"Princess Die" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Gaga sings about suicide in mournful, mature track.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

This song includes a shockingly negative message about taking your own life. 

Positive role models

It's unclear what Lady Gaga is trying to say about suicide. Is she glamorizing it? Is she telling the story as a cautionary tale? Either way, impressionable kids may be confused about the message.

Violence

Lady Gaga mentions different methods of suicide (taking pills and leaving a note, doing it in a swiming pool "so everybody sees"), loosely alluding to Princess Diana's tragic life and death (in a car crash) throughout the track.

Sex
Not applicable
Language

One use of the word "s--t."

Consumerism

Allusions to Princess Diana and Louis Vuitton.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Princess Die" is a decidedly violent song about a girl committing suicide. Lady Gaga details different possible methods (taking pills and leaving a note, doing it in a swiming pool "so everybody sees"), loosely alluding to Princess Diana's tragic life and death (in a car crash) throughout the track. There is one use of "s--t." Overall, the single sends all the wrong messages to young tweens and teens trying to find constructive ways to cope with complex emotions.  

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Never one to shy away from controversy, Lady Gaga's at it again with "PRINCESS DIE," a tune about a girl who takes her own life. With allusions to the life and death of Princess Diana, the track explores intentionally ending a life marked by sadness and despair. Gaga introduced the song at a June 2012 concert, saying it "may or may not" appear on her next album. 

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Lady Gaga's talent for playing piano comes through in this mournful ballad, with a melancholy sound that reflects its somber subject matter. While it remains to be seen if Gaga will record this live-concert performance with more in-studio arrangements, the song itself is a solid if not standout release in respect to her entire repertoire. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why a person might commit suicide -- and other options for working through challenging times.  

  • What can you do if you or a friend is feeling overwhelmed and saddened by life?

  • What are some of the things you do to cheer yourself up when you're feeling down?  

Music details

Artist:Lady Gaga
Release date:June 29, 2012
Type:Single
Label:EMI
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent Written byteddybear88 July 18, 2012
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11
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Pretty good

I personally love this song, but would not let any of my children listen to it because of the violent references

What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written bySamlovesz August 10, 2012
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Posers!

I think that if ur under 14 you wouldnt be able to understand it because its such a heavy topic hopefully when it is released ( the in studio one) it would not be played on the radio because who would want to ruin a good song with a bunch of posers listening to it. Thats what happend to you and i ! It has a positive role model cuz its lady gaga!

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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