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Poker Face Origins

“I wanna hold em’ like they do in Texas please
Fold em’ let em’ hit me raise it baby stay with me (I love it)
Luck and intuition play the cards with Spades to start
And after he’s been hooked I’ll play the one that’s on his heart”

The headline under the picture says Poker Face which inspired me to write the song which would eventually be performed by Lady Gaga

The article to the right of the picture is another one about Lithium possibly being able to reduce the desire for alcohol which I was interested in for my dad and inspired the songs performed by Nirvana and Evanescence.  This particular article was printed the day I met Joe Elliott and Kurt Cobain.

The stage name for Lady Gaga was inspired by when Diana Spencer, the future Princess of Wales, title was Lady Diana and for Queen’s Radio Ga Ga released in 1984.  The inspiration for her style or persona was the lead singer for the ’80’s band Missing Persons.

I wrote other songs as well, including Paparazzi.