Was it a Perfect Illusion?


Some of my readers might have noticed how much I like Lady Gaga. Some people like her a lot. And then there’s a group of people who say “that girl is crazy, remember the meat dress!?”. Sure, I do. She is a bit crazy. But she’s so much more than a meat dress. This post is not about her though. But her new single, Perfect Illusion, had me thinking.

It wasn’t love, it wasn’t love, it was a perfect illusion

Mistaken for love, it wasn’t love, it was a perfect illusion

This song is about the illusion about a perfect relationship. But it’s actually just a dream, it’s not real. It’s not really love. And like almost every Gaga song, there’s more than one meaning. It’s also about the modern ecstasy. How we often want to portray a perfect life on social media, even though we all have our ups and downs and days where we definitely don’t want to take a selfie and upload it to the cyber space.

Anyway, this song made me think about relationships. My own especially. The guy who made me the happiest, was that real love or was it just a dream? A perfect illusion? Because it crashed as fast as we “fell in love”. This song really made me think about him and wonder.

Is real love constant care and sweet words? Or is it sticking together even though things aren’t as exciting as they used to be? I’m so fascinated by relationships in general. Romantic relationships especially as they are so complex. Why do we find someone who we can’t stop thinking about for a few months, that we do all to impress and then when they’re ours, we make less effort to make them stay and then meet obstacle after obstacle? And when we can’t seem to find a way to compromise, we give up and go our separate ways?

Love will always be something I want people to experience. Even if you are in love only for a few months and then get hurt. You don’t always lose something. You win lessons that will teach you how to grow. And love is also different for us all. Some couples need their space to be happy. Some couples break from that space. There might not even be someone who’s completely perfect for us. Maybe it’s all about compromising and hard work.

I am not an expert. I’m simply a student in this field. Are you one of those who are in a happy long term relationship? What has made you stay together for this long? Tell me all about it in the comment section!

If you haven’t heard Perfect Illusion yet, click here. 80’s vibes and crazy vocals. I’m jamming to it every morning when I wake up and every night when I go to sleep 😀


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