What does Poker Face mean?

Lady Gaga: Poker Face Meaning

Tagged: Sex [suggest]
Album cover for Poker Face album cover

Song Released: 2008


Poker Face Lyrics

Mum mum mum mah (5x)

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...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Feb 7th 2011 !⃝

    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.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Nov 11th 2009 !⃝

    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.

  3. anonymous
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    Aug 2nd 2023 !⃝

    Obviously... the song is a play of words for F**k her face (I know you know that as well)... that's how she always pronounce the words in the song... Pa Fa Fa Fa F**k her face... just saying...

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 21st 2021 !⃝

    I've always thought of the song being about flirting with someone you like (regardless of gender) without letting then know you're into them.


  5. Angelboo
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    Jun 14th 2018 !⃝

    It's about faking orgasms.

  6. anonymous
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    May 29th 2017 !⃝

    I think is thinking about another women.

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 19th 2013 !⃝

    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.

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  8. anonymous
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    Nov 21st 2011 !⃝

    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

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  9. anonymous
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    Aug 6th 2011 !⃝

    poke her face is a blow job.
    Glue gun is an oozing penis
    I want to hold em means she wants to hold penis and the balls.
    Fold em let them hit me means he's can't hold out he gives in a sprays her face.
    And it goes on . . .

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  10. anonymous
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    Jul 16th 2011 !⃝

    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.

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  11. anonymous
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    Jun 4th 2011 !⃝

    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.

  12. theSmoothieMinister
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    Mar 3rd 2011 !⃝

    I always thought it was about her showing a guy her 'Relationship Rules' as I call them. I don't know for sure, but it's still a good song to dance to!^_^

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  13. Ainrana
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    Mar 6th 2010 !⃝

    I think that this song's about that her boyfriend's a loser, but she loves him. So, to keep her reputation high, she's only going to love him behind everyone's back.

    Personally, I think that this song sounds like she consulted a 1st grader. I mean, 'chicken at a casino'?

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  14. anonymous
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    Jan 13th 2010 !⃝

    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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