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Lady Gaga: Born This Way Meaning

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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...

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    anonymous
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    May 1st, 2011 5:26am report


    this song is totally explicit, everyone can understand quickly the message... love yourself, don't let to others neither hurt you nor decide over you because God made us like this and He doesn't make mistakes so love yourself and you're set...

    imagine how much people hurts when they laugh about you or hit you because you're black either asian or chola, etc, specially in school, then this song say to you be brave, love yourself, be yourself and the haters should learn a lesson

    I can't believe why some people could attack this song? how can they try of destroy sometning so pure so good like this lyric? this makes me remember of crucifixion, Jesus was crucified because he brough a good message



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    Lily Sever
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    May 1st, 2011 5:47am report


    Oy learn to take dictation. It would be 'Him' not "HIM" to anyone not bent on vilifying GaGa. And she uses 'paws' to describe hands since fans are 'little monsters' (unless she is a dur, haha)
    And, IMHO, this song is about loving yourself whomever you are. Not just GLBT, but she mentions skin color too, twice where the GLBT thing is once (tho I like it heh). Also she brings up disabilities and teasing, as well as financial resources. It's. A feel-good, dance around your room song to lift your spirits and have you love.... you!



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    anonymous
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    Apr 30th, 2011 4:20pm report


    WE
    DONT
    CHOOSE
    TO BE
    GAY.

    IMAGINE YOU'RE A STRAIGHT BOY.... AND I TELL YOU, NOW... START LIKING BOYS. DECIDE TO LIKE BOYS, FEEL ATTRACTED BY THEM

    COULD YOU?????

    Well!!! NEITHER CAN WE!



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    anonymous
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    Apr 28th, 2011 4:17am report


    You are BORN THIS WAY!! i love everybody for who they are!! (: people need to realize that they are amazing the way they are!! (:



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    anonymous
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    Apr 27th, 2011 4:14am report


    This song is about how it's not a choice to be gay, straight, transgender, or bi. Because people who are were "born that way" as the title of the song clearly states. It also clearly states that she believes in god however her beliefs do not follow the bible. You can believe in god and not the bible without "selling your soul to satan" When referring to the lyric "it doesn't matter if you love him or capital H.I.M" she's stating it doesn't matter if you love Jesus or satan or whatever. Religion doesn't change the fact that you are gay, straight, bi, or transgender. (which is also why you can't pray the gay away) Then she states "a different lover is not a sin, believe capital H.I.M" which means that if god truly believed that gays shouldn't be equal why would he make them? (which also explains the lyric "I'm beautiful in my own way because god makes no mistakes") and if he didn't believe they should have the same right as straights why would you want to believe and follow such a hateful person? She's stating that she would rather believe in H.I.M then someone who would be as unaccepting as god. But he's not! She's making a point. She's not a satanist or anything. She's just trying to make people see god isn't hateful against gays.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 26th, 2011 4:29pm report


    What I think she means is don't worry what other have to say be who you wanna be do what you want be free ! to be ashamed of who you are cause you were born this way baby !



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    anonymous
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    Apr 25th, 2011 4:50pm report


    when she's saying
    "it doesn't matter if you love him or capital h-i-m"
    i think she means it doesn't matter if you love him (as in you're gay) or capital h-i-m, as in "Him" (God)

    so in other words, it doesn't matter if you're gay or if you follow the traditional rules of God by being straight... God made you !



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    anonymous
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    Apr 18th, 2011 4:19pm report


    "I'm beautiful in my way,
    'Cause God makes no mistakes
    I'm on the right track, baby
    I was born this way"

    Surely that chorus is enough to tell you what the songs about. There is no hidden meaning.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 16th, 2011 4:14am report


    We should accept others for who they are and love them for who they are. It shouldn't matter about sexual lifestyle, race, or gender.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 16th, 2011 4:12am report


    I believe this song means basically be yourself and accept yourself for who you are. It shouldn't matter what others think of you. My thought on Lady Gaga is she expresses herself in a very artistic way and I love that about her. She isn't afraid to show who she is and what she thinks.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 12th, 2011 4:31pm report


    I think it means if you believe in God or satin or any other form of a god then it does not matter as long as you are being yourself and I am a Christian and I am bisexual and I was born this way. God made me perfect because i know he makes no mistakes! :)



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    anonymous
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    Apr 9th, 2011 4:49pm report


    to the #1 rated:
    I love how on this post you started talking about the song like you were supposed to, but then let everyone in on your personal life, if you were a true "Christian" then you would not tell the whole world why we should feel sorry for you or personal things for that matter...



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    anonymous
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    Apr 6th, 2011 4:13pm report


    Being gay is wrong thats it. thats why god destroyed sodom and gamora. he straight out says in the bible that being gay is wrong. so you can't be a christian and be gay or bi-sexual sorry. although i dont believe that gay people should be looked down upon because god also said no sin is greater than the other, unfortunately we were made to like only the opposite sex. yes people have rights, yes everyong should be treated equally, but being gay is unnatural and not a way of life. you will not go to heaven being gay. many stand up for gay people because they dont like the way they are treated and looked down upon but in my opinion if you look down on a gay person then look down on people who have sex outside of marriage, look down on the priest that takes advantage of people and covers his heart with greed. either way they are all wrong and they are all against God.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 5th, 2011 4:41pm report


    ok, so H-I-M obviously is referring to GOD (not the devil?!?) and him is referring to a human male. This line represents the difficult decision gay men have to make between loving other men and loving God, or Allah, or whomever you believe in.
    Also, it could be saying it doesn't matter who you love, man or God, everyone should celebrate their individuality.

    Recap:
    HIM is not referring to the devil!!!



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    anonymous
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    Apr 4th, 2011 4:27pm report


    http://vigilantcitizen.com/musicbusiness/lady-gagas-born-this-way-the-illuminati-manifesto/

    That website says it all. So Ms. Christian interpret it however you want if you think Gaga turned Christian all of a sudden.






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