31 days: alejandro

This song is purely, 100% fun.
It’s a memory I share with Mama.

Several years ago we began a tradition of going to New York City every other year over Thanksgiving, just us girls. The first year we embarked on this trip, we decided to do something completely fun, so we researched a drag club and went for dinner the very night we arrived in the city. The dancers all went through a show while we ate dinner, and we had so much fun laughing, singing, eating, and being completely irreverent with the “ladies,” or Divas as they call themselves.

Little did we know that during that time we’d experience the power that comes from sharing a story through taking the time to ask questions and listen to answers given. We ended up closing down the drag club that evening, but not for the reason you might think. Long after the show was over, we were standing around talking to the performers and learning their stories. They asked questions of us, wondered how to “good Christian women from South Carolina” ended up there for the evening and even seemed to be so interested in learning just who they were, rather than simply about the costumes and such. (We did inquire about that too, but mainly we enjoyed getting to know the gentlemen behind the costumes.)

I think that night set the tone for our trip, and really, in a strange way, brought Mama & I a teeny bit closer together. We have since gone back to the club on subsequent visits, and we’ve enjoyed seeing some of the same men performing, but that particular evening, having those meaningful conversations, opened us up to the stories and lives of others, how they make the choices that they do, and how God really can be (and is) present in even the most unlikely of places – like a drag queen club.

Alejandro is one of the songs from one of the divas, Ginger Snapt.

Alejandro
by Lady Gaga

I know that we are young and I know you may love me
But I just can’t be with you like this anymore, Alejandro

Ho ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho ho

She’s got both hands in her pockets
And she won’t look at you, won’t look at you
She hides true love, en su bolsillo
She’s 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 one cigarette and hush
Don’t call my name, don’t call my name, Roberto

Alejandro, Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro
Alejandro, Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro

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 firefight, got cool the bad

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 one cigarette and hush
Don’t call my name, don’t call my name, Roberto

Alejandro, Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro
Alejandro, Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro

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 one cigarette and hush
Don’t call my name, don’t call my name, Roberto

Alejandro, Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro
Alejandro, Alejandro
Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro

Don’t call my name, don’t call my name, Alejandro
(Alejandro, Alejandro)
nI’m not your babe, I’m not your babe, Fernado
(Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro)
Don’t wanna kiss, don’t wanna touch
(Alejandro, Alejandro)
Just smoke one cigarette and hush
Don’t call my name, don’t call my name, Roberto
(Ale-Alejandro, Ale-Alejandro)
Alejandro

 

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