Do Not Criticize Me. Lady Gaga’s, “Applause”






 

 

Do not criticize me. I am just a person who wants to be loved by the public. Lady Gaga is a singer with unique individuality. She freely communicates her messages with the world through song. The evidence is that she is really loved by the world. However, there are as many anti-fans as there are fans but it is normal. Especially for a world renowned star like Lady Gaga, she is naturally targeted by the envious, jealous and hate of the world. So her newest song Applause communicates her earnest message about this. It literally means that she wants applause and cheering, not hatred. She became a singer because of it and she leaves everything on stage to earn it. Everyone wants to be loved in the world. Would there be anyone in the world who wants to be berated and denounced?

Feverish criticism from media must have exhausted Gaga and she speaks out her feelings without hesitation through her song. Human mind is the same. There is a saying that it is romance for me but an affair for others. People themselves cannot do well so when others do something, they are so good at mercilessly criticizing and denouncing them. See from their perspective and think how you would react when you are berated and ignored by people whom you don’t even know. How would you feel? Very bad, right? But people don’t seem to realize this. 7 billion people live in the world. None of these 7 billion has the same mind as you have. Everyone thinks self-centeredly and lives in that self-centered world. That’s why it’s the human mind that cannot acknowledge other’s fortune.

As I mentioned earlier, celebrities who receive love from the public as well as wealth, are the target of people who are jealous and/or displeased with them. There are many people in the world who berate and criticize celebrities. People think that they are right and others are wrong. But we really need to look back at ourselves. Do we really have a right to criticize and attack others? Those who can reflect on their own mind are really the wise ones. There is an idiom; the pot calls the kettle black. It claims that a person is guilty of the very thing of which they accuse another. Human mind is just this: people create their own world and live trapped in that world so that what they know is only right and what others know is wrong.

Now is not the time to criticize each other but earnestly look back at our mind first. Give it a thought once as to whether you are righteous or not. Jesus said that there was no righteous person in the world at all. It is a problem that we need to earnestly think about. Trees in the world do not criticize flowers. Lions do not criticize rabbits nor scold them. Nature does not have the mind of criticizing or judging each other. Nature does not have human mind. However, only humans live with the human mind. So we also should throw away that human mind and return to the mind of nature. We should learn to coexist and live together rather than criticizing and seeing others negatively.

 

                                         <Applause>    -Lady Gaga

 

I stand here waiting for you to bang the gong to crash the critic saying
Is it right or is it wrong?
If only Fame had an IV
Baby could I bare being away from you
I found the vein, put it in here

I live for the Applause, Applause, Applause
I live for the Applause-plause
Live for the Applause-plause
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
The applause, applause, applause

Give me the thing that I love
(turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch
(make it real loud)
Give me the thing that I love
(turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch
(make it real loud)

A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
Make it real loud
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch, touch
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
Make it real loud
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch, touch

I’ve overheard your theory
Nostalgia’s for geeks
I guess sir, if you say so
Some of us just like to read

One second I’m a Koons
Then suddenly the Koons is me
Pop culture was in Art now ART’s in POP culture, in me!

I live for the Applause, Applause, Applause
I live for the Applause-plause
Live for the Applause-plause
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
The applause, applause, applause

Give me the thing that I love
(turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch
(make it real loud)
Give me the thing that I love
(turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch
(make it real loud)

A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
Make it real loud
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch, touch
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
Make it real loud
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch, touch

Touch touch
Touch touch now

I live for the Applause, Applause, Applause
I live for the Applause-plause
Live for the Applause-plause
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
The applause, applause, applause

Give me the thing that I love
(turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch
(make it real loud)
Give me the thing that I love
(turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch
(make it real loud)

A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
Make it real loud
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch, touch
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
Make it real loud
Put your hands up, make ‘em touch, touch