Who Knew? You could have knocked me over with a feather as I heard this great performance of the National Anthem by, none other than, Lady Gaga! had this to say about her performance and her country.
I have to admit that between her dress made out of meat and the American Horror Story performance, Lady Gaga is not one of my favorite people.
But despite her eccentricities and public irreverence for traditional values, I wasn’t expecting her to reveal something so huge.
Just days after her Super Bowl performance of ”The Star Spangled Banner at Super Bowl 50, Lady Gaga showed us a side of her little seen previously: her patriotism.
The truth is, it was one of the most stirring and beautiful performances of our National Anthem we’ve seen in a long time.
But it wasn’t her performance that really inspired me, but what she shockingly revealed about what she sang.
“I just thought about the lyrics and what they really mean,” said Gaga. They’ve been around a long time, so I thought about what they mean now, I just sang from my heart.”
“No matter what you go through, the same as our country, that metaphor of ‘but the flag was still there’ is so powerful for me every time,” said Gaga. “I’m really singing it from the heart and I’m also singing it very true to the way it was written because that’s when I think it sounds its most majestic. There’s no greater honor than standing next to the Color Guard, the Flag, the Army and the Military and singing the National Anthem.”