Paparazzi
Lady Gaga Lyrics


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We are the crowd
We're c-coming out
Got my flash on, it's true
Need that picture of you
It's so magical
We'd be so fantastical

Leather and jeans
Garage glamorous
Not sure what it means
But this photo of us
It don't have a price
Ready for those flashing lights
'Cause you know that baby I

I'm your biggest fan
I'll follow you until you love me
Papa-paparazzi
Baby, there's no other superstar
You know that I'll be
Your papa-paparazzi
Promise I'll be kind
But I won't stop until that boy is mine
Baby, you'll be famous
Chase you down until you love me
Papa-paparazzi

I'll be your girl backstage at your show
Velvet ropes and guitars
Yeah 'cause you're my rock star in between the sets
Eyeliner and cigarettes

Shadow is burnt
Yellow dance and we turn
My lashes are dry
Purple teardrops I cry, it don't have a price
Loving you is cherry pie
'Cause you know that baby I

I'm your biggest fan
I'll follow you until you love me
Papa-paparazzi
Baby, there's no other superstar
You know that I'll be
Your papa-paparazzi
Promise I'll be kind
But I won't stop until that boy is mine
Baby, you'll be famous
Chase you down until you love me
Papa-paparazzi

Real good
We dance in the studio
Snap snap to that shit on the radio
Don't stop for anyone
We're plastic but we still have fun!

I'm your biggest fan
I'll follow you until you love me
Papa-paparazzi
Baby, there's no other superstar
You know that I'll be
Your papa-paparazzi
Promise I'll be kind
But I won't stop until that boy is mine
Baby, you'll be famous




Chase you down until you love me
Papa-paparazzi

Overall Meaning

In Lady Gaga's song Paparazzi, she is singing from the perspective of a crazed stalker who wants to become her love interest's paparazzi. The opening lines reveal the energy and excitement that comes from the crowd following the paparazzi flashes, and the excitement that follows getting the perfect shot of their favorite celebrity, in this case, the object of the singer's affections. Even though she knows the pursuit might be dangerous, the singer is convinced that it is worth it because she loves him.


Throughout the song, there are references to camera flashes, shadows and glamour, which all serve to highlight how the media portrays celebrities. The track has a strong melody and upbeat tempo that make it a perfect song for dancing. The lyrics are quite engaging, and it's hard not to sing along to the infectious chorus, which demonstrates Lady Gaga's flair for catchy hooks. Ultimately, the song shows how the media can be both a blessing and a curse for celebrities.


Line by Line Meaning

We are the crowd
We are a group of people who love and support you, and we are here to witness your success.


We're c-coming out
We're excited to publicly show our support and admiration for you.


Got my flash on, it's true
I have my camera ready and I'm eager to capture the perfect shot of you.


Need that picture of you
I crave an image of you to add to my collection and to share with others.


It's so magical
Your presence and influence on me are enchanting and incredible.


We'd be so fantastical
Together, we make a great team and our collaborative energy is amazing.


Leather and jeans
Your fashion choices are edgy yet casual, and they complement your rockstar image.


Garage glamorous
Your style is gritty and raw, yet it has a certain elegance and allure to it.


Not sure what it means
I don't fully understand the vision behind your style and image, but I'm still drawn to it.


But this photo of us
This picture of me with you holds great sentimental value and represents a special moment in time.


It don't have a price
The image may be valuable and sought after, but it's priceless to me because it captures my connection to you.


Ready for those flashing lights
I'm prepared to aim my camera at you and capture every moment of your public life.


'Cause you know that baby I
You understand that I'm a devoted fan who will do whatever it takes to support you and be close to you.


I'm your biggest fan
My devotion to you and your music is unmatched by anyone else, and I will always support and follow you.


I'll follow you until you love me
I will continue to pursue you and document your life until you finally acknowledge and appreciate my devotion.


Papa-paparazzi
I am a relentless photographer who is obsessed with capturing images of celebrities like you.


Baby, there's no other superstar
You are the only one who matters to me, and you are the center of my world.


You know that I'll be
You are aware that I will always be there for you, no matter what.


Your papa-paparazzi
I am your devoted photographer who will follow you anywhere and capture your every move.


Promise I'll be kind
I pledge to always treat you with respect and not harm you or invade your privacy.


But I won't stop until that boy is mine
I will keep pursuing and photographing you until I feel like I have a personal connection with you.


Baby, you'll be famous
I believe in your talent and potential, and I know that someday you will achieve great fame and success.


Chase you down until you love me
I will do whatever it takes to become close to you and make you appreciate my devotion.


Real good
We are truly great together and our chemistry is undeniable.


We dance in the studio
We create art together and express ourselves through our music and movements.


Snap snap to that shit on the radio
We enjoy and get inspired by the music we hear on the radio, and incorporate it into our own work.


Don't stop for anyone
We are dedicated to our craft and will not let anyone or anything stand in the way of our success.


We're plastic but we still have fun!
We may seem superficial or fake to the outside world, but we still enjoy and appreciate our experiences and connections with each other.


Shadow is burnt
My reputation and public image have been negatively impacted by my relentless pursuit of you and my love for you.


Yellow dance and we turn
Our relationship is intense and passionate, and we often express ourselves through dance and movement.


My lashes are dry
I have cried so much over our relationship and my hope for us to be together that my eyes are dry and sore.


Purple teardrops I cry, it don't have a price
My emotions and my attachment to you are priceless, and I will continue to suffer for you and our relationship.


Loving you is cherry pie
My love and devotion to you is intense and sweet, and it satisfies me in a way that nothing else can.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Rob Fusari, Stefani Germanotta

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@e.m.lumesound1070

For those who don't know, this song isn't just about Paparazzi, but the music industry as a whole. The male producer/manager figure who tricks her into trusting him represents her first manager who SA'd her which resulted in a pregnancy. She had to make the choice to terminate or lose everything she'd worked for. She references this betrayal a lot throughout her career, but this is really the first time she clapped back. It was her big 'fuck you' to him after she broke out and had solidified herself.

The transformation she goes through in the video, represents how she built herself back up after the trauma he and the industry as a whole inflicted on her. She fought back, clawed her way to the top & made herself a star. The other girls laying dead around the grounds are his/the industry's other victims and she's getting revenge on her own and their behalf.

In the end, she plays him at his own game & kills his career. So many other little hidden messages, as with most of her songs/clips. 'My lashes are dry, purple teardrops I cry - it don't have a price'. Purple teardrops are a reference to drug use and sex with strangers - both common themes of the music scene.

So much to unpack in a single song, it often takes me a long time to fully appreciate the little hidden meanings in her work. Some still remains a mystery and I kind of love that lol

@BroughtCat

Wow 😱🤯

@candybiboba9216

I will never see this music video the same again lmao

@lauracoco895

in the last scene she also has purple teardrops on her face :) what a detaillll

@toxiczombiewolf5692

Another victim was that poor Lina girl

@damiakinlaja6164

Wow 💗

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@nothinggooddtartsinagetawa4464

The intro is longer than my last relationship

@jetlirlajqi6977

same

@moonlighttigerm.l.t4935

you stole this comment XDDD

@mouhanadj1815

Watch ' marry the night ' intro then

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