Speechless
Lady Gaga Lyrics


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How, how, how, how, how?

I can't believe what you said to me
Last night we were alone
You threw your arms up
Baby, you gave up, you gave up

I can't believe how you looked at me
With your James Dean glossy eyes
In your tight jeans with your long hair
And your cigarette stained lies

Could we fix you if you broke?
And is your punch line just a joke?

I'll never talk again
Oh boy, you've left me speechless
You've left me speechless, so speechless
And I'll never love again
Oh boy, you've left me speechless
You've left me speechless, so speechless

I can't believe how you slurred at me
With your half wired broken jaw
You popped my heart seams
All my bubble dreams, bubble dreams

I can't believe how you looked at me
With your Johnnie Walker eyes
He's gonna get you and after he's through
There's gonna be no love left to rye

And I know that it's complicated
But I'm a loser in love, so baby
Raise a glass to mend
All the broken hearts
Of all my wrecked up friends

I'll never talk again
Oh boy, you've left me speechless
You've left me speechless, so speechless
And I'll never love again
Oh friend, you've left me speechless
You've left me speechless, so speechless

How? How? How?
How? How? How?

And after all the drinks and bars that we've been to
Would you give it all up? (Oh-oh)
Could I give it all up for you? (Oh-oh)

And after all the boys and the girls that we've been through
Would you give it all up?
Could you give it all up (give it all), if I promise, boy, to you?

That I'll never talk again
And I'll never love again
I'll never write a song
Won't even sing along
I'll never love again

How? So speechless (ah-ah)
You left me speechless, so speechless

Will you ever talk again?
Oh boy, why you so speechless? (Speechless, baby)
You've left me speechless, so speechless

Some men may follow me




But you choose death and company
Why you so speechless? Oh-oh, oh

Overall Meaning

The song "Speechless" by Lady Gaga is about heartbreak and feeling helpless in a relationship. The song begins with the singer expressing her shock at what her partner said to her the previous night when they were alone, and how he gave up on their relationship. She describes how he looked at her with his "James Dean glossy eyes" and his "cigarette stained lies" while she wonders if they can still fix things. The chorus reveals how her partner's actions have left her "speechless" and she vows never to talk or love again.


As the song progresses, Lady Gaga goes on to describe how her partner's behavior has affected her, with her "heart seams popped" and all her "bubble dreams" shattered. She also points out how her partner's "Johnnie Walker eyes" are a sign of trouble and that he will ultimately destroy their love. The bridge of the song includes a toast to all the broken hearts of her friends, highlighting the universal nature of heartbreak.


The last part about giving everything up for the partner, and whether or not they would do the same for her, reinforces the idea that relationships are complex and multifaceted. The song ends with Lady Gaga questioning why her partner is "so speechless" and why he chose "death and company," possibly alluding to the toxic nature of the relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

I can't believe what you said to me
I'm surprised at what you said to me last night when we were alone


Last night when we were alone
When we were alone last night, you said something that surprised me


You threw your arms up
You gave up on us


Baby you gave up, you gave up
You let go of our relationship, without putting in any effort to save it


I can't believe how you looked at me
The way you looked at me surprised me a lot


With your James Dean glossy eyes
You had a cool, yet mysterious demeanor


In your tight jeans with your long hair
Your outfit comprised tight jeans and your long hair looked fashionable


And your cigarette stained lies
Your deceptive words were like a stain, tainting our relationship


Could we fix you if you broke?
If you were broken, could we fix you?


And is your punch line just a joke?
Is what you're saying a joke or is it a serious statement?


I'll never talk again
I'm so stunned that I'll never be able to speak to you again


Oh boy you've left me speechless
You've left me so shocked that I'm unable to articulate myself


You've left me speechless, so speechless
You've taken away my ability to express myself completely


And I'll never love again
I'm so disillusioned that I'll never be able to love again


I can't believe how you slurred at me
It's shocking how you spoke to me with a drunken slur


With your half wired broken jaw
You were incoherent and had a broken jaw that was half-wired


You popped my heart seams
Your words shattered my heart and crushed my dreams


All my bubble dreams, bubble dreams
All my hopeful aspirations and fantasies came crashing down


With your Johnnie Walker eyes
Your eyes looked like they were bloodshot due to drinking Johnnie Walker


He's gonna get you and after he's through
The consequences of your actions will hurt you eventually


There's gonna be no love left to rye
There won't be any love left for you to rely on


And I know that it's complicated
I'm aware that our situation is complex


But I'm a loser in love
I'm unlucky and unsuccessful with love


So baby raise a glass to mend
Let's raise our glasses to fix the broken hearts


All the broken hearts
The hearts that have been shattered


Of all my wrecked up friends
Of all the people in my life who are dealing with heartbreak


And after all the drinks and bars that we've been to
After all the bars and drinks we've had together


Would you give it all up?
Would you give up everything we've shared?


Could I give it all up for you?
Am I strong enough to give up everything we've had for you?


And after all the boys and the girls that we've been through
After all the people we've dated


Would you give it all up?
Would you be willing to give it all up?


Could you give it all up?
Would you be able to give up everything?


If I promised boy to you
If I promised to be with you


That I'll never talk again
That I'll stop talking


And I'll never love again
And I'll never love again


I'll never write a song
I'll stop writing songs about our love


Won't even sing along
I won't even sing along with love songs anymore


How, how, how so speechless
How did you leave me so broken that I cannot express my emotions?


Will you ever talk again?
Do you have anything you want to say?


Oh boy, why you so speechless?
Why can't you express your emotions?


You've left me speechless, so speechless
You've left me unable to express myself completely


Some men may follow me
Some men may chase me


But you choose "death and company"
But you've chosen to be miserable


Why you so speechless? Oh oh oh
Why can't you speak now?




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Written by: Stefani Germanotta

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@ilyagubanov

now is 2023.
I’ve heard this masterpiece in 2009.
and for last 14 years it’s with me with my brightest days and darkest moments.
with smile. with tears.
forever.
I luv you , mom monster!
your 30 yo son

PS: now I even became a refugee from Russia in USA 🏳️‍🌈 and spent time nearby Joanne Trattoria - just to be close to Gaga’s childhood places 💙



@davidvasquez8565

I can't believe what you said to me
Last night we were alone
You threw your hands up
Baby you gave up, you gave up

I can't believe how you looked at me
With your James Dean glossy eyes
In your tight jeans with your long hair
And your cigarette stained lies

Could we fix you if you broke?
And is your punch line just a joke?

I'll never talk again
Oh boy you've left me speechless
You've left me speechless, so speechless

And I'll never love again,
Oh boy you've left me speechless
You've left me speechless, so speechless

I can't believe how you slurred at me
With your half wired broken jaw
You popped my heart seams
On my bubble dreams, bubble dreams

I can't believe how you looked at me
With your Johnnie Walker eyes
He's gonna get you and after he's through
There's gonna be no love left to rye

And I know that it's complicated
But I'm a loser in love
So baby raise a glass to mend
All the broken hearts
Of all my wrecked up friends

I'll never talk again
Oh boy you've left me speechless
You've left me speechless, so speechless

And I'll never love again,
Oh friend you've left me speechless
You've left me speechless, so speechless

How?
Haaaa-oooo-wow?
H-ooow?
Wow

Haaaa-oooo-wow?
H-ooow?
Wow

And after all the drinks and bars that we've been to
Would you give it all up?
Could I give it all up for you?

And after all the boys and the girls that we've been through
Would you give it all up?
Could you give it all up?

If I promise boy to you
That I'll never talk again
And I'll never love again
I'll never write a song
Won't even sing along

I'll never love again
So speechless
You left me speechless, so speechless
Why you so speechless, so speechless?

Will you ever talk again?
Oh boy, why you so speechless?
You've left me speechless, so speechless

Some men may follow me
But you choose "death and company"
Why you so speechless? Oh oh oh🇲🇽💯🏌️‍♂️



All comments from YouTube:

@TwoCullensAndAJonas

This song is such a masterpiece and it's one her most under rated songs.

@illither

True. One of her best, imo. Also my favorite!

@khyceehetharagones339

MY VERY FAVE SONG OF HERS and i dont get why some of my friends don’t know this

@tirtaaditya1540

Agree! This is the truly of Gaga!

@meadahagain

snicorn I love this one

@candacekruse1646

One of my faves

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@lesbiansloveloki

imagine ignoring her talent back in 2010 because she didn’t look/act like other artists

@kukuhsantoso5190

They are just slept on Gaga talent ...she is BADDASS 🤘

@skywasmaroon

i always wondered what was about her that everybody loathed, her style was always amazing to me

@natashayasmin21

Guilty as fuck. With so much regret.
I'm 22 now and remember calling her weird and crazy back in high school.
And now she's my idol lmaoo

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