Alejandro

Album: The Fame Monster (2009)
Charted: 7 5
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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

    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

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Comments: 31

  • Rod from New OrleansAnybody notice that Ally-Ally-Jandro sounds like child game chant Olly-Olly-In Free? From Hide and Seek?
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesThe song is quite Abba-esque but it also sounds a bit like "La Isla Bonita" by Madonna.
  • Daniel from Winchester, OhSkrillex made an awesome remix of this song.. yeah. :D
  • Girolamo from Makati City, PhilippinesALEJANDRO --- man's defender and protector (God)

    FERNANDO -- ardent of peace (Jesus)

    ROBERTO -- bright or shining flame (Holy Spirit)

    Babe -- Child

    "Don't call my name, don't call my name
    GOD, I'm not your CHILD
    I'm not your CHILD, JESUS
    Don't call my name, don't call my name, HOLY SPIRIT
    GOD, just let me go
  • Ranna from Boondocks, IaTo Sam from Australia,
    In Christianity an upside down cross actually represents humility and humbleness. St. Peter didn't feel worthy enough to be crucified the same way Jesus was so he requested to be crucified upside down.

    It's a common misconception because Satanists tried to adopt the upside down cross, but it's really not inherently evil.
  • Sam from Warwick, AustraliaI would like to offer a suggestion. From the imagery I saw, it seems to me that Gaga is saying that the female anatomy is dangerous and evil. This comes in two forms:
    1. The bra with the machine guns on it, or as Austin Powers would say 'machine gun jubblies'.
    2. When Gaga is wearing the clear plastic habit, it has red upside-down crosses on it. An upside-down cross, in the Catholic Church anyway, is a sign of the devil or evil. There is an upside-down over her crotch.
    Maybe it is inferring that men may fall in love with women based on the sex, but this can be a deceptive assumption the men make. ???
    Also, did anyone else think that it looked like it was set in Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union? I got that distinct vibe.
  • Violet from Indianapolis, InThe song is about how she sees love based on a man's wallet (she hides true love en su bolsillo [Bolsillo is pocket in Spanish, which plays a large part in the song]). She then wraps men around her finger with her innocent act (She's got a halo round her finger, around you).

    According to her Wiki page, the song also represents GaGa's fear of commitment to the point where she cannot even remember the name of her lover (exemplified in the multiple changing of names; "Alejandro," "Fernando," "Roberto"). Additionally, the line "Mexico, rejoice!" ties into the whole "What happens in Mexico, stays in Mexico" theme that is ever-popular among Spring-Breakers in Cancun.

    So, basically, the song is about being promiscuous and garnering as much money as possible, then realizing how wrong it is: "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." By that time, however, "Alejandro" is already in love with the speaker as he calls her name and addresses her as "babe." Unfortunately for him, he has no idea that she never felt anything more for him than lust and financial assistance.

    On a interview, she said it was about her ex-boyfriends.
  • Victor from Vienna, VaAnybody else notice that this song sounds really similar to Ace of Base's cover of "Don't Turn Around?"
  • Carly from Greenwod, ScI really like this song. But someting bothers me. Everyones upset about the Christian refrences, would you be just as upset if they were refrences to other religions; Islam or Hindu for example?
  • Lily from Los Angeles, Cahaha dude, it's not like sex is outlawed for all Christians..what are you talking about Jessica?
    it's about her becoming a nun to get away from all her past love complications, or it could be about the majority of Christianity pressuring her to not have lovers, or anything..
    so she goes crazy..
    but she keeps stopping herself..
  • Kate from Tulsa, OkI agree with Mikki and Jessica
  • Si from Auckland, New ZealandThe only thing I can say about the video is that it's quite dark and heavy, more suited for a metal song than Lady Gaga, but I suppose it's a nice change
  • Jessica from Danville, WaI really love the song, but I agree with Mikki. Why did they have to make the video like that? They could have did something completely different and made it AMAZING, but instead they did this. I don't know about everyone else, but I personally don't think a video about sex should involve Christian references.
  • Mikki from Pine Bluff, ArI really do this video is satanic. I don't care what the director says it has a demonic feel to the video. This video means something way deeper than religious values or such.~ It'x That Kid Mikki~
  • Kate from Tulsa, Oki think its a good song but the video is sorta weird
  • Ivy from Springfield, Negood song, i have the cd, but its' starting to get kind of overplayed. 7.6/10
  • Matthew from Hawthorne, NjThis is Lady Gaga's "Like a Prayer."
  • Lily from Los Angeles, CaThen what was up with the whole Christianity reference in the video? That, to me, looked like her main message..but she wouldn't ruin her career by going right out and saying what it was truly about.
  • Brady from New Prague, MnI really don't understand why there are people who think the video is blasphemous. Steven Klein, the director, has explained it and it makes alot of sense. In the beginning, Lady Gaga plays a woman whose true love dies. The pain becomes so agonizing that she vows she "just can't be like this anymore," so she becomes this sex addicted monster who thinks she needs a man to survive. She soon realizes that the relationships she has with her lovers are toxic, and it ruins her life, so she becomes a nun so that she can be freed from all the darkness of the world, swallowing the rosary, which symbolizes her "wanting to ingest all that is Holy" (in Klein's words). At the end, it shows her in her nun outfit, while Alejandro is sitting at her bedside, away from her. So yeah, the meaning behind the whole thing is that you don't need a significant other to be happy, as long as you have yourself, and as Gaga says, "the purity of her friendships, particularly those with gay men."
  • Ivy from Springfield, NeI have this cd, and I like this song. 7/10
  • Tricia from Rockville Centre, NyI love this song..and yes Tanya..this song has hints of ABBA's Fernando in it! Between Gaga Gaga's voice and the latino background...its so pretty...another pat on the back ...keep those hits coming Lady!
  • Ariana from Hooper, Nei love this song and alejandero stands for alexander in spanish i love the begining to got to love her i deas!
  • Ciarna from Campbell River, BcThe tune at the beggining is the intro section to Vittorio Monti's Czardas( pronounced char-dash) a beautiful violin and piano arrangement.... i like how she used it
  • Jeana from Sterling Heights, MiLOL this song ODDLY reminds me of somebody...very smothering at the time...haha i think B**** as Alejandro...and the other ones coming around as Fernando and Roberto...
  • Lacey from Chicago, Ilhahaha @Mark Berger :D i loooovee this song. gotta love lady gaga!
  • Mark Berger from Broonsville, AfghanistanThis song reminds me of the 40-year-old virgin
  • Mark Berger from Broonsville, AfghanistanThis is a melodious, haunting tune that reminds me of the first time I made love under the palm trees in Mexico. His name was not Alejandro, Fernando nor Roberto. But the beat reminds me of our rhythm that night, as I called out his name. Then he returned to the deep fishing waters, never to be seen again.
  • Mark Berger from Melrose, BarbadosThis song reminds me of the first time I met a foreign man. My life has never been the same. I feel that the repetition of "Ale Alejandro Ale Alejandro" is a metaphor for GaGa's tenuous relationship with the light and the dark. When she is trapped in the dark (the netherworld), she calls out for Alejandro, who she wishes not to call back, but to take her by the hand and guide her to the light.
  • Ryan from London (y), United KingdomThis is a beautiful song by a beautiful woman.
    'You know that I love you boy, Hot like Mexico'
    To me the song tells how men from other Countries can use women visiting the countries. x
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnIt reminds me of La Isla Bonita. Alejandro is a gorgeous pop song!
  • Tanya from La Verne, CaDoes this song remind anyone of ABBA? I hear it; but, I love the influence on this song.
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