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Music, meaning, and text transcript at: https://explainedinenglish.com/podcast/911.html
Special links for today's episode:
Easy Stories in English - A podcast by Ariel Goodbody https://easystoriesinenglish.com
"The Monsters Inside Us" - Kiah voiced a character in this story!
Now, let's learn some English with music as I explain the lyrics and meaning of the song "911" by Lady Gaga.
Lyrics Difficulty: ✦✦✦
INTRODUCTION WITH ARIEL GOODBODY:
(00:22) A note about today's advanced explanation
(00:47) Introducing our guest interpreter Ariel Goodbody
(02:12) Ariel on Lady Gaga and 911
(04:50) Kiah's introduction to "911"
(06:02) Turnin' up emotional faders
(07:47) Keep repeating self-hating phrases
(08:29) I have heard enough of these voices
(08:49) It's almost like I have no choice
(09:09) This is biological stasis
(09:59) My mood's shifting to manic places
(11:05) Wish I'd laughed and kept the good friendships
(11:57) Watch life, here I go again
(12:27) I can't see my cry, can't see me cry ever again
(13:24) I can't see me cry, can't see me cry, this is the end
(13:40) My biggest enemy is me, pop a 911
(14:49) Ever since day one, pop a 911 then pop another one
(15:24) Keep my dolls inside diamond boxes
(16:47) Save 'em 'til I know I'm gon' drop this
(17:54) Front I've built around my oasis
(19:07) Paradise is in my hands
(19:22) Holdin' on so tight to this status
(19:56) It's not real but I'll try to grab it
(20:18) Keep myself in beautiful places, paradise is in my hands
(20:43) Please patch the line, need a 911, can you please patch the line?
INTERPRETATION WITH ARIEL GOODBODY:
(21:39) Ariel on 911 lyrics and Chromatica album
(24:14) Are we all a bit psychotic?
(26:42) Music video interpretation
(29:44) Easy Stories in English and "The Monsters Inside Us"