Americano
Lady Gaga Lyrics


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I met a girl in east L.A.
In floral shorts as sweet as May
She sang in eights in two-barrio chords
We fell in love, but not in court (La-la-la-la-la-la-la)

I don't sp', I don't sp'
Ah ah ah ah ah America Americano, ah ah ah ah ah America Americano
Mis canciones son de la re-revolución
Mi corazón me duele por mi generación
If you love me we can marry on the west coast
On a Wednesday en el verano en agosto

I don't speak your, I don't speak your language, oh no (la-la-la-la-la-la-la))
I don't speak your, I won't speak your, won't speak
Your Jesús Cristo (la-la-la-la-la-la-la)

Ah ah ah ah ah America Americano, ah ah ah ah ah America Americano

I will fight for, I have fought for how I love you (la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
I have cried for, I will die for how I care (la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
In the mountains, las campanas están sonando (la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
Todos los chicos (chicas) y los chicos (chicas) están besando (La-la-la-la-la-la-la)

I don't speak your, I don't speak your language, oh no (la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
I don't speak your, I won't speak your Jesús Cristo (la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
I don't speak your, I don't speak your Americano (la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
I don't speak your, I won't speak your Jesús Cristo (la-la-la-la-la-la-la)

Ah ah ah ah ah America Americano, ah ah ah ah ah America Americano
Ah ah ah ah ah America Americano, ah ah ah ah ah America Americano

Don't you try to catch me, don't you try to catch me
No, no, no, no I'm living on the edge of
Living on the edge of the law, law, law, law

Don't you try to catch me, don't you try to catch me




No, no, no, no don't you try to catch me
Living on the edge of the law, law, law, law

Overall Meaning

The song "Americano" by Lady Gaga is a track from her second studio album, Born This Way. The song has an upbeat tempo and uses elements of Spanish flamenco and Mexican styles of music. The lyrics of the song convey a story of a girl from East L.A. whom Lady Gaga meets while wearing her floral shorts. They fall in love, but they cannot get married legally. Lady Gaga expresses her pain for her generation and the need for change.


Lady Gaga sings about her love for America and the fight she will put up for it. She talks about how she does not understand the language, religion, and customs of the people. She proclaims herself a rebel who lives on the edge of the law. The bells ringing in the mountains signal the presence of love and passion between boys and girls. In this song, Lady Gaga fights for the freedom to love anyone and wants to marry her love on the west coast in August.


Overall, "Americano" is a song filled with passion and rebellion that encourages listeners to stand up for the things they believe in and fight for them.


Line by Line Meaning

I met a girl in east L.A.
I formed a connection with a girl from East Los Angeles


In floral shorts as sweet as May
She wore shorts with a floral pattern that reminded me of the month of May


She sang in eights in two-barrio chords
She sang in a unique style with two-barrio chords


We fell in love, but not in court (La-la-la-la-la-la-la)
We fell in love, but our love was not recognized by the law


Mis canciones son de la re-revolución
My songs are about revolution


Mi corazón me duele por mi generación
My heart aches for my generation


If you love me we can marry on the west coast
If you love me, we can get married on the West Coast


On a Wednesday en el verano en agosto
On a Wednesday in the summer month of August


I don't speak your, I don't speak your language, oh no (la-la-la-la-la-la-la))
I don't understand your language


I don't sp', I don't sp'
I don't speak, I don't speak


I don't speak your, I won't speak your, won't speak Your Jesús Cristo (la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
I won't speak your language or share your religious beliefs


Ah ah ah ah ah America Americano, ah ah ah ah ah America Americano
This is a chant that reinforces my identity as an American


I will fight for, I have fought for how I love you (la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
I have already fought for my right to love whoever I choose


I have cried for, I will die for how I care (la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
I have wept for the people and things I care about and am willing to die for them


In the mountains, las campanas están sonando (la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
The bells are ringing from the mountains


Todos los chicos (chicas) y los chicos (chicas) están besando (La-la-la-la-la-la-la)
All of the boys (girls) are kissing


I don't speak your, I don't speak your Americano (la-la-la-la-la-la-la)
I don't speak your language or share your cultural identity


Don't you try to catch me, don't you try to catch me
Don't try to capture or stop me


No, no, no, no I'm living on the edge of
I am living dangerously close to getting in trouble with the law


Living on the edge of the law, law, law, law
Living in a way that puts me at odds with the law




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Stefani Germanotta, Fernando Garibay, Paul Edward Blair, Brian Dong Ho Lee

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@bellaneedsabreak

[Intro]
I met a girl in East LA
In floral shorts as sweet as May
She sang in eights in two Barrio chords
We fell in love
But not in court

[Interlude]
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
I don't s... I don't s...

[Chorus]
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, América
Americano
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, América
Americano

[Verse 1]
Mis canciones son de la revolución
Mi corazón me duele por mi generación
If you love me, we can marry, on the West Coast
On a Wednesday, en un verano, en agosto

[Pre-Chorus]
I don't speak your
I don't speak your language oh no (La la la la la la la)
I don't speak your (Don't speak your)
I don't speak your (Won't speak your) Jesús Cristo (La la la la la la la)

[Chorus]
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, América
Americano
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, América
Americano

[Verse 2]
I will fight for, I have fought for how I love you (La la la la la la la)
I have cried for, I will die for how I care (La la la la la la la)
In the mountains, las campanas están sonando (La la la la la la la)
Todos los chicos (Chicas), y los chicos (Chicas)
Se están besando (La la la la la la la)

[Pre-Chorus]
I don't speak your
I don't speak your language oh no (La la la la la la la)
I don't speak your (Don't speak your)
I don't speak your (Won't speak your) Jesús Cristo (La la la la la la la)
I don't speak your (Won't speak your)
I don't speak your (Won't speak your) Americano (La la la la la la la)
I don't speak your (Won't speak your)
I don't speak your (Won't speak your) Jesús Cristo (La la la la la la la)

[Chorus]
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, América
Americano
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, América
Americano
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, América
Americano
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, América
Americano

[Outro]
Don't you try to catch me
Don't you try to catch me no, no, no, no
I'm living on the edge of
Living on the edge of the law, law, law, law
Don't you try to catch me
Don't you try to get me no, no, no, no
Don't you try to catch me
Living on the edge of the law, law, law, law



@hugooliveira7669

THEME of the song: Politics: Immigration Laws and Gay Marriage / Religion

After the noise of a gun being loaded, GaGa says she meets a girl on the East Coast of Los Angeles. The choice of this city was intentional, since the number of Spanish immigrants surpasses the number of national inhabitants. For this reason, GaGa speaks Spanish for a large part of the song, in addition to letting the Latin sound flow throughout the song.
GaGa speaks “barrio”, which means neighborhood in Spanish, but in American culture it is used to refer to large urban centers in the USA, and one of them is the east coast of Los Angeles (Arizona is a barrio, record that name more forward will be useful).
Also in the introduction, GaGa says that he falls in love with the girl with the floral shorts, but not in front of the judge. And that's where the confusion starts: gay marriage is banned in Los Angeles.

GaGa opens the first verse summarizing the ideals of Born This Way's songs: Then invites the girl to get married on the west coast, where gay marriage is allowed – on the west coast of the USA, cities like Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington allow civil unions between gays.

In the second verse, the girl is the personification of our youth. When GaGa says she's going to fight, cry and die for her (and within the song, for their right to marry on the East Coast), GaGa actually means she's going to fight, cry and die for us, for our generation.

In the same verse, GaGa says the bells are ringing in the mountains. They are actually wedding bells, and from there comes another reference to gay civil union: it says that all the boys are kissing, as are the girls, showing a utopian sexual freedom in the middle of America.

In the chorus, GaGa tells the judge, who represents America, that she doesn't speak three things: her language, her American and her Jesus Christ.
That GaGa does not speak Latin American language everyone knows.
Not speaking your Americano has to do with the ‘American Dream’. GaGa fights for the right to gay marriage, immigration laws and equality, and America is still rooted in outdated thinking when it comes to equality.

When she said q "I don't speak your language." It means that she doesn't have the same closed mind, she doesn't speak in ignorance... "I don't speak your Jesus Christ', that is, she doesn't use it to justify attitudes of hatred and intolerance. She doesn't put the name of Christ in vain. She speaks of love, of understanding. Because many have a distorted, fanatical view and talk about Jesus, but preaching hate.

SHE DOESN'T FOLLOW THAT "JESUS ​​CHRIST THAT MOST PEOPLE FOLLOW, FOR EXAMPLE A "JESUS ​​CHRIST" THAT PREACHES HATE, prejudice and etc. AND YES SHE FOLLOWS THE JESUS ​​CHRIST OF LOVE THAT PREACHES PEACE AND LOVE.

At the end of the song, GaGa says not to try to get her as she is living outside the law. At the beginning of the song, she says that she “met a girl on the East Coast of Los Angeles”, showing that she is not from the region, she is actually an immigrant. It is a criticism of immigration laws, which are frequent in these Latin countries with a large influx of immigration, and also a criticism of 'PROP 8', the law that made gay marriage in Arizona invalid and which was an inspiration for the music.
This explains why she is a fugitive from the law: she is an immigrant and has revolutionary ideals, such as the right to gay marriage.

The song ends tragically, with the sound of a gun being loaded and then fired, hitting the fugitive from the law and showing marks still rooted in the subordination of the government, religion and society.



@hugooliveira7669

@@ashleycabrera7w7 TEMA de la canción: Política: leyes de inmigración y matrimonio homosexual

Después del ruido de una pistola cargada, GaGa dice que conoce a una chica en la costa este de Los Ángeles. La elección de esta ciudad fue intencionada, ya que el número de inmigrantes españoles supera al de habitantes nacionales. Por esta razón, GaGa habla español durante gran parte de la canción, además de dejar fluir el sonido latino a lo largo de la canción.
GaGa habla "barrio", que significa barrio en español, pero en la cultura estadounidense se usa para referirse a los grandes centros urbanos de EE. UU., Y uno de ellos es la costa este de Los Ángeles (Arizona es un barrio, registre ese nombre más adelante será útil).
También en la introducción, GaGa dice que se enamora de la chica de los shorts florales, pero no frente al juez. Y ahí es donde comienza la confusión: el matrimonio homosexual está prohibido en Los Ángeles.

GaGa abre el primer verso que resume los ideales de las canciones de Born This Way: Luego invita a la niña a casarse en la costa oeste, donde se permite el matrimonio homosexual, en la costa oeste de los EE. UU., Ciudades como Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire. , Vermont y Washington permiten las uniones civiles entre homosexuales.

En el segundo verso, la niña es la personificación de nuestra juventud. Cuando GaGa dice que va a luchar, llorar y morir por ella (y dentro de la canción, por su derecho a casarse en la costa este), GaGa en realidad significa que va a luchar, llorar y morir por nosotros, por nuestra generación.

En el mismo verso, GaGa dice que las campanas suenan en las montañas. En realidad son campanas de boda, y de ahí viene otra referencia a la unión civil gay: dice que todos los chicos se besan, al igual que las chicas, mostrando una libertad sexual utópica en medio de América.

En el coro, GaGa le dice al juez, que representa a Estados Unidos, que no habla tres cosas: su idioma, su estadounidense y su Jesucristo.
Que GaGa no habla idioma latinoamericano todo el mundo lo sabe.
No hablar tu americano tiene que ver con el "sueño americano". GaGa lucha por el derecho al matrimonio homosexual, las leyes de inmigración y la igualdad, y Estados Unidos todavía está arraigado en un pensamiento obsoleto en lo que respecta a la igualdad.

Cuando dijo q "No hablo tu idioma". Significa que ella no tiene la misma mente cerrada, no habla en la ignorancia ... "Yo no hablo tu Jesucristo", es decir, no lo usa para justificar actitudes de odio e intolerancia. No pone el nombre de Cristo en vano, habla de amor, de comprensión, porque muchos tienen una visión distorsionada, fanática y hablan de Jesús, pero predican el odio.

ELLA NO SIGUE A "JESUCRISTO QUE LA MAYORÍA DE LAS PERSONAS SIGUE, POR EJEMPLO UN" JESUCRISTO "QUE PREDICA ODIO, prejuicio y etc. Y SI SIGUE A JESUCRISTO DEL AMOR QUE PREDICA PAZ Y AMOR.

Al final de la canción, GaGa dice que no intentes atraparla porque vive fuera de la ley. Al comienzo de la canción, dice que “conoció a una chica en la costa este de Los Ángeles”, demostrando que no es de la región, en realidad es una inmigrante. Es una crítica a las leyes de inmigración, que son frecuentes en estos países latinos con gran afluencia de inmigración, y también una crítica a 'PROP 8', la ley que invalidaba el matrimonio gay en Arizona y que sirvió de inspiración para la música.
Esto explica por qué es una fugitiva de la ley: es una inmigrante y tiene ideales considerados revolucionarios, como el derecho al matrimonio homosexual.

La canción termina trágicamente, con el sonido de un arma que se carga y luego se dispara, golpeando al fugitivo de la ley y mostrando marcas aún arraigadas en la subordinación del gobierno, la religión y la sociedad.



@hoanhhanh8524

I met a girl in East LA
In floral shorts as sweet as May
She sang in eights in two Barrio chords
We fell in love, but not in court

Manos
Manos

Ah America Americano
Ah America Americano
Ah America Americano
Ah America Americano

Mis canciones son de la revolución
Mi corazón me duele por mi generación
[English translation:
"My songs are of the revolution
My heart hurts for my generation"]

If you love me, we can marry, on the west coast
On a Wednesday, en un verano, en agosto
[English translation:
"...in summer, in August"]

I don't speak your, I don't speak your language oh no
I don't speak your, I won't speak your Jesús Cristo

Ah America Americano
Ah America Americano

I will fight for, I have fought for how I love you
I have cried for, I will die for how I care
In the mountains, las campanas están sonando
Todos los chicos (chicas) y los chicos (chicas) están besando
[English translation:
"...the bells are ringing
All the boys (girls), and the boys (girls) are kissing"]

I don't speak your, I don't speak your language oh no
I don't speak your, I won't speak your Jesús Cristo
I don't speak your, I don't speak your Americano
I don't speak your, I won't speak your Jesús Cristo

Ah America Americano
Ah America Americano
Ah America Americano
Ah America Americano

Don't you try to catch me
Don't you try to catch me
No! No! No! No!
I'm living on the edge of
Living on the edge of the law, law, law, law

Don't you try to catch me
Don't you try to get me
No! No! No! No!
Don't you try to catch me
I'm living on the edge of the law, law, law, law



@OrlandoOrca

I met a girl in east LA
In floral shorts - as sweet as May
She sang in eights in two Barrio chords
We fell in love, but not in court

La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la

Manos-
Manos-

[POST-CHORUS:]
Ahhhhh America Americano
Ahhhhh America Americano
Ahhhhh America Americano
Ahhhhh America Americano

[VERSE 1:]
Mis canciones son de la revolución [my songs are of the revolution]
Mi corazón me duele por mi generación [my heart hurts for my generation]

If you love me, we can marry, on the west coast,
On a Wednesday, en un verano, en agosto

[CHORUS:]
I don't speak your, I don't speak your language oh no (La-la-la-la-la-la)
I don't speak your, I won't speak your Jesus Christo (La-la-la-la-la-la)

[POST-CHORUS:]
Ahhhhh America Americano
Ahhhhh America Americano

[VERSE 2:]
I will fight for, I have fought for how I love you (La-la-la-la-la-la)
I have cried for, I will die for how I care (La-la-la-la-la-la)
In the mountains, las campanas están sonando (The bells are ringing)
Todos los chicos (chicas), y los chicos (chicas) están besando
[And the boys (girls), and the boys (girls) are kissing]

[CHORUS:]
I don't speak your, I don't speak your language oh no (La-la-la-la-la-la)
I don't speak your, I won't speak your Jesus Christo (La-la-la-la-la-la)
I don't speak your, I don't speak your Americano (La-la-la-la-la-la)
I don't speak your, I won't speak your Jesus Christo (La-la-la-la-la-la)

[POST-CHORUS:]
Ahhhhh America Americano
Ahhhhh America Americano
Ahhhhh America Americano
Ahhhhh America Americano

[BRIDGE/OUTRO:]
Don't you try and catch me,
Don't you try and catch me,
No! No! No! No!
I'm living on the edge of,
Living on the edge of the law, law, law, law

Don't you try and catch me,
Don't you try and get me,
No! No! No! No!
Don't you try to catch me,
I'm living on the edge of the law, law, law, law.



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@DreamyMiku

Whoever choose this song to play in that Puss in Boots scene,you're a legend

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Props to the music supervisor

@Chibi373

Fr

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FR

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Fr

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@intheflowrs

She's the only person that i know who basically can sing in a bad spanish without sounding cringey

@dc9067

Omg girlll
I saw you today on the pinned comment under Dreamcatcher's Dystopia Album !!!

The coincidence 😥🔥

@intheflowrs

@@dc9067 gurl is the destiny

@Pink_pr1ncess

I agree, her Spanish sounds really good

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