Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night" video has yet to arrive, but Mother Monster graced her fans with its prelude's opening two minutes on Thursday.
The new clip features a dark-haired Gaga lying motionless in a hospital gurney, being pulled through what appears to be a hospital as her inner monologue offers a voice-over.
"When I look back on my life, it's not that I don't want to see things exactly as they happened," she says in a calm monotone. "It's just that I prefer to remember them in an artistic way. And truthfully, the lie of it all is much more honest because I invented it."
But the suspenseful speech wouldn't be Gaga without a fashion nod: "For example, those nurses. They're wearing next-season Calvin Klein. And so am I," she says, pointing out their mint-green caps.
The clip closes with a bit of dark humor, as Gaga ogles a nurse and wishes off-hand that she'd been given gummy bears like a fellow patient.
The two-minute clip, dubbed "The Prelude Pathétique," is just part of the full prelude, which Gaga tweeted will be seven-and-a-half minutes -- with the "Marry the Night" video to follow. The video will mark Gaga's first effort as a director, in addition to her upcoming holiday special, "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving."
Watch the video below: