“Speechless” is a 1970s rock-inspired number. According to the Speechless Songfacts, it was written by Gaga for her father, Joseph. In the song she hopes he’ll be convinced to seek the medical treatment he needs for his heart condition. “I’ve known about my father’s condition for about 15 years. He told me whatever happens, happens,” she told New York’s Z-100 radio station. “I was getting ready to lose my dad and I wrote this song.” .