I hear you screaming, is it because of pleasure or toil?
…as someone who hears and sees the apparent unrest in the Middle East and wants to understand.
To do this, Gaga uses a rhetorical question in order to ask whether the screams are from sexual intercourse or from hard work.
She can’t tell because a lot of times please and toil are one and the same.
This equivalence of pleasure and toil is a reference to “God’s gift to mankind” in the Bible’s New Testament.
What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil — this is God’s gift to man. (Ecclesiastes 3:9-13, ESV)
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