Tonight she’s going to die
under a famous Paris sky
In a limo with her Saudi-Arabian guy
A fatal princess-ride, she tries but cannot hide
From the merciless and ever–present spy
Oh lady princess Di
Do you hear the public cry ?
“Oh lady die” sounding the secret sigh
No baby princess Di
Your blue blood will never dry
For we’ll protect and serve the greatest lie
There’s more than meets the eye
but the press will love to lie
To a hypocritic world that loves to pry
But al involved should try
to see the shocking reasons why
Some prints of privacy make millions buy
Away from us she’ll fly to a refugee up high
Still hot down here but does no longer fry
(anyone feel shy?)
A crazy world waving goodbye,
yet some cannot deny
To be sobbing with a hidden greedy smile
Oh lady princess Di….
Still she may not be dead
but disappeared instead
To a secret place cold stars have always met
Where complete obscurity
is the perfect harmony
Like Elvis, Marilyn and Frank she’s free
Or did she change her looks
as in modern thriller-books
A great conspiracy to pull out hooks
What a laugh and how absurd,
all the photos and the words
Make the masses look like sentimental jerks
Oh lady Princess Di, did you hear….
So did you sigh and cry
when the poor pet princess died
And where you just as sad
at the loss of your beloved dad ?
Was it a touching ceremony,
the directed surreal tragedy
Was there a deeper hum
at the service of your mum ?
And do you gaze in magazines,
celebs in compromising scenes
Does it make up for your unredeemed dreams ?
While you blame photographers
and their cynical editors
For destroying the lives of your beloved stars ?
So the lady Princess dies,
escaping all the cries
Oh la di Di, end of secret sighs
But even princess Di
will never make us wonder why:
We keep protecting
- keep on serving
- keep insisting
on telling all the (in)famous lies
This may be controversial. The words were written almost immediately after the tragic event and mostly as a reaction to the strange distant adoration of millions towards Diana and so many other public stars plus of course a critical view at the media etc. Now, I am not a royalist but I understand that Diana in particular had a personality and a fate that triggered peoples sympathy and warmed their hearts. But still, the whole phenomena is strange to me. Anyway, the music was originally intented as an up-beat song, but I realized that in connection with this subject it needed a slow almost folk-like version.