“Alice” is the second track on Lady Gaga’s sixth studio album ‘Chromatica’ released on May 29, 2020. The song pays homage to the classic novel ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland‘ written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.
In the song, Gaga confesses that her name is not ‘Alice’ but she will keep looking for her own ‘Wonderland.’ The irony of the fact is that the Wonderland from the novel is nothing similar to a place of awe. In the novel, Alice finds herself in a mysterious and mind-boggling world in which nature is not as it is.
In the first verse of the song, we hear Lady Gaga singing that she is stuck inside her head; her mind to be precise. Mind is as a mysterious and wonderful place as the Wonderland of Alice. It’s vast and endless and it’s easy to get stuck inside of it. Getting stuck in one’s own my can go in one of the two ways; some psychological distress or self-enlightenment. Gaga wants to be pulled out of her mental obstacle, hence we have to guess that she is experiencing the former of the two situations.
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In the pre-chorus, Gaga verifies our guess. She says that she is a dark hole and is endlessly falling down. It is an eerie feeling to hear her screaming for her mother for help.
The second verse of the song is no pleasure cruise for Lady Gaga. She talks about feeling abandoned in her own journey and having no clue of a direction to step ahead. She turns to music, possibly the only thing that has helped her all her life. From a symphony to a DJ, she would take any form of music to help her mind.
Lady Gaga continues her screams in agony, begging anyone to take her home. The song is a painful insight into Gaga’s lost mind.
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