Lady Gaga: Born This way

Born This Way, admired by Elton John, is now the fastest selling song, and  is “anthem for a new generation”. 

Lady Gaga’s music, once listened by us, never dies. We find a sense of the infinite in her lyrics. Our darknights are brightened by the moonlight of her songs. They refresh our tired nerves. After hearing her Born This Way we feel that life is not meaningless as affirmed by nihilists and existentialists. This angelic song echoes in our memory, reminding us of Shelley’s oft-quoted lines;

Music, when soft voices die

Vibrates in the memory. 

Lady Gaga’s spontaneous outburst of emotions in her songs works like medicine for our minds. We should take a music bath to cleanse our soul. The power of music as a useful therapy was well realized by the great English poet: 

There is in souls a sympathy with sounds:
And as the mind is pitch’d the ear is pleased
With melting airs, or martial, brisk or grave;
Some chord in unison with what we hear
Is touch’d within us, and the heart replies.
~William Cowper

The following lines leave no doubt in my mind that Lady Gaga is the perfect singing Goddess:

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

   Her lyrics are unsurpassable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author ()

Santosh Kumar (b. 1946) is a poet, short-story writer and an editor from UP India; DPhil in English; Editor of Taj Mahal Review and Harvests of New Millennium Journals; several awards; member of World Poets Society (W.P.S.); member of World Haiku Associa

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