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Lady Gaga: Born This Way Meaning

Covered By: Glee Cast

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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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    Mar 23rd, 2011 3:51pm report

    The video's theme is that of creation, both good and bad, yin and yang, with birth signifying both perfection and flaws, yielding to the "grand ultimate," that is neither good nor bad.

    God, as He (or HIM always capitalized), make no mistakes, creates perfection, thus we are "born perfect," regardless of our imperfections which includes predispositions for sexuality (a core need, and irrelevant because she covers all of these "No matter gay, straight or bi lesbian, transgendered life"), disabilities (referenced in the song, etc.

    Now, perfection over time can be corrupted by ideas, which can lead to violence (hence the evil creator shooting a machine gun). Since it is a creation story, through a "multiverse," she is taking a literal view of physical reality and emphasizing the "universe within," and the need to "love yourself." The mythologic underpinnings are hindu (note: orient and outcast, as well as creation myth symbolism).

    There is also a recognition of time and corruption, with child being both the literal "Lady Gaga," as a child and as an adult, reminding all of us of the words our mothers speak to us as children.

    This is not as simple as "Firecracker," and suggestive of a much richer completion of ideas, combined with the mood of expression and a clear "Maddona," influence.


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    Mar 22nd, 2011 3:30am report

    God damn you people! Stop putting the religious card on music!

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Mar 22nd, 2011 3:17am report

    (His Infernal Majesty???)
    What are you talking about? Her "HIM" refers to God.
    It was pretty obvious! look at her chorus...


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    Mar 22nd, 2011 3:27am report

    i love the song man i love gaga but for some reason when i listen to this song something doesnt feel right, i keep picturing the video, which managed to scare the hell out of me.

    i love the words i love the moves, haha she was wearing pants for the first time and the skull faced evil guy was very sexy, their scenes was a turn on ;)

    but for some reason it doesnt feel right


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    Mar 21st, 2011 3:06pm report

    I totally disagree with the people that say gay lesbian etc is a choice I know for a fact you cannot help who you love and j you have never been in that situation doesn't give you any right to say that you know people choose to be that way I have had these feelings as far back ad I can remember so get your facts straight before you comment on them and I do feel that's what the song is about because of it being so hard to live in a society that has so much hatred against gays lesbian etc......


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    Mar 20th, 2011 3:37am report

    There is no straight, bi, or gay. I think Gaga knows that. Those are labels our Western society has slapped on the full spectrum of desire. In a way, we are all bi, some leaning more toward "straight", some more toward "gay", some in the middle. Someday this will not be an issue, in terms of human civilization it is a fad, and will be seen as restrictive. Calling yourself gay or straight also leads to self hatred and prejudice, because anything deviating from the "norm" within those bounds is seen as wrong. It causes further division between all of us. I saw the song and video maybe different than others.

    This new "race" that is birthed from the "good Gaga", did anyone notice that the "children" are an androgynous clone of her, without sexuality, or clear orientation? Wishful thinking for everyone to be the same, without things we fight about. Is it really a good idea to take away what makes us different. The "bad Gaga", and her liberated "evil" kin rather than try to all be the same, seem to enjoy being different, different races, gender, and sexuality...but are able to blend together and get along, strange enough. So, I think more than anything she is urging others to be complete individuals, not to feel the need to be like anyone else, even within society's norms. To me the song is beyond being a song about race, orientation, or disability, it urges others to transcend that and turn everything on its head. Reexamine all our beliefs, and see how many lead to prejudice and how we view ourselves and others.


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    Mar 19th, 2011 3:21pm report

    Whoever came up with this capital HIM business is speaking crap (pardon the french), she obviously means capital H lowercase i m. Somehow 3rd graders understand how to spell when told to spell capitol (insert whatever word here). They don't need to be told when to lowercase, its a silent understanding.

    She is just telling you to love yourself for who you are, whatever race or sexuality.


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    Mar 19th, 2011 3:45am report

    You can't change your feelings*


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    Mar 19th, 2011 3:39am report

    Whoever was the dumbass to say we are not born the way we are is an idiot. Ppl are born gay straight and bi. Yes you choose to act upon your sexuality but you can pretend to be straight and be miserable all your life but the fact is if you are attracted to the same sex you are gay. Its not a choice you just can act upon it but you can change your feelings.

    But as far as the lyrics go I think she is saying it doesn't matter who you are or what you believe because everyone is born to be that way. The whole "it doesn't matter if you love Him or capital H-I-M" I believe refers to saying it doesn't matter if you love God or Satan. Which again shows her reaching out to every kind of person. Its is just a self love song


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    Mar 18th, 2011 3:02pm report

    In this song Lady Gaga is talking about loving who you are no matter what. She is also stating that being homosexual, transsexual, or bisexual is not a sin because they were "born that way". Also, when she refers to "captial H-I-M" I believe she is talking about God; meaning God will love you no matter who you are


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    Mar 18th, 2011 3:02am report

    Maybe her reference to HIM is about not satan but the other non Christian Gods that are like satan to the rest of us...like allah or buddha. But above all of that perhaps ....just perhaps..the meaning is nothing at all ....it's art..and art is subject to individual interpretation...maybe all of her songs and videos are nothing more than to get the listener to think or...gee maybe just dance and have fun is the point...


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    Mar 17th, 2011 3:47pm report

    My belief on the words "it doesn't matter if you love him or capital H-I-M" means that it doesn't matter what god you believe in, its as if she is pointing to two different people :)


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    Mar 15th, 2011 3:54am report

    I believe its about sin.. and she's basically saying homosexuality isn't a sin when it obviously is...also she mentions HIM which we all know wat that means... she also has a triangle at the end of the video...which is a masonic symbol


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    Mar 12th, 2011 3:03pm report

    Be who you are, you're amazing and god made you that way. Also, there cant be anything good without someone who will do evil acts to achieve it. ("being gay is a choice" says the people who aren't gay so they dont know)


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    Mar 7th, 2011 3:42pm report

    I think its for lgbt ;) aka gay lesbians transgender everything basically and it's defending gay people because they are very often discouraged by society even though they are just regular people I'm gay and proud ^_^

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