“911” is the eighth track on Lady Gaga’s sixth studio album ‘Chromatica’ released on May 29, 2020. The song talks about Gaga dialing the emergency help line ‘911’ to protect herself from, well, herself; “My biggest enemy is me.”
Lady Gaga’s ‘Chromatica’ album was initially to be released in April but was pushed to May due to the ongoing Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic around the world. The album spawned two singles “Stupid Love” and “Rain On Me” in February and May respectively.
In “911,” Lady Gaga talks about different facades of her mentality, especially the negative ones. She calls them “self-hating” phrases that she inflicts on herself. But it is the story of ‘life’ for most of us.
Listen to “911” by Lady Gaga
In the first verse, Lady Gaga admits that she took no efforts to build healthy friendships and relationships. Hence, when her head turns manic and she is drowned in panic attacks, she has nobody to turn to. It is a very sad situation and the bitter truth of most of the celebrities.
In the second verse, the singer reveals even more tragedies about her life alongside superstardom. She has built an oasis, a fertile land in the middle of a desert, around her. This alludes that eventhough she is surrounded by luxury, her internal self is a dried up and infetile land like a desert. Lady Gaga has paradise in her hands, thanks to her massively successful music career. But she is having a hard time internalizing this paradise feeling.
There could be many reasons why Gaga is feeling this way. Self-unfulfillment, self-doubt, lack of confidence, emotional distress are some of the possible causes.
One thing Lady Gaga does realize is that the freedom and hapiness she looks for is not in the outside world. It is within herself, she just has to discover it. This is why she says that her worst enermy is her own self.
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