“I’ll tell you that it is very fun,” Lady Gaga said of “Applause” to Women’s Wear Daily, the fashion bible that premiered her David Bowie-inspired single artwork. “And that it’s full of happiness, because what I’m saying in the song is essentially is that I live for the applause. I live for the way you cheer and scream for me.”
The song’s intent makes sense: Given how she was forced to cancel her Born This Way Ball tour due to a broken hip, Mother Monster probably craves the attention of her fans more than ever. Check out her “Applause” lyrics teaser below.