The Pretty Little Liars Season 4 finale, “A is for Answers,” was so full of the sound of loose ends getting tied up, they barely had time for any music. The usually well-soundtracked show featured only one song, in an important flashback, but it was a good one.

In the memory Ali shares with Spencer, Hanna, Emily, and Aria, she tells about the day she met Ezra, back when “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga was played at pubs with couches. Knowing the PLL showrunners as we do, we’re sure they had some more intention in including the song other than placing a moment somewhere between 2008 (when Fame was released) and present day.

Could it refer to Ian’s habit of making home movies which got Ali and the Liars into so much trouble? Maybe it has something to do with all the photo-related storylines from the show — creepy Lucas, anyone? Perhaps it’s related to the memory in which Mona brushes an Alison-like doll’s hair in a room covered in photos of Ali, while the real Ali slept off her head injury (great doctoring, BTW) in the other room?

Or — as is likely the case — it’s referring to that pesky “A” habit (and everyone who’s ever been on the “A” team) of following the Liars, capturing them in photographs wherever they go, being backstage when they least expect it…

Whatever the reasons, here’s the very "A" lyrics and rather dark video.

Scene: Flashback in the pub, at the moment Ali first spotted Ezra, then sat down near him on a leather couch, and ordered a gin and tonic.

Artist: Lady Gaga

Song: “Paparazzi”

Lyrics: We are the crowd
We're coming out
Got my flash on it's true
Need that picture of you
It's so magical
We'd be so fantastic, oh

Leather and jeans
Garage glamorous
Not sure what it means
But this photo of us
It don't have a price
Ready for those flashing lights
'Cause you know that baby I

I'm your biggest fan
I'll follow you until you love me
Papa-Paparazzi
Baby there's no other superstar
You know that I'll be your
Papa-Paparazzi

Promise I'll be kind
But I won't stop until that boy is mine
Baby you'll be famous
Chase you down until you love me
Papa-Paparazzi

I'll be your girl backstage at your show
Velvet ropes and guitars
Yeah cause you're my rock star in between the sets
Eyeliner and cigarettes

Shadow is burnt, yellow dance and return
My lashes are dry — purple teardrops I cry
It don't have a price
Loving you is Cherry Pie
'Cause you know that baby I

I'm your biggest fan
I'll follow you until you love me
Papa-Paparazzi
Baby there's no other superstar
You know that I'll be your
Papa-Paparazzi

Promise I'll be kind
But I won't stop until that boy is mine
Baby you'll be famous
Chase you down until you love me
Papa-paparazzi

Real good, We're dancing in the studio
Snap, snap, to that shit on the radio
Don't stop, for anyone
We're plastic but we still have fun

I'm your biggest fan
I'll follow you until you love me
Papa-Paparazzi
Baby there's no other superstar
You know that I'll be your
Papa-Paparazzi

Promise I'll be kind
But I won't stop until that boy is mine
Baby you'll be famous
Chase you down until you love me
Papa-paparazzi



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