Perfect Illusion Lyrics by Lady Gaga


Lady Gaga Lyrics

Perfect Illusion Lyrics
Tryin' to keep control
Pressure's takin' its toll
Stuck in the middle zone
I just want you alone
My guessing game is strong
Way too real to be wrong
Caught up in your show
Yeah, at least now I know

It wasn't love, it wasn't love
It was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion)
Mistaken for love, it wasn't love
It was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion)
You were a perfect illusion

I don't need eyes to see
I felt you touchin' me
High like amphetamine
Maybe you're just a dream
That's what it means to crush
Now that I'm wakin' up
I still feel the blow
But at least now I know

It wasn't love, it wasn't love
It was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion)
Mistaken for love, it wasn't love
It was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion)

(Where are you?
Cause I can't see you)
It was a perfect illusion
(But I feel you watchin' me
Dilated, falling free
In a modern ecstasy)

(Where are you?
Cause I can't see you)
It was a perfect illusion
(But I feel you watchin' me
But I feel you watchin' me)
Illusion
(But I feel you watchin' me)
Mistaken for love
(Where were you
Cause I can't see
But I feel you watchin' me)
Mistaken for love
(Dilated, falling free
In a modern ecstasy)
Mistaken for love
(In a modern ecstasy
In a modern ecstasy)

I'm over the show
Yeah at least now I know

It wasn't love, it wasn't love
It was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion)
Mistaken for love, it wasn't love
It was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion)
Ohhhh
You were a perfect illusion
Ohhhh
It was a perfect illusion
It was a perfect illusion
Somewhere in all the confusion
It was a perfect illusion, (illusion) (illusion)
It was a perfect illusion
Somewhere in all the confusion
You were so perfect
You were a, you were a perfect illusion
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Perfect Illusion Info:

• The song was first described as about the "highest of highs and lowest of lows" in a relationship which has turned sour. Later she said it was a commentary on social media and the problems one face trying to present a perfect representation of themselves.

Gaga explained:
"How do we navigate through social media? How do we look through these images that we know are filtered and altered, and decipher what is reality and what is a perfect illusion? There are also a lot of things on the internet that are not reality.

And I think people are pressured to keep that personal illusion going on in their real lives. So ['Perfect Illusion'] is about raging against it and letting it go. It's about wanting people to re-establish that human connection."

• Media reports alleged that the song was about her breakup from her boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, around July 2016.

Gaga denied this saying:
"I love Taylor so, so much and this song is not a hit out against [him]... [I]t's a record about all of us. And I would never use my song or want to use the public to hurt anyone that I love so much."

From the Album:
Joanne (2016)

Released:
September 9, 2016

Recorded:
Shangri La Studios
(Malibu, California)

Genre:
Disco-rock, pop

Length:
3:02

Writers:
Lady Gaga, Kevin Parker, Mark Ronson

Producers:
Lady Gaga, Parker, Ronson, BloodPop

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