And I have to take medication to stop the process that occurs. [4] Additional characters call a man dressed in black and a woman dressed in white from above as they watch Gaga move throughout the mission's courtyard. Lyrics include "Don't waive your rights with your flags". [34] Dan Weiss from Spin criticized the song for being "so breathlessly wordy you can't remember (or even find) the hook". / We had neighbors still inside going through a living hell.". Gaga also lists the ways her mental illnesses are clouding the way she sees the surrounding world. [7] Writing for Variety, Jazz Tangcay stated that "there's so much to unpack" in the video, saying that "it's filled with symbolism and that twist will start many discussions. Chorus starts "so don't tell me hate is ever right or god's will". Performed at an October 2001 benefit concert. "[46] Gil Kaufman of Billboard pointed out the music video's homage to The Color of Pomegranates, saying that it similarly "eschews traditional narrative in favor of dramatic, colorful scenes packed with eye-catching symbolism. The following is a list of songs recorded by the British boyband 911 . Gaga begins to cry and scream, waking up in the real world. "[4] Entertainment Weekly's Joey Nolfi also noted the "heavy symbolism" in the video, saying "the video itself defies classification. [38] He originally wanted to shoot the desert scenes in New Mexico, and use a real city location instead of a backlot for the final scene, but they didn’t get the necessary permissions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At first, he was reluctant to record the song and decided to only play it live for military personnel. "[30], Writing for PopMatters, Evan Sawdey thought that even though "Gaga is still hiding behind vocoders and numerous filtered vocal effects", the song is one of the best moments of the album as her "real life and experiences are seeping through the gaps in the 4/4 rhythm chains". [37] Its reminiscent visuals were also inspired by Singh's 2000 film The Cell. [24] Annie Zaleski of Time magazine found the strings of "Chromatica II" a "delight", as they "crescendo and swerve" into "911". I know that. [2], In an interview with Rolling Stone, BloodPop confirmed that while Gaga was recording the song, she insisted that the studio be near pitch-black and that she wear a wig in order to feel like someone else as she wanted to "relive everything she was talking about in the song with every take". The song describes the experience of an airplane passenger on September 11, 2001, circling over New York City and unable to see the World Trade Center. ", This song was written by New York singer Nell Bryden and Patrick Mascall and was later covered by, "9/11 in New York, I took your photograph. ", The song is largely about New York City in general, but includes the line "Long live the World Trade. [34] The video utilizes a wide array of symbolism used to indicate real world objects, such as Gaga's bracelet representing a tourniquet and the paramedic's mirror representing a flashlight used by emergency medical personnel. [19] In the chorus, the singer fully accepts and realizes her mental illness, and admits her dependence on an antipsychotic to help her survive, with the line: "My biggest enemy is me / pop a 911".[17][20]. [44] It also makes reference to her song "Replay", which contains the lyrics "the scars on my mind are on replay". [38] Talking about the video, Gaga said she "felt so alive making it, maybe more than at any other point during the making of Chromatica. Said "We’re bound to fight ‘cause we know we’re bound to die." About the gap in the Manhattan skyline left by the destruction of the Twin Towers. [2] Talking about the creative process of "Chromatica II", the interlude preceding "911", she explained: "Chromatica II" was the final piece we composed, and at that point it was clear to Gaga that it should fall right before "911", which was already complete. The progressive rock power trio from Raleigh, North Carolina. The song is about the horror of the attacks, with lyrics including "Have you forgotten when those towers fell? The accompanying music video was directed by Tarsem Singh, and features a surreal dreamscape and a twist ending. [37] Some of the outfits are inspired by painter Frida Kahlo's style, and the accident scene is reminiscent of the traumatic bus collision that inspired some of Kahlo's most famous work. Told from the point of view of a spouse of a firefighter. This list contains songs which were inspired by or contain lyrics referring to the September 11 attacks. Lyrics include "I watched the smoke, as it grew darker, and blew up through the roof. Sie erblickt einen Reiter und folgt ihm in einen Innenhof. 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