Lady Gaga's "Million Reasons" video is a religious experience — really though

Lady Gaga's "Million Reasons" video is a religious experience — really though
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It's been 85 days ("who's counting?" "we are!") since Lady Gaga released the video for "Perfect Illusion," the first single off her fifth studio album, Joanne.

And now, after a grueling three month wait which saw Gaga performing live versions of the song on Saturday Night Live, the American Music Awards, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway, X-Factor UK and Alan Carr's Happy Hour, the highly-anticipated video for the album's second song, "Million Reasons," is here.

The video, as with most Gaga productions, is a highly spiritual journey. So let's go through it together, shall we?

The video picks up right where "Perfect Illusion," left off, with a strung out Gaga thrashing around an empty desert, her hangover settling in nicely.

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Before long, a series of black SUVs pull up to pick-up our fallen hero. 

We cut to night, where we get our second glance at Gaga, this time clad in a sheer pink trench, aviators and a black baseball cap (look changes in tow, obviously), entering what appears to be a concert venue.

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Suddenly, we're in black and white, as Gaga, now backstage, opens a mysterious gift box.

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Without revealing the box's contents, we revert back to color, and the reveal of her now-signature Gladys Tamez-designed wide-brimmed pink hat.

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We then are treated to the video's main visual, a highly-silhouetted Gaga, clad in head-to-pink, with nothing but her guitar and a giant box which she sits atop.

As the second verse begins, we flash back to the beginning of the video to detail what got her here. 

We see a group of friends emerge from the black SUVs of earlier and run to save their fallen Joanne.

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Gaga breaks down in tears.

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We're then shown the contents of the mysterious white box from earlier. A note from, presumably, Gaga's sister, Natali Germanotta.

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The contents? A rosary, which Gaga clings to her chest as she breaks down in more tears.

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More hugging. 

More crying.

More wide-brimmed hat.

But enough play-by-play, time to watch for yourself: