What does Born This Way mean?

Search Login

Lady Gaga: Born This Way Meaning

Covered By: Glee Cast

Get "Born This Way" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon
Get MP3 from iTunes

Born This Way Lyrics

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

My mama told me when I was young
We're all born superstars
She rolled my hair, put my lipstick on
In the glass of her...

  1. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 30th 2011 report

    Shes talking about gays being born that way which is complete bs. Why would God make you born gay which is a sin then send you to hell for it? People choose to be gay. Scientists have done numerous studies on this and the fact is nobody is born gay.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  2. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 29th 2011 report

    Let me say a few things first:
    1-One of my friends is gay, I DON'T CARE!
    2-I am a Christian, so's Ms. Gaga
    3-I'm a little monster.

    Look, I don't care about gayness, I know gay people and I don't care. Sure, I'll never be gay, but like I said, my friend's gay. Everyone hates her but I like her.

    Born this way is saying, "This is how you are! Celebrate it! You are an amazing gift from God and don't let anyone tell you different!"

    I just wanna say, some things Gaga does is bad. But she is an artist and only she knows what it means. We could all be teribly wrong in our interpritations, only Mama Monster knows.

  3. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 30th 2011 report

    i think this song is the best example for showing everyone that they should never feel insecure about themselves.I have felt insecure and people have made made me feel insecure about how I am. Now i dont let it bother me anymore. If someone gets in my way i say "u cant say that about me cuz u cant prove ot that it is true" or "i dont care what u think about me. as long as i have positive feelings bout myself then i am fine." thank you Lady Gaga sooo so so so soo much 4 teaching me no matter what thqt i will always be beautiful in my own way cuz God makes no mistakes and i was born this way 4 a reason. to live my life!!!paws up!!!:)

  4. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 30th 2011 report

    this song is one hell of an inspiration because Lady Gaga is explaining that you were born this way for a reason and you should embrace it and love you and everyone else and never judge someone.

  5. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 18th 2011 report

    Ok, she may say to love yourself for who you are and God will love you to, but you need to consider something...

    I am not saying that you cannot listen to this song or that I hate Lady Gaga, I am just putting this out. Now, if I killed people, and it made me happy, I loved to do it and accepted myself for it, and I was "born this way", will God still accept me into heaven? Absolutely not! Why? Because murder is sin... Just something to think about when interpreting lyrics.

  6. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 17th 2011 report

    Um this is the most OBVIOUS message in a song ever. It needs no explanation: Be proud of who you are and show your true colors.
    But for those are confused about the beginning "It doesn't matter if you love him or capital Him".
    I'm positive the capital him is NOT SATAN, as a lot of people think, which is really stupid.
    She means it's okay if you're gay/straight and you are attracted to men ("it doesn't matter if you love him").
    Something I think a lot of people are confused about is the "capital him" part. Gaga does not mean H-I-M, she means the first letter is capitalized, the others are lowercased, resulting in "Him". This is referring to God. If you know anything about religion/ grammar, you should know that when referring to God, you always capitalize He or Him.

    In conclusion, the first line is referring to appecting either one's preferences to "him" (men, whether you're gay or straight or bi) or one's adoration of God ("capital Him").

  7. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Aug 24th 2011 report

    "It doesn't matter if you love him or capital HIM"

    I always thought that meant either you are in love with somebody regardless of what others think or you love the band HIM (Finnish rock band) and don't care what others have to say on the type of music you choose to listen to. She is saying that love is love no matter what. I never understood how this song lead people to get deep into religion.

  8. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Aug 16th 2011 report

    I think she wants us all to feel comfortable in our own skin and you cant help wat you attracted to just like you cant help being short or tall,or black or white,or girl or boy. Follow @schizz01 on twitter if you agree and after just dance itll be ok ;)

  9. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 27th 2011 report

    According to the bible:

    God hates people who claim that they are not what God created them to be.
    Example, He created you as a "male" but you claim you are a "girl" or a "gay."

  10. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 20th 2011 report

    What if your a paedofile... and born that way?

    just cos you are born a certain way doesnt make it correct.

  11. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 14th 2011 report

    This song is all about loving who you are. whether your straight, gay, bi, or trassexual it doesn't matter. just love yourself for who you are.

  12. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 14th 2011 report

    This is an easy one. It doesn't matter if you're straight, gay, bi, or trassexual, you just have to love yourself for who you are. And the most important thing is that God will love you for who you are. You just have to believe in what you believe in. For example, if you are gay and someone you know doesn't believe in gay rights, you just have to know what you believe in, not what some else tells you to believe in.

  13. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 14th 2011 report

    I think that the song's about accepting yourself and being who you are, no matter what problems others may have with you, because "God makes no mistakes" and therefore you should accept yourself and others as you/they are.

  14. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 10th 2011 report

    Uhm...to the last person that commented..."infernal" means "of or relating to hell" o_O that's not God

  15. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 9th 2011 report

    She is mocking God. She uses the term God makes no mistakes. He made her perfect but she changed into her bad ways. she admits to being high when she writes her music. God didnt make her into a monster. she did.

More Lady Gaga song meanings »


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]

Just Posted

King Of The Clouds anonymous
Tongue Tied anonymous
In The Name Of Love anonymous
Trampoline anonymous
Paralyzed anonymous
This Masquerade anonymous
Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart) anonymous
Little Things anonymous
Machinehead anonymous
Juliet anonymous
Hold You Up anonymous
Jolene anonymous
1 Night anonymous
Hide Away anonymous
How to Love anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

We Wouldn't Be Us
Alexandra Kay
Better Than You’re Used To
Tyler Rich
I Can't
Caitlyn Smith
Best Parts Of Me
Will Dempsey
Nathaniel Rateliff
To Be Loved By You
Parker McCollum
Cover Me In Sunshine
Charlotte Cardin