Lady Gaga: I Like it Rough Meaning
Song Released: 2008
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I Like it Rough Lyrics
Can't sleep with the man who dims my shine.
I'm in the bedroom,
With tissues and when,
I know you're outside banging then I won't let you in.
'Cause it's a hard life, with love in the world,
And I'm a...
anonymous May 4th, 5:03am report
This is obviously about an abusive relationship. She sings about how she cries in her bedroom and won't let him in (could also refer to opening up to him) and she is often giving a vibe of insecurity and self doubt ("loving me is like straightening curls) which can be caused by said abusive relationship. This is clearly not about sex. "I like it rough" is intended on an emotional level.
anonymous Jun 26th, 2017 6:50pm report
You're love there nothing l can't fight can't sleep with the man who dim my shine lm in the bedroom with tissues and when l know you're outside banging but l won't let you in cause it a hard life with love in the world you know lm loving you like chewing on perls you got me wondering why l like it rough l l like it rough l like it rough you got me wondering why I like it rough l like it rough don't go without my fix tonight it a little too rough lm in the bedroom with tissues and when I know you're outside banging but I won't let you in cause it a hard life with love in the world l know you're loving me like straightening curls you got me wondering why I like it rough l like it rough l l like it rough l like it rough shiny and l know it don't know why you wanna blow it need a man who like it rough like it rough it because you don't mean it less it rough you got me wondering why I like it rough l like it rough you got me wondering why I like it rough l like it rough l like it rough
anonymous Nov 8th, 2016 11:37pm report
The recording artist is teaching children that the only way to succeed is to be a bully asshole. Typical entertainment industry propaganda. Because in Hollywood it's true that is the only way to make it. Today, Hollywood. Tomorrow, the world. It is because of crap like this that we have 5 year olds saying "Get a life, loser." I figure the species has about one decade maximum left before it completely destroys itself, thanks to these fashionable bullies in Hollywood. I say that as a person who was born/raised in Hollywood. Say "no" to Hollywood & other pro-active capitalists (re: business bullies) or expect the species to be gone by one decade from now. Probably sooner.
anonymous Jun 28th, 2014 6:37am report
The song was written about addiction and in particular "masochist love" — being in love with people that are not good for you. The song deal about Lady Gaga's ex-boyfriend in a reflection about "Why does she likes it rough ?"
anonymous Jul 31st, 2013 7:50pm report
This song isn't about sex at all. It is a song about someone who feels like they are difficult to love, and when someone finally is willing to go the length, she questions if "he means it" and isnt willing to let him in. However, she starts questioning why she is so guarded in the first place.
anonymous Jun 20th, 2012 6:46am report
opening your heart to love is a hard road paved with hurt. close your heart and enjoy the physicals of love not the emotions
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anonymous Nov 29th, 2011 11:34am report
Possibly Gaga is using sex as a metaphor for life. Maybe "the road of life" with the man she loves has not always been smooth and peaceful. She could have experienced bumps, potholes, sharp curves, detours, "abortion", ditches, bands of rancid gypsies, "delusions", burning buildings, flat tires, abuse, a type of washboard terrain, divorces, really steep hills, death, "addiction", roadkill, wars, "incest", a spot of pain, hurricanes, cliffs, low-flying nazi jackal buzzards, tollbooths, etc, etc. These things can occur in any one of our lives. As we make our way past these things they slowly fade to the corner of our working eye. Often we rubber-neck to look again and blurt, "What was THAT? Splattered moist bovine entrails or the past several years?" Gaga is saying that she doesn't need everything to be "perfect" with her man all of the time. She LIKES it exciting.
anonymous Nov 29th, 2011 11:16am report
My grandmother (named gaga) was sweet and adorable, 5'2" and 89 pounds soaking wet. My grandfather (named lady) was 6'5", big boned and deafer than dirt. When I was a kid, each time we went over to their house, all I could think of was how in the world they had sex. With one swift move my granpa could have broken my grandma into quarters. While we sat with them and had ice tea, my mind was up in their bedroom, running through the scene. If during the act she had whispered into his navel, "oooh big lady, do that again" he'd bellow "WHAT? I CAN'T HEAR A GOD DAMNED WORD YOU ARE SAYING." She'd try again sweetly, "Oh yeah, that felt sooo good" and he'd holler "Oh for GOD'S SAKE gaga SPEAK UP!" My 14 year old head deduced that my grandparents could only have successfully fornicated with a bullhorn. That's rough sex.
Maybe fornicate is the wrong word.
anonymous Nov 28th, 2011 11:38pm report
The song is about the way she likes her sex. Rough. And others always seem to question her and she just doesnt know why she likes it rough, they have her wondering.
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