Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Little Maria, Ellen, and the Missing Lyrics
The other day I told you the story of 10-year-old Maria Aragon from Toronto, who became an YouTube star after singing Lady Gaga's new song Born this Way.
And was blessed by the great Gaga herself.
It's so good, in fact, that it made Gaga tear up with emotion. She tweeted: "Can't stop crying watching this. This is why I make music. She is the future."
And how I also thought her video was fabulous.
And deserves the more than eleven MILLION views it has received so far.
Until I learned she had left out these lines:
No matter gay, straight or bi
lesbian, transgendered life
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born to survive
Then I was disappointed. And sad.
I mean that could only happen to gay people eh? Being left out of the so-called gay anthem. And too bad more than eleven million people didn't get to hear that message. Because so many need to hear it.
But today Maria performed the song on the Ellen Show.
This time with ALL the lyrics...
And now I forgive her.
Children only do what adults tell them. She IS fabulous. So are we.
And the future WILL be better...