gaga became very addicted to drugs and taylor, trying to save her, made her choose between him or dope. I think she chose him, but she failed and he was about to leave because she says she fucked up again and lost her only friend. and then she begged him to stay because she can’t live without him, she needs him more than dope. she also mentions “bell bottom blues” (she said she’d like to sing this song on her wedding, on a interview last year, so I think this song means so much to them and I love the lyrics “if I could choose a place to die, it would be in your arms”). That’s why she gets so emotional when she sings it. This is my guess, not 100% sure (her artpop could be anything 🙈)
well, it’s hard to explain my POV, but yeah I think it’s about him. she couldn’t believe he was into her and she was like warning him and asking him for a confirmation “do you really wanna see the girl who lives behind the curtain, do you wanna see my soul?” and then she explains why she lives like that (when she says she wears burqa for fashion she doesn’t mean she literally wears burqa, it’s a metaphor) and she kinda feels insecure when she says “is it because of pleasure or toil?” because she couldn’t believe a man was giving all of him to her, she wasn’t used to it.
yes, she was! did you know luc had a cameo on the video?! actually on the fashion film, it’s funny cuz probably Taylor and Luc met each other lmao 🙈🙈🙈 anyway, i guess 3 weeks after shooting the video!