Lady Gaga: Bad Romance Meaning
Song Released: 2009
Covered By: Glee Cast
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Bad Romance Lyrics
Rah rah ah ah ah
GaGa ooh la la
Want your bad romance x2
I want your ugly, I want your disease
I want your everything as long as it's free
I want your love,love...
anonymous Feb 15th, 2010 2:06am report
In essence, the song is about a one-sided love affair between GaGa and a best friend of hers. The problem is she wants all of him- the good, the bad, the pleasant, and the nasty, and all the time. He wants some of her, sometimes.
It sort of takes away the romanticism of the "best friends" label. She wants the relationship to propel to new heights but her emotions are bound because she's "just a friend." She parallels the mental torture of her sealed love with physical torture in her video- she's a sex slave. She offers herself to the mobboss's whim just as she offers her emotional self to her best friend. The issue in GaGa's life, however, was that she was not having these feelings reciprocated as referenced in her lyrics:
I want your ugly, I want your diasease. I want your love, I don't wanna be friends- I want your everything... etc.
In the video, the issue was that she been stripped of her sense of autonomy. By the end, however, she kills the mobboss (ignites him with her sex) and becomes headbitch mobqueen.
behindtheseyes97 Jan 6th, 2010 1:39pm report
So basically she's fascinated by the whole idea of being with this guy she's after.She yearns for him so much that she not only wants his good attributes; but wants his flaws and his bad side too, suggesting a kind of duality to the guy which she likes. I'm guessing by the lyrics that they're probably friends but she wants to have so much more with him; but for some reason there's somthing in the way of them being together which makes her romance a *bad one* its either that or she just wants a bad boy :)
anonymous Jun 10th, 2018 6:59am report
I want your love I want you revenge you and me could write a bad romance
anonymous May 21st, 2016 5:26am report
I think it's about the relationship between Italy and France.Notice the word "Roma",and why she speaks French.The French learn a lot from Italians,and dim Italian' light, and the French become the king of fashion by a bitchy way.Gaga treat this bitch by a bitchy way,she wants their"design",like a vampire suck their energy,and finally replace the French,becoming the queen of fashion.
anonymous May 6th, 2015 5:50am report
For me it's about that she wants somebody so much and she is able to do everything for him/her.She's probably obsessed with him and she needs him.I don't think that they are friends,it could be about stranger.
The second meaning could be about music industry and Hollywood.
anonymous Apr 27th, 2013 4:09pm report
I didn't get any of that i got her wanting to be overtly premiscuse. The words suggest that its ok to sell yourself out sexually for fame.
anonymous Mar 3rd, 2013 3:41am report
Its about how bad the star wars prequels are, just read the lyrics, its so obvious.
ickylicky501 May 30th, 2012 5:00am report
The whole reason that I even looked up the interpretation for the lyrics to this song was because my husbands satanic ex wife basically dedicated this song to me and that was really bizarre. I wasn't sure exactly which context she was directing this song to me/him and I? Her as well. What was she trying to say to me through the lyrics of this song? As unbelievable as it may seem we found out that she has been spying on us for quite some time, a sort of surveylance on our house. By bugging our place or whatever and I had kind of gotte that feeling from her for a while before she totally made it known that she was flat out just whacked the fuck out. ANyway, when she told me that she wanted me to record this for her she did it in a very sinister way that only her and I would "get" and I did of course. I am sure that she was just being snide/snarky, so that I would know what she thought of our relationship. But at the same time I think she wanted me to feel as though she was after him in some sick way?? She was basically saying, "I want your unhappy relationship that I am the cause of. In other words I am keeping you both in hell because of your romance that I am after. She has sabotaged our relationship for a really long time now and we just found out exactly how much she has been doing this. She is a really evil crafty bitch and she knew exactly how to make us miserable. Way to much to go into but she shot that in my direction and used it in a whole other interpretation. She used the part "I don't wanna be friends" to let me know that she had no desire to stay friendly is she wasn't able to break us up. My friendship with her was a means to an end. It is too long of a story to explain why were friends to begin with. Mainly because of the kids but anyhow, she creeped me the helllllll out when she did that. She is makes my skin crawl, I am really grossed out by her at this point. She has been doing some really creepy shit that we had no idea was even her all this ti!!!!
anonymous Dec 1st, 2011 12:32pm report
I love seing gagas 4 lirycs and kansas lirycs(for ex) that are so much more deeper(and they have more than 2 phrases)
anonymous Nov 25th, 2011 11:47am report
In the video she is basically in love with this guy. He seems nice at first but then he starts selling her body to other men and she kills him in the end ( she has sex with him before he dies). :P
anonymous Sep 12th, 2011 9:15pm report
The Eye of Providence (or the all-seeing eye of God) is a symbol showing an eye often surrounded by rays of light or a glory and usually enclosed by a triangle. It is sometimes interpreted as representing the eye of God watching over humankind.
anonymous Sep 9th, 2011 9:14am report
White- stands for purity and innocence, then changes to red; blood & passion. Changes from white to red is a strong message. She is innocent before and then gets sold to some men and sleeps with them and then turns red because she is no longer pure. She doesn’t want to just be famous she wants to be in it and involved. Sensory deprivation. Until your famous you may aswell be dead. Can only see herself in the mirror. If you see yourself as famous people see you you automatically come alive. Wide eyes; innocence. Accepts her fate. She is forced to drink vodka, instead of drugs, mind controlled sex slaves are heavily drugged to be easily manipulated. She is then forced to preform infront of men. Mafioso can represent the illuminati, the dark force ruling the music industry. Masks to hide them, theyre biding for her (record deals) . She is ofereing herself at the alter of the Baphomet in order to become accepted. She does not want to be friends, she wants to be an insider. Ra is the sun god. (rarararararaa) Centre of the planitary orbits. Anti christian symbolism. Devils, backbones on outside like the devil.
anonymous Aug 26th, 2011 8:56pm report
Her song is ACTUALLY about the music industry. How she wants to have a relationship and be in love with the music industry but its a terrible discriminating industry that will most likely cause pain a won't accept her.
"lovers revenge..." Other musicians who are in the music video that will want revenge on her when she beats them to the top.
"I want your drama, I want your disease..." She wants the fighting an drama inside the music industry. She craves being famous, hence why she calls herself the Fame Monster.
"I want your psycho, your vertical stick....want you in my rear window..." References to Alfred Hitchcock's horror movies. The point of a horror movie is to change the way you view something or go about your life. The music industry changes its people that are apart of it, and the people who are listening to it.
As someone else said earlier on this feed, Gaga would not make a song so typical as to a boy and a girl who want to be in love. All of her songs have deep meanings and symbols. Notice how she covers her eye in almost every music video/appearance? Such as representing the illuminati? ELITE SOCIETY just like the music industry? And Ra is the name for the "All seeing sun God"
Think about it and you'll see it's true
anonymous Aug 9th, 2011 8:31pm report
Her song is about lovin somebody so much that you want every part of that person because you love them so much and its also about loving someone so much that you're scared of losing them its bad but its still a romance its a bad romance
anonymous Jun 27th, 2011 6:53am report
It's as though she is talking to someone about what to put into writing a bad romance novel...
"I want your... drama.."
"I want your Psycho... Vertigo... schtick... Rear Window..." <---these being Hitchcock film references (horror, not bad romance ;-) )
"I want your loving... your lover's revenge..." <---obvious to put these into a bad romance novel...
"Je veut ton amour... t'en revanche" <--- "en revanche" has a particular political science meaning... whereas "ton revanche" means "your revenge"...
anonymous Jun 21st, 2011 6:34pm report
This song is about how you can love your best friend and he/she not love you back.
anonymous Apr 13th, 2011 4:33am report
I hardly think she is writing a song about male and female romance. Could she stand to be so typical? Marvella makes an excellent point about role reversal and a starvation for power, but I also had another interpenetration of the song the first time that I watched the video. We know Gaga's struggle with substances, be them alocohal or drugs. How can we not assume the love hate relationship with them?
The water poured down her throat by the nurses? Is this not a reference to being in rehab and being forced to terminate your relationship with that which you love, though it's killing you? She is trying to be free from the romance to substances that ignite her, but eventually destroy her. At the end, she feels like a whore to the destruction, but can't help returning for more.
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