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Peasant 30-04-2011 03:30 PM

Judas by Lady Gaga - Offensive or not?
 
Judas is a new single released by the famous Lady Gaga at 15/4/2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAWpkZSCMXU

Lyrics from http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ladygaga/judas.html

Ohohohoh
I'm in love with Judas

Ohohohoh
I'm in love with Judas

Judas! Judaas Judas! Judaas
Judas! Judaas Judas! GAGA

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

Ohohohoh
I'm in love with Judas

Ohohohoh
I'm in love with Judas

Judas! Judaas Judas! Judaas
Judas! Judaas Judas! GAGA

I couldn't love a man so purely
Even darkness forgave his crooked way
I've learned our love is like a brick
Build a house or sink a dead body

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

Ohohohoh
I'm in love with Judas

Ohohohoh
I'm in love with 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,
Judas is the demon I cling to
I cling to

[Chorus]

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

Ohohohoh
I'm in love with Judas

Ohohohoh
I'm in love with Judas

Judas! Judaas Judas! Judaas
Judas! Judaas Judas! GAGA

The lyrics has garnered much negative criticism by various Christian bodies. Gaga has clarified that the song was actually just a metaphor for "the wrong choices in love" (search for the wikipedia article of the song to read her full explanation), but does she really need to push the envelope so far? Is it really necessary for her to make a song that twisted to convey her message? No matter how you interpret the lyrics, it is still evident that she has terribly misused biblical symbolisms, which is the main point of controversy. Google 'lady gaga judas interpretation' and you'll see many many interpretations of the song.

Do you think that she went too far in this song? The release of this song has already angered a lot of Christian communities stateside. Previously, her music video for Alejandro, was already heavily criticized for the usage of indecent imageries deemed disrespectful towards Christianity, e.g.: wearing an inverted cross at her crotch and swallowing a rosary.

Lady gaga's songs has evolved tremendously since her first hit single Just Dance that shot up in the billboard in lightning speed. From innocent (maybe not that innocent :P) party and dance songs, since The Fame Monster, her new singles, videos and releases have gone into a new darker territory. Nevertheless, she is still successful as an artist due to her talent in this field and her songs are insanely catchy if you compare to songs by other artists. Also, her innovation in fashion is still recognized and celebrated by people worldwide.

So, what do you think? I am a Buddhist myself and since the lyrics does not reflect to my religion, I personally do not disapprove the song. I really like this song. I do want to know how recomers of other religions think about this, especially Christians. START DEBATING! :))

Oh yeah, in other news, Singapore has banned the airplay of this song on their radio stations.

iAdoreNaz 01-05-2011 04:26 PM

Re: Judas by Lady Gaga - Offensive or not?
 
I disapprove this song.
Just doesn't like it.
Plus,seems like she's praising the Jew ( Judais , Judas )
Judais = Freemason = Illuminati = I DISLIKE :P!

Nicholasng925 01-05-2011 05:14 PM

Re: Judas by Lady Gaga - Offensive or not?
 
Judas is one of the 12 disciples of Jesus back then, who betrayed Jesus into the hands of chief priests, by exposing Jesus's position to the soldiers who back then were trying to arrest Jesus for His intimidating influences over the people. I personally disapprove this song as well, simply because Lady Gaga possessed no respect towards the Christian community in this song.

Dominic 01-05-2011 05:26 PM

Re: Judas by Lady Gaga - Offensive or not?
 
I still have no idea what the song means, though Gaga seems to be getting scarier by day....

Chelsea 01-05-2011 07:12 PM

Re: Judas by Lady Gaga - Offensive or not?
 
Never liked Lady Gaga and her eccentric ways neither do I like this song. Its pretty obvious she is referring to Judas mention in the Bible. I wonder are there committees out there in the world who control what kind of music are produced especially offensive ones.

youngyew 01-05-2011 07:40 PM

Re: Judas by Lady Gaga - Offensive or not?
 
She's just trolling.

surayahamdan 01-05-2011 08:08 PM

Re: Judas by Lady Gaga - Offensive or not?
 
Somebody shoot that thing.

slappyfin3 01-05-2011 08:22 PM

Re: Judas by Lady Gaga - Offensive or not?
 
At first I found the song to be a medley of crazy but after a while it kinda stuck on me. Mind control via music perhaps? It seems to me like she's just doing this to ruffle feathers to gain publicity. I mean just look at us here. Other people reading this, who have no idea what it is all about, are going to either ignore it or google it. If they perform the latter, they'll listen to it and ta-daa: mission accomplished.

But you have to take your hat off to her for being able to pull something like this off. All her fame/infamy comes from her art (the way she dresses, the songs she sings) and not who she's sleeping with this week. It's reckless and very disrespectful of course but like one YouTube comment I read went: "Do nonbelievers say boo to songs praising Jesus?"

Perhaps she's just helping us see how open we really are to the opinions of others.

Garfield93 01-05-2011 08:58 PM

Re: Judas by Lady Gaga - Offensive or not?
 
listening to the song, i couldnt even make up the lyrics.lol.. looking at above only i realise, damn... where's she headed to? black metal??? =\ .. where's the poker faces? and just dances?? :(

Cactus 02-05-2011 11:25 PM

Re: Judas by Lady Gaga - Offensive or not?
 
Sorry, what's wrong with loving Judas?

I think instead of claiming that this song "has gone too far", people who dislike it should just stop listening. I mean, what do you mean by "gone too far"? Are you going to retaliate or what?


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