Posted at 8:00 AM Mar 03, 2010
|Don't they just look like they belong together?|
I'm sure I'm not the only lady out there who could say they've been with a guy who has no problem on going on countless "nights with the fellas," which only turn out to be romps through skeezy nightclubs or bars macking on other ladies. And the moment you want to have an innocent girls' night, your phone suddenly starts blowing up like your significant other is in some dire state of emergency, when really he's just trying to keep tabs on you and your friends.
Lady Gaga and Beyoncé put those sentiments in a track that is making kids in the clubs go crazy, "Telephone." The sassy, back-and-forth duet has Gaga and B telling their men to stop with the speed-dialing and to relax--because really, who can have fun doing the lawnmower when your cellie's almost vibrating out of your pants?
"You shoulda made some plans with me, you knew that I was free," Gaga sings, "and now you wont stop calling me, I'm kinda busy." Also: if you don't freaking trust me enough to have some time alone with my friends, then get the heck away from me.
Beyoncé twists the knife even further by singing, "Boy, the way you blowin' up my phone won't make me leave no faster. Put my coat on faster, leave my girls no faster. I should have left my phone at home, 'cause this is a disaster! Callin' like a collector, sorry, I cannot answer!" So, boys, get the message: while it's perfectly fine and downright nice to check in during the night, one time is enough.
While some might think the song is sort of silly or doesn't have a serious message to convey, the deeper aim of the lyrics of "Telephone" have to do with Gaga's fear of being suffocated by people's expectations of her. Gaga took her own personal demons, put them in a pop song that lots of people could relate to in this technological age and created a club hit.
She actually originally wrote the song for Britney Spears, who THANK GOD decided not to use it on her Circus album. Now Gaga gets to keep it all to herself, and we should all be happy. And, with the addition of the fierce Beyoncé on the track, "Telephone" is a fun, if fluffy, modern-day girl power anthem.