Americano
Lady Gaga Lyrics


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

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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Ella

[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



Hugo Oliveira

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.



Matheus Menezes Cordeiro

🇺🇲 Americano 🇺🇲

[Intro]
I met a girl in east L.A
In floral shorts, as sweet as me
She sang in eights into barrio chords
We fell in love but not in court

[Hook]
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...
I don't...

[Chorus]
Ah, America, Americano
Ah, America, Americano

[Verse 1]
Mis canciones son de la re-revolución
Mi corazón me duele por mi gerenación
If you love me we can marry on the west coast
On a Wednesday, en el verano, en Agosto

[Pre-Chorus]
I don't speak your, I don't speak your language, oh no
I don't speak your, I won't speak your Jesus Cristo

[Chorus]
Ah, America, Americano
Ah, America, Americano

[Verse 2]
I will fight for, I have fought for how I love you
I have cried for, I would die for how I care
In the mountains, las campañas están sonando
Todos los chicos (chicas) y los chicos (chicas) están besando

[Pre-Chorus]
I don't speak your, I don't speak your language, oh no
I don't speak your, I won't speak your Jesus Cristo
I don't speak your, I don't speak your Americano
I don't speak your, I won't speak your Jesus Cristo

[Breakdown]
Ah, America, Americano
Ah, America, Americano

[Chorus]
Ah, America, Americano
Ah, America, Americano

[Outro]
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, I'm 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, I'm living on the edge of the law, law, law, law



Hoanh Hanh

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



All comments from YouTube:

Entr3 Nou5

I watched Puss in Boots as a kid and when this song played I covered my ears. Not because I thought Gaga was "Satanic" or whatever the generic argument was, but because her music and image just genuinely scared me. Nowadays this is probably my fave song on this album lol

Weirdly enough, I look at gory death/black metal albums all day long but there's something still really unnerving about the photo shoot for this album. Couldn't tell you what it is

Deaddeath

@Burning Godzilla yeah me too l

Burning Godzilla

There must’ve been something wrong with me because I was attracted to it I was like ooh la la

EmilyJayne

While I do remember hearing this song in Puss In Boots, it was one of my favourite Lady Gaga songs beforehand, and still is. This song is a jam.

Ultimate Gaming Studio

SAME

Children Øf The Cørn

OMG SAME LITERALLY MY CHILDHOOD IN A SONG

Cristina Cooley

@•N x f e l i b a t a• ✌🏻

•N x f e l i b a t a•

@Cristina Cooley Denial my friend ✌🏻

The Lion Guard 88

SAME! It’s my favorite Dreamworks movie, and the moment this comment was made, I was listening to this song

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Intheflowrs

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

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