Lady Gaga drops 'Born This Way' single (LISTEN)

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Target's new BFF Lady Gaga unleashed her new single today, the title track off her forthcoming sophomore album, Born This Way. The song is offered up as a free download to anyone who pre-orders her album today and is streaming on her website.

So how is it? Well, it's certainly made for the dance floor, and has all the makings for a gay anthem: Self-affirming lyrics, Cher-quality disco beats, sassy real-talk interludes. Naturally, Gaga's buddy Perez Hilton is raving about it. "It is a very gay song -- unapologetically, gay-in-your-face gay," he told MTV.

Gaga gives it an honest try in the lyrics, and some stanzas work better than others -- "You're black, white, beige chola descent/You're Lebanese, You're Orient" is particularly cringe-worthy, but "Don't be a drag, be a queen" is a cute little turn of phrase.

My favorite thing about the track is that you can practically hear all the potential remixes waiting to be made from the distorted guitar beat that powers the song. Like it or not, this thing is about to be everywhere.




Lyrics:

Intro
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

Verse
My Mama told me when I was young
We are all born stars
She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on
In the glass of her boudoir
"There's nothing wrong with lovin' who you are"
She said, "Cause he made you perfect, babe."
"So hold your head up girl and you'll go far,
Listen to me when I say"

Chorus
I'm beautiful in my way
Cause God makes no mistakes
I'm on the right track baby
I was born this way
Don't hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you're set
I'm on the right track baby
I was born this way

Post-Chorus
Ooo there ain't no other way
Baby I was born this way
Baby I was born this way
Ooo there ain't no other way
Baby I was born this way
Baby I was born this way
Ooo there ain't no other way
Baby I was born this way
I'm on the right track baby
I was born this way

Don't be a drag, just be a queen
Don't be a drag, just be a queen
Don't be!

Verse
Give yourself prudence
And love your friends
Subway kid, rejoice your truth

In the religion of the insecure
I must be myself, respect my youth
A different lover is not a sin
Believe capital H-I-M (hey hey hey)
I love my life I love this record and
Mi amore vole fe yah (love needs faith)
Repeat Chorus and Post-chorus

Bridge
Don't be a drag, be a queen
Whether you're broke or evergreen
You're black, white, beige chola descent
You're Lebanese, You're Orient
Whether life's disabilities
Left you outcast, bullied or teased
Rejoice and love yourself today
Cause baby you we're born this way
No matter gay, straight, or bi
Lesbian, transgendered life
I'm on the right track baby
I was born to survive
No matter black, white or beige
Chola or Orient made
I'm on the right track baby
I was born to be brave

Repeat Chorus

Outro/Refrain
I was born this way hey!
I was born this way hey!
I'm on the right track baby
I was born this way hey!

I was born this way hey!
I was born this way hey!
I'm on the right track baby
I was born this way hey!


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Booger
Booger

Yet more inane, disposable, forgettable garbage from this fake Madonna.

She sucks.

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