Lady Gaga has always been a gambler herself and has dated a string of men who were big gamblers. Her song Poker Face from the album The Fame, was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, and received a Grammy Award for having the best choreography.
But like most of her music, the lyrics make little sense and are often demeaning, Poker Face is about sex and gambling and was written to express her feelings toward her ex-rock and roll boyfriends who were all big gamblers.
Never in a million years did I think Poker Face had something to do with gambling, but now when I listen to the song again it seems to make more sense. Something I have discovered through my love for music is that often we need to dive deeper into the meaning of the lyrics our artists have put before us, so that we can understand why they wrote such a song.
Perhaps this understanding will allow us to appreciate their state-of-mind when writing the song. Or, this exploration can reaffirm our doubts in their capabilities and actual talent…