Much like the quatrains of Nostradamus, the verses of "Diana" take some interpreting. Because of the three line, eight syllable form, there's not much room for sloppy writing. Think of it as Rock and Roll haiku.
There's a lot of information and "in" jokes if you're an ardent Diana admirer. In fact, the only people who'll understand all of the verses without reading this explanation are also the ones who are likely to be "royally pissed" at it.
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Cinderella's just a wish, your Marriage loveless, royal issue Can't send roses, only tissue Diana Regal figure, drop-by, dash in, Children, land mines, AIDS, compassion As a virtue or just fashion? Diana Die, Diana (x3), Diana, Diana Which one is your best admirer Dodi, Charles, the sons you sire Or the National Enquirer? Diana Conspiratorially speaking Wedding Dodi's havoc wreaking Careful of whose nose you're tweaking Diana People, Newsweek, cover shots, we Crave your beauty, wealth, your thoughts, we Hunt you down with paparazzi Diana Die, Diana (x3), Diana, Diana They (the cameras) watch how you dress, You (the princess) hide from the press, We (the public) love you to death Diana Enter tunnel at the red line Fleeing journalistic deadline Once again, a front page headline Diana (Mer)cedes speeding like a comet Little princes lose their mom, it's Bigger press than royal vomit Diana Lovely rings that Dodi's buying (Newest lover, Harrod's scion) Photo op of bloodstains drying Diana Die, Diana (x3), Diana, Diana Jackals of the press they fle-ed Drinking driver, too much spe-ed Char-i-ots of Fire, inde-ed Diana Inbred royals always bicker Wish the funeral was quicker Driver couldn't hold his liquor Diana If tabloid news has caused your death, then We commend your soul to heaven Grisly photos at eleven Diana Hollywood's on your bandwagon Blame press for chauffeur's zigzaggin' Blood tests showed he'd drunk a flagon Diana Endless footage on the TV Making everybody greedy Like this song? Then buy our CD Diana Die, Diana (x3), Diana, Diana Die, Diana (x3), Diana, Diana