Black Jesus † Amen Fashion
Lady Gaga Lyrics


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I grew up in New York City
Since I was born on Broadway, baby
Moved downtown when I was just nineteen
To start a new life on the New York scene

There's no way I could be stopped
Was taking my best shot
I had better plans there's no way I could be stopped
Was coming for your spot I met a better man

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Dancing in my revelation
Underground pop civilization
Concrete poetry to feed my mind
Old symbolism was left behind

There's no way I could be stopped
Was taking my best shot
I had better plans, there's there's no way I could be stopped
Was coming for your spot, I met a better man

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Put it on, amen fashion
Celebrate, oh oh, a new compassion
Put it on, amen fashion
Celebrate, ooh ooh, style your passion

Put it on, amen fashion
Celebrate, oh oh, a new compassion
Put it on, amen fashion
Celebrate, oh oh, wear out your vision

Black Jesus, black Jesus, black Jesus
Jesus is the new black, oh

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best




Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Overall Meaning

In "Black Jesus † Amen Fashion," Lady Gaga reflects upon her move to New York City and her journey to become a part of the pop culture scene. She speaks about the new life she was looking forward to on the New York scene and how she met different people in the process. She believed in herself and her abilities, and nothing could have stopped her. Although she met some people who opened doors for her, she worked hard in the underground pop civilization and created concrete poetry to nourish herself. Lady Gaga reaches out to Black Jesus on the runway, dressed in His best Amen fashion, which symbolizes the celebration of a new compassion and style with passion. She releases all the negativity and moves into a new phase with the help of Black Jesus.


Line by Line Meaning

I grew up in New York City
I was born and raised in New York City


Since I was born on Broadway, baby
Since I was born on Broadway, I already had a taste of the spotlight from a young age


Moved downtown when I was just nineteen
I moved downtown when I was 19 to start a new life on the New York City artistic scene


To start a new life on the New York scene
I was looking to reinvent myself and start fresh in the vibrant artistic culture of New York City


There's no way I could be stopped
I was determined and nothing could hold me back


Was taking my best shot
I was doing my best to succeed


I had better plans there's no way I could be stopped
I had big plans and wasn't going to let anything prevent me from achieving them


Was coming for your spot I met a better man
I was competing with others for success, but then I found someone better to collaborate with


Amen, on the runway
Praising and celebrating fashion on the runway


Dressed in his best
Looking fabulous in his most fashionable attire


Amen fashion, on the runway
Celebrating fashion as if it's a form of religion or divine inspiration


Work it, black Jesus
Looking and strutting like a divine being on the runway, embodying the persona of Black Jesus


Dancing in my revelation
Finding liberation through dance and creative expression


Underground pop civilization
Being a part of the alternative pop culture that exists outside of the mainstream


Concrete poetry to feed my mind
Using perceptual and linguistic techniques in poetry to create an unconventional, fresh perspective


Old symbolism was left behind
Rejecting traditional, established ways of thinking and embracing modern, innovative modes of expression


Put it on, amen fashion
Advising to embrace and flaunt fashion with a religious fervor


Celebrate, oh oh, a new compassion
Celebrating a new era of love and understanding


Put it on, amen fashion
Putting on fashionable clothing with a religious passion


Celebrate, ooh ooh, style your passion
Encouraging to express oneself through fashion in a passionate and individual way


Celebrate, oh oh, wear out your vision
Emphasizing the importance of pushing oneself creatively and artistically


Black Jesus, black Jesus, black Jesus
Repeating the phrase to reinforce the persona of Black Jesus as a divine figure


Jesus is the new black, oh
Comparing the cultural significance of Black Jesus to the popular phrase 'black is the new black'


Amen, on the runway
Continuing to celebrate and praise fashion on the runway


Dressed in his best
Wearing the most fashionable attire


Work it, black Jesus
Strutting and performing with the divine confidence and poise of Black Jesus




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: PAUL EDWARD BLAIR, STEFANI J. GERMANOTTA

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Black, black, black
Black, black, black
Black, black, black
Jesus is the new black
Jesus is the new black
Jesus is the new black
Jesus is the new black, aow!
I grew up in New York City
Since I was born on Broadway, baby!
Moved downtown when I was just nineteen
To start a new life on the New York scene
There's no way I could be stopped
Was taking my best shot
I had a better plan
There's no way I could be stopped
Was coming for your spot
I meet a better man
Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen Fashion, on the runway
Work it! Black Jesus
Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen Fashion, on the runway
Work it! Black Jesus
Dancing in my revelation
Underground pop civilization
Concrete poetry to feed my mind
Old symbolism was left behind
There's no way I could be stopped
Was taking my best shot
I had a better plan
There's no way I could be stopped
Was coming for your spot
I meet a better man
Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen Fashion, on the runway
Work it! Black Jesus
Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen Fashion, on the runway
Work it! Black Jesus
Put it on
A-Amen Fashion
Celebrate, uh uh!
A new compassion
Put it on
Amen Fashion
Celebrate, uh uh!
Style your passion
Put it on
A-Amen Fashion
Celebrate, uh uh!
A new compassion
Put it on
Amen Fashion
Celebrate, uh uh!
Wear out your vision
Black Jesus
Black Jesus
Black Jesus
Jesus is the new black, aow!
Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen Fashion, on the runway
Work it! Black Jesus
Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen Fashion, on the runway
Work it! Black Jesus
Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen Fashion, on the runway
Work it! Black Jesus
Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen Fashion, on the runway
Work it! Black Jesus



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I grew up in New York City
Since I was born on Broadway, baby
Moved downtown when I was just nineteen
To start a new life on the New York scene

There's no way I could be stopped
Was taking my best shot
I had better plans there's no way I could be stopped
Was coming for your spot I met a better man

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Dancing in my revelation
Underground pop civilization
Concrete poetry to feed my mind
Old symbolism was left behind

There's no way I could be stopped
Was taking my best shot
I had better plans, there's there's no way I could be stopped
Was coming for your spot, I met a better man

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Put it on, amen fashion
Celebrate, oh oh, a new compassion
Put it on, amen fashion
Celebrate, ooh ooh, style your passion

Put it on, amen fashion
Celebrate, oh oh, a new compassion
Put it on, amen fashion
Celebrate, oh oh, wear out your vision

Black Jesus, black Jesus, black Jesus
Jesus is the new black, oh

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus

Amen, on the runway
Dressed in his best
Amen fashion, on the runway
Work it, black Jesus



Eletoralei

Black, black, black
Black, black, black
Black, black, black
Jesus is the new black
Jesus is the new black
Jesus is the new black
Jesus is the new black
Ow!

I grew up in New York City
Since I was born on Broadway, baby
Moved downtown when I was just nineteen
To start a new life on the New York scene

There's no way I could be stopped
Was taking my best shot
I had a better plan
There's no way I could be stopped
Was coming for your spot
I met a better man

Amen
On the runway, dressed in his best
Amen, fashion
On the runway, work it, Black Jesus
Amen
On the runway, dressed in his best
Amen, fashion
On the runway, work it, Black Jesus

Dancing in my revelation
Underground pop civilization
Concrete poetry to feed my mind
Old symbolism was left behind

There's no way I could be stopped
Was taking my best shot
I had a better plan
There's no way I could be stopped
Was coming for your spot
I met a better man

Amen
On the runway, dressed in his best
Amen, fashion
On the runway, work it, Black Jesus
Amen
On the runway, dressed in his best
Amen, fashion
On the runway, work it, Black Jesus

Put it on, amen, fashion
Celebrate, ooh-ooh, a new compassion
Put it on, amen, fashion
Celebrate, ooh-ooh, style your passion
Put it on, amen, fashion
Celebrate, ooh-ooh, a new compassion
Put it on, amen, fashion
Celebrate, ooh-ooh, wear out your vision
Black Jesus, black Jesus, black Jesus
Jesus is the new black, ow

Amen
On the runway, dressed in his best
Amen, fashion
On the runway, work it, Black Jesus
Amen
On the runway, dressed in his best
Amen, fashion
On the runway, work it, Black Jesus
Amen
On the runway, dressed in his best
Amen, fashion
On the runway, work it, Black Jesus
Amen
On the runway, dressed in his best
Amen, fashion
On the runway, work it, Black Jesus



All comments from YouTube:

babajey

This album helped me during high school and I love it, probably her best album by far

Just Cade

Definitely her best for sure. Absolutely love this iconic piece of art.

Marco D

I love artpop

adelin pop

yes it is .her best.very powerful and artistic.also megavoice.genius album

Rob

I love Chromatica too.

babajey

Robert S yes Chromatica is amazing! But BTW will always hold a special place in my heart

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Daviq Hakim

The production. The melody. The beat. The lyrics. Gaga really committed a crime to not release this as a single

TristanTre Art

I think this about two or three songs from literally every album she’s ever released lmao Still in denial about keeping hope alive that we get a video for Alice or Enigma before she releases another album.

x

Ugh I honestly miss the BTW era so much lol. She got so much shit for that era but it was honestly her best era, imo. I know in 20 years I'll still be thinking about how flawless this album/era was.

MapleStory012

SHIT? U kidding me, I love both Artpop and Born This Way eras.

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