Lady Gaga gave her [article id="1642781"]Little Monsters[/article] another sneak peek at her upcoming album on Monday night during a show in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she pulled back the cover on the song "Living on the Radio."
The gentle piano ballad has a nostalgic feel. In it, Gaga gives herself a kind of pep talk about fame and fortune, throws a loving shout out to her adoring fans and pats herself on the back for finally realizing her ambition of getting on the radio.
"Baby, you must be free/ Keep living on the radio/ That's your dream," sings Gaga, who at the age of 24 has already charted six #1 hits between her debut, The Fame, and its sequel, The Fame Monster, and has notched 25 million singles downloads and near-ubiquity on the radio over the past 18 months. "Baby, you've got a friend/ And so many little monsters/ Keep living on the radio/ And when there's nowhere to go/ And all your friends are gone/ And you've only got your daddy to call/ You're gonna be all right, honey/ Because your songs are on the radio."
In the classic tradition of the road tune, Gaga laments the loneliness of living out of a suitcase and lonely nights spent away from home. It helps that, in her case, she's traveling on a "road paved in gold," which clearly makes it a bit less of a drag. There are also nods to champagne, caviar and sold-out shows, which presumably make life on a tour bus that much easier to manage.
It's the second song from Gaga's still-untitled album, which the singer has been previewing during her [article id="1646070"]Monster Ball Tour[/article]. She has also performed the new song [article id="1642484"]"You and I,"[/article] which she debuted in late June at Elton John's White Tie and Tiara ball. It's unknown if either song will make the cut on the disc, which [article id="1645741"]Gaga[/article] has described as "utter liberation" and frequent [article id="1645949"]Gaga producer RedOne[/article] said will be "shocking."
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