''The video is about a woman's desire to resurrect a dead love and who can not face the brutality of her present situation. The pain of living without your true love. The religious symbolism is not meant to denote anything negative, but represents the character's battle between the dark forces of this world and the spiritual salvation of the Soul. Thus at the end of the film, she chooses to be a nun, and the reason her mouth and eyes disappear is because she is withdrawing her senses from the world of evil and going inward towards prayer and contemplation." - Steven Klein (video director)
''On 'The Fame Monster' I wrote about everything I didn't write on 'The Fame'. While traveling the world for two years, I've encountered several monsters, each represented by a different song on the new record: ''Alejandro'' represents my ''fear of sex monster'' and in that song I'm saying goodbye to all my past lovers. It's symbolic of me moving on.'' - Lady Gaga
''Alejandro'' it’s a celebration and an admiration of gay love – it confesses my envy of the courage and bravery they require to be together. I’ve been unable to find that with a straight man in my life. In the video I’m pining for the love of my gay friends – but they just don’t want me." - Lady Gaga
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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