Wise Words: Born This Way


If you are unsure of just how amazingly popular Lady Gaga is, well, maybe this will give you an idea; she’s huge in China.

Her music is played everywhere, once I saw a wedding dress shop open it’s doors one morning for all of the staff to go outside and do a choreographed dance to one of her songs. And now, there’s a new popular saying amongst the children, teenagers, and even some English-speaking adults: instead of ‘Oh my God!’, they say ‘Oh My Lady Gaga!’

And this is all just in China! I can’t imagine how freaking huge she must be back home, but her constant appearance in the trending topics on Twitter give me some idea of her goddess like fame.

Although I don’t know all of her songs, I think she’s pretty damn cool, especially after hearing her new song, ‘Born This Way.’

I love anyone that moves us forward, encourages us to be more accepting of ourselves and others, and isn’t afraid to say that love is love, no matter what.

Here is a video of Lady Gaga performing ‘Born This Way’ for the first time at the recent Grammy Awards, the lyrics are just below, feel free to sing along! πŸ˜€

“It doesn’t matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M
Just put your paws up
’cause you were Born This Way, Baby

VERSE:
MY MAMA TOLD ME WHEN I WAS YOUNG
WE ARE ALL BORN SUPERSTARS

SHE ROLLED MY HAIR AND PUT MY LIPSTICK ON
IN THE GLASS OF HER BOUDOIR

“THERE’S NOTHIN WRONG WITH LOVIN WHO YOU ARE”
SHE SAID, “‘CAUSE HE MADE YOU PERFECT, BABE”

“SO HOLD YOUR HEAD UP GIRL AND YOU’LL GO FAR,
LISTEN TO ME WHEN I SAY”

CHORUS:
I’M BEAUTIFUL IN MY WAY
‘CAUSE GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES
I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
I WAS BORN THIS WAY

DON’T HIDE YOURSELF IN REGRET
JUST LOVE YOURSELF AND YOU’RE SET
I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
I WAS BORN THIS WAY

POST-CHORUS:
OOO THERE AIN’T NO OTHER WAY
BABY I WAS BORN THIS WAY
BABY I WAS BORN THIS WAY
OOO THERE AIN’T NO OTHER WAY
BABY I WAS BORN-
I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
I WAS BORN THIS WAY

DON’T BE A DRAG -JUST BE A QUEEN
DON’T BE A DRAG -JUST BE A QUEEN
DON’T BE A DRAG -JUST BE A QUEEN
DON’T BE!

VERSE:
GIVE YOURSELF PRUDENCE
AND LOVE YOUR FRIENDS
SUBWAY KID, REJOICE YOUR TRUTH

IN THE RELIGION OF THE INSECURE
I MUST BE MYSELF, RESPECT MY YOUTH

A DIFFERENT LOVER IS NOT A SIN
BELIEVE CAPITAL H-I-M (HEY HEY HEY)
I LOVE MY LIFE I LOVE THIS RECORD AND
MI AMORE VOLE FE YAH (LOVE NEEDS FAITH)

REPEAT CHORUS + POST-CHORUS

BRIDGE:

DON’T BE A DRAG, JUST BE A QUEEN
WHETHER YOU’RE BROKE OR EVERGREEN
YOU’RE BLACK, WHITE, BEIGE, CHOLA DESCENT
YOU’RE LEBANESE, YOU’RE ORIENT
WHETHER LIFE’S DISABILITIES
LEFT YOU OUTCAST, BULLIED, OR TEASED
REJOICE AND LOVE YOURSELF TODAY
‘CAUSE BABY YOU WERE BORN THIS WAY

NO MATTER GAY, STRAIGHT, OR BI,
LESBIAN, TRANSGENDERED LIFE
I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
I WAS BORN TO SURVIVE
NO MATTER BLACK, WHITE OR BEIGE
CHOLA OR ORIENT MADE
I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
I WAS BORN TO BE BRAVE

REPEAT CHORUS

OUTRO/REFRAIN:

I WAS BORN THIS WAY HEY!
I WAS BORN THIS WAY HEY!
I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
I WAS BORN THIS WAY HEY!

I WAS BORN THIS WAY HEY!
I WAS BORN THIS WAY HEY!
I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
I WAS BORN THIS WAY HEY!”

Does anyone else feel like they were born AWESOME after listening to that? πŸ˜€

Dancing like no-one is watching,

Jen β™₯

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Lyrics from Billboard.com.
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9 responses to “Wise Words: Born This Way

  1. Hi Jen,
    I love hearing your China stories! I missed most of the program Sunday night because we went to an artist colony in Tubac, AZ and they had a huge art show going on all week. So on Sunday night I was blogging.

    I love Lady Gaga. She’s brilliant and can sing. Very entertaining. I love hearing people talk about how crazy she is. That’s exactly what she wants. I’ve seen her on several interviews and she seems grounded and sincere to me. Cheers to all of us being our crazy selves.

    • Hi Tess! I’m glad you love hearing my stories, because I do love telling them! Haha πŸ˜€ Oh, an artist colony! Sounds like a dream!

      I saw Lady Gaga on a few interviews and, like you, I think she seems very sincere. I agree, I think she loves all that crazy talk, she knows what to do in order to get everyone’s attention, then she uses it to promote individuality, equality, and self-love. She definitely loves to shock people, though!

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Tess! πŸ˜€ You rock!

  2. Too bad UMG blocked that video. I’ll have to find another link.

    Yes, she’s big in the States. Although, I never heard “Oh My Lada Gaga”, haha. I can imagine that. That’s so funny.

    I’m not the biggest fan of the song, I liked her previous album, but I definitely respect the lyrics and I respect Gaga as an artist. I wrote a blog dissecting her Bad Romance music video. She’s definitely out there to change things. Good stuff.

    • It’s blocked? Sorry about that! It seems to work fine for me. I might post the actual music video when it’s released πŸ™‚

      I agree, she is totally changing things up, and I love that! Heading over to check out your Bad Romance post now πŸ˜€

      Thanks for reading! πŸ˜€

  3. She is talented but is really not my cup of tea. Quirky is good but she’s so quirky I think she fell off the scale lol. I’d love to be a fly on the wall and see what her parents think of some of her outfits.

    Just like Katy Perry’s parents are Missionaries – I wonder what they think of the choices that they daughter has made

    • Hi Han! Yes, her outfits are definitely out there! I wasn’t a fan of the meat dress, but I do love how creative her and her team are, and how much effort they put into her costumes. It would be interesting to see what her and Katy’s parents think of their daughters, but I’d be more interested in being a fly on the wall of Gaga and Katy when they aren’t in the public eye, see how their minds work with all their creativity πŸ™‚

      Thanks for your cool comment! πŸ˜€

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