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Lady Gaga | Alejandro + Video Concept

Lady Gaga | Alejandro (Official Music Video)

Alejandro Lyrics

I know that we are young,
And I know that you may love me,
But I just can’t be with you like this anymore,
Alejandro

She’s got both hands
In her pocket
And she wont look at you
Won’t look you at

She hides through love
En su bolsillo
She got a halo around her finger
Around you

You know that I love you boy
Hot like Mexico, rejoice
At this point I gotta choose
Nothing to loose

Don’t call my name
Don’t call my name, Alejandro
I’m not your babe
I’m not your babe, Fernando

Don’t wanna kiss, don’t wanna touch
Just smoke one cigarette and run
Don’t call my name
Don’t call my name, Roberto

(Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-ale-jandro
Ale-ale-jandro) x2

(Just stop, Please, Just let me go, Alejandro, Just let me go)

She’s not broken
She’s just a baby
But her boyfriend’s like a dad, just like a dad
Draw those flames that burn before him
Now he’s gonna find a fight, gonna cool the bad

You know that I love you boy
Hot like Mexico, rejoice
At this point I gotta choose
Nothing to loose

Don’t call my name
Don’t call my name, Alejandro
I’m not your babe
I’m not your babe, Fernando

Don’t wanna kiss, don’t wanna touch
Just smoke one cigarette and run
Don’t call my name
Don’t call my name, Roberto

(Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-ale-jandro
Ale-ale-jandro) x2

Dont bother me,
Dont bother me, Alejandro
Dont call my name,
Dont call my name, Bye Fernando

I’m not you’re babe,
I’m not you’re babe, Alejandro
Don’t wanna kiss, don’t wanna touch,
Fernando

Dont call my name,
Dont call my name, Alejandro
I’m not you’re babe,
I’m not you’re babe, Fernando

Don’t wanna kiss don’t wanna touch.
Just smoke one Ciggarette and run.
Don’t call my name,
Don’t call my name, Roberto.

(Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-ale-jandro
Ale-ale-jandro) x2

Don’t call my name,
Don’t call my name, Alejandro.
I’m not you’re babe,
I’m not you’re babe, Fernando

Don’t wanna kiss, don’t wanna touch
Just Smoke one Ciggarette and run.
Don’t call my name,
Don’t call my name, Roberto.

(Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-ale-jandro
Ale-ale-jandro) x2

Video Concept

I’m going to basically explain this video to everyone that’s either disgusted by this, indifferent or simply does not ‘understand it.’ The soldiers in this video are meant to represent the gay, transgendered and bisexual men in this society that are “expected” to be aggressive and fully ‘masculine’ men. Them marching around in synchronized form represents the role that they’re expected to play in society — Always marching in a tight pattern, never meant to branch off from that gender role. However, as the video progresses, you see Lady Gaga in and out of scenes, wearing these religious outfits. Those outfits are symbols for the intense religious Christian-Catholic backlash that the LGBT community experiences from religious zealots with how they say that ‘gays are going to hell’, ‘you need Jesus,’ ‘being gay is a sin,’ etc. Lady Gaga is not meant to be the focus of this video. Gaga is simply a symbol for how conflicting religion becomes when a gay man has to emotionally deal with accepting that he’s ‘gay’ when his religion tells him that it’s a sin. Gaga is a modern symbol of the virgin Mary — a cold, religiously bound woman who cares about serving and satisfying Christ. That’s very blatant and evident in what she wears, the crosses in the background, her swallowing rosemary beads, and so on. As the video carries on, you see her getting “felt up” by a man in a scene with various beds. Those beds are metaphors for what gay men experience when they’re trying to fight their growing erections from their fantasies when trying to sleep at night. During the day, society pressures them to act a certain way, to truly be the biased aggressive man. But as soon as they’re alone, even if they still ‘look’ manly and assertive, their feminine aspect of their sexuality comes to the forefront and they express their fantasies in the dead of night. Also stands for the millions of gays, transgendered and cross dressers that can only show their ‘true’ selves at night when greater society isn’t watching. These few scenes are increasingly sexual in order to show the massive, heated underlying sexual conflict that gay men experience within themselves. It’s restless, monsterous and almost unbearable because society tells them that they shouldn’t express their feelings towards other men. “Alejandro” is a metaphor for society’s gender role of the aggressive man that society yearns for.

The ‘nazi costumes’ are symbols that we are so bound to fulfill gender roles assigned by society to the point where we are psychologically placed into internment camps. Meaning that we’re forced to act a certain way in fear of being shunned, abandoned, alienated or ridiculed. When gay men get mixed up into that, they portray ‘nazis’ in this video or simply ‘strong military men’ to once again show the roles that they’re expected to play by culture’s eyes. Gaga is a symbol of how mainstream Christianity and Catholicism religions see the LGBT community.

The ‘funeral’ represents the LGBT community ‘killing’ those mainstream biased gender roles.

The continuous emphasis on showing that one man as ‘Alejandro’ with a scene of a riot playing behind him represents how, despite his throbbing sexuality — he must fulfill his role as a ‘man’ by staying silent as he listens to riots break out surrounding the tension around his sexuality.

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