Ke$ha on 'Die Young' being pulled from radio after Newtown tragedy: I was forced to sing the lyrics

kesha-jingle-ball.jpg Ke$ha's single "Die Young" has plummeted on the radio charts after the shooting at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School. The song was No. 3 on the radio charts on Friday, Dec. 14, but DJs stopped playing it almost immediately after the news of the massacre broke. Twenty first-graders and six faculty members were murdered in the elementary school that Friday morning.

For her part, Ke$ha has acknowledged the song's bad timing and doesn't seem particularly concerned about the likely impact it'll have on her album sales. "I understand. I had my very own issue with 'die young' for this reason," Ke$ha tweeted on Tuesday. "I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO."

The tweet was later deleted. Ke$ha is listed as one of the co-writers on the song, so it's not clear how she was "forced" to sing the lyrics.

After deleting that tweet, she replaced it with the following. "I'm so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy.and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express."

The full lyrics of the song can be found below. While it's clear that the intended message of the song is about embracing life, not hurtling toward an early grave, it's understandable that the lyrics would be in bad taste today.

I hear your heart beat to the beat of the drums
Oh what a shame that you came here with someone
So while you're here in my arms
Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young

We're gonna die young
We're gonna die young

Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young

[Beat break]

Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young

Young hearts, out our minds
Runnin like we outta time
Wild childs, lookin' good
Livin hard just like we should
Don't care whose watching when we tearing it up (You Know)
That magic that we got nobody can touch (For sure)

Looking for some trouble tonight
Take my hand, I'll show you the wild, side
Like it's the last night of our lives
We'll keep dancing till we die

I hear your heart beat to the beat of the drums
Oh what a shame that you came here with someone
So while you're here in my arms,
Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young

We're gonna die young
We're gonna die young

Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young

[Beat break]

Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young

Young hunks, taking shots
Stripping down to dirty socks
Music up, gettin' hot
Kiss me, give me all you've got
It's pretty obvious that you've got a crush (you know)
That magic in your pants, it's making me blush (for sure)

Looking for some trouble tonight
Take my hand I'll show you the wild side
Like it's the last night of our lives
We'll keep dancing till we die

I hear your heart beat to the beat of the drums
Oh what a shame that you came here with someone
So while you're here in my arms,
Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young

I hear your heart beat to the beat of the drums
Oh what a shame that you came here with someone
So while you're here in my arms
Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young


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