Lady Gaga debuted her latest song, “Princess Die,” at a concert in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday night. The ballad features the singer on the piano belting lyrics about suicide, relationship problems, and eating disorders.
The real controversy, however, is over the suicidal lyrics. By saying “I wish that I could cope/But I took pills and left a note,” and “bleach out all the dark I’ve swallowed,” she details methods of suicide and explictly resigns from life. As Gaga’s “Born This Way” gay rights anthem inspired an audience of LGBT young people at a time when teen suicide and bullying made the headlines, some worry that “Princess Die” will send the wrong message to her young fans who may be suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts.