"Born This Way" as written by Fernando Garibay, Paul Blair, Stefani Germanotta and Jeppe Breum Laursen....
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 are all born superstars

She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on
In the glass of her boudoir

"There's nothing wrong with loving 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"

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 (Born this way)

Oh there ain't no other way
Baby I was born this way
Baby I was born this way
Oh there ain't no other way
Baby I was born this way
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 don't be don't be

Give yourself prudence
And love your friends
So we can 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

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

Oh there ain't no other way
Baby I was born this way
Baby I was born this way
Oh there ain't no other way
Baby I was born this way
Right track, baby I was born this way

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

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 yeah

Oh there ain't no other way
Baby I was born this way
Baby I was born this way (Born this way)
Oh there ain't no other way
Baby I was born this way
Right track, baby I was born this way

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

Same D.N.A. but born this way
Same D.N.A. but born this way


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"Born This Way" as written by Fernando Garibay, Paul Blair, Stefani Germanotta, Jeppe Breum Laursen

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  • +5
    General CommentShe said she wrote this song in 10 minutes, so I don't think she was trying too hard to write the best song in the world. I think it really is more about the message. She's famous and she knows it, and I think she decided to take that power and use it to talk about something she strongly believes in.
    artist in disguiseon February 16, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI love it. It reminds me of "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera. I know, not exactly the same music, but the lyrics are somewhat similar in the meaning. The difference is probably that she speaks more openly about accepting homosexuality, which I think is a really good thing (and about time someone this famous does).

    I don't get the comparisons with Madonna's "Express Yourself". Actually, I personally don't get any comparisons between GaGa and Madonna. If you read about GaGa you'll discover that Madonna wasn't really an influence for her. Andy Warhol is. But I understand why people would compare her to Madonna considering that Madonna has pretty much done everything. Still, time to move on people! GaGa is doing her own thing.

    In conclusion, I predict this will be the new anthem for the LGBT communities. ;)
    violonist13on February 14, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentFirstly, when she says 'capital H-i-m, she is not referring to Satan. She's meaning, whether you love him, him being another man, or capital H-i-m, meaning God. So, whether you love another man (homosexual) or God, it's irrelevant, you're perfect since you were born that way.

    I don't like how she gets so religious by mentioning God at all. I don't believe in a God, personally, and trying to say F-U to all those wing-nut evangelicals is a waste of breath. They don't deserve a single bit of attention, nor does an made up being they created.

    The meaning is pretty easy to decipher since the lyrics are, admittedly, very weak and shallow. It's got a good beat and although I think of 'Express Yourself' when I hear this, I don't think it's an all-out remake. The racial remarks are nothing to bitch over. A rapper can say, 'nigger', in their lyrics and all we do is bleep it out, end of story. The minute a white girl says, 'chola', or 'orient', she's a demon and should be burned. When a word becomes taboo like that, it gives the word more power. Seriously, stop being so sensitive.

    Definitely not her strongest work, by any means but, it sends a generally positive message and has a pretty good sound. Remains to be seen whether her next single, 'Jude', is any better.
    rowkem388on February 12, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentCrossPixieKiki, you say you won't judge anyone, but you start your post by calling previous posters idiots? Seems pretty judgmental to me.
    itwasadarkandstormynighton April 22, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's about loving yourself for all the good that's inside. It's recognizing the warts but concentrating on the positives (for we each have both good and bad). Our differences are what make this world fascinating (if we choose to look hard and deep enough). It's the I AM A BEAUTIFUL INDIVIDUAL anthem regardless of what others see (or don't see) and regardless if I am sometimes down on myself or feel as though others offer more than I ever could.
    smellingtheroses12on February 21, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn my opinion, I don't really care if it is a knockoff of "Express Yourself' by Madonna. The song has a good meaning it.

    As for the meaning, I think if you go from Gaga's perspective it is about her saying "Fuck you I'm gonna do what I want." Then for a meaning to everyone it just accept people who for they are no matter who they are.
    Elzbietaon February 11, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYou do know that all chords have been done and it would seem to be copied sometimes. Scientists confirmed this.
    TxScaron February 15, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis isn't a song, it's just Lady Gaga shouting from a soapbox.
    timber_wolf_789on April 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree completely with artist in disguise.
    She most definitely was using her fame to show her support for something she truly believes in.

    I find it funny how people take the time to point out the fact that she mentions the LGBTQ community but avoids the fact that she also speaks about different races twice as much.

    It's all about equality. Yes, it's for that gay boy. Yes, it's for that asian girl. Yes, it's for that person with red hair and freckles. Yes, it's for that girl who was born with a physical/mental disability. It's for anyone who has ever been judged for something they can't help or judged for being who they are. You were born the way you are for a reason.

    She's a hero to millions of people, and an inspiration.
    And my girlfriend happens to be one of those people.
    blanketmonsteron July 07, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationIt means just be yourself and don't try to change for any one no mater waht they say.
    musicman1234on October 05, 2011   Link

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