Telephone
Lady Gaga Lyrics


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Hello, hello, baby, you called? I can't hear a thing
I have got no service in the club, you say, say?
Wha-wha-what did you say?
Oh, you're breaking up on me
Sorry, I cannot hear you, I'm kinda busy
K-kinda busy, k-kinda busy
Sorry, I cannot hear you, I'm kinda busy
Just a second, it's my favorite song they're gonna play
And I cannot text you with a drink in my hand, eh
You shoulda made some plans with me, you knew that I was free
And now you won't stop calling me, I'm kinda busy

Stop callin', stop callin'
I don't wanna think any more
I left my head and heart on the dance floor
Stop callin', stop callin'
I don't wanna talk anymore
I got my head and my heart on the dance floor

Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh
Stop telephonin' me, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh (stop telephonin' me)
I'm busy, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh (I'm busy)
Stop telephonin' me, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh

Can call all you want, but there's no one home
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
Out in the club, and I'm sippin' that bub
And you're not gonna reach my telephone

Call all you want, but there's no one home
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
Out in the club, and I'm sippin' that bub
And you're not gonna reach my telephone

Boy, the way you blowin' up my phone
Won't make me leave no faster
Put my coat on faster
Leave my girls no faster
I shoulda left my phone at home
'Cause this is a disaster
Callin' like a collector
Sorry, I cannot answer

It's not that I don't like you, I'm just at a party
And I am sick and tired of my phone r-ringin'
Sometimes I feel like I live in Grand Central Station (Station)
Tonight I'm not takin' no calls 'cause I'll be dancin' ('cause tonight I'm dancin')
'Cause I'll be dancin' ('cause tonight I'm dancin')
'Cause I'll be dancin' ('cause tonight I'm dancin')
Tonight I'm not takin' no calls, 'cause I'll be dancin'

Stop callin', stop callin'
I don't wanna think anymore
I left my head and my heart on the dance floor
Stop callin', stop callin'
I don't wanna talk anymore
I left my head and my heart on the dance floor

Stop callin', stop callin'
I don't wanna think anymore
I left my head and my heart on the dance floor
Stop callin', stop callin'
I don't wanna talk anymore
I left my head and my heart on the dance floor

Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh (stop telephonin' me)
Stop telephonin' me, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh (I'm busy)
I'm busy, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh (stop telephonin' me)
Stop telephonin' me, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh (I'm busy)

Can call all you want but there's no one home
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
'Cause I'm out in the club and I'm sippin' that bub
And you're not gonna reach my telephone

Call all you want but there's no one home
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
'Cause I'm out in the club and I'm sippin' that bub
And you're not gonna reach my telephone (Darkchild)

My telephone, m-m-my telephone
'Cause I'm out in the club and I'm sippin' that bub
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
My telephone, m-m-my telephone
'Cause I'm out in the club and I'm sippin' that bub
And you're not gonna reach my telephone

We're sorry, we're sorry




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Overall Meaning

The song Telephone by Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce is about ignoring calls from someone because you want to party and have a good time. Gaga sings about being in a club, receiving a call from a persistent admirer and ignoring it. She tells them to stop calling her and leaving her voicemails, and instead focus on enjoying their own evening. Beyonce's role in the song is to encourage Gaga to be strong and confident in her decision to ignore the caller.


The lyrics of Telephone speak to a relatable experience of wanting to let loose and have fun without the interruption of everyday life. The song's catchy beat and playful lyrics make it a popular dance track, further emphasizing the sentiment behind the lyrics. Telephone is a great example of a piece of music where the lyrics and production work seamlessly together to convey a message.


Line by Line Meaning

Hello, hello, baby
I am aware that you are calling me


You called, I can't hear a thing
I cannot hear you due to a lack of service


I have got no service
I do not have any phone network coverage to communicate with you


In the club, you see, see
I am currently in a nightclub


Wha-wha-what did you say?
I could not understand what you said


Oh, you're breaking up on me
Your voice is being interrupted due to poor network coverage


Sorry, I cannot hear you
I cannot listen to you because of the noise around me


I'm kinda busy
I am occupied at the moment


K-kinda busy
I am a little bit busy


Just a second
Please wait for a short period


It's my favorite song they're gonna play
The DJ is going to play my preferred tune


And I cannot text you with
I am unable to message you as I am holding a drink


A drink in my hand, eh
My hand is occupied with a beverage at the moment


You shoulda made some plans with me
You should have arranged a meeting with me beforehand


You knew that I was free
You were aware of my availability


And now you won't stop calling me
You have been making several calls to me lately


Stop callin', stop callin'
Please stop calling me


I don't wanna think any more
I do not want to put any more effort into this conversation


I left my head and heart on the dance floor
I want to live in the moment and party, rather than thinking about anything else


Boy, the way you blowin' up my phone
You have been continuously texting and calling me


Won't make me leave no faster
Your attempts to reach me will not make me leave the club any earlier


Put my coat on faster
Hurry up and put on my coat


Leave my girls no faster
I will not leave my friends any earlier


I shoulda left my phone at home
I regret bringing my phone with me


'Cause this is a disaster
This is turning out to be a bad situation


Callin' like a collector
You are calling me too frequently, as if you are a debt collector


Not that I don't like you
I do not intend to hurt your feelings by ignoring your calls


I'm just at a party
I am currently partying with my friends


And I am sick and tired
I am fed up with all the calls and messages


Of my phone ringin'
I do not want to tolerate the constant ringing of my phone


Sometimes I feel like
Sometimes, I experience the feeling of


I live in Grand Central Station
My phone keeps ringing so much that it feels like I am in a train station


Tonight I'm not takin' no calls
I am not going to answer any more calls tonight


'Cause I'll be dancin'
I will be occupied with dancing


Can call all you want but there's no one home
You can keep calling me, but I am not going to answer


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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Beyonce Giselle Knowles, Lashawn Daniels, Lazonate S. Franklin, Rodney Jerkins, Stefani Germanotta

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@tasha3757

I knew it was iconic the day the song came out. I was a young teen back then but had been a massive Gaga fan since Just Dance (still am today and almost 30).

Ever since she released her debuts, I always knew there was something special about her. Then... the day I saw she had collabed with Beyoncé, that's when I officially knew Gaga "had made it!"

Back then, there were a lot of one hit wonders (don't even get me started about the 90s lol 😅), and if you didn't prove yourself as 'more' that was all you were. I was soooo happy for gaga when she released this.
Likewise with "Videophone" with Beyoncé..


I'll always be a Litttle Monster. LOVE Gaga!



All comments from YouTube:

@BubbaJoey01

You don't realize how iconic it is that Lady Gaga and Beyonce have a song together until you get older

@tasha3757

I knew it was iconic the day the song came out. I was a young teen back then but had been a massive Gaga fan since Just Dance (still am today and almost 30).

Ever since she released her debuts, I always knew there was something special about her. Then... the day I saw she had collabed with Beyoncé, that's when I officially knew Gaga "had made it!"

Back then, there were a lot of one hit wonders (don't even get me started about the 90s lol 😅), and if you didn't prove yourself as 'more' that was all you were. I was soooo happy for gaga when she released this.
Likewise with "Videophone" with Beyoncé..


I'll always be a Litttle Monster. LOVE Gaga!

@chardonnayjadebaxter6975

Two songs, please go watch Video Phone by Beyonce ft. Lady Gaga

@just_cade

It was iconic from launch, my 10 year old self was gagged, believe me

@kai4704

Facts

@SarastistheSerpent

They actually have TWO songs together. Telephone and Videophone

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@TokyoToka

“to be continued” 10 years and we still wait .. 😩

@jo_imsolazy1487

They prob canceled the part 2

@crazygurl319

I think this is a continuation of paparazzi because in the behind the scenes the director said it

@LauVll

@@jo_imsolazy1487 It wasn't Video Phone by Beyonce the second part?

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