I'm a Sinner

Songfacts®:

  • Madonna hearkens back to her Catholic background on this church version of "Vogue," in which she namechecks Jesus Christ as well as various saints:

    Hail Mary full of grace, get down on your knees and pray
    Jesus Christ hang on the cross, died for our sins it's such a loss
    St. Christopher find my way, I'll be coming home one day
    St. Sebastian don't you cry let those poison arrows fly


    However, in a similar fashion to St. Augustine, whom as a youth prayed, "Give me chastity but not yet," we hear the Queen of Pop declaring that she wants to be saved, but not quite yet.
  • The song is one of several on MDNA to be produced by William Orbit, who was Madonna's primary collaborator on her Ray of Light album. ''Something magical happens when I work with William," she told Sirius XM Radio. "He is a tortured soul, and he brings out the tortured soul in me.'"

Comments: 1

  • Alex Skorokhodov from Sochi, RussiaThis song is often called "Beautiful Stranger part 3" because of sound similarity. "Part 2" is "Amazing" - the song from the "Music" album.
    Can you hear this drum, this guitars? William Orbit left his signature here, third time after he wrote Beautiful Stranger and Amazing:)
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