Lady Gaga - Marry The Night (Live on X-Factor UK)

Okay, so I normally just enjoy performances like these and keep my comments to myself, but I’m really intrigued by some of the elements that are going on here, and just wanted to have my input.

Marry The Night is going to be the fifth single from the album, and, if I’m correct, is going to be sent to radio within the next week. The music video for Marry The Night was shot in NYC in the middle of October, and Gaga tweeted recently that the video will be her longest to-date. Her longest thus far is Telephone, which clocked in at about nine-and-a-half minutes.

Anyway, I think significant elements in this performance are the beheaded figure embracing her in the first outfit, and the very last movement that she does. From what I’ve seen of the video so far, it seems like the plot is going to be very autobiographical, and relates somehow to her childhood (“The beginning of the story I never told you.” “It’s not that I’ve been dishonest, it’s just that I loathe reality.”). I follow someone who theorized that part of the video would relate to Joanne Germanotta, Gaga’s aunt who passed away at the age of nineteen from lupus, and whom Gaga has spoken about “feeling a strong connection to.”

Connecting some dots on my own, perhaps the headless figure represents Joanne, and  how Gaga feels as if she’s being watched over by Joanne.

And the very final move (4:29, hard to see because of the editing) differs from the performance at the EMAs, which featured a lunar theme and finished with Gaga flashing her butt. The move in this performance reminds me of a piece of choreography that a group on America’s Best Dance Crew did to Bad Romance (0:54) where the dancers mimicked a beheading. It could be a coincidence, or a very intentional connection, but since I don’t know, I can hardly theorize on its significance.

But either way, it would be really freakin’ cool if I interpreting this correctly.

Which I’m probably not.

Oh well.

I DON’T EVEN.

IT HAS ARRIVED. IN LYRIC FORM.

(This is the text that she linked to on her Twitter.)

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 NOTHIN 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!