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BornThisWay
Lady Gaga
Writer(s) Lady Gaga
Fernando Garibay
DJ White Shadow
Producer(s) Lady Gaga
DJ White Shadow
Co-producer(s) Fernando Garibay
Clinton Sparks
Length 4:04

Born This Way track listing

"Bloody Mary" is a song by Lady Gaga, and produced by Fernando Garibay from Born This Way. "Bloody Mary" is also the name Gaga has for her car. An instrumental clip was used during Transmission Gagavision 42. The song was registered on BMI on May 17, 2011.

Background

According to Peter Robison at PopJustice, the song is a spooky rave ballad sung from the perspective of Mary Magdalene. Gaga revealed the song title in NME magazine.

Bloody Mary is quite subtle actually, it's a song about Mary being divine and human at the same time, with a subtext (maybe it's not even a subtext) about the role of a woman who is supposed to be a superstar and a real woman at the same time. Not life alteringly deep perhaps but it works as a pop song.

—Lady Gaga

NME magazine described the song as “A dark, pulsing and atmospheric, almost funeral electroballad, one of several tracks including ‘Judas’ with religious references.”
Gaga also revealed the concept behind the song. “I believe that Mary Magdalene was both fully divine and fully human. She has to be strong when Jesus fulfills the prophecy to die for everyone’s sins, but she still has the moment of humanity where she’s upset to let him go. She had to be a superstar, but she must have cried too.
On November 19, 2010, Gaga tweeted a part of the lyrics: “When Punk-tius comes to kill the King upon his throne, I'm ready for their stones
Gaga tweeted that the song "is about living halfway between fantasy and reality", and that it was inspired by her car.[1][2]

On May 27, 2011 Gaga also tweeted about "Bloody Mary" saying:

"(In the song) im struggling between fantasy+reality in bloody mary. it was inspired by my car and Mary Magdalene. (the ultimate rockstar's gf)"

Sound engineer, Dave Russell revealed that the brief for the song was to make it sound "Avant-Garde". To achieve this they "kept it fairly minimal and open sounding, but gave it a lot of neck and swagger in the drums. (It should make [yo]u nod your head a lot)".

Remixes

  • Clinton Sparks Remix — 4:03
  • The Horrors Remix — 5:21

Clinton Sparks Remix

Bloody Mary (Clinton Sparks Remix) - Single

Official cover

Clinton Sparks, one of the producers for the track, released information and an exclusive artwork via Twitter about a special remix he was working on. The remix is set to be released on his mixtape.

  • "Tea & @pretzelcrisps is what's keeping me alive in this studio working on this filthy Lady Gaga rmx 4 "Bloody Mary"" 8:36 PM via web
  • "This new @ladygaga remix 4 Bloody Mary i'm finishing up now in the studio is so DIRTY & ready 2 dance 2 now. So Sick!" 9:21 PM via web
  • "Tomorrow i'll post the @LadyGaga "Bloody Mary" @ClintonSparks Remix which is a preview of My Awesome Mixtape 2" 11:56 AM via Twitpic

Performances

Tour Dates Performances
The Born This Way Ball All Dates 98
Total of performances 98

Lyrics

Money, money, money, money,
Oh-oh-woah-oh

Love is just a history that they may prove.
And when you're gone,
I'll tell them my religion's you.
When Pontius comes to kill the king upon his throne.
I'm ready for their stones.

I'll dance, dance, dance,
With my hands, hands, hands,
Above my head, head, head,
Like Jesus said.
I'm gonna dance, dance, dance,
With my hands, hands, hands above my head,
Hands together, forgive him before he's dead.

Because I won't cry for you,
I won't crucify the things you do.
I won't cry for you,
See, when you're gone,
I'll still be Bloody Mary.

(Love)

We are not just art for Michelangelo,
To carve, he can't rewrite the agro,
Of my furied heart. I'll wait,
On mountain tops in Paris cold.
Je ne veux pas mourir tout seule.

I'll dance, dance, dance,
With my hands, hands, hands,
Above my head, head, head,
Like Jesus said.
I'm gonna dance, dance, dance,
With my hands, hands, hands above my head,
Hands together, forgive him before he's dead.

Because I won't cry for you,
I won't crucify the things you do.
I won't cry for you,
See, when you're gone,
I'll still be Bloody Mary.

(Love)

Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga

Dum dum, da di da,
Dum dum, da di da,
Dittie da di da.
Dum dum, da di da.
Dum dum, da di da,
Dum dum, da di da,
Dittie da di da.
Dum dum, da di da.

I won't cry for you,
I won't crucify the things you do, do, do.
I won't cry for you,
See, when you're gone,
I'll still be Bloody Mary.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

Liberdade e Amor

Notes
"Je ne veux pas mourir toute seule" (French, "I don't want to die alone")
"Liberdade e Amor" (Portuguese, "Freedom and love")

Credits

Personnel

Publishing

  • Stefani Germanotta P/K/A Lady Gaga (BMI) Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ House of Gaga Publishing, LLC / GloJoe Music Inc. (BMI)
  • [BMI] Sony/ATV Songs LLC / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./ Garibay Music Publishing.
    All rights on behalf of itself and Garibay Music Publishing administered by WB Music Corp.
  • Maxwell and Carter Publishing, LLC (ASCAP), administered by Universal Music Publishing Group and Maxwell and Carter Publishing, LLC (BMI) administered by Universal Music Publishing Group

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