Lady Gaga Pays Tribute to Princess Diana, Amy Winehouse During Born This Way Ball Concert
“Since I was a very young girl, the ‘People’s Princess’ (Diana) was the most important person in me and my mother’s life,” she told the crowd. “I swore if I ever had an audience like this in London, I would take a moment to appreciate her … This is for her, Amy Winehouse, Alexander McQueen, Whitney Houston and me.”
So what’s the song about?
With lyrics like, “Leave the coffin open when I go/ Leave my pearls and lipstick on so everybody knows/ Pretty will be the photograph I leave/ Laying down on famous knives so everybody sees,” it is obvious that the tune has somber message.
“This song is a little bit sad,” Gaga said a concert in Melbourne, Australia in June when she first debuted the song. “It’s in no way reflective of the rest of music on the album, but it’s about some of the most deep and personal thoughts I’ve ever had.”
Aside from Princess Di and Winehouse, Gaga also paid tribute to John Lennon, covering the late Beatles member’s famous tune, “Imagine.”
“Twickenham, I’m not even sure what to say. I’ll never forget tonight,” the 26-year-old songstress wrote on her Twitter after the performance. “London you were the fairest of the ball. Now THAT was f*cking fun.”
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Lyrics to the song is now available on DirectLyrics.