Hysteria over Gaga’s Judas

Ohohohoh
I’m in love with Judas, Judas

Ohohohoh
I’m in love with Judas, Judas

Judas! Juda-as Judas! Juda-as
Judas! Juda-as Judas! GAGA

[Lady Gaga – Verse 1]
When he comes to me, I am ready
I’ll wash his feet with my hair if he needs
Forgive him when his tongue lies through his brain
Even after three times, he betrays me

I’ll bring him down, bring him down, down
A king with no crown, king with no crown

[Chorus]

I’m just a Holy Fool, oh baby he’s so cruel
But still I’m in love with Judas, baby
I’m just a Holy Fool, oh baby he’s so cruel
But still I’m in love with Judas, baby

Ohohohoh
I’m in love with Judas, Judas

Ohohohoh
I’m in love with Judas, Judas

Judas! Juda-as Judas! Juda-as
Judas! Juda-as Judas! GAGA

[Lady Gaga – Verse 2]
I couldn’t love a man so purely
Even prophets forgave his crooked way
I’ve learned love is like a brick you can
Build a house or sink a dead body
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/lady_gaga/judas.html ]
I’ll bring him down, bring him down, down
A king with no crown, king with no crown

[Chorus]
I’m just a Holy Fool, oh baby he’s so cruel
But still I’m in love with Judas, baby
I’m just a Holy Fool, oh baby he’s so cruel
But still I’m in love with Judas, baby

Ohohohoh
I’m in love with Judas, Judas

Ohohohoh
I’m in love with Judas, Judas

[Bridge]
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 wanna love you,
But something’s pulling me away from you
Jesus is my virtue,
And Judas is the demon I cling to
I cling to

[Chorus]
I’m just a Holy Fool, oh baby he’s so cruel
But still I’m in love with Judas, baby
I’m just a Holy Fool, oh baby he’s so cruel
But still I’m in love with Judas, baby

Ohohohoh
I’m in love with Judas, Judas

Ohohohoh
I’m in love with Judas, Judas

Judas! Juda-as Judas! Juda-as
Judas! Juda-as Judas! GAGA

In Gaga’s own words she describes the song: ” “Judas” was “about always falling in love with the wrong man over and over again, ‘Judas’ is a very, very dark song. It’s rad. Gaga further explained the inspiration behind the song: “It’s about constantly walking towards the light in my life, but always clutching onto the light while peering towards the devil in the back, I sing about what a holy fool I am, and that although moments in my life are so cruel and relationships can be so cruel I’m still in love with Judas. I still go back again to those evil things.” “

It’s all over the news, and people are hysterical because it was released on Easter Sunday. Gaga seized an opportunity to gain exposure for her song. Whether it’s to shock and awe Catholics, is apparent. She’s a shock and awe artist, which is what has given her popularity momentum, much like Madonna and other pioneers before her. Can’t say I’m a fan of Gaga’s music, it all sounds the same to me but she’s quite the wordsmith and visual artist. Why do people get hysterical over using ‘taboo’ words such as Judas and the Devil? You would think this society would be de-sensitized to their provocation! If there is one thing we can count on, that’s the predictability of man. Taboos serve the Satanic Witch well, and in the case of Gaga – have boosted her exposure on youtube alone to over 10 million views in less than 10 days since the video was uploaded on 4/15/11!

What I find to be the most a-typical about the lyrics is painting Judas and the Devil, as the scapegoats and representatives of evil. In essence, Gaga writes: I’m in love with evil baby, I am beyond repentance. I’m the fool, because I keep going back to the devil. I’m a dumb bitch, I am victimizing myself because I have battered person syndrome. In the Biblical sense, due to this culture I live in – I’m the prostitute, selling my stories for cash. While the culture I live in, believes I should be hanging on the word of Jesus to find my virtue; I would rather be clining to the devil. So what is there really to get hysterical over? A Conservative Christian may not appreciate the lyrics, but those who are not shackled by religion or baggage – see the representations in the lyrics and shrug “What’s the big deal?”

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