In the midst of a legal battle, fans of Britney Spears compare the lyrics to the star’s real life.
Following the bombshell confessions she made in court on Wednesday, Britney Spears fans are poring over the lyrics of one of her early pop tunes.
The singer, 39, has requested to be released from a conservatorship that has kept her father Jamie Spears in charge of her career and personal life, as well as her finances, for the past 13 years.
Fans soon drew parallels to the persona she sang about in “Lucky” after Spears stated during the hearing that she found the conservatorship “abusive,” adding that it made her sad, unable to sleep, and often in tears.
The song, which included on Spears’ second studio album Oops!… I Did It Again in 2000, depicts the narrative of Lucky, a superstar who appears to have everything on the outside but is lonely on the inside.
“She’s so lucky, she’s a star / But she cry, cry, cries in her lonely heart, thinking / If there’s nothing missing in my life / Then why do these tears come at night,” the chorus says.
Fans flocked to Twitter in droves to comment on how personal “Lucky” appeared to be, despite the song being written and recorded several years before Spears was placed under conservatorship.
@sir wilkins remarked, “I was listening to Britney Spears’ Lucky and realized this song is about her.” “On this song, she’s practically begging for assistance.”
@nayelyrosales_ wrote, “Singing my heart out to Lucky by Britney Spears, it hits different rn SHE JUST WANTS TO BE FREE.”
While listening to Britney Spears’ Lucky, I discovered that the song is about her. On this song photo, she seemed to be pleading for assistance. twitter.com/c0LkgDNxYp
— Sir Wilkins (@milkdudpapi) June 24, 2021
@NWBayWitch tweeted, “I can’t quit thinking about Britney Spears.” “I’m so horrified. Listening to ‘Lucky’ is heartbreaking. Just let the girl be free and live her life. #FreeBritney.”
Said @supeddi: “the single ‘Lucky’ by Britney Spears was her cry for help. We didn’t listen. #FreeBritney.”
“If you’re not listening to a Britney Spears playlist today who even are you?” @queen_khal said. “‘Lucky’ and many other songs hit so different now!! #FreeBritney.”
Recalling Spears’ statement at Wednesday’s hearing, @codyspearz. This is a brief summary.