Madonna has released the official video for “God Control” from her new album Madame X. Check it out below.

Directed by frequent collaborator Jonas Åkerlund, the visually-arresting video unites art and activism like only Madonna can, but this time it addresses the important topic of gun control.

“God Control,” produced by Madonna and Mirwais, evokes the heady sound of the disco era, juxtaposing the unbridled freedom of dancing in a club with the brutal and silencing violence wrought by an intruder brandishing a gun. The song features cascading strings of disco music from the late seventies, when Madonna first moved to NY and went to Studio 54, with potent lyrics that urgently demand gun control and safety and the need to wake up and continue to take action.

As you can see by the lyrics below, it’s very pointed. But check out the video first…

Madonna – God Control (Official Music Video)

She’s also added to the video release that she supports the following organizations and calls on her fans to do the same:

“God Control” Lyrics

Everybody knows the damn truth
Our nation lied
We’ve lost respect
When we wake up
What can we do?
Get the kids ready
Take them to school
Everybody knows
They don’t have a chance
To get a decent job
To have a normal life
When they talk reforms
It makes me laugh
They pretend to help
It makes me laugh
I think I understand
Why people get a gun
I think I understand
Why we all give up
Everyday they have
A kind of victory

Blood of innocents spread everywhere
They say that we need love
But we need more than this

Choir
We lost gun control (x4)

This is your wake up call
Unlike your nightmare
I’m here to start your day
This is your wake up call
We don’t have to fall
A new democracy
God and pornography
A new democracy
People think that I’m insane
The only gun is in my brain
Each new birth it gives me hope
That’s why I don’t smoke that dope
Insane people think I am
Brain inside my only friend
Hope it gives me birth each new
That dope I don’t smoke it’s true

Everybody knows the damn truth (2x)

Wake up

We need to wake up, wake up, wake up… (2x)

It’s a hustle, yeah
It’s a hustle
It’s a con
It’s a hustle

It’s a weird kind of energy
A bizarre thing that happens to be
An abnormal fraternity
And I feel more than sympathy

We need to wake up, wake up, wake up…

People think that I’m insane
The only gun is in my brain
Each new birth it gives me hope
That’s why I don’t smoke that dope
Insane people think I am
Brain inside my only friend
Hope it gives me birth each new
That dope I don’t smoke it’s true

Everybody knows the damn truth (x2)

We need to wake up, wake up, wake up… (x2)

Wake up

A new democracy

Everybody knows the damn truth
Our nation lied
We’ve lost respect
When we wake up
What can we do?
Get the kids ready
Take them to school
Everybody knows
They don’t have a chance
To get a decent job
To have a normal life
When they talk reforms It makes me laugh
They pretend to help
It makes me laugh

Choir
We lost gun control…..

WAKE UP