- "One of my best friends, Sonja, who has been with me since I was twenty-three years old, she has metastasized cancer in her lungs and in her brain. It’s stage four. And it’s really hard: it’s hard to watch, it’s hard to witness, it’s hard to know what to say. But I love her so much, and it’s so important that we continue to do research to find a cure. I wrote a song about her on the album, it’s about how me and all of our girlfriends would get together and cry without her when she’s not around, because we love her so much. We just want to be strong with her. The lyric is, "Sisters never pack up, we always run back, love/Seven years ago I said you’d make it Sonja, was Joanne’s friend, tough girl’s on the mend, so when I’m feeling small, I toss that cork, and call". The song is about womanhood and sticking together and encouraging one another and teaching each other that it’s ok to cry together and need one another, and that we can’t do it alone. I would say to use her as an inspiration, and tell you that I have watched her fight every day, trying to laugh, and go every moment with the biggest smile on her face of hope and faith for the future. I feel connected to you, even though I don’t know you, because I know her. " - Lady Gaga to Radio.com
|Written by||Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey, Mark Ronson & M. Tucker|
|Produced by||Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga and BloodPop®|
|Recorded by||Joshua Blair and assisted by David "Squirrel" Covell at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, CA |
Benjamin Rice and assisted by Barry McCready at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY
Joshua Blair at GenPop Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA
Joshua Blair and assisted by Barry McCready at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY
|Mixed by||Tom Elmhirst and assisted by Joe Visciano, Brandon Bost at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY|
|Mastered by||Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, New York, NY|
|Track Participants||Mark Ronson — Bass, Guitar |
BloodPop® — Rhythm Track, Synthesizer for GenPop Corp.
Hillary Lindsey — Additional Vocals
Anthony Rossomando — Guitar
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