911 - Lady Gaga (Meaning Explained with Ariel Goodbody) ✦✦✦

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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!

https://easystoriesinenglish.com/monsters

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

SONG EXPLANATION:

(04:50) Kiah's introduction to "911"

VERSE ONE:

(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

PRE-CHORUS:

(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

CHORUS:

(13:40) My biggest enemy is me, pop a 911

(14:49) Ever since day one, pop a 911 then pop another one

VERSE TWO:

(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

SONG OUTRO:

(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"

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