George Ezra explained why the lyrics of his recent single ‘Green Green Grass’ were changed during his performance at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert
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George Ezra was forced to explain why he changed the lyrics of his recent single ‘Green Green Grass’ during his performance at the Queen’s Platinum celebration.
The 29-year-old’s fans were unimpressed when he omitted a reference to the song’s death.
Usually the star sings: “Green grass, blue sky, you better have a party on the day that I die.”
But instead he simply sang: “Green grass, blue sky” twice.
After the singer shared a video of his performance on Instagram, one frustrated follower replied, “However, I really enjoyed the performance and I’m not picky, but cutting out the lyrics What is singing? Why not? perform a different song altogether?”
Another added: “It’s a shame that ‘on the day that I die’ has been removed.”
A third user spoke up: “A singing classy boy gifted with everything in life allows his lyrics to be unreasonably censored to perform for a monarchy defines everything that is wrong with the Disunited Kingdom.”
Ezra, however, felt it would be inconsistent with the nature of the event.
“I think the response to it has been in our favor by saying it’s unnecessary. My instinct is that you don’t have to change it,” he told Sun.
“I don’t know if it comes from royalty or the producer of the show, but obviously if you’re playing for Royals and the powers that be it might say, ‘We don’t want you to sing that lyric,'” then you won’t argue.”
He continued: “I’m not asking anyone to do anything on the day that I die. It’s a song about celebrating life. And it feels great when you sing it.”
Ezra wasn’t the only one to change his lines during the night, though for different reasons.
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American Alicia Keys modified the final chorus of her monster hit ‘Empire State of Mind’ by swapping “New York” for “London” in “In New York. The concrete jungle where it was performed” dreams.”
Sam Ryder, meanwhile, on the back of his stellar Eurovision display cleverly changed his Space Man wording from “Nothing Like Space Aliens” to “Nothing Like Nothing”. time, ma’am.”
However, he was unable to credit the idea – it had been brought up by a listener on BBC Radio One by Scott Mills and Chris Stark earlier in the day.
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