Lady Gaga steals another song, this time from Madonna

Hate me all you want. I was despised when I declared Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” a rip-off from Ace of Base’s “Don’t Turn Around”, even when those who cursed me admitted that I was right.

Lady Gaga’s new single “Born This Way” came out today, and I kept thinking while listening on the radio… this is so… I don’t know.. 80’s. And I’m right. Lady Gaga has already taken to following Madonna’s routes with her eclectic methods and routines, but now she has gone and just stolen an entire song from her.

Take a look at the similarities between “Born This Way” and Madonna’s “Express Yourself”. Tell me that I’m not right. Tell me that you still love Lady Gaga even though she has now stolen another song. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Gaga, but miss Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta needs to get back to her innovative side again.

Lady Gaga: Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Madonna: Madonna – Express Yourself

And for the lyrics…

[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 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”

[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:]
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-
I’m on the right track, baby
I was born this way

Don’t be a drag -Just be a queen [x3]
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 my self, must be 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!

Author: Jason Zajdel

Learning as I go along. It’s an awesome ride. =-)