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Midnight rush with a pen in my hand
Inkin Lincoln, sand-script with a fan
Remembering me before it began
Sometimes I felt so def in the jam

'Cause the ones who loved me told me to stop
Like home girl can't catch shit if it drops
A superwoman...


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    Feb 11th, 2017 2:40pm report

    In my opinion, this song marks Gaga's claim for eternal genuineness. She remarks how regardless of the money and material profit something may offer, she will pursue what is true to her and her desires for life. She wishes to avoid the construct of current-artists conceding to their record labels & management and letting them run her life. This song was her promise that she will stick to her guns and remain who she is, regardless of the criticism or rebuttal or trends of existence. :-)


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    Jul 2nd, 2013 7:44pm report

    This is tied to a old slang term paper tiger. Paper meaning "fake" so in the song she is simply saying she doesn't want someone who is pretending to be gangsta (cool). "Than someone just as real, as fabulous" She wants someone real not someone trying to be popular/cool. "won't sign no monkey papers, I don't do funny business, not interested in fakers" She doesn't want to be apart of this guys life because he's just a faker.


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    Nov 25th, 2011 11:23pm report

    Basically it's about a lover who wouldn't sell her out for anything.

    It could be about her being dropped from Def Jam Records.

    I think it's about people who love her and date her for money and fame.
    The word 'paper' in paper gangsta indicates money.
    She says ' don't want no paper gangsta. ' A gangster is usually 'cool.' So she doesn't want a lover who is dating her for money and trying to be cool by dating her.


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    Sep 9th, 2011 9:49pm report

    I think this song is about like how nobody can buy her love. He gotta b real


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    Jun 15th, 2011 6:25pm report

    I think actually this is about her being dropped from def jam records, disguised as a love song. The BIG tell tale sign is the lyric

    "Sometimes I felt so def in the jam"

    How she signed up with them, how she felt cheated by them when they dropped her, but also that they werent "real" to her.

    "Cause I do not accept any less
    Than someone just as real, as fabulous"


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    Jun 6th, 2011 6:59pm report

    The song is about how she wants a lover that wouldn't sell her out for anything, and someone she can trust her life with.

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