Alejandro
Lady Gaga Lyrics


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I know that we are young
And I know that you may love me
But I just can't be with you like this anymore
Alejandro

Oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh
Oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh

She's got both hands in her pocket
And she won't look at you, won't look at you
She hides true love en su bolsillo
She's got a halo around her finger, around you

You know that I love you, boy
Hot like Mexico, rejoice
At this point I gotta choose, nothing to lose

Don't call my name, don't call my name
Alejandro
I'm not your babe, I'm not your babe
Fernando
Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch
Just smoke my cigarette and hush
Don't call my name, don't call my name
Roberto

Alejandro, Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro
Alejandro, Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro

Stop, please
Just let me go
Alejandro, just let me go

She's not broken, she's just a baby
But her boyfriend's like a dad, just like her dad
And all those flames that burned before him
Now he's gotta firefight, gotta cool the bad

You know that I love you, boy
Hot like Mexico, rejoice
At this point I gotta choose, nothing to lose

Don't call my name, don't call my name
Alejandro
I'm not your babe, I'm not your babe
Fernando
Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch
Just smoke my cigarette and hush
Don't call my name, don't call my name
Roberto

Alejandro, Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro
Alejandro, Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro

Don't bother me, don't bother me
Alejandro
Don't call my name, don't call my name
Bye, Fernando
I'm not your babe, I'm not your babe
Alejandro
Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch
Fernando

Don't call my name, don't call my name
Alejandro
I'm not your babe, I'm not your babe
Fernando
Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch
Just smoke my cigarette and hush
Don't call my name, don't call my name
Roberto

Alejandro, Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro
Alejandro, Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro

(Don't call my name, don't call my name) Alejandro, Alejandro
(Alejandro)
(I'm not your babe, I'm not your babe) Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro
(Fernando)
(Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch) Alejandro, Alejandro
(Just smoke my cigarette and hush)
(Don't call my name, don't call my name) Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro
(Roberto)





Alejandro

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" portray the story of a woman who is trying to break away from a past relationship, but is struggling to do so. The main character, referred to as "Alejandro," is representative of all the men in her life who have hurt her in some way. She sings about her youthful age and her realization that she cannot stay with him any longer. The lines "I know that we are young / And I know that you may love me / But I just can't be with you like this anymore" express her reluctance to remain in an unhealthy relationship simply due to her age, and her call for independence and self-respect.


As the song continues, the singer describes a woman who is hiding her true feelings in her pocket, not willing to express them to others, including her current partner. Despite this, she finds herself in a situation where she is being controlled by him, as if he were a provider and a paternal figure. She once again asserts her independence and self-worth, stating that she loves the man but has to choose to break away.


The chorus is repetitive, emphasizing the importance of severing ties with negative people in life. Yet, she cannot help but feel a sense of guilt, as it’s hard for her to completely sever the relationship. This song encourages the listener to leave relationships behind for personal growth and happiness.


Line by Line Meaning

I know that we are young
I'm aware that we're inexperienced in love


And I know that you may love me
I understand that you might have feelings for me


But I just can't be with you like this anymore
I can't continue being in a relationship with you in this way


Alejandro
Referring to the man she's addressing


She's got both hands
She's keeping both her hands to herself


In her pocket
She's hiding something


And she won't look at you
She's deliberately avoiding eye contact


Won't look at you
Reiterating her avoidance of eye contact


She hides true love
She conceals her real feelings of love


En su bolsillo
In her pocket (repeated in Spanish)


She got a halo around her finger
She's wearing a ring which represents her commitment to someone else


Around you
The ring is meant for someone else, not the person she's addressing


You know that I love you boy
She acknowledges that she has feelings of love for him


Hot like Mexico, rejoice
She's passionate about him like the warm climate of Mexico


At this point I gotta choose
She's reached a point where she must make a decision


Nothing to lose
There's no risk in making this decision


Don't call my name
She doesn't want to be identified by the name he calls her


I'm not your babe
She doesn't belong to him like a possession


Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch
She doesn't want physical affection from him


Just smoke my cigarette and hush
She just wants to be left alone to smoke and be quiet


Alejandro
Referring to the man again


Ale-ale-jandro
A catchy refrain meant to enhance the song


Stop, please
She wants him to cease his actions and leave her alone


Just let me go Alejandro
She's pleading with him to release her from the relationship


She's not broken
She's not emotionally shattered


She's just a baby
She's simply young and naive


But her boyfriend's like a dad, just like a dad
Her significant other treats her like a father would his child


And all those flames that burned before him
Her previous relationships have been passionate and fiery


Now he's gonna fire fight, gotta cool the bad
He's trying to put out those feelings of passion and calm things down


Don't bother me
She's requesting that he not be a nuisance to her


Don't call my name
She's still rejecting the use of the name he calls her


Bye, Fernando
She's referring to another man, telling him goodbye




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Nadir Khayat, Stefani Germanotta

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Dominique

i havent heard this song in a while it was stuck in my head and i didnt know lady gaga made it

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@lorenavacca987

Lyrics
I know that we are young
And I know that you may love me
But I just can't be with you like this anymore
Alejandro

She's got both hands
In her pocket
And she won't look at you
Won't look at you
She hides true love
En su bolsillo
She got a halo around her finger
Around you

You know that I love you boy
Hot like Mexico, rejoice
At this point I gotta choose
Nothing to lose

Don't call my name
Don't call my name, Alejandro
I'm not your babe
I'm not your babe, Fernando

Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch
Just smoke my cigarette and hush
Don't call my name
Don't call my name, Roberto

Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-ale-jandro
Ale-ale-jandro

Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-ale-jandro
Ale-ale-jandro

Stop, please
Just let me go Alejandro
Just let me go

She's not broken
She's just a baby
But her boyfriend's like a dad, just like a dad
And all those flames that burned before him
Now he's gonna fire fight, gotta cool the bad

You know that I love you boy
Hot like Mexico, rejoice
At this point I've gotta choose
Nothing to lose

Don't call my name
Don't call my name, Alejandro
I'm not your babe
I'm not your babe, Fernando

Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch
Just smoke my cigarette and hush
Don't call my name
Don't call my name, Roberto

Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-ale-jandro
Ale-ale-jandro

Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-ale-jandro
Ale-ale-jandro

Don't bother me
Don't bother me, Alejandro
Don't call my name
Don't call my name, bye, Fernando
I'm not your babe
I'm not your babe, Alejandro
Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch
Fernando

Don't call my name
Don't call my name, Alejandro
I'm not your babe
I'm not your babe, Fernando
Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch
Just smoke my cigarette and hush
Don't call my name
Don't call my name
Roberto

Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-ale-jandro
Ale-ale-jandro

Alejandro
Alejandro
Ale-ale-jandro
Ale-ale-jandro

Don't call my name
Don't call my name, Alejandro
I'm not your babe
I'm not your babe, Fernando
Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch
Just smoke my cigarette and hush
Don't call my name
Don't call my name, Roberto

Alejandro



@FirstLastOne

What are you, under 20?

Madonna did ALL OF THIS IN THE 80's and 90's.

Like A Prayer 1989
Erotica 1992

And was banned from acting out the masturbation scenes during a concert in a couple of cities with the threat of being arrested if she did.

Lady Gaga did push the envelope in her own way and style for the time and this was one of her best videos and tracks.



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@lawwix

I wish pop music was like this again.

@corinnae.7877

As a former pop fan I agree tbh. I'm mostly a metalhead now but pop music was always present in my life. I wish pop music now wouldn't be as shitty, but then again most pop music at the beginning of the 2010's really sucked, Lady Gaga was just really one of the best pop stars with awesome music.

@marcoferraz1567

So listen Ava Max

@oliwiakaczynska6390

Yesss

@TheReMorseCode

The vibe of this video reminds me of the music video for Want by Taemin, so I recommend that to you.
Musically, nobody compares~

Edit: I think people here would enjoy Want by Taemin more than Move. It’s more grungy. If you’re into Gaga for the performative aspect of her music videos, try Come Back Home by ONEUS maybe. If you’re into her more electropop kind of sounds, Roly Poly and Lovey Dovey by Tara are good. Wonderland and Hala Hala by Ateez are also songs that seems very cinematic/performative to me. The instrumentals are each like 4 songs in one, which, if you can make it flow, is always a winner for me.

Kpop stunts itself in a lot of ways which upsets me because so many shots, sounds and melodies instantly set off a chain reaction in my mind of what it could’ve been made into if they had broken away from the standard way of doing things, but there’s also a lot of stuff if you dig deep enough that’s very Lady Gaga at heart: Loud, inventive, fun, performative pop. I hope the west brings back this kind of performer though, I can’t think of anyone doing it since Gaga, but then again I’m not too involved in the American music scene.

@shawkiBoukef

Am agree with u

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@jhey2325

Back then when she was the most controvesial singer around the world and now she is now one of the most respectable
musician worldwide.

@dhanbrelaz9796

E-FREAKING-XACTLY! I guess she's about to shock us once again. She's too tamed 4 Gaga lately, I'm getting suspicious about where she's taking us, but my ass is fcking READY!

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