| This page is about a rumored song. The song title, information or even the description about it may be debatable and also pure speculation.
—The Gagapedia Team
"The Stage" is a song excerpt written by Lady Gaga in 2013. She sung a short preview as an intro on August 25, 2013 during her MTV Video Music Awards ceremony opening performance. However, it is unknown if she wrote or recorded a full version for ARTPOP.
I can feel my heart beating in your hands.
My aura and yours meeting in this dance.
Pull the trigger I'm ready it's showtime!