deCODED: Lady Gaga - Yoü and I



The life of the eclectic over-accesorizer we've come to know and love as Mother Monster is shrouded by a veil of mystery. Or rather, a veil of meat dresses and Kermit couture.

It's tough to know much about Lady Gaga's personal life when she portrays it as being just as dreamlike and surreal as her music videos, but if you look close enough at her songwriting, there are definite clues that hint at some pretty intimate life experiences.

Take "Yoü and I" for instance; allegedly (obviously) written about her on-off boyfriend of six years, Lüc Carl, the song explicitly chronicles Gaga's indecision between love and fame, and how her ultimate choice of the latter left her with regrets:

It's been a long time since I came around / Been a long time but I'm back in town / This time I'm not leaving without you

When Lady Gaga's rise to fame began to accelerate, she had to make a decision: career or love? At the time, it seems like in order for her to pursue her dream (which involves tremendous amounts of travel), she had to leave Lüc Carl behind. She regrets ending their romance so now that she's back in town she's hellbent on winning his heart.

He said, "Sit back down where you belong / In the corner of my bar with your high heels on"

Here's a little hint that the song is really about Lüc Carl. It's well known that he works at two bars, St. Jerome's (which he possibly owns), and Welcome To The Johnsons.

Something, something about my cool Nebraska guy

Another fairly obvious clue since Lüc Carl is from Nebraska. What a coincidence!

It's been two years since I let you go / I couldn't listen to a joke or rock 'n' roll / Muscle cars drove a truck right through my heart

After Gaga and Lüc's breakup, all the things that reminded her of her old flame just served as constant reminders for the mistake she made in ending their relationship.

There's only three men that I'ma serve my whole life / It's my daddy and Nebraska and Jesus Christ / Something, something about the chase, six whole years / I'm a New York woman, born to run you down / So have my lipstick all over your face / Something, something about just knowing when it's right

Lady Gaga admits that Lüc Carl is one of the only men she'll truly love her whole life (second only to her father and one spot ahead of JC). Her lipstick all over his face possibly signifies a territorial mark of her affection for him.

Oh yeah, and apart from the actual lyrics themselves, the ü (U-umlaut) in his name and the song title is a pretty dead giveaway.

As it stands now, it doesn't seem like the couple are currently together. We don't know about you guys, but if someone wrote a song like this for us, we'd rekindle that flame in a heartbeat. C'mon Lüc, watcha waitin' for?

-al