Last week we reported on the brand new song Lady Gaga debuted at one of her Australia concerts. The song, called “Princess Die,” is a lyrically dark ballad about fame, death, suicide, and the public eye.
The song title itself makes one think of Princess Diana, whose tragic death affected many. The lyrics go on to parallel the circumstances of the famous princess’s death, where she and her boyfriend were chased through a tunnel by photographers and killed in a resulting car accident: “I wish that I would go / In my rich boyfriend’s limo / Right after he proposed / With a 16-carat stone wrapped in rose gold / With the paparazzi all swarming around.”
Beyond Princess Diana fans being upset, Australian suicide organizations are also commenting on the lyrical content of the song. A spokesman for one group said, “We understand artistic license and we get artistic expression, but celebrities need to recognize that they’re role models for young people in the community.” He might be referring to this line: “I wish that I was strong / I wish that I was wrong / I wish that I could cope, but I took pills and left a note“
Now we leave it to you, do you think Lady Gaga’s lyrics in “Princess Die” are too dark? Tell us your thoughts in the comments…