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Lady Gaga and ‘princess die’

- June 29th, 2012
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Lady Gaga is shown in this handout photo during a May tour stop in Bangkok. (Photo: Yoshika Horita/LADY GAGA TOUR/AFP PHOTO)

A new Lady Gaga song entitled Princess Die is stirring some controversy.

Some say the song’s lyrics — which includes the line, “I wish that I wish could cope / But I took pills and left a note” and “I’ll be a princess die and die with you” — is about suicide.

Others point out one verse is clearly about the late Diana, Princess of Wales:

I wish that I would go, in my rich boyfriend’s limo,
Right after he proposed, with a 16-karat stone wrapped in rose gold,
With the paparazzi all swarming round,
In my Louis Vuitton white button down,
Oh, it’s not that deep,
So bob your head for another dead blonde,
Whose real prince is in heaven,
She just wants to sleep.

During a performance in Australia on June 27, Lady Gaga told the crowd it was the first time she’d ever performed the song, which “may or may not be” on her next album.

“This song is a little bit sad,” she said during a preamble.

“It’s about some of the most deep and personal thoughts I’ve ever had,” she said, before announcing the song title, and spelling out die.

There is no doubt in my mind this song is partially about Princess Diana. Does Gaga think they’re similar to each other? Both were/are hounded by the paparazzi (Gaga has sung about these pesky photogs before). Diana, of course, followed so closely many have blamed the paps for her 1997 death.

Watch the video then tell me what you think.

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5 comments

  1. Mr. Bawkbagawk | July 1, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Lady Gaga is like a racoon. if you keep feeding it, it will never go away.

  2. harry reamer | July 2, 2012 at 12:12 am

    lady gaggag watta scankoid

  3. Clyde | July 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    The song is not necessarily about Princess Diana. The song is about Blonde icons that commit suicide or die young. I heard references to Marylin Monroe, Anna Nichole, and Princess Diana. To criticize this song because of the name is just as eerie as the song itslef. We always externalize our leaders and celebrities as some kind of savior or sacred cow. Get over it — Princess Diana was no saint — and Gaga is shock and awe. It mat not be the most appropriate thing to sing– but the hard thing to swallow is that the song is actually the truth. I am no Gaga fan– but to read this article and to see this kind of adoration for Diana makes me a little uncomfortable.

  4. Kate Schwass-Bueckert | July 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Not sure where you see the adoration for Diana in this blog post … but thanks for your comment.

  5. shesgonnadie | July 3, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    She’s gonna end up being a sacrafice for “madonna”.

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