Tuesday, September 21, 2010


We are the crowd, we are co-coming out

You little monsters 

He ate my heart, he a-a-ate my heart

He ate our hearts, he a-a-ate all of our hearts

Lets go across the sea

You little monsters

I can’t help myself

I’m addicted to a life of material 

It’s some kind of joke 

I’m obsessively opposed to the typical

All of me and my little monsters

Bang Bang

Beautiful, dirty dirty rich rich dirty dirty 

Beautiful dirty rich 

Dirty dirty rich dirty dirty rich beautiful 

Beautiful and dirty dirty rich rich dirty 

Bang Bang

We don’t have a price, ready for those flashin’ lights

Fame, fame, baby, the fame, fame

Isn’t it a shame, shame, baby? A shame, shame.

Cause we gotta taste for champagne and endless fortune


I’ve had a little too much, much

All of the people start to rush, rush by

I love this record baby, but I can’t see straight anymore

Baby, there is no more super star

Call all you want, but there’s no one home

And your not gonna reach my telephone

Don’t call me Gaga

No more my little monsters

Boy, we’ve had a real good time

And I wish you the best on your way

Back home, make your way little monsters

I never thought we’d fall out of place

Fame monsters

Its not that I don’t care 

Its just things are complicated

Don’t call my name, don’t call my name, Alejandro

I’m not your babe, I’m not your babe, Fernando

Don’t bother me, Don’t bother me, Alejandro

Bang bang, we're beautiful and dirty rich 

Bang bang, we're beautiful and dirty rich 

Bang bang, honey monsters

You look good enough to eat

Now let me eat your heart. 


  1. Oh goodness! I really enjoy the creativity that you’ve used on this blog post! I think that it’s totally refreshing. That being said, I’d really love for you to expand on how the song lyrics relate to a state of Gaga and the perception that this type of nation would receive. I feel as though I’m getting the just of your argument but if you could post another comment explaining further, I would love that! Again, I really enjoy how you responded to the prompt. It’s totally unique!

  2. Dear Sarah,

    Sorry for writing so late. So what I was trying to get at this was that America like Lady Gaga was the image of BE WHO YOU WANNA BE. We are all encompassing. I mean that is why my dad came to this country. To make himself and not fit societal standards(he coming from a very poor village) or the first people who came to this country due to religious freedom. America became this beacon of this image of self making but at the same time, these "self makers" are united by the fact that they love this image. But then there is too much. It also becomes gluttonous. I wanted to talk about this individualism and how we market this image to the rest of the world so much that on our own borders we become the ones who suffocate others. Like with Mexico (alejandro reference) we eat their hearts by being this image that yes we are accessible for the rest of the world. We are this place of acceptance and self made-ness if you will, but we shut out those who want to join. Perpetuating the system. This cycle of wanting acceptance and shutting out those who want that acceptance too. What do you see when you read it?

  3. I can completely see where you're coming from with your explanation. I guess when I read it, I took a more negative stance. I read it more that America/Americans tend to be more materialistic and self involved. I also picked up on the theme of globalization in a way. The idea that as American's we want to spread "our" way of life around the world whether it destroys the way of life that was there before or not. This, I think, is what I like most about this post, it allows for all of us to read it differently and add what we think to the mix.
    My one question about your interpretation of your work is do you think that America goes too far when it comes to shutting those people out who want the acceptance that you argue America personifies?

  4. Well the thing is groucho marx once said: I want to be in a club that will deny me. Because its a challenge, you see. Its THE IMAGE. A constructivist would find this really fascinating. Its a novelty and reality. I love the image of the US because it is multi faceted and fascinating.