Monday, January 16, 2012

Lady Gaga's shitty "Pokerface" lyrics (though yes, I still adore that song)

Driving home listening to Lady Gaga's Pokerface, it struck me just HOW shitty the lyrics are.
"Luck and intuition play the cards with spades to start
And after he's been hooked I'll play the one that's on his heart."
Here, love is a game and the ultimate power is to possess someone's heart. Then what? Stomp on it in stilettos? Make him forever long for you? Longing is power. We are such a fucking power-hungry species.

Then I contrast that to Jack Johnson's Cocoon.
"But you're bound to win
'Cause if I'm betting against you
I think I'd rather lose."
Sad lyrics of resignation: I love you too much to fight you pulling away.

I don't want power in love. It might be true that the person who loves less controls the relationship, but the one who loves more can allow themselves to feel more joy.

Sharing hearts is a gift and how lucky am I to have loved.... and it takes a not insignificant measure of awareness and strength to recognize when the balance is uneven and let go.


  1. Very well stated. It took me a long time (too damn long) to gain that awareness and strength...

  2. The hardest thing I've ever done (relationship-wise) is to let go of someone because the balance was uneven. It took me far too long to see it.