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I Wrote ”Rich Men North of Richmond” About the Death of Princess Diana

Well, it’s been a pretty wild few weeks. I am certainly grateful and humbled by the viral success of my song “Rich Men North of Richmond.” Unfortunately, it seems my song has been misinterpreted by some people, which became clear to me when it was played at the first Republican Presidential debate earlier this week. I want to clear the air — my song is not the conservative anthem people are making it out to be. It is a tribute and meditation on the life and tragically senseless death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

It just cracks me up that these Republican presidential hopefuls think my song is for them. That song had nothing to do with Joe Biden, it’s way bigger than that. It’s about the loss of a woman whose grace, elegance and charitable nature was an inspiration.

It’s cool that some of my other music is getting out and getting some attention. It’s hard to get out your entire ideology concerning Lady Di in just 3 minutes and some change you know? Wish I could just wake up and it not be true, but it is, oh it is. Lady Diana, gone too soon.

I just hate seeing that song being weaponized. Diana dedicated her post royal family life to getting rid of weapons, specifically landmines.

I see the right trying to characterize me as one of their own, and the left retaliating, everyone trying to throw me into the political bucket, and that shit has to stop. I will continue to honor the legacy of the late Princess of Wales in my own way, and if that doesn’t fit into one of your boxes, that’s just too bad for you.

I understand that language is interpretive. People have accused me of attacking the poor and the obese, when in fact I’m attacking the rich people who want to keep poor people poor, fat placated by soda and junk food. That’s not the world Lady Diana lived her life like a candle in the wind for.