George Ezra cut the word “dies” from a hit he sang at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert.
Singer Shotgun, 28, was among a host of famous faces on one of three stages set up at the gates of Buckingham Palace on Sunday (05/06/22) to entertain the 22,000 who had gathered outside along with millions of TV viewers at the house.
During the performance of his song “Green Green Grass”, George skipped the end of one of his lines, which was about death.
The original lyric reads “Green green grass, blue blue sky, you better have a party the day I die.”
But George censored the performance by removing the last few words, leaving the instruments to play while he was silent.
One surprised fan tweeted: “George Ezra censors himself not to sing ‘You better have a party the day I die’ fucking fun #PlatinumPartyatthePalace.”
Another added: “I took to Twitter to make sure I wasn’t going crazy and George Ezra deliberately censored himself by not singing ‘please have a party on the day I die’.”
It is unknown if the decision to change the lyrics was made by George or the show’s management.
The concert also included performances by Diana Ross, 78, Rod Stewart, 77, Queen and Craig David, 41, and a performance by Sir Elton John, 75, was projected onto the walls of the palace in honor of the 96-year-old Queen. 70 years on the throne.
Alicia Keys also changed the lyrics to her song “Empire State of Mind” at the concert.
It contains the words: “In New York, in the concrete jungle that dreams are made of.”
Alicia, 41, sang about London instead, prompting one viewer to hail it as a “cute twist” in the performance.