“Would you get down on your knees for me?”...

Primadonna girl, yeah
All I ever wanted was the world
I can't help but I need it all
The primadonna life, the rise and fall
You say that I'm kinda difficult
But it's always someone else's fault
Got you wrapped around my finger, babe
You can count on me to misbehave

Primadonna girl,
Would you do anything for me?
Buy a big diamond ring for me?
Would you get down on your knees for me?
Pop the pretty question right now, baby
Beauty queen on a silver screen
Living life like I'm in a dream
I know I've got a big ego
I really don't know why it's such a big deal, though

And I'm sad to the core, core, core
Every day is a chore, chore, chore
When you feel of a whole more more
I wanna be adored
'Cause I'm a primadonna girl, yeah
All I ever wanted was the world
I can't help that I need it all
The primadonna life, the rise and fall
You say that I'm kinda difficult
But it's always someone else's fault
Got you wrapped around my finger, babe
You can count me to misbehave

Primadonna girl fill the void, up with Celluloid
Take a picture, I'm with the boys
Get what I want 'cause I ask for it
Not because I'm really that deserving of it
Living life like I'm in a play
In the lime light, I want to stay
I know I've got a big ego
I really don't know why it's such a big deal, though

Going up, going down, down, down
Anything for the crown, crown, crown
With the lights dimming down, down, down
I spin around

'Cause I'm a primadonna girl, yeah
All I ever wanted was the world
I can't help that I need it all
The primadonna life, the rise and fall
You say that I'm kinda difficult
But it's always someone else's fault
Got you wrapped around my finger, babe
You can count on me to misbehave

Primadonna girl, yeah
All I ever wanted was the world
I can't help that I need it all
The primadonna life, the rise and fall
You say that I'm kinda difficult
But it's always someone else's fault
Got you wrapped around my finger, babe
You can count on me to misbehave
Primadonna girl



Lyrics submitted by Firen

"Primadonna" as written by Marina Lambrini/frost Diamandis

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing

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  • +5
    General Comment:It's basically Material Girl Cubed, but Marina takes that concept to another level with her deliberate and caustic satire of the "primadonna" archetype.

    “Electra Heart is the antithesis of everything that I stand for. And the point of introducing her and building a whole concept around her is that she stands for the corrupt side of American ideology, and basically that’s the corruption of yourself. My worst fear – that’s anyone’s worst fear – is losing myself and becoming a vacuous person. And that happens a lot when you’re very ambitious.” --Marina Diamandis
    invertedlitoston April 15, 2012   Link
  • +4
    Song Meaning:it's supposed to be very ironic and tongue-in-cheek. As someone stated before, Marina wrote it to be the opposite of her. It's about a girl who doesn't want to work for anything. She wants it all handed and offered to her on a silver platter. She doesn't want love based on emotional connection. She just wants people to adore her and wait on her. She wants instant control over someone. She wants to be judged purely on her physical attributes. She wants it all and to give nothing back in return.
    Cutcopyon May 23, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:on repeat for the past three weeks. love this. the whole album is AMAZING, hd.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on March 13, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:Been listening to this song constantly since it came out.
    Firenon March 18, 2012   Link
  • +3
    My Interpretation:I think it's about a girl with big dreams, who keeps getting criticized and called selfish by her friends and the people around her, who think she's too much of a Prima Donna, but she really just wants to live a life of glamour that transcends her everyday normalcy. She also probably fills her days dreaming and every day she goes without her dreams coming true feel like a chore and are hard to get through
    but she's determined to work hard to get her dreams to come true.
    BoyPrincess32on March 30, 2012   Link
  • +3
    Memory:I remember the first time I heard this song, I could relate to it line-for-line.

    My friend and I always used to joke that she was the "Diva" and I was the "Prima Donna," the difference being that she, the Diva, didn't want to work for adoration, while I, the Prima Donna, had worked my whole life to be in the spotlight.

    I realize that Marina Diamandis wrote this song to be the opposite of her, but she really did a good job of describing the prima donna life and mentality- you work your whole life for the crown or the starring role, and you live for fame and adoration. While the Prima Donna may come off as indestructibly glamorous, however, most are sad and feel as though they have a void inside.

    To sum up my long-winded comment, I can relate to this song because I feel an all-consuming need for the spotlight. Being a Prima Donna isn't a bad thing- it's just a way of life.
    DaynaRixon September 11, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Apparantly she wrote this song because her ex-boyfriend always called her a primadonna.
    Love this song soooooooooo much I always keep repeating and if I'm not listening to it then I'll just start singing it quitetly to myself. Trolol sad.
    Can't wait till her new album comes out, I herd most of the songs on their and they sound amazing :D
    TheCloudon April 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation:Love this song!
    I think it's the thoughts of a woman who feels unhappy and that they think material things will make her feel better. She always wants to be adored.
    cherrypocky23on March 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think its such a fun song. Its about celebrating yourself. Reckonising that you like attention and a bit of lime light. What girl doesn't like that! But marina has written it in a beautiful way where its fun with a deep edge to it.
    LambtonQon March 04, 2013   Link
  • -6
    General Comment:I swear every time I listen to this song I always hear "I really don't know why it's such a big dildo"
    fraroson May 26, 2012   Link

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