The Edge Of Glory – Song Lyric Sunday – Tribute

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The Edge of Glory – Song Lyric Sunday – Tribute

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This week the theme is songs that are a tribute to someone.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/01/22/songs-about-dead-people/

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I like most all of Lady Gaga’s songs. This one is a tribute to her grandfather.

Usually her videos are pretty wild, and there is one of this that does have her usual type of visuals and costumes, but this one featured today is very toned down and more emotional. She is sat at a piano with her guests gathered around while they have a Thanksgiving dinner. She also makes a few heartfelt comments during the song.

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Lady Gaga’s thoughts about how she came to write this song (from a Wiki article):

Gaga had taken leave for few days to be with her ailing grandfather. After he died, Gaga told White Shadow that she wrote a song about her grandfather’s death and its impact on her.[5] Gaga spoke to Jon Pareles of The New York Times about the story behind the song:

“[‘The Edge of Glory’] was about how when my grandma was standing over my grandfather while he was dying. There was this moment where I felt like he had sort of looked at her and reckoned that he had won in life. Like, ‘I’m a champion. We won. Our love made us a winner.’ They were married 60 years. I thought about that idea, that the glorious moment of your life is when you decide that it’s okay to go, you don’t have any more words to say, more business, more mountains to climb. You’re on the cliff, you tip your hat to yourself and you go. That’s what it was for me in that moment when I witnessed it.”[6]

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“The Edge of Glory”, by Lady Gaga, can be found on her 2011 album, “Born This Way”. It was written by Lady Gaga, Stefani Germanotta, Fernando Garibay, Paul Blair, and D J White Shadow. It is on the Streamline /Kon Live/Interscope lables.

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There ain’t no reason you and me should be alone
Tonight, yeah, baby
Tonight, yeah, baby
But I got a reason that you-hoo should take me home tonight
I need a man that thinks it’s right when it’s so wrong
Tonight, yeah, baby
Tonight, yeah, baby
Right on the limit’s where we know we both belong tonight
It’s hot to feel the rush
To brush the dangerous
I’m gonna run right to, to the edge with you
Where we can both fall far in love
I’m on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment of truth
Out on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment with you
I’m on the edge, the edge, the edge
The edge, the edge, the edge, the edge
I’m on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment with you
I’m on the edge with you
Another shot, before we kiss the other side
Tonight, yeah, baby
Tonight, yeah, baby
I’m on the edge of something final we call life tonight
Alright, alright
Put on your shades ’cause I’ll be dancing in the flames
Tonight, yeah, baby
Tonight, yeah, baby
It isn’t hell if everybody knows my name tonight
Alright, alright
It’s hot to feel the rush
To brush the dangerous
I’m gonna run right to, to the edge with you
Where we can both fall far in love
I’m on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment of truth
Out on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment with you
I’m on the edge, the edge, the edge
The edge, the edge, the edge, the edge
I’m on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment with you
I’m on the edge with you
I’m on the edge with you
I’m on the edge with you
I’m on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment of truth
Out on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment with you
I’m on the edge, the edge, the edge
The edge, the edge, the edge, the edge
I’m on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment with you
I’m on the edge with you
With you, with you, with you, with you
I’m on the edge with you
With you, with you, with you, with you
I’m on the edge with you
With you, with you, with you, with you
I’m on the edge with you
With you, with you, with you, with you
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Germanotta Stefani / Garibay Fernando / Blair Paul Edward
The Edge of Glory lyrics © Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp., Universal Music Corp., Sony/atv Songs Llc, Garibay Music Publishing, House Of Gaga Publishing Llc, Maxwell And Carter Publishing, Pw Arrangements, Maxwell And Carter Publishing Llc.
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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
© 2022 BS

8 responses »

    • Thanks, Christine! It is a good song. I heard that it was a tribute to her grandfather a long time ago. I like this video of her singing it. I do like her wild flashy videos too, but this one has so much emotion for remembering her grandfather. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Jim! Glad you liked this one and also reading about the song. She has lots of fun flashy videos which I like a lot, but she’s also done wonderful toned down ones, too. This one sure lets you feel the emotion as she’s remembering her grandfather. 🙂

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