Thursday, Lady Gaga created an Internet tizzy by merely releasing the lyrics to the first single and title track from her new album, Born This Way. It was as if she was released a perfume that smelled like semen and blood or something.
The lyrics to "Born This Way" already sound huge in scope even without music to back them, and the song is shaping up to be a big empowerment anthem for anyone who feels maligned for who they are. Call it Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" covered in blood, glitter, and mirror shards.
It's also got a tinge of spirituality, with mentions of the holy "Him." Also, you can't deny a line like "Don't be a drag. Just be a queen." She's finally using Turbonegro-like puns, and we are more than stoked.
This album is said to be her stab at rock and roll, so we are expecting some heavy Bowie and Queen influences this time around, as if there weren't enough already.
We finally get the whole single for "Born This Way" on February 11, and a music video is already in the can, primed to make all her little monsters squeal. The album hits the streets (legally) on May 23, just in time for the summer season. It should be a shot in the arm for the ailing music industry, still licking its wounds from 2010, when few groups were making money. Naturally, Gaga was one of them.
Lady Gaga comes back to Houston April 8 at Toyota Center, just nine months after her two-night stand there last summer. It's been sold out for months.
Anyhow, the lyrics to "Born This Way" immediately had us jumping into the meme generator to make some magic. You can't pass up lyrics like "I'm on the right track baby/ I was born this way". Here is what we came up with. Enjoy, little monsters.
Special thanks to Michael Anthony Gibson.
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