Lady Gaga's Born This Way: #9, "Heavy Metal Lover"

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#9. "Heavy Metal Lover"


Sounds Like: Four minutes of drunken sleaze, with slurred, dirty verses and a dirtier groove. Something you wouldn't play before 12 a.m.

Pros: "'Born This Way’ is the marijuana to the heroin of the album," Gaga once said (in Gaga years, three months counts as "once said"), and she wasn't wrong: imagine that single drenched in sewage, and you won't be too far off from "Heavy Metal Lover." The sleazy pulse is something Depeche Mode might have done back in the day (or Ladytron in the less-distant day), and while the half-moaned lyrics along the lines of "dirty pony, I can't wait to hose you down" are kinda cheesy, you can't say they're out of context.

Cons: You can only hear so much of "Heavy Metal Lover" before needing a shower; unfortunately, that point arrives with about a minute left. Aside from that, a bunch of coos with "heavy metal lover" stuck in the middle doesn't qualify as a chorus, and absolutely nothing here qualifies as metal. Why waste that title here?

Yearbook Lyric: "I want your whiskey mouth all over my blonde south." (We'll assume it goes on the back page with the signatures.)

Gaga Hashtags: Whiskey, dancing, ponies, synth growls.