Lady Gaga, ‘Bloody Mary’ – Song Review
Lady Gaga touches on religion again on 'Bloody Mary,' a moody track from 'Born This Way' that references Mary Magdalene and crucifixion.
'Bloody Mary' is one of the few tracks on 'Born This Way' that's definitely not meant for the dance floor. It rides a synth buzz as Gaga sings, "I'll dance, dance, dance / With my hands, hands, hands / Above my head, head, head / Like Jesus said."
By Gaga standards, this is a low-key chorus, with nothing designed to make you pump your fist or shout along. She gently sings, "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."
The song gets even moodier with addition of a few well-timed screams and male voices repeating "Gaga," in echoed, monk chant-style.
The only drawback? After creative lines like, "Love is just history that they may prove / And when you're gone I'll tell them my religion's you / When Punk-tius comes to kill the king upon his throne / I'm ready for their stones," Gaga resorts to a lazy "dum dum da da da" melody just as the song should be reaching its climax.
But that's nitpicking. This is a song we'll definitely be playing over and over, and the dark, sinister temperament makes 'Bloody Mary' a Gaga song that even non-Gaga fans may like.
Listen to Lady Gaga, 'Bloody Mary'