Watch: Lady Gaga Interview and ‘Speechless’ on Ellen

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On Friday's show, Lady Gaga told Ellen why she dresses like a freak, and performed "Speechless", explaining that she wrote the song to convince her father to have open heart surgery to replace an aortic valve.

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Gaga also told the Guardian about her high point of 2009: "My relationship with the gay community has been the most incredible thing. I love them so much. My fans have a soul – they're a subculture of music lovers, pop music lovers, misfits, an incredible group of young people who all have something in common and come to my shows to be freed."

"Speechless"…