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Listen: Lady Gaga's New Single 'Born This Way'

The first song from Gaga's new album debuted today

February 11, 2011 8:55 AM ET
Listen: Lady Gaga's New Single 'Born This Way'

Click to listen to Lady Gaga's "Born This Way"

Lady Gaga has been teasing fans with hints about her new single "Born This Way" for over a month – and the song finally debuted on radio today. Now you can listen for yourself to the song that Elton John says will be "the anthem that's going to obliterate 'I Will Survive.'" 

Rob Sheffield's Review of "Born This Way"

Here are the full lyrics to the song, which Gaga tweeted at the end of January, if you feel inclined to sing along.

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

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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 nothin wrong with lovin 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"

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

Ooo there ain't no other way
Baby I was born this way
Baby I was born this way
Ooo 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
Don't be a drag -just be a queen
Don't be a drag -just be a queen
Don't be!

Give yourself prudence
And love your friends
Subway kid, rejoice your truth
In the religion of the insecure
I must be myself, respect 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)

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 was born this way hey!
I was born this way hey!
I'm on the right track baby
I was born this way hey!

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