Irony: recalling meaning of Good Friday in Lady Gaga lyrics

I got to thinking about “Born this way” and how it’s almost a year old… got another month for that… when it feels like its been around forever… I was kinda thinking there’d be a new album this year, which likely won’t happen too soon

I’ve got Maroon 5 to look 4ward to, though… come this June

I was singing through it, thinking how great the whole package was… how the songs fit together, how really awesome the musical aspects are… very catchy and heck, I could drink that energy up all day, that’s the best kind of positivity I can think of… best morality boost in the world

I got up to “Judas” and almost started laughing on the spot cuz it was just too hilarious not to think about…

also kinda demented and sad 😕

as most people know, I believe that’s how it goes… maybe its just according to “Jesus Christ Superstar” the musical…
Judas betrayed Jesus and ultimately became the reason Jesus was condemned to be crucified.

I remember there being a number in the musical, cuz I saw the film very briefly during one part…
I was so young at the time, maybe 10… that I couldn’t believe it when… well, the following happened

after realizing what he’d done, Judas killed himself and when he was an angel (this is the musical), he was singing this song, asking for Jesus to forgive him…

and he forgave him…
I’m not sure what had me flipping me with the ? marks… the asking for forgiveness part or the actual forgiveness…

I also kinda didn’t get the fact that Jesus was king of the Jews, I thought he was born Jewish, but the Jews were the ones that crucified him or called for his crucifixation…

I might have my facts completely wrong on all accounts, but I found all this very confusing… the fact that the Jews wanted him crucified if he was one of them…

yet the Jews have their own tales that don’t seem to include Jesus at all… not that I recall… but I’m not Jewish, don’t know any better…

Passover starts tonight at sundown, I believe…
the story of passover is about Moses freeing the slaves in Egypt and leading them to freedom from the rule of the Egyptians

for all I know…
this business about what the Jews supposedly did to Jesus… I think that was something written into the Bible by the really devout Christians, the really strict ones that wanted to twist the words around to make them sound bigger and better than anyone else… more righteous than women and homosexuals and maybe because they have a different faith , they hate Jews also and wanted to mark them as villians…

eee… I’m not gonna even touch that one cuz that brings that whole bit about the dictator and the Holocaust, etc, etc…. just not gonna

what was my point… I knew I had a point to make…

I just found that kinda interesting, considering the fact… well, how different are the Christians and the Jews really… they both worship the same God… because they refer to their god as God…
it’s not like Islam or Buddhism where their god is called by a different name

a lot of their holidays overlap both in timeframe and in storyline…

I’ll have to scower my edition of the Bible to find the story of Judas or find out what brought him to the betrayal… and what the details of that betrayal are…

I’d gone over the lyrics of the song several times… I know them backwards and forwards…
someone posted a comment on the Ellen performance of this song (that I still have down to a tee in the chorus only)… that the song isn’t about Jesus and Judas so much as…
well, Gaga made a comment in her discussion with Ellen that “everyone can sometimes feel like a Judas, misunderstood” and a couple other similar words…

kinda using the metaphor of Judas betraying Jesus to kinda explain things a bit… like just because you commit one action that has negative impact on your life, it shouldn’t take away from all that you are as a person… the only thing that people remember about Judas is this betrayal… as I understand it and maybe Andrew Lloyd Webber understands it, Judas was one of Jesus’s closest friends and disciples

I just found that extremely interesting that I was going through that song, thinking “oh shoot, today’s Good Friday, this is really ironic”…

there were several… okay, maybe a handful of songs… that the Catholic Church condemned because they were heretic in nature

Judas being the biggest red button, probably the sole reason I never heard it on the radio (just about given up on that ever happening) or performed live except for that one time

but also “Electric Chapel” because she was using a chapel as a part of a reference they deemed in approriate…
there’s supposedly a song called “Black Jesus” on the extended verison of the album, but I’ve no interest in spending a few extra bucks on a few extra songs and remixes (screw the remixes, don’t need no stinkin’ remixes to ruin my favorite songs)

and of course “Bloody Mary”…
I’m not sure of how the old stories refer to Bloody Mary… I believe, after seeing DaVinci Code (oh that’d be great to watch in the few days, lol)… I’m liable to believe that was Mary Magdaline they were talking about…
the fact she and Jesus were supposedly together, maybe had a kid… the church condemned that notion, using words like “prostitute” to describe her when she’s referred to in the Bible… I mean, Jesus was supposed to be the son of God, this high and mighty being that could perform miracles… if he was married or had children with anyone, that would make him seem more human rather than what he was… the saviour and just about everything attached to that…

I haven’t quite deciphered the lyrics on that song, so I can’t really say what its referring to…

“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”

some of the lyrics refer to the demeaning of women in the Bible and history in general, how they’re more than inspiration for artists and trivial things like that

a lot of the lyrics are about self-empowerment, loving oneself, embracing individuality and more or less to have fun with life in general…

I mean, I kinda hate to say it 😕

as much as I love what Adele stands for and heck, how much I stand by her music and like that people like her get their voices heard…

I don’t think I’ll ever break down and say that “21” was the album of the year…

really sucks that of all the years and all the competition and all that… “21” just had to come out the same year as this album…

of course the voters probably loved that… “oh yeah, we don’t have to support a controversial artist”…

A couple of my favorite artists in the music business are freaks or conceived as freaks by the general public…

I also happen to look up to them the most and take more of what they stand for than I do with a lot of artists I listen to…

although with JMac and Taylor Swift, I probably take to heart their music the most because I recognize the reflection of my soul in what they write

one of these days, though, I think the freaks should have their day in court… their time to shine… really shine…

at least with Lady Gaga, she’s getting embraced a lot… this is a great day and age FOR SURE when it comes to that…
maybe she could have made it as an 80’s artist, but I’m inclined to doubt that… especially when we’re talking about the important issues and really getting into some deep stuff…

as for Prince, he might get praised a lot by the people who grew up on his music and have been through the ups and downs in his career… I’m just kinda worried that he might get forgotten… true musicians and artist like him will get completely forgotten about while the music industry continues in retrograde…

not a lot of people are crazy about country music, but what I will say for it, it’s more poppy than it ever was… there are a lot of great faces and talents out there… but most importantly, they bring the true sense of musicianship to the table so its never completely forgotten about…

I’m sure he’ll get some more recognition in his passing, but I’d hate for it to come to that…
where it’s kinda like Van Gough syndrome where people realize “oh right, Prince, he’s a great musician, I forgot that”

eee…

that was also in bad taste…
a) because Van Gough painted for himself and didn’t really aim to make a living out of it, only was recognized in his passing and
b) the source of that quote that I kinda suited for the situation

“yeah, we’ve all got issues”

this entry wasn’t meant to really go anywhere, but I just thought that huge bit of irony too hilarous to pass up…

but in all seriousness, if I don’t get around it in the next few days, Happy Easter and Passover to everyone

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