Lady Gaga "A-Yo" Lyrics: Here's what Gaga's saying on the most pop 'Joanne' song

Lady Gaga "A-Yo" Lyrics: Here's what Gaga's saying on the most pop  'Joanne' song
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Lady Gaga's latest album, Joanne, is a country- and bluegrass-infused record that bears little resemblance to the pop goddess the artist once was. But there's one song on the record that manages to reflect Joanne's Western sensibility and still be a bop: "A-Yo."

The song, which Gaga dropped as a single three days before Joanne's release, is the kind of song that belongs both on a gay bar dance floor and on hoedown night. The singer's cry of "Here we go!" as the song opens is enough to get even the most apathetic Joanne listener excited.

The song talks extensively about smoking, particularly as a vengeful act. "I can't wait to smoke them all/ Whole pack like Marlboro," she sings at the start. "Blow it in your face, blow it in your face/ Blow it in your, blow it in your face."

This theme echoes in the chorus' catchy hook, in which Gaga sings "A-Yo, A-Yo/ We smokin' 'em all" on repeat.

Because "A-Yo" is Joanne's most pop radio-friendly song, the lyrics are some of the more repetitive and simple. But for what it lacks in complexity, this song makes up for in charm. After all, it's hard to resist a couplet like, "'Cause I got it covered, city gravy southern/ Got you drippin' like no other."

Read the full lyrics, via Genius, below.


[Intro]
Here we go!

[Verse 1]
I can't wait to smoke them all
Whole pack like Marlboro
Blow it in your face, blow it in your face
Blow it in your, blow it in your face
I can't wait to rev you up
Faster than you can say "Ferrari"
Tearin' up the gravel, watch you unravel
Now it's a party
Hey, I can't wait to cast my spell
Which one, you'll never tell
'Cause I got it covered, city gravy southern
Got you drippin' like no other

[Chorus]
Get off on me, my body's got you pleadin'
Light me up and breathe in
Mirror on the ceilin'
Off on me, my body's got you pleadin'
Light me up and breathe in
Mirror on the ceiling
A-YO, A-YO
We smokin' 'em all
A-YO, A-YO
We smokin' 'em all
A-YO, A-YO
We smokin' 'em all
A-YO, A-YO

[Verse 2]
I can't wait to blaze for real
Track burns like a road rail
Spin it in your face, spin it in your face
Play it in your, play it in your face
Can't wait to get you shook up
Faster than you can try to hate it
You can try to hate it, you can try to fake it
But baby, I laced it

[Chorus]
Get off on me, my body's got you pleadin'
Light me up and breathe in
Mirror on the ceilin'
Off on me, my body's got you pleadin'
Light me up and breathe in
Mirror on the ceiling
A-YO, A-YO
Mirror on the ceiling
(We smokin' 'em all)
A-YO, A-YO
Mirror on the ceiling
(We smokin' 'em all)
A-YO, A-YO
Mirror on the ceiling
(We smokin' on 'em all)
A-YO, A-YO
Aaaa-YO

[Refrain]
A-YO, A-YO
We smokin' 'em all
A-YO A-YO
We smokin' 'em all

[Chorus]
Get it da get it da get it get it
Get off on me, my body's got you pleadin'
Light me up and breathe in
Mirror on the ceilin'
Off on me, my body's got you pleadin'
Light me up and breathe in
Mirror on the ceiling
A-YO, A-YO
Mirror on the ceiling
(We smokin' 'em all)
A-YO, A-YO
Mirror on the ceiling
(We smokin' 'em all)
A-YO, A-YO
Mirror on the ceiling
(We smokin' 'em all)
A-YO, A-YO
Mirror on the ceiling

[Outro]
A-YO, A-YO
We smokin' 'em all
A-YO, A-YO
A-YO
A-YO
A-YO, A-YO
We smokin' 'em all
A-YO, A-YO
Hey YO

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Kevin O'Keeffe

Kevin is the arts editor at Mic, writing about inclusion and representation in pop culture. He is based in New York and can be reached at kevin@mic.com.

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