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Love is just history that they may prove
And when you're gone I'll tell them my religion's you

When you come to kill gaga upon my lips
I'm ready for their stones.

I'll dance, dance, dance
With my hands, hands, hands,
Above my head,...

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    Ranjitha Unnirajan
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    Sep 5th, 2011 9:19am report


    Bloody Mary is actually quite a simple song, it's not that deep. It is sung from Mary Magdalene's point of view.
    Lady Gaga herself said, "Bloody Mary is quite subtle actually, it's a song about Mary being divine and human at the same time, with a subtext (maybe it's not even a subtext) about the role of a woman who is supposed to be a superstar and a real woman at the same time. Not life alteringly deep perhaps but it works as a pop song."

    The first verse is about how people don't understand the love Mary and Jesus had for each other, and that when he's gone she'll tell people she worshipped him. She will refuse to let Pontius kill Jesus, and will withstand any punishment (such as stoning) for this act.

    Then she says she will continue to pray like he told her to, and she knows he will die so she forgives him (for leaving her) before it happens.

    The chorus is her explaining that even though she feels pain, she won't show it, because she's Mary and needs to be strong, even after he's gone. Her saying, "I won't crucify the things you do" means that she won't judge or punish anything Christ does, as Pontius does.

    The second verse refers to Michelangelo's statue of her and Jesus after his death, and how you cannot depict the full extent of her fury even in art form. She says she will wait for death to join him because "Je ne veux pas mourir tout seule," which means "I don't want to die alone" in French.

    Then the rest is a repeat of what she says before, until te end where she says "Liberdade e Amor," which means "Freedom and Love" in Portuguese.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 2nd, 2011 6:11pm report


    It's about Mary Magdalene being strong after Jesus is crucified.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 6th, 2011 7:15am report


    I think the terminology "Bloody Mary" in this song is not be ing used in the since of the Queen Mary trapped in the mirror, but as Mary Magdalene.

    Mary Magdalene was a harlot (biblical term for prostitute) for the priest back in her day... The biblical story goes.. The priest brings Mary to Jesus to test Him. To ask what's they should do with her, they wanted to kill her. In the end Jesus saved Mary, and Mary followed Jesus for them rest of here life. She was at them crucifixion and His resurrection.

    Now Gaga's song can be flipped two ways from a biblical stand point.

    1. There is a term "Having blood on your hands" which means if you where in the wrong and cause someone to sin, their blood is on your hands. Harlots have alot of blood on their hands, from enticing men to divorce. So when Mary came to Jesus she was wiped clean from here past sins, and the blood on her hands where no more. Now to mock Jesus, Mary is still Bloody Mary, still sinful, and Jesus couldn't save her. Mocking and saying that He is not God. (but He is.. Had to throw that in here) ..

    And for Gaga to say I wouldn't crucify the things you do.... Well, Jesus had no sin, He is sinless, so Jesus didn't do any wrong. However, if Jesus was never crucified & reserected we nor wound Mary be redeemed from the sin & blood that is on the hands.

    Flip it,
    2. A love story, Gaga never giving up, forgiving others not crucifing (condemning) the things he (ex boyfriend) did to her. That she will dance, be lively, free from holding herself back by others wrong. That she is covere in the blood of Jesus, walking in it daily...

    Okay just writing that I had a problem with that. The bible saids you can tell alot about a person by the fruit they bare. And tho every human has a right to receive redemption thru Jesus . Idk if that is really what Gaga is talking about. I mean seriously -__- so im sticking with numbet one



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    anonymous
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    Mar 8th, 3:53pm report


    This songs tells us that Lady Gaga would do anything to sacrifice her life. Jesus doesn't trust her. So Lady Gaga does it and finds out it's a trick. So Mary Magdeline helps her and Lady Gaga is thankful and everyone calls her a sin seller so she proves that she's not (watch the MV) Lady Gaga gets killed soon after by Mary. And Lady Gaga becomes the face in the mirror.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 12th, 2014 6:54am report


    Ok,people. Time to lock this thing up. Is it true she STILL believe in Jesus?Well,lets look at her hand signals,shall we?
    Remember Poker Face?She turned that hand signal around her right eye.
    Anyone know what it is?
    Satan.
    From what I know,she sold her soul to Satan for fame and money.
    Does she know she's trying to insult us?Or does she just follows Satan's rules?Or maybe she is worshipping 2 gods.
    Satan and Jesus.
    Ok. I don't really know what I'm talking about but maybe it's like that... Just MY opinion.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 1st, 2014 1:29am report


    This song is about how Christianity stole "the crown" from Satanism.

    "Love is just a history that they may prove
    And when you're gone I'll tell them my religion's you"

    Here the true satanic lady gaga tells that how Christianity used love to stole concepts from earlier existing satanism.

    She - the satan - will not crucify the things which is actually done by god to his son jesus. She will not cry for such god either.

    "I won't cry for you
    I won't crucify the things you do
    I won't cry for you, see
    When you're gone I'll still be bloody Mary"

    Hail Lady Monster.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 30th, 2012 11:41pm report


    when i first listened to this song and read its lyrics i don't know what to say. another song from lady gaga which mocks Jesus. and the video is full of representations.

    this website is to write your own interpretations. not to criticize what others are doing. so for those people who do, you shouldn't read here.

    the song is about mary magdalene, i was not born at the time that's why i really can't say if she is at the bad side. or at the good side but is being utilized to promote alliance against the ever famous Jesus Christ.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 25th, 2012 1:01pm report


    the song is about the "Bride" of Christ, in relation to the "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" Theory's. the line where she says "And when you're gone I'll tell them my religion's you" is a reflection on the Gnostic belief Mary M. went to Rome to tell of jesus' rebirth in to the world and to rejoice at his return, and to present an egg as a sign of this truth. the egg is often looked at as a symbol of her Child with Jesus Christ, witch would be why she would be "ready for their stones"...ect. people look over that, you can all look it up too.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 19th, 2012 1:56pm report


    This is about her love in Jesus and not being let down as he died be remembring his strengths as what he died for.



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    Amanda Rae Burke
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    Jan 14th, 2012 1:56pm report


    In my opinion it is about what Lady Gaga stated it was about,what Mary had to deal with.
    She was in love with Him as one of His most devoted followers. Even after He dies, she will still follow Him and practice the religion. She will not mind if she is stoned for loving Jesus. She is known as bloody mary from a person's point of view that did not follow Jesus because she followed him. Many of His followers were despised, like Mary, for the fact that they were following Him. She will ":still be Bloody Mary because even though Jesus washed away her sins, she will still be known as bloody mary to every one else for what she believes in. She will not cry because she has to stay strong.

    Every one is overthiking this. In NO way was Lady Gaga trying to offend any one or anything in anyway.

    This is entirely my opinion.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 9th, 2011 12:37pm report


    This song is about how even when someone is mean and cruel to you, you should still appreciate them and accept their judgements of you because you never know when they will be gone.....



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    anonymous
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    Nov 15th, 2011 11:37pm report


    Gaga is the best Mother Monster there is!! her music is undenyable n wierd vbut nice in a way. dnbt judge just enjoy.



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    24HourFever
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    Nov 2nd, 2011 11:56pm report


    This song is about Mary Magdalene. "Love is just history that they may prove
    And when you're gone I'll tell them my religion's you" She's telling Jesus after he dies she won't be afraid to admit her faith in him.

    "When Pontius comes to kill the king [Jesus] upon his throne
    I'm ready for their stones." When Jesus dies she is ready for the punishment she will endure if she continues to live the way Jesus teaches.

    "I'll dance, dance, dance
    With my hands, hands, hands,
    Above my head, head, head,
    Like Jesus said.
    I'm gonna dance, dance, dance,
    With my hands, hands, hands,
    Above my head,
    Hands together, Forgive him before
    He's dead because:

    I won't cry for you
    I won't crucify the things you do
    I won't cry for you, see
    When you're gone I'll still be bloody Mary" Mary will not mourn his death, knowing he must do this to open the gates of heaven, however she won't forget his teachings, even when he's gone his teachings live on.

    "We are not just art for Michelangelo to carve,
    He can't rewrite the agro of my furied heart." The Catholic religion isn't just something to be awed at, no art can show the true raw emotions people feel when Jesus dies.
    "I'll wait on mountain tops in Paris cold
    Je ne veux pas mourir toute seule [I do not want to die alone]:" She will have faith in Jesus in order to be granted eternal life in heaven, with Jesus by her side on her death bed.

    I'll dance, dance, dance
    With my hands, hands, hands,
    Above my head, head, head,
    Like Jesus said.

    I'm gonna dance, dance, dance,
    With my hands, hands, hands,
    Above my head
    Hands together, Forgive him before
    He's dead because:

    I won't cry for you
    I won't crucify the things you do
    I won't cry for you, see
    When you're gone I'll still be bloody Mary

    Gaga, Gaga, Gaaaa,ga, Gaga, Gaga, Gaga, Gaga, Gaga,
    Dum dum da da
    Dum dum da da da da da da
    Dum dum da da
    Dum dum da da
    dum dum da da da da da

    I won't cry for you
    I won't crucify the things you do do do
    I won't cry for you (Gaga), see
    When you're gone (Gaga) I'll still be bloody Mary (Gaga)

    Whoah Whoah Whoah, Whoah Whoah Whoah, Whoah Whoah Whoah,
    Whoah Whoah Whoah, Whoah Whoah Whoah.

    Oh, Liberaté, mi amor.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 1st, 2011 11:05am report


    Bloody Mary can mean anything. The purpose of art is to let the audience come up with their own meanings. It's all in the eye of the beholder. Art isn't supposed to have a direct message. It's how you look at it.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 29th, 2011 10:05pm report


    "When Punk-tius comes to kill the king upon his throne"
    "when pontius comes to reduce Fatih Sultan Mehmed's reign." if you know history about pontius and fatih sultan mehmed then you can fix the meaning.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 24th, 2011 10:37am report


    i think gaga has a way of 'mocking' without us eeven knowing that we are praising lucifer but what u don't know won't hurt us right. i don't care what u monsters think about my interpretaion but we all got to respect each others opinions when it come to matters like this that we are talking about right now peace out my peepz(f***)



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    anonymous
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    Oct 9th, 2011 10:19pm report


    The song is simply about the crucifiction of Jesus Christ.

    Lady Gaga, in this song, plays Mary Magdeline... A prostitute in Biblical times who was saved by Jesus and loved Jesus and followed him everywhere...

    Gaga knows that Mary Magdeline wasn't known as 'Bloody Mary', but she's using it as a simile to 'Sinful Mary'... Bloody=Sinful...

    "I'm ready for their stones!"- this line of the song talks about how when those whom don't follow Jesus chose to pick on her and beat her with stones like they did with Jesus, she will take it and will know she's doing it for the man who loves her, Jesus Christ.

    "I'll dance with my hands above my jead like Jesus said"- this line means she will praise Jesus with her hand above her head which is what Jesus wants his followers to do, praise him...


    This entire song is a Biblical lesson in itself but features and amazing slow-dance beat for those whom aren't Christian! :)

    SHE IS CATHOLIC- BOTTOM LINE! :)

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Oct 9th, 2011 10:41am report


    Based on Lady Gaga's comments about crucifixion and sins, initially it seems she is speaking of Jesus and "Bloody Mary" aka Mary Magdelene. She also mentions Pontius aka Pontius Pilate, who according to the bible sentencing Jesus to death but could have saved him. However, there are several meanings to the term "Bloody Mary" including a very delicious drink! Well written lyrics are often meant to leave listeners wondering as well as relating their personal experiences/feelings to them...



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