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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 bear
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 that thing that I love
(Turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch
(Make it real loud)
Give me that 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
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
Make it real loud
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
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 kunst
Then suddenly the kunst 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 that thing that I love
(Turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch
(Make it real loud)
Give me that 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
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
Make it real loud
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
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 that thing that I love
(Turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch
(Make it real loud)
Give me that 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
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
Make it real loud
A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

A-R-T-P-O-P



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    UnregisteredFeb 13, 2014 at 2:40 am
    This song is about thanking her fans for supporting her when she had hip surgery after performing too hard during the born this way ball. It's about losing her 'fame' = her secret connection of music with her fans. Is no some random this Beyonce or Perry makes. Most of gaga song have a real meaning and not love. She is one of the most talented and inspirational singers in the world and she destines to surpass Madonna like how eminem surpassed dr. Dre his mentor.
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    UnregisteredJan 13, 2014 at 10:31 pm
    She's just singing about how much she "craves" the applause and she's expressing how she lives for the applause. So judge it however you want Lady Gaga is just expressing the feelings that she feels. She's pretty much just saying that she loves her fans and can't live without them. If you listen to the song word for word, then you'll know what I am trying to say. These particular lyrics aren't 100% accurate, some of them are wrong, but it still gives you the same meaning. The only reason why what you said Michael Swenson is true, is because those are catchy beats written by paid songwriters, not the artist trying to express how they feel. For example, "Whistle" by Flo Rida, is a beat without much of a meaning, just entertainment purposes. Anyway, she wrote how she truly felt, versus just trying to get some money out of the song. She put work into that song, and regardless of how YOU feel she live for the applause of her fans. Lady Gaga actually put time, effort, and her feelings into her song. Producing yet another great song. To be honest though, I'm not much of a fan. I like some of her songs, but I'm not a defensive fan, who's trying to sway your opinion, just trying to give you the true story, I couldn't honestly care less how you feel.
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    Koala BearAug 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    Oh no no, I know. I said her stuff has been blah since The Fame Monster MINUS You & I, as in EXCLUDING. You & I is a work of art, loved it. <3
    I think GaGa will go down as our Generations all-star, and no matter what record sales say I think she'll be remembered far more than Nsync or the Spice Girls, however Idk, It's just like her stuff all sounds the same/generic now......which sucks =(
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    UnregisteredNov 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm
    This song is really about het music career and how her fans mean a lot to her and she's all about keeping the, happy! I think music is very inspirational and people should look deeper into the true meanings of song not just because it's catchy ( which it is) lady gaga is a smart woman and she know what she's doing
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    UnregisteredOct 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm
    Applause is about how these days more and more people only care about the charts and don't really care about the music anymore, Applause is gaga's way of saying that she isn't doing it for the charts but because she loves to make music and that the most important thing is that her fans love it.

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