Like the popular saying, “One monkey don’t stop no show,” one country’s ban of her concert doesn’t stop Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball tour. On the Australian stop of her world tour she debuted “Princess Die,” which she tells screaming fans may or may not be on her next album. Before launching the melancholy tune she wrote, she gives a caveat that it’s “a little bit sad and it’s no way reflective of the music on the rest of the album, but it’s about some of the most deep and personal thoughts I’ve ever had.”
“Leave the coffin when I go/Leave my pearls and lipstick on so everybody knows,” she sings. She softly harmonizes to only the sound of the piano keys she’s tapping. A song about death never sounded so angelically. We’re curious what inspired lyrics like, “So bob your head for another dead blonde…she just wants to sleep.” There seems to be parallels between the song’s title and Princess Diana who died in 1997, however the song definitely sounds more personal than anything. Despite the morbid lyrics, fans cheered wildly at the end. Now we all have to wait to see if “Princess Die” makes the album. The suspense is killing us, Gaga. Not literally, of course.
Lady Gaga Debuts ‘Princess Die’ Live in Australia [RollingStone.com]