THE PRINCESS OF TWELVE MILLION HEARTS

 

The first four verses of this song were written in January 1997 when Princess Diana was making waves in Angola and the Conservative government was becoming very uncomfortable. One Conservative MP called her a "Loose Cannon". On the morning of Princess Diana's tragic death Ann Lesley of the Daily Mail, completely misunderstanding the mood of the country (as her beloved Conservative Party had also done a few months earlier), said on television news "Those who court the Devil, find the Devil always wins". I was, to say the very least, horrified at such uncaring crassness but found that her comments rounded off very nicely a song which might otherwise have become redundant . I now sing this song directly after the poem "Who killed Princess Di?"

 

 

There are twelve million people, with twelve million minds,

And scattered round their country are twelve million mines

And the Princess of twelve million hearts, she wanted to know why,

So many of their children were left out there to die.

Don't ask. Don't ask. Don't ask.

 

Don't meddle cried the Tories, as they made another deal,

You're just an ambassador you're not supposed to feel,

Pity for these people, with no shirts upon their backs,

So flit around the jungle and look pretty in your slacks.

Don't ask.

 

And don't you think that our poor government, has enough upon it's plate,

Without you interfering in another nations fate,

And when you see them with their legs blown off and lucky to survive,

Don't knock it, we're in profit, from this jolly genocide.

Don't ask.

 

So remember you're a princess, and you're not very bright,

So how are you supposed to know just what is wrong or right,

Stop asking all these questions, just look the other way,

And then they'll never know that there's a better brighter day.

Don't ask

 

There are twelve million people, with twelve million minds,

And scattered round their country are twelve million mines

And the Princess of twelve million hearts, she wanted to know why,

So many of their children were left out there to die.

Don't ask.

 

Ann Leslie of The Daily Mail, may God forgive her sins,

Said "Those who court the Devil, find the Devil always wins"

And so I'm left to wonder, Oh can you tell me why,

The Princess of Twelve Million Hearts was left out there to die.

Don't ask.

 

 

© Joe Stead - Fore Lane Music - February 1997

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