Saturday, April 23, 2011

Betraying Jesus Part 2

Going off of yesterday's post, I examined a new song dedicated to Judas by Lady Gaga. After reading the story yesterday, these song lyrics broke my heart. It's scary what we promote through the media without even thinking about it. Here are the lyrics and my opinion, along with some questions for you all to answer.

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Judas by Lady Gaga

Oh-oh-oh-ohoo I'm in love with Juda-as, Juda-as

Oh-oh-oh-ohoo
I'm in love with Juda-as, Juda-as

Judas Juda-a-a, Judas Juda-a-a, Judas Juda-a-a, Judas GaGa
Judas Juda-a-a, Judas Juda-a-a, Judas Juda-a-a, Judas GaGa

[Lady Gaga - Verse 1]
When he comes to me, I am ready
I'll wash his feet with my hair if he needs
Forgive him when his tongue lies through his brain
Even after three times, he betrays me

I'll bring him down, bring him down, down
A king with no crown, king with no crown
[Chorus]
I'm just a horny fool, oh baby he's so cruel
But I'm still in love with Judas, baby
I'm just a horny fool, oh baby he's so cruel
But I'm still in love with Judas, baby

Oh-oh-oh-ohoo
I'm in love with Juda-as, Juda-as

Oh-oh-oh-ohoo
I'm in love with Juda-as, Juda-as

Judas Juda-a-a, Judas Juda-a-a, Judas Juda-a-a, Judas GaGa

[Lady Gaga - Verse 2]
I couldn't love a man so purely
Even darkness forgave his crooked way
I've learned love is like a brick, you can
Build a house or sink a dead body
I'll bring him down, bring him down, down
A king with no crown, king with no crown

[Chorus]
I'm just a horny fool, oh baby he's so cruel
But I'm still in love with Judas, baby

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/judas-lyrics-lady-gaga.html ]

I'm just a horny fool, oh baby he's so cruel
But I'm still in love with Judas, baby

Oh-oh-oh-ohoo
I'm in love with Juda-as, Juda-as

Oh-oh-oh-ohoo
I'm in love with Juda-as, Juda-as

EW

[Bridge]
In the most Biblical sense,
I am beyond repentance
Fame hooker, prostitute wench, vomits her mind
But in the cultural sense
I just speak in future tense
Judas kiss me if offensed,
Or wear ear condom next time

I wanna love you,
But something's pulling me away from you
Jesus is my virtue,
Judas is the demon I cling to
I cling to

[Chorus]
I'm just a horny fool, oh baby he's so cruel
But I'm still in love with Judas, baby
I'm just a horny fool, oh baby he's so cruel
But I'm still in love with Judas, baby

Oh-oh-oh-ohoo
I'm in love with Juda-as, Juda-as

Oh-oh-oh-ohoo
I'm in love with Juda-as, Juda-as

Judas Juda-a-a, Judas Juda-a-a, Judas Juda-a-a, Judas GAGA
Judas Juda-a-a, Judas Juda-a-a, Judas Juda-a-a, Judas GAGA

To me Lady Gaga is saying that she does believe Jesus is pure, and she wants to love him, but she has too much fun being bad—or she has too much fun with sin. To say she loves Judas is saying she loves betraying Jesus. How could you say this about Jesus Christ who died for your sins?

Judas may have betrayed Jesus, but he was later filled with so much regret and remorse that he hanged himself.

“I'll bring him down, bring him down, down
A king with no crown, king with no crown

This is the same thing the people who crucified Jesus said as they crucified him.

Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. 31 After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.”

What are we doing to Jesus?

Why does he have to suffer this same pain over and over again. We keep nailing him to that cross. We continue to break his heart and spit in his face. We walk around singing songs that say “I want to betray Jesus, sinning is just too much fun.”

What do you think this song is talking about?

Why do you think Lady Gaga wrote it?

Does it glorify God or bring him down? How?

What do you think about people walking around singing these lyrics?

Do you feel like it is okay to listen to and promote this song?

What did this song teach you about witnessing to others?