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Song Analysis ” Dope” By: Lady Gaga

        This slow, emotional song of Lady Gaga’s, “Dope,” was always a favorite of mine but like many people I did not understand her motivation behind the song for quite some time. It seems at first that the song is an exclamation of love to somebody that she loves more than dope, also implying that she has a love for drugs. Gaga, however spoke about how the song was about her love of her fan base, the little monsters, as they are called. She in a beautiful and heartfelt live performance (link below), talked about how she had struggled with drugs in the past. In tears she says she came to realize that she did not need to be high to be creative, that she did not need drugs to feel important and beautiful and that she loves her fans and needs them more than dope. Looking at the lyrics below we can look more closely at this intensely gorgeous song, which to easily could be mistaken for a praise narcotics.

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[Verse 1:]
Corks off, it’s on
The party’s just begun
I promise this
Drink is my last one
I know I fucked up again
‘Cause I lost my only friend
God forgive my sins

Don’t leave me, I
Oh, I’d hate myself until I die

My heart would break without you
Might not awake without you
Been hurting low from living high for so long
I’m sorry, and I love you
Sing with me, “Bell Bottom Blue”
I’ll keep on searching for an answer ’cause I need you more than dope

   In the chorus Gaga speaks about her admiration of her fans and refers to them as her only friend.She admits she has made a mistake but that she is trying to change because she cannot bear to lose them and she needs them more than the dope.

I need you more than dope
Need you more than dope
I need you more than dope
I need you more than dope

[Verse 2:]
Toast one last puff
And two last regrets
Three spirits and
Twelve lonely steps
Up heaven’s stairway to gold
Mine myself like coal
A mountain of his soul

Each day, I cry
Oh, I feel so low from living high

Beautiful lyrics that say it all!


I need you more
Need you more
I need you more than dope


Thank you ( Please let me know you thoughts in the comments below)

-Wishing you the brightest of days, Eva

Me and the pen we are one. If its ink would cease to flow, my ink would cease to flow.”



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