George Ezra Reveals REAL Reason Song Lyrics Changed For Jubilee Performance
Ezra says showing up for the Queen’s celebration was more important than he expected.
“The Jubilee is a very good example of something that is beyond me – the magnitude of it.
“It wasn’t until we got on stage and I saw all the flags that I realized, ‘Oh, that’s really huge’.”
Ezra performed the megahit Shotgun and recent single Green Green Grass to the crowd of 22,000 gathered outside and to the millions of viewers at home to celebrate the 96-year-old Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
But many Ezra fans were outraged that Ezra left out the end of one of his lines that referred to “dying.”
The lyrics: “Green green grass, blue blue skies, you better throw a party the day I die” have been edited to not offend.
And fans took to social media to complain.
Ezra says, “I think the reaction to that kind of worked in our favor to say it was unnecessary.
“My instinct was that you don’t need to change it.
“I don’t know if it’s coming from the royal family or the producers of the show, but it’s pretty obvious that if you’re playing for the royal family and the powers that be say, ‘We don’t want you to sing that lyrical then you’re not going to argue.