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Quotables: Lady Gaga’s Music Is Going in A New Direction

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“Let’s just say I feel, I feel that when I wrote Born This Way, I demonstrated a sense of maturity. And I feel that, on the next album, there’s a lack of maturity, it’s a tremendous lack of maturity or sense of responsibility.”

Lady Gaga teases us all with exciting talk of her next album.

Let’s just look at that first part for a minute. “I feel that when I wrote Born This Way, I demonstrated a sense of maturity.” And now let me present, with zero judgement, a few lyrics from a few songs off the Born This Way album.

Here’s the chorus from a song called “Government Hooker”:

As long as I’m your hooker
(Back up and turn around)
As long as I’m your hooker
(Hands on the ground)
As long as I’m your hooker
(Back up and turn around)
As long as I’m your hooker
(Get down!)

(Yeah, you’re my hooker)
(Government Hooker)

And the chorus from “Hair”:

I’ve had enough, this is my prayer
That I’ll die livin’ just as free as my hair
I’ve had enough, this is my prayer
That I’ll die livin’ just as free as my hair
I’ve had enough, I’m not a freak
I just keep fightin’ to stay cool on the streets
I’ve had enough, enough, enough
And this is my prayer, I swear
I’m as free as my hair
I’m a free as my hair
I am my hair
I am my hair

A bit from a song called “Bloody Mary”:

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

And, my personal favorite, the bridge from “Judas”:

In the most Biblical sense,
I am beyond repentance
Fame hooker, prostitute wench, vomits her mind
But in the cultural sense
I just speak in future tense
Judas, kiss me if offenced,
Or wear an ear condom next time

I’m really glad that she’s going to stop with all that mature gobblydegook, aren’t you? Like, whoa, Gaga, you’re blowing my mind with all these rich lyrics and this way advanced music! An ear condom, that’s so heavy! You said you are your hair? Whoa. Just whoa.

But seriously, if there’s another album full of that “Bad Romance” bullshit where she just makes noises and stutters all over the place, I demand a free ticket to another planet.

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  • I completely agree about the lyrics, but Bad Romance was an excellent pop song. The chorus is fabulous. Out of all Gaga songs it’s the best.

  • Awwww… I liked Bad Romance too. :/

    She supposedly wrote her initial songs while high on coke after stripping. I wonder how true that is. I bet it actually is.

    Her original costume designs were from fashion books.

    Anyway, here is a safety tip: artists are generally not deep or philosophical. Artists are generally all surface.

    Andy Warhol should be looked at as thematic. Andy Warhol was the antithesis of deep. That’s why he was brilliant. He recognized that art isn’t deep and really shouldn’t be. People will make their own interpretations, and generally think they’re clever anyway.

    Music usually isn’t deep. Some artists try to make it that way with varying degrees of success. Fiona Apple, I’m looking at you. Fiona Apple is a real-life Luna Lovegood.

    Others try to orchestrate “depth” with varying degrees of success. For instance, go watch the “Marry the Night” (gaga) prologue. She practically swims in goth-girl/emo pseudo drama art-speak. Her voice reeks with it. I find it painful.

    Have you ever seen mystery men? It is a god-like movie that contains all the wisdom of the ages … or at least a lot of laughs.

    The sphinx has some great lines in that movie and this is always what I think of:

    “To learn my teachings, I must first teach you how to learn.”
    “He who questions training only trains himself at asking questions.”
    “When you can balance a tack hammer on your head, you will head off your foes with a balanced attack.”

    and “You must lash out with every limb, like the octopus who plays the drums.”

    This last one, by the way, is useful in every situation. Whenever someone asks you “what do we/I do?”, you respond with the above. Hilarious.

    I don’t blame her; she’s doing the best with what she has, but spectacle (her shtick) only lasts so long. She’s been trying to change it up, but she ain’t no Madonna.

    Dang. That was a book. Anyway, that’s my take.