''Applause'' is a very meaningful song to me, because it addresses what many think of 'celebrities' today, that we 'do it' for the attention. But some of us are 'artists' in this group called 'celebrity,' and what we create doesn't live on unless theres an audience to remember it.'' - Lady Gaga
''When I was on tour, and my hip was breaking, I didn’t really know why, because I was smoking up a storm, making sure that I couldn’t feel a damn thing all day long. Once I really realized what had been going on, and I realized how I was feeling, before on stage, I realized that it was the applause of the fans that really kept me going, because I would be ready to go onstage, and just be crying hysterically, like not understanding even, how I was feeling.'' - Lady Gaga
''I wanted to make a song about entertainment, and about show business, and about the banging of the gong, and the critics, and how all of that sort of, weaves its way in and out of your life as you become a bigger and bigger entertainer, but that, ultimately what I live for is knowing that I’ve done something that’s made you truly happy, and made you truly have an experience with the stage, with the lights, with each other.'' - Lady Gaga
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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