New Music: Lady Gaga – ‘Judas’

Judas

Lady Gaga explores holy territory on “Judas,” the controversial second single from her forthcoming album Born This Way, due May 23. The RedOne-produced dance number, which features aggressive percussion and bombastic synths, touts religiously-minded lyrics and a dance floor-ready power chorus.

“I’m just a holy fool, oh baby he’s so cruel/ But I’m still in love with Judas, baby,” sings Mother Monster. “I wanna love you/ But something’s pulling me away from you/ Jesus is my virtue/ And Judas is the demon I cling to.”

Does Gaga have another hit on her hands? Listen below.



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112 Comments

  1. Badgirl

    ch…

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    Rihannastann! Reply:

    @Badgirl, Lol..I love how you just said oh……haha I like the chorus part kinda..:-/..

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    Ryan Reply:

    You people are retarded, this song is one of her best. If you dont like it “Wear an Ear Condom Next Time.”

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    chris c. Reply:

    @Ryan, everyone doesnt have to like what you like, those people are intitled to their opinion.
    Im tired of people attacking others with a different oppinion than their own. go to a fansite if you want complete ass kissing

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    kring Reply:

    @Ryan, ur d one who should Analyze the song… it’s not making the world better.

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  2. 4R4R

    Cheap… I dont like it.

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    Barbie Reply:

    @4R4R, i knww..its a disaster..bt of course its gonna get so much airplay and we’re all gonna start singing it…smh

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  3. Pondo...flixrox

    illuminati shit…! bull shit..!

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  4. jay

    she talks about Jesus and then says to follow a demon instead like are you serious? She is vile

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  5. Topman

    <3

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  6. jeremydante

    some crazy ass girl killed her cat so she could wear blood to the lady gaga concert. why was it her family cat & they found the cats liver in her cosmetic bag. this influence lady gaga has is inspiring some crazed events. songs like judas? umm… what message is this sending. like, for real?!

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    5f Reply:

    @jeremydante,and the sad thing about this is the album is going to be #1 and sells millions and all her singles are going to be #1,and people like me and you who don’t approve of her message in her songs,is going to be labeled as haters,and they going to say in your face hater Gaga is winning so F you.

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    Dizzle Reply:

    @5f, i dont approve of this either, why does she has to make songs like this like c’mon we know ur good make real music & leave these kinda crap off tha radar smh, i do like tha beat tho #ThatisAll

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    JustinKeith Reply:

    @5f, i agree 100%

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    Drew Reply:

    @5f, Soooo True!! People don’t listen to lyrics. Then you point it out to them and they just use the “its art” excuse

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  7. Ew

    Terrible. I don’t know why people buy her crap…seriously.

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  8. ALLEN

    it’s a mess it is every where

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  9. Phoenix_Wright

    “Judas Jud-ah-ah”
    that part is cool, song is ok. still waiting on her to give me a song that surprises me but is still hot

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  10. Carl

    And Beyonce doesn’t bring anything new? What about this? The same old sound, contreversial topics from this girl. YAWN.

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  11. Manjeo22

    Really!! gaga “Jesus is my virtue/ And Judas is the demon I cling to.” People we need to open our eyes.

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  12. Aaron

    Amazing Song, defiantly a Hit, I bet most of you haven’t even heard it :/.

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  13. Joe

    I love it! I’ve played it like 5 times already. This is what pop music needs.

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  14. Soloman

    Disappointed!

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  15. vern0

    very disappointing

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  16. ItsOscarYO

    It’s good. Lady Gaga is slaying no matter what y’all say. Bye.

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  17. patrick

    AMAZZINGGGG!!!!!

    #PawsUpForJudas!

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  18. chet

    hot!!! can’t wait for the video. i still wanna hear more of “government hooker” that track is on some other level.

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  19. Sharp Tongue

    Really? Like i’ve been a fan of her music it took me a minute to get use too her music. Now this track right here i don’t know she’s like back and forth with the message in her music, but she’s making money.

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  20. Mysterious

    this sounds like shit

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  21. ...

    Awful song. Not because of the subject matter (I’m not a crazy Christian like some people here and I get more offended by gospel songs being shoehorned into an album than I do stuff like this), but because it sounds like the same trite Madonna-while-on-ecstasy-in-1991 BS that “Born This Way” was.

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  22. Romeo

    THIS SONG IS QUITE AMAZING! =]

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  23. germany blanco

    she is a very sick girl

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  24. Jordan

    WTF!!
    Blasphemy disrespectful b***h!!!!

    She’s going to burn in hell for making a song like this

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  25. Bert

    Same old beats, same old ridiculously attention seeking lyrics. Disappointed.

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  26. kingkong

    ok lady gaga …an queen b is back to slay thier counter parts…it gonna be other epic year(s) with these two…

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  28. Alejandro

    Some of y’all are fuckin clowns….sick to ciara and chris brown cuz that’s all most a y’all know

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  29. jamie

    fucking love it

    now to hear Beyonce’s new single and i’m happy

    BEE and GAGA slayinggggggggg.

    but theres still room for rihanna too ;)

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  30. roro

    haha it’s like these artists WANT to be accused of being in the illuminati

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  31. Marlon

    isn’t the beat exactly the same like J-Lo ‘On the Floor’????? Every RedOne track is so replaceable…I don’t blame Gaga I blame him for creating terrible music,…….REALLY AWFULL.

    But I know that I will LOVE the video. So who cares about the music? Are there really people who are buying Lady Gaga songs??? I only watch her videos and love them, but would never spend money for her terrible video.

    the beat around 2.50 is SICK! GREAT, but the rest,…

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    Marlon Reply:

    music,….I would never spend money on her music. :)

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  32. fizzle

    Idk im puzzled…..I like it, but not the subject. Im no obsessed religious person but I dont wanna hear her talk about this. Just give me the GagAthaurus topics and lyrics like before. Everything else seems amazing, but a song on a religious focal point does not capture my attention for Miss Gaga.

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  33. tired

    iLOVEEE ITTTTTTT

    OF COURSE MOST BLACK PEOPLE DONT GET THIS MUSIC LOL

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    JustinKeith Reply:

    @tired, YOU ARE DAMN RIGHT WE DON’T GET THIS DEMONIC FOOLERY

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    Trac-E Reply:

    @JustinKeith, music has nothing to do with race.But obviously it does to you.Maybe the black people you hang around don’t have a diverse taste in music . Not funny.

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    JustinKeith Reply:

    @Trac-E, ARE YOU F***ING SERIOUS RIGHT NOW?? B*TCH YOU DON’T KNOW ME. I AM NOT CLOSED-MINDED WHEN IT COMES TO MUSIC. I AM A MUSICIAN MYSELF. I SING R&B, POP, AS WELL AS CLASSICAL. BUT I WILL NOT LISTEN TO SUCH FOOLISHNESS AS THIS. “Judas is the demon I cling to.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

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    JustinKeith Reply:

    @Trac-E, NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT I DIDN’T EVEN BRING UP RACE BUT SINCE YALL B*TCH A**ES WANTED TO BRING IT UP, WE CAN GO THERE

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    Boris Reply:

    @JustinKeith, Just for you people to know that without black music there wouldn’t be any Gaga on earth !!!
    Black music run the world baby, that’s a fact.

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    TRAC-E Reply:

    @JustinKeith, Really didn’t mean to reply to you. I meant to comment to the person who made the comment. But the fact that you couldn’t see that and got mad over something that was very irrelevant to your comment. …..OK.

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  34. Joanna Ramirez

    this song is stupid! shes gonna go to HELL!!! this girl is just an attention freak!!!!

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  35. tones

    I like it, but

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  36. Blaze

    She aint nothing but the damn devil in high ass heels WOW!!! Really Gaga too much I have heard it all now

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  37. Um.Well.Sure.

    The song is hot, but the subject matter makes me cringe. With different lyrics this song would be a whole lot better

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  38. ~ Jer ~

    Like every other song by L-Gag, I dont like it when I first hear it … so i prob like this in like a month … lol … as far as lyrics –> i like her honesty — Jesus is her virtue (the hope to be grasped) but Judas she clings to (the humanity she fights) — for all you religious fundamental nutbag haters – paul says he is into everything he hates as well — at least Gag and Paul are honest

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  39. tehe!

    this is my interpretation. she serves god but she is still tempted. like everyone on the planet. sin looks more pleasurable(judas). like fornication. it’s a sin but not everyone can w8 til marriage. she is not telling someone to worship the devil dumb #@&*s! i lerv it! and i’m a proud member of #RihannaNavy so there is no bias here!

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    DenimJunkieKidd Reply:

    @tehe!, iAgree!!!! #RihannaNavy

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    Gabe Reply:

    @tehe!, When has she ever served god? She’s been spreading this evil stuff for a while. And now that she clearly states where she stands her fans who idolize her and view her as a god are too damned scared to believe what she’s saying. Therefore try and make excuses for her or try and make it seem positive. Clear example how the enlightened ones have been able to brainwash society.

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    road rager Reply:

    @tehe!, I concur

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  40. sagb

    well its better than born this way…. i like it i guess but the topic…..

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  41. Matthew

    I’m sure the illuminati will play this song in their next meeting

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  42. hfr3

    #beyoncerevolution for TT

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  43. KiLLUMiNATi

    Peopole seriosly need to wake the fuck up. How can ppl like shit like this? open your eyes morons Lady Gaga is just another puppet

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    Fighters Reply:

    @KiLLUMiNATi, Ikr. Rhianna Jay-Z Katy Perry West and Whiz are all puppets too and maybe Eminem too?

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  44. king

    rihanna is killin dis devil bitch get loud

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  45. A

    if this is the best she has to offer this time…

    it would be a joke.

    her music is not my fave style, but this sounds worse than her previous singles.

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  46. Charles

    The song is about giving into temptation. The song is not about God or Judas. They are used as metaphors. Rihanna & Beyonce have you idiots 1 track minded. Think outside the box.

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  47. Mary

    My heart cringe at the thought young children singing and dancing to this song but not knowing who Judas was in the Bible

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  48. COPYONCE

    This song disgust me, needs to be in a dump with “friday”.

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  49. jay

    lol @ people trying to give it a positive spin. smh shame

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  50. Sky

    anyone who sees this as devil’s music is ignorant. simple minded fools.

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    Gabe Reply:

    @Sky, simple minded yet you’re doing the name calling. Were just pointing out the obvious. She even calls her fans “little monsters”. Cmon you need to open your mind.

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  51. nookie

    smfh..wtf she just give pop music a bad name now… with this devil shyt..

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  52. king

    kill gaga kill gaga
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  53. flop

    stylistically it’s the same Bad Romance, even the beat is almost the same, just different lyrics. of course, little monsters won’t even notice.

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  54. Abz

    God Help This Woman!
    But n I h8 2 break it but Illuminati isn’t real. Originally they were a BNP like figure, a political party. But due to lack of support and power they collapsed not long after they started. In modern day ther misinterpreted and all it does is ga…in attention-the most simple publicity stunt. The Eye that represents Illuminati is actually the ‘Eye of Providence’ -the Eye Allah, or God, uses to watch over mankind and is also known as the all seeing eye, it is mentioned in the bible and Qu’ran. And if anyone did secretly rule the world behind the scenes it wudnt be devil worshipers but Atheists

    Judas was a follower of Jesus and was controlled by the devil and that’s what made him selfish. To initially gain Jesus’s trust he mustv’e been a good man. Your prophet was a third of God, he can see good from bad.

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  55. Kingdom

    This is not the business.

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  56. Sean

    I’m suppose to like a song about Judas, the person who Betrayed Jesus…
    Nah! No Thanks

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  57. andrew

    you are all straight up fucking retarded. you obviously have NO CLUE what the song is about, yet you STAY POSTING ignorant dumbass comments.

    yeah she’s really the fucking devil, gimme a BREAK. if anything, all you dumbasses are fucking SHEEP following the bible and/or whoever is saying she’s the devil/illuminati. give it up!!

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  58. BitchesIsMySons

    Idk Why Rap-up Even Post Her Music Because Half The People On Here Are Not Into Her Period So Their Gonna Be Ignorant And Post Hateful Bullshit

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  59. -

    Devil Music

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  60. ponyo

    i didn’t listen but by reading these comments i think am done with gaga……blood of jesus……we need to pray

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  61. Alex

    Haha, some of these comments are amazing. Devil music? Burn in hell? Oh please, artists sing about worse things than this. Personally I think the nefarious melody is fresh to the dance scene and I can’t wait to hear it in the clubs; hit! I’m very happy with the direction this song took.

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    Alex Reply:

    And does anyone commenting about this sacrilege nonsense even read through the lyrics? No. They just hear the name ‘Judas’ and freak the hell out. That’s a big lol. Read through the other comments and someone will spell out the song’s meaning for you.

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  62. maya

    Gaga…HANG IT UP!

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  63. Jay S.

    I didnt get to hear the track because they removed it but this seems a bit too much…..she had born this way that sounded similar to madonna’s express yourself, now she has a song called judas, a religious pop song similar to like a prayer, i like you GaGa but what is up?

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  64. Heminem

    This is amazing.

    If you dont like this you dont like good music!

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    Pondo...flixrox Reply:

    @Heminem, f**k you en your oppinion of good music……….ait..

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  65. tired

    RAP up is more for excuse me BLACK PEOPLE lol

    but im glad you guys cover QUEEN GODGA!!!

    SHE IS #1 IN 10 COUNTRIES & TOP 3 IN 6 OTHER.

    I MEAN SONG RELEASED TODAY AND SHOT STRAIGHT TO THE TOP!

    HAHA

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  66. San Diego

    Lady GaGa rules!
    May, the best month in this 2011
    first Turtleneck & Chain by Lonely Island
    and then Born This Way by Lady GaGa
    2011 are the best year for hip-hop music!

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  67. S

    This is scary……

    This bitch is a satanist

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  68. Lisa

    There’s too much going on in the song for me to enjoy it. The beat is pretty heavy and her vocals are as well. It just sounds like chaos. I don’t like it.

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  69. yana

    born this way better!

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  70. Boris

    There’s too much thing to focus on in this song. The beat, the vocals, the LYRICS ! I dont like it yet but It seems that she has another number 1 on Hot 100 BB. I would like Rihanna to have this one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gaga is just another puppet of the society. Plus, for the people like us who hate this song I dont understand why this song is number one on iTunes.. I guess people buy this shit just because its Gaga

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  71. KAVION

    United States: #1
    France: #1
    Finland: #1
    Greece: #1
    Italy: #1
    Portugal: #1
    Canada: #1
    Spain: #1
    Sweden: #1
    Mexico: #1

    Belgium: #2
    Ireland: #2
    New Zealand: #2

    United Kingdom: #3
    Australia: #3
    Netherlands: #3

    Switzerland: #5
    Norway: #6
    Austria: #9
    Denmark: #11
    Luxembourg: #12
    Germany: #14
    Japan: -

    STAY MAD

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    Ross Reply:

    @KAVION, Just because its popular doesnt make it good.

    I like her but not this. Some things should just be left alone. Religion is one. It just creates too much conflict. People are aloud opinions but not everyone needs to here it. Celebrities have lots of exposure and should be responsible about it.

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  72. C94B

    The 90s are over, Gaga ! LOL.

    Just another mainstream hit, well produced by RedOne, and will rank among Katy Perry’s “E.T.”, Rihanna’s “S&M” and BEP’s “I just can’t get enough” in the top of the Billboard Chart. But that’ll be just it IMO.

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  73. tehe!

    there is nothin good about giving into temptation but it is reality. stop being so damn self righteous.like you have never been tempted b4. the song is too deep tho to be pop. cz in pop music the lyricism doesn’t really matter. the cookie cutter pop fans can’t appreciate deep songs. their brains are jello lol

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  74. mistwalker

    more genetic stuff sigh _…._

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  75. Dallas Champ

    This is going to be a HIP HOP Classic!

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  76. Inès

    OMGGGGG !! She’s crazy ? Illuminati.

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  77. sleazy

    CUM ON GUYS! ITS SO OBVIOUS GAGA IS A DEVIL WORSHIPER AND RIRI (RIRI SAID SO CHECK YOUTUBE) BEY. JAY EVERY1 I DNT CARE ATTACK ME WHEN JUDGMENT DAY COMES LETS SEE IF YOUR FAV CAN P*SSY POP THEIR OUT OF THS! REMEMBER YOU GOING DOWN WITH THEM ITS YOUR CHOICE. I REBUKE LADY GAGA

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @sleazy, looool! @ “LETS SEE IF YOUR FAV CAN P*SSY POP THEIR OUT OF THS”

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  78. anon

    It’s just more generic head-drool from a trendsexual stylistic tryhard. “HEY, LETS REFERENCE PEOPLE FROM THE BIBLE! THIS’LL MAKE ME SEEM EDGY”

    No, it makes you sound like an asshole trying really hard for peoples reactions just so you can say how interesting or “creepy” you are. People like this don’t need attention. If anything they just need to be cut down so that actual creative people can blossom instead of this Grace Jones wannabe.

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  79. GRRRR

    Is Gaga okay? … because she has changed drastically since – in terms of music and lyrics.

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    Kyle Reply:

    @GRRRR, I agree! I feel like she thinks she has to push the envelope and “try” to create controversial songs. Funny thing is, I think her fun pop songs like “Just Dance,” “Lovegame” and “Telephone” is her best work. They’re fun and are supposed to be taken lightly. This song isn’t too bad, it’s just the lyrical theme leaves me scratching my head.

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  80. From Tokyo

    Keep trying. Maybe she should just go around hitting people on the head with a mallet, her efforts are so obvious. This has all the subtlety of that.

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  81. Kurtussalt

    This is just another attempt at moving up the charts…lame! Funny she has to use religious topics to sell a record, fame only lasts but a second…life is eternal…and we wonder why our youth are so messed up….lady gaga camp please shut it down….that is all

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  82. C@pTA!n Mu$leh!

    TERRIBLE! Really Gaga your are my favourite singer! I used to listen to rock songs but after listening to ur music i changed my mind! so i started to listen to this song. but this song is really very disappointed me !!She did this song just for the sake of gaining money! like c’mon this bullshit.. why does she has to make songs like this like c’mon we know ur good make real music & leave these bullshit!!

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  83. Mr.Artisticated

    This song is #hardcore and I can’t stop listening to it!! Repeat button all day, everyday!! I don’t know why people are accusing her of being in the Illuminati, listen to the lyrics people, it’s freaking poetry!! Natural Talent!! 2011 is Mother Monster’s Year!! JUDAS!!

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    Ms.Mykimoto Reply:

    @Mr.Artisticated, Honey, she is part of the illuminati if you did your research. She’s not even tring to cover it up. (Think back to her 2009 performance and study the symbolism in the performance and the entire show) Anywho, I’m sure the music and beat is fantastic but I wont be listening to it after reading the lyrics first. I’m going to pray for her instead of bashing her because that is what real Christians do. I guess I will just be putting the Fame on repeat. Really miss the old school Gaga. You know with the hair bows, sparkly masks, and lightning bolts

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    Qwerty Reply:

    @Mr.Artisticated, Agree. It is actually deeper than most people think. The haters will always be there, but that’s life. And we all die 100 years from now, so whatever. Enjoy the song if you like. Change the channel if you don’t.

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  84. Qwerty

    Judas is a metaphor for a bad boy, bad relationship, abusive relationship, what have you…that ignorant girls fall for. They know it’s bad for them, but they go back to it. It does not glorify Judas the biblical person at all. The song is quite simple to decipher & cleverly mixed with religious references, which obviously influences her songwriting.

    She seems obscessed with Christianity. I’m sure it’s cuz something about it seems a paradox — preaching about love, yet demonizing a group of people at the same time.

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