First Look: The Lyrics for Lady Gaga's "Born This Way"

1.28.2011

By Noah Michelson

Yesterday Lady Gaga tweeted "Maybe I should leak the lyrics to "Born This Way" today, whatdya say #leakitgaga?" and never one to tease, our dear Mother Monster came through soon after.

Below are the lyrics to the first single and title track off of Gaga's upcoming album Born This Way. From the looks of it, she's gone ahead and created a "I Will Survive" meets "Vogue" for the 21st century -- and quite possibly the first mega mainstream song to ever to give a shout out to the trans community (members of which are rumored to star in the video for the track). Now we just have to find a way to bide our time until the song itself makes its debut at the Grammys on February 13.

“Born This Way”

Written by: Lady Gaga
Produced by: Lady Gaga, Fernando Garibay, DJ White Shadow
Mixed and engineered by: David Russel

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 superstars

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-
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 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 + POST-CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Don’t be a drag, just 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 were 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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