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JaysAMess

I feel like it's time we admit that Perfect Illusion is one of Gaga's best and most underrated songs and lead singles, with some of her best vocals and lyrics. And the video? Simple but allowing the song to speak for itself.

I just think Perfect Illusion deserves more love tbh.

Joanne GIF by Lady Gaga

Featuring the lyrics as a reminder so y'all can appreciate:

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Trying to get control
Pressure's taking 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)
Oh, you were a perfect illusion

I don't need eyes to see
I felt you touching me
High like amphetamine
Maybe you're just a dream
That's what it means to crush
Now that I'm waking 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)

It was a perfect illusion (But I feel you watching 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 watching me)
(But I feel you watching me)
Illusion (But I feel you watching me)

Mistaken for love
(Where are you? 'Cause I can't see you)
(But I feel you watching 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)

Oh, you were a perfect illusion
Oh, 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

Joanne Womens History Month GIF by Lady Gaga

"you're a beautiful monster, villanelle."
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JaysAMess
1 minute ago, Aarghya said:

I like the song, but the video gives me nightmares! :cryga:

Why? :toofunny:

"you're a beautiful monster, villanelle."
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Kantakyakirno
On 7/1/2020 at 9:05 PM, Aarghya said:

I really can't watch the Perfect Illusion video. It gives me anxiety. Whenever I try to watch the video, it feels like GAGA is going to throw the mic on my face.. LOL!

 

1 minute ago, JaysAMess said:

Why? :toofunny:

This is why :excited2:

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FfFfFfFF

I personally don't like the song (despite actively trying to :bradley:)  I always skip it.

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Leo

Honestly this song is the definition of a grower, and might be the biggest grower in her discography.

It felt like it was so out of left field when it came out but it's grown to me one of my faves.

That key change for the last chorus? Heavenly.

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FfFfFfFF

Just Dance, Bad Romance, Applause, Shallow are such catchy songs. I personally don't know what went wrong with PI (and Joanne as a whole).

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Joshie S

Loved this song since first play.
It's so obvious what this song is REALLY about.

Her ex-management, and also to certain parts of the "little monster" fan base.

Those who don't like it are usually part of those certain few...:ohwell:

The melody that you choose can rescue you ♥
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Stupid Oreo

perfect delusion

@ chromaclowns

how do you piss lady gaga off? poke her face
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JaysAMess
5 minutes ago, Aarghya said:

 

This is why :excited2:

Gaga could throw the mic in my face and I'd say thank you.

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I wouldn't, I would probably cry.

 

"you're a beautiful monster, villanelle."
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Gabi001

I love the live performances and the overall sound of the song, but I don't think it was single worthy

I'm not having fun tonight.
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Meta Mart

What a cool sound it has. Like a fuzzy blitz. That lo-fi-esque touch gives it a meaning that says "the illusion is imperfect, but illusions are imperfect magic"

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SevenWonder

I really like the song. (I love rock.) But I will always wonder what the Joanne era would have been like had Diamond Heart been the lead. Alas. 

 

 

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CubbyGaga

Perfect Illusion hits HARD for me personally.  I love it so much. It came out when I was going through a bad breakup and it helped me through a really tough time.  I was honestly disappointed that the Joanne era didn’t reflect that intense pop/rock sound more.  

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HausofGabo

I love it, I think it’s my favorite lead single,although it doesn’t convey Joanne’s vibe.

That bridge is everything. :firega:

The only thing that I don’t really like about it, it’s the video. Way too fast, and those lights are a bit annoying.

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