mum mum mum mah)

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face

(Mum mum mum mah)

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face

(Mum mum mum mah)

Release Date

2008

Songwriter/s

Stefani Germanotta, Nadir Khayat

Producer/s

Streamline – KonLive

Label/s

Streamline – KonLive

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