Lady Gaga's new "Americano" song supports immigration

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Lady Gaga previewed a new song "Americano" at a concert in Mexico last week.

The song tackles the theme of immigration and Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, which has seen been watered down in the courts. But there are more than a dozen other states now proposing similar laws.

Here are some of Gaga's Spanglish lyrics according to the Gaga Daily. (I did the translation for the Spanish lyrics.)

Mis canciones son de la revolución

(My songs are from the revolution)
Mi corazón me duele por mi generación
(My heart hurts me for my generation)
If you love me
we can marry on the west coast
On a wednesday,
En el verano o en agosto
(In the summer or in August.)

I don't speak your
I don't speak your
Language, oh no
I don't speak your
I don't speak your
Jesus Cristo
I don't speak your
I don't speak your
Americano
I don't speak your
I don't speak your

Jesus Cristo

Here is a poor-quality video from her debut of the song in Guadalajara, Mexico last week. It's on her new album "Born this Way," to be released later this month.

I'm not much of a fan of Lady Gaga. Her music is not my taste and her fashion sense doesn't shock or surprise me. I grew up in the 80s so she seems retro to me.

I'm not offended by her use of religious icons or Spanglish. It's called free speech.

But I think it's cool that she uses her fame to call attention to the important issue of immigration. More celebrities should do so and raise awareness with the younger generation.

"I don't stand by many of those unjust immigration laws in my country," Lady Gaga said at a Mexico City press conference according to the Associated Press.

The song continues:

Americano
Aaaahhh America
Americano

Don't you try to catch me
Don't you try to catch me
No, no, no
I'm living on the edge of
Living on the edge
Of the law, law law

Adelante Lady Gaga.

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  • We no speak Americano

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