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Joanne Album Cover
Lady Gaga
Writer(s) Lady Gaga
Mark Ronson
M. Tucker
Josh Homme
Producer(s) Mark Ronson
BloodPop
Lady Gaga
Length 2:55

Joanne track listing

"John Wayne" is a song written by Lady Gaga for her fifth studio album Joanne, co-produced with Mark Ronson and BloodPop. Lady Gaga gave her debut performance of the song live at the 2016 Victoria Secret Fashion Show in Paris; the song was performed as a medley with “A-YO”. The official video debuted on February 8th, 2017, exclusively on Apple Music.

Performances

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Lyrics

It's like, I just love a cowboy
You know
I'm just like, I just, I know, it's bad
But I'm just like
Can I just like, hang off the back of your horse
And can you go a little faster?!

3 am, mustang speedin'
Two lovers, headed for a dead end
Too fast, hold tight, he laughs
Runnin' through the red lights
Hollerin' over, rubber spinnin'
Big swig, toss another beer can
Too lit, tonight, prayin'
On the moonlight

Every John is just the same
I'm sick of their city games
I crave a real wild man
I'm strung out on John Wayne

(dat - doo - deet - doe)
(dat - doo - deet - doe, dat - doo - deet - doe)
Baby let's get high, John Wayne
(dat - doo - deet - doe)
(dat - doo - deet - doe, dat - doo - deet - doe)
Baby let's get high, John Wayne

Blue collar and a red-state treasure
Love junkie on a three-day bender
His grip, so hard, eyes glare
Trouble like a mug shot
Charged up, 'cause the man's on a mission
1-2 ya, the gears are shiftin'
He called, I cried, we broke
Racin' through the moonlight

Every John is just the same
I'm sick of their city games
I crave a real wild man
I'm strung out on John Wayne

(dat - doo - deet - doe)
(dat - doo - deet - doe, dat - doo - deet - doe)
Baby let's get high, John Wayne
(dat - doo - deet - doe)
(dat - doo - deet - doe, dat - doo - deet - doe)
Baby let's get high, John Wayne

So here I go
To the eye
Of the storm
Just to feel your love
Knock me over
Here I go
Into our love storm

(dat - doo - deet - doe)
(dat - doo - deet - doe, dat - doo - deet - doe)
Baby let's get high, John Wayne
(dat - doo - deet - doe)
(dat - doo - deet - doe, dat - doo - deet - doe)
Baby let's get high, John Wayne

Music video


John Wayne

John Wayne

Premiere date February 8, 2017
Director(s) Jonas Åkerlund
Fashion director Tom Eerebout at Haus of Gaga
Choreographer Richard Jackson at Haus of Gaga
Director of photography N/A

The music video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and was filmed in California on January 20, 2017. The video is third and final chapter of the Joanne video trilogy, following on from "Perfect Illusion" and "Million Reasons".

  1. Lady Gaga wears a tuxedo by Alexander Lewis, pumps by Christian Louboutin and a hat by Gladys Tamez while she plays a guitar by Gretsch.
  2. Lady Gaga wears a custom full-sleeved denim romper with button-up front and leather waist belt by Michael Velasquez and boots by The Frye Company.
  3. Lady Gaga wears a custom black leather cut-out catsuit by Christian Cowan-Sanluis, a hat by Gladys Tamez and boots by Aldo.
  4. Lady Gaga wears a bra by Unif, shorts by Bryan Hearns, a custom red jacket by Wesley Berryman, a custom choker by GCDS and boots by Aldo.
  5. Lady Gaga wears the same custom tuxedo by Alexander Lewis and earrings by Lauren Klassen.
  6. Lady Gaga wears a custom outfit by Alex Noble and boots by Chloe Gosselin.
  7. Lady Gaga wears custom blue jacket by Wesley Berryman, a belt-top by Bryan Hearns, shorts and jacket by Wesley Berryman and boots by Pleaser.
  8. Lady Gaga wears a custom red cowboy boot bustier and matching lace-up shorts by Romeo, a custom fur stole by Nicolas Wirth and rings by Cody Sanderson and by The Great Frog.
  9. Lady Gaga wears a leather jacket with high neck, asymmetrical zipper and 3D-printed fibre sleeves by Alex Ulichny, boots by Aldo and sunglasses by Diesel.

Behind the Scenes

Credits

Written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, M. Tucker & Josh Homme
Produced by Mark Ronson, BloodPop® & Lady Gaga
Recorded by Joshua Blair and assisted by David "Squirrel" Covell at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, CA Us
Joshua Blair andassisted by Justin Smith at Pink Duck Studios, Burbank, CA Us
Joshua Blair and assisted by Barry McCready at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY Us
Joshua Blair and assisted by Charley Pollard at Dragonfly Recording Studio, Malibu, CA Us
Mixed by Tom Elmhirst and assisted by Joe Visciano & Brandon Bost at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY Us
Mastered by Tom Coyne and Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, New York, NY Us
Track Participants Mark Ronson — Bass, Guitar
Josh Homme — Drums, Guitar
BloodPop® — Rhythm Track, Synthesizer for GenPop Corp.
Published by
  • Stefani Germanotta P/K/A Lady Gaga (BMI) Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ House of Gaga Publishing, LLC / GloJoe Music Inc. (BMI)
  • Imagem CV/Songs Of Zelig (BMI) (Songs Of Zelig administered worldwide by Imagem CV)
  • Board Stiff Music (BMI), all rights administered by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI)
  • OWSLA Music Publishing, LLC/Check Your Pulse, LLC (ASCAP)

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