Lady Gaga: Poker Face Meaning
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Song Released: 2008
Poker Face Lyrics
I wanna hold em' like they do in Texas plays.
Fold em', let em' hit me,
raise it, baby stay with me.
(i love it)
Love game intuition
Play the cards with spades to start
And after he's been hooked
i'll play the...
anonymous Feb 7th, 2011 2:33am report
Poker Face is about many things. Lady Gaga has been asked many times the meaning of this song and she has given several different answers.
First and foremost, it is obvious that lyrically Poker Face is about sex and gambling; or more specifically, sex, with the use of gambling metaphors.
On at least one occasion she claimed that the song was about "how she catches guys"... that "the second you let guys know you like them, they run away, so you've gotta keep your poker face."
However, by far the most interesting interpretation, that Lady Gaga claimed herself in an interview, is that the song is essentially about being bi-curious; she says that "sometimes, when I was making love to my old boyfriend, I would think about women." The lyrics "Bluffin' with my muffin" are metaphorical for "bluffing" with your vagina. "I won't tell you that I love you, kiss or hug you"... In these two verses, Gaga is basically saying that she is having sex with men but doesn't feel any emotional attachment for them whatsoever, to the point where she doesn't even feel ashamed to be thinking about women while having sex with a man.
People assume that, purely because of this song, that Lady Gaga is a "proven bisexual" or some such. While it matters little to me, all this song really proclaims is the act of being bi-curious. I wouldn't freak out too much about it all.
anonymous Nov 11th, 2009 11:11pm report
I read somewhere that this song is about lady gaga actually being interested in women.. not necessarily a lesbian.. just curious.
The 'poker face' analogy being that to her boyfriend she obviously looks like she's straight but she's just got a 'poker face' on and is bluffing so that he doesn't find out that she's curious about women.
I also read that it goes as far as when she's having sex with her boyfriend she's thinking about girls but I don't know if you believe that or not to be honest.
anonymous Jun 19th, 2013 6:44pm report
She saying she don't want no boys looking at her poker face if it shows that she is in a down mood or is having problems that show up on her face.
anonymous Nov 21st, 2011 11:18pm report
this song is about lady gaga in illuminati. by saying you can't read my pokerface, she is saying that you can't read what she id trying to say and no one uderstands the true meaning of her half eye symbol
anonymous Jul 16th, 2011 7:11am report
I think this song is about the excitement it brings to mature people when they perform sex and attends gambling.
"If it's not rough it isn't fun!"
This phrase perfectly shows my opinion.
anonymous Jun 4th, 2011 6:50pm report
I saw an interview on Fuse with Lady Gaga stating this song was about her thinking about women whilst having sex with a previous boy friend.
anonymous Jan 13th, 2010 1:05am report
She's talking blow job's watch the video clip clearly, notice how her mouth is always wet and when she was talking russian roulette, with a gun? she didn't mean a real gun.. listen to the chorus, when it goes all electronic when she says poke poke her face! ;)
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