Poker Face

Lady Gaga

About Poker Face

"Poker Face" is a song by American singer Lady Gaga from her debut studio album, The Fame (2008). It was released on September 26, 2008, as the album's second single. "Poker Face" is a synth-pop song in the key of G♯ minor, following in the footsteps of her previous single "Just Dance", but with a darker musical tone. The main idea behind the song is bisexuality and was a tribute by Gaga to her rock and roll boyfriends. The song's lyrics feature various sexual innuendos. "Poker Face" was acclaimed by most critics, who praised the song's robotic hook and chorus. The song attained worldwide success, topping the charts in 20 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many European countries. "Poker Face" is the best-selling single of 2009 worldwide, with over 9.5 million in sales that year. It is one of the best-selling singles of all time, having sold over 14 million copies. The accompanying music video for the song portrays Gaga singing it in various costumes and playing strip poker in a getaway villa. 


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Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh (she's got me like nobody)

Can't read my, can't ready my
She's got me like nobody
Can't read my, can't ready my
She's got me like nobody
Can't read my, can't ready my
She's got me like nobody
Can't read my, can't ready my
She's got me like nobody

Mum-mum-mum-mah
Mum-mum-mum-mah
Mum-mum-mum-mah
Mum-mum-mum-mah
Mum-mum-mum-mah

I wanna hold 'em like they do in Texas, please
Fold 'em, let 'em hit me, raise it, baby, stay with me (I love it)
Love game intuition, play the cards with spades to start
And after he's been hooked, I'll play the one that's on his heart

Oh, whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
I'll get him hot, show him what I've got
Oh, whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
I'll get him hot, show him what I've got

Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)
Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)
P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)

I wanna roll with him, a hard pair we will be (hey)
A little gamblin' is fun when you're with me (I love it)
Russian roulette is not the same without a gun
And baby, when it's love, if it's not rough, it isn't fun (fun)

Oh, whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
I'll get him hot, show him what I've got
Oh, whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
I'll get him hot, show him what I've got

Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)
Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)
P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)

(Mum-mum-mum-mah) I won't tell you that I love you, kiss or hug you
'Cause I'm bluffin' with my muffin
I'm not lying, I'm just stunnin' with my love-glue-gunnin'
Just like a chick in the casino
Take your bank before I pay you out
I promise this, promise this
Check this hand 'cause I'm marvelous

Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)
Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)
Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)
Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)
Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)
Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face
P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face
(She's got me like nobody)
P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)
P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)
P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)
P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)

Mum-mum-mum-mah
Mum-mum-mum-mah
Mum-mum-mum-mah
Mum-mum-mum-mah

Marvelous

Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)
Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)
Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)
Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)
Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)
Can't read my, can't read my
No, he can't read my poker face
(She's got me like nobody)

P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face
P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face
(She's got me like nobody)
P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)
P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)
P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)
P-p-p-poker face, f-f-f*ck her face (mum-mum-mum-mah)

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Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (/ˈstɛfəniː dʒərməˈnɒtə/ STE-fə-nee jər-mə-NOT-ə; born March 28, 1986), known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and activist. Born and raised in New York City, she primarily studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and briefly attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She began performing in the rock music scene of Manhattan's Lower East Side, and was signed with Streamline Records by the end of 2007. During her employment as a songwriter for the record company, her vocal abilities captured the attention of recording artist Akon, who signed her to his label Kon Live Distribution. more »

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Written by: Nadir Khayat, Stefani Germanotta

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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7 facts about this song

General Information
"Poker Face" is the hit single from American singer Lady Gaga's debut studio album, The Fame. - It was released in 2008 by Interscope Records. - The song was written by Lady Gaga and producer RedOne, who also produced the track.
Song Performance
The song reached No. 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US. - It also topped the charts in over 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, and the UK. - This song was certified Platinum eight times by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Inspiration and Theme
The song's main concept is about bisexuality and was a tribute by Gaga to her rock 'n' roll boyfriends. - Gaga stated that 'Poker Face' was written in her bed and is about her personal experience with bisexuality.
Awards and Nominations
"Poker Face" won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 52nd Grammy Awards. - The song was also nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Music Video
The music video of "Poker Face", directed by Ray Kay, was shot at the luxury villa on Bwin PokerIsland. - It features Gaga in various costumes dancing and mysterious scenes with masked characters.
Cultural Impact
The song has been covered by many artists, including rock band Daughtry and singer Lea Michele on the TV show Glee. - It was one of the best-selling singles of 2009, selling over 9.8 million copies that year. - The term "Poker Face" has since been used in pop culture to describe someone who can maintain a neutral expression, concealing their thoughts or emotions.
Live Performances
Lady Gaga performed "Poker Face" during all of her concert tours and is known for different versions of the song including acoustic renditions. - One standout performance was at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards where Gaga incorporated a theatric intro leading into the song.

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