Gypsy

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I’ve been a listener of the Howard Stern show on Sirius Radio for the past 18 months or so – and I can’t even tell you how bloody much I love it. I know that I’m not at all the typical Stern show listener – truth be told, I never in a million years expected to appreciate his show the way I do. Of course, there are segments I’m not in to even a little bit, but I think his interviews are among the best I’ve ever heard…the man is masterful. He has a way of getting celebs to discuss things they might otherwise never say, and the entire show itself rings with authenticity. I have massive big love for his cohost Robin, and the relationship between the two of them might be my favorite thing of all on the show. This past week, he had Lady Gaga on – the interview was terrific, but holy hell the live performances…she was absolutely other worldly, friends. It was INSANE!!!! It was super simple – Gaga and a piano…and the result was absolute MAGIC.:-) Here’s some clips (click on Gypsy and Dope to hear the performances):

Gypsy

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Dope

I’m so taken with her song ‘Gypsy’ from the new album ‘Artpop’, which was released last week. Think on these lyrics for a moment:

Sometimes a story has no end
Sometimes I think that we could just be friends
“‘Cause I’m a wandering man,” he said to me.
And what about our future plans?
Does it seem we have even make sense?
When I got the whole world in front of me

So I said, “I don’t wanna be alone forever.
But I can be tonight
I don’t wanna be alone forever
But I love gypsy life
I don’t wanna be alone forever
Maybe we can see the world together
I don’t wanna be alone forever
But I can be tonight, tonight.”

So I just packed my baggage and
Said goodbye to family and friends
And took the road to nowhere on my own
Like Dorothy on a yellow brick
Hope my ruby shoes get us there quick
‘Cause I left everyone I love at home

And I don’t wanna be alone forever
But I can be tonight
I don’t wanna be alone forever
But I love gypsy life
I don’t wanna be alone forever
Maybe we can see world together
I don’t wanna be alone forever
But I can be tonight, tonight

Thought that I would be alone forever
But I won’t be tonight
I’m a man without a home
But I think with you I can spend my life
And you’ll be my little gypsy princess
Pack your bags and we can chase the sunset
Bust the rearview and fire up the jets
‘Cause it’s you and me
Baby, for life.

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This makes sense to me – part of the reason I’ve sucked at relationships in life is because I’ve been too damn much like a gypsy myself, always wanting to move from place to place, thing to thing, always on to something else. (*Disclaimer: There’s also a ton of other reasons, too – I’m too stubborn, opinionated, I have abandonment issues, my unrealistic expectations are a nightmare, my oversized self-loathing, the fact that I’m not going to be content until either Christian Slater crawls into my room through the window or John Cusack plays a boombox in front of my house…I could go on.) I understand the words of that song…they speak to me, and to my optimism that perhaps a day will come for all of us gypsies, a day when things start working themselves out, and life won’t be so bloody hard…and maybe then it’ll be you and me baby, for life. 🙂

Xxx

PS: I’ve been listening to the entire ‘Artpop’ album, and I’m liking some parts of it A LOT – have you heard it yet? What do you think? 🙂

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