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ARTPOP album artwork
Lady Gaga
Writer(s) Lady Gaga
DJ White Shadow
Madeon
RedOne
Producer(s) Madeon
Lady Gaga
Length 4:08

Artpop track listing

"Gypsy" is a song written by Lady Gaga and RedOne, produced by Madeon in 2012 for ARTPOP. She revealed the song title on Fun Radio interview. There was a misconception about "Gypsy" being the next single after "Applause" when a photo starting spreading around the internet that said the album featured "Applause" and "Gypsy". However, on January 21, 2014, Interscope Records revealed that the song was to serve as the third single. A couple of weeks after the announcement, plans had shifted and the label settled on"G.U.Y." instead. The song was registered on Gaga's BMI on February 14, 2014.

On October 24, 2013 Gaga said through twitter, "2day at AMPYA ARTPOP listening party in Germany I'll perform the world premiere of 'Gypsy' at the piano! Stream it tonight around the world!" She performed the acoustic version at the event. The song references "Scheiße" in the line "I don't speak German but I try".

Background

In the ARTPOP track-by-track commentary interview, she said that she started writing the song with the help of Madeon, DJWS and RedOne who also worked on the song production. She refers to the song as the album's most passionate song with an exciting acoustic intro. It is about travelling the world and feeling very lonely and realizing that her home is where her fans are, she can feel like at home anywhere in the world with them. It is also about falling in love and finding the key to love while being yourself and making the world realize that they cannot alter your identity and passion. She continues saying that her finding true love served as initial inspiration to the song.

Performances

Dates Location City Globe-green

Dates Location Station Globe-green

Tour Dates Performances
artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball N/A N/A
Total of performances N/A

Lyrics

Sometimes a story has no end,
Sometimes I think that we could just be friends.
“Cause I’m a wandering man”, he said to me,
“And what about our future plans?
Does this thing we have even makes sense?
When I got the whole world in front of me?”
So I said

I don’t wanna be alone forever, but I can be tonight
I don’t wanna be alone forever, but I love gypsy life
I don’t wanna be alone forever, maybe we could see the world together
I don’t wanna be alone forever, but I can be tonight!

Tonight!

So I just packed my baggage and
Said goodbye to family and friends
And took a road to nowhere on my own
Like Dorothy on a yellow brick
Hope my ruby shoes get us there quick
'Cause I left everyone I love at home

I don’t wanna be alone forever, but I can be tonight
I don’t wanna be alone forever, but I love gypsy life
I don’t wanna be alone forever, maybe we can see the world together
I don’t wanna be alone forever, but I can be tonight!

Tonight!

'Cause I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m a gypsy, gypsy, gypsy I’m
I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m a gypsy, gypsy, gypsy I’m
I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m a gypsy, gypsy, gypsy I’m
I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m a gypsy, gypsy, gypsy I’m

And then he asked me, he said
“Baby! Why do we love each other?”
I said, “Honey, it’s simple
It’s the way that you love and treat your mother.”

Thought that I would be alone forever
But I won’t be tonight
I’m a man without a home, but I think
With you, I could spend my life
And you’ll be my little gypsy princess
Pack your bags and we can chase the sunset
Bust the rear view and fire up the jets
'Cause it’s you and me!

Baby, for life!
(If you go with me)
For life!
(See the world with me)

'Cause I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m a gypsy, gypsy, gypsy I’m
I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m a gypsy, gypsy, gypsy I’m
Russia, U.K, Paris
I’m Italian, Asian combined
Africa, India, I’m gypsy, gypsy, gypsy
I’m Latin-American
I don’t speak German, but I try
Someday in Jakarta
I’m American, I’m gypsy
I’m Bangkok, Australian, Malaysia
Just Sweden, Finland, Norway
Be my home just for the day
I’m a gypsy, gypsy, gypsy, hey

Credits

Writers and producers Lady Gaga, RedOne, Madeon and DJ White Shadow
Producers Madeon and Lady Gaga
Recording by Dave Russell, Bill Malina and Benjamin 'Ben' Rice at Record Plant, Hollywood, CA Us
Additional recording Bill Malina at CRC Studios, Chicago, IL Us
Ghazi Hourani at Record Plant, Hollywood, CA Us
Assistant recording Benjamin Rice, Andrew Robertson and Daniel Zaidenstadt at Record Plant
Steve Faye at CRC Studios
Guitar Tim Stewart
Background vocal, guitar and piano arrangement Lady Gaga
Background vocals Nicole Ganther, Natalie Ganther and Lyon Gray
Union contractor administration Ivy Skoff
Mixed by Manny Marroquin at Larrabee North Studios Universal City, CA Us
Madeon at Popcultur Studios, France Fr
Assistant mixers Chris Galland and Delhert Bowers at Larrabee Studios
Mastering Gene Grimaldi at Oasis Mastering, Burbank, CA Us
Publishing
  • Stefani Germanotta P/K/A Lady Gaga (BMI) Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ House of Gaga Publishing, LLC / GloJoe Music Inc. (BMI)
  • Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ Songs of RedOne, LLC (BMI)
  • Maxwell and Carter Publishing, LLC (ASCAP), administered by Universal Music Publishing Group and Maxwell and Carter Publishing, LLC (BMI) administered by Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Warner Chappell Music Publishing

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