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Poker Face
Lady Gaga Lyrics


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(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
Fold 'em, let 'em hit me, raise it, baby, stay with me (I love it)
Love game 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
I'll get him hot, show him what I got
Oh, whoa, oh, oh
Oh, oh-oh
I'll get him hot, show him what I 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
A little gamblin' is fun when you're with me (I love it)
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
I'll get him hot, show him what I got
Oh, whoa, oh, oh
Oh, oh-oh
I'll get him hot, show him what I 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, p-p-poker 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)

Overall Meaning

Lady Gaga's hit song "Poker Face" is a seductive pop song that deals with disguising one's true emotions in a game of love - like the bluffing that goes on in a game of poker. Gaga sings about wanting to play a game of love like they do in Texas, using gambling metaphors to describe the process of falling in and out of love. She is confident in her love game intuition and doesn't want to reveal her true feelings too soon. She repeats the phrase "can't read my, can't read my poker face" to highlight her ability to keep her emotions hidden.


The song's chorus features Gaga's iconic "mum-mum-mum-mah" hook, adding to the playful, upbeat energy of the song. Gaga's lyrics also reference Russian roulette, comparing her risky behavior in love to the game of chance. She playfully sings, "I'm not lying, I'm just stunnin' with my love-glue-gunnin'" to further emphasize her seductive and alluring nature.


Overall, the song is an ode to the art of flirting and the thrill of the chase in a game of love. It also showcases Gaga's unique ability to intertwine pop culture references and metaphors into her music.


Line by Line Meaning

Mum-mum-mum-mah
Background sound effect


I wanna hold 'em like they do in Texas, please
I want to hold my cards like poker players in Texas do.


Fold 'em, let 'em hit me, raise it, baby, stay with me (I love it)
I want to play the game, fold when I have weak cards, and raise the bet when I have a strong hand. I love the thrill of it and want my partner to stay with me while I play.


Love game intuition, play the cards with spades to start
I rely on my intuition in the game of love and I want to initiate the game by using the suit of spades in my first move.


And after he's been hooked, I'll play the one that's on his heart
Once I have my partner interested in me in the game of love, I will exploit his emotions to get what I want.


Oh, whoa, oh, oh Oh, oh-oh I'll get him hot, show him what I got
I will use my seduction skills to arouse him and show him my capabilities.


Can't read my, can't read my No, he can't read my poker face (She's got me like nobody)
My partner cannot tell what I am truly feeling or thinking, just like the game of poker. Nobody can read me like he can.


P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)
Repeating the chorus of the song, emphasizing the concept of a poker face.


I wanna roll with him, a hard pair we will be
I want to partner with him and be a powerful team.


A little gamblin' is fun when you're with me (I love it)
I enjoy taking risks in love and I want my partner to enjoy them too.


Russian roulette is not the same without a gun
Russian Roulette is a game that involves a gun and a bullet. Gambling without taking risks is not as fun or exciting as actually taking those risks.


And baby, when it's love, if it's not rough, it isn't fun (fun)
Love should be challenging and it should involve struggles, otherwise it isn't exciting or interesting.


I won't tell you that I love you, kiss or hug you 'Cause I'm bluffin' with my muffin
I will not confess my love, kiss or hug him, as it may be a deceptive tactic to win the game of love.


I'm not lyin', I'm just stunnin' with my love-glue-gunnin'
I am not lying about my feelings, I am just using my charm to attract and stick to my partner.


Just like a chick in the casino Take your bank before I pay you out
Just like a female gambler, I will take what is his before he leaves.


I promise this, promise this Check this hand 'cause I'm marvelous
I promise to give my best in this game of love and to be the best partner he ever had.


P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face (she's got me like nobody)
Repeating the chorus of the song, emphasizing the concept of a poker face.


P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)
Repeating the chorus of the song, emphasizing the concept of a poker face.


P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)
Repeating the chorus of the song, emphasizing the concept of a poker face.


P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)
Repeating the chorus of the song, emphasizing the concept of a poker face.


P-p-p-poker face, f-f-fuck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)
Repeating the chorus of the song, emphasizing the concept of a poker face.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Unison Rights S.L.
Written by: Nadir Khayat, Stefani Germanotta

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E D ! T 0 R

Even after a decade, i'm sure Lady Gaga is from the future

Scr_itzy

Yes

Angel Germanotta Chromatica

I love this era❤️

Ryan Murphy

lol

Kawaii Kid

Yeah

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José Gabriel Silva

The fact that her fashion and aesthetics haven’t aged a second. She was not ahead of her time. She’s ahead of time ❤

Oddy Nuff

She wasn't ahead of her time she was ahead of time!!

💙Blue_Rose💙

No sense -_-
"She was not ahead of her time. She's ahead of time" what do u mean gurl -_-

José Gabriel Silva

@💙Blue_Rose💙 read again.
I used “she was not ahead of time” and “she’s ahead of time” separately, meaning that in my opinion the idea that Gaga was ahead only in the 2010s “her time” doesn’t hold ground because even now we see that her fashion sense, artistry and aesthetic still unmatched. So she is (in the present) ahead of time

Robert Rodriguez

I just hear Eric cartman sing this

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