March 27, 2011

Born this way

In other news:

Lady Gaga has attacked Malaysian raido station for censoring her song "Born this Way".

The following lyrics reportedly have been garbled for local listeners:

"No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track, baby."

"What I would say is for all the young people in Malaysia that want those words to be played on the radio, it is your job and it is your duty as young people to have your voices heard. You must do everything that you can if you want to be liberated by your society. You must call, you must not stop, you must protest peaceably."

I definitely belong to another generation than Lady Gaga, but I must say I find this uplifting. She has clearly become a role model to a lot of young people all over the world. If she can spread doubts about orthodox stereotypes in the minds of the next generation, that might make a difference.

And no, Lady Gaga is not a transsexual!



Here are the section of the lyrics touching upon "freaks like us":

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

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