- Johnny Depp appears to refer to Amber Heard in a new album after their defamation trial.
- The Sunday Times’ review of the album identified lyrics that appear to refer dismissively to Heard.
- In one song Depp seemed to compare Heard to a dog and talked about not giving her money.
Johnny Depp appeared to call his ex-wife Amber Heard “a dog” in a song on his new album with Jeff Beck.
The Sunday Times published some of the lyrics in a review of the album, “18,” set to be released on Friday.
Depp is credited as the writer of two songs on the album. According to The Sunday Times, both appear to reference Depp and Heard’s seven-week defamation trial.
Jurors granted Depp more than $10 million in damages. They also granted Heard $2 million for her counterclaim that Depp defamed her.
One song, “Sad Motherfuckin’ Parade,” appears to allude to Heard without naming her. According to the Sunday Times critic Jonathan Dean, Depp sings: “You’re sitting there like a dog with a seven-year itch. And I think you’ve said enough for one motherfucking night.”
A seven-year itch refers to the phenomenon of a partner wanting to leave a relationship after seven years. Depp and Heard divorced after 15 months.
In another line, Depp sings, “If I had a dime, it wouldn’t reach your hand.” The sentiment seems to align with a suggestion from Depp’s lawyers that the legal battle was not about money and that Depp may ultimately waive the damages.
In text messages read during the trial, Depp described Heard as “gold-digging” after she filed for divorce in 2016 and got a restraining order against the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor.
During the trial, Depp told the court that he was “not proud of any of the language” he’d used about Heard, which included many expletives and derogatory terms.
Depp’s other song, “This is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr,” which he performed in May while touring in the UK with Beck, seems to refer to his fall from grace after Heard’s accusations of domestic violence.
“Erased by the same world that made her a star,” he sings. “Spun out of beauty, trapped by its web.”
In the chorus, he adds, “I don’t believe in humans anymore.”
Beck has said the album was titled “18” because he and Depp felt that age again when they began playing together. Beck is 78, and Depp is 59.
Depp added: “It’s an extraordinary honor to play and write music with Jeff, one of the true greats and someone I am now privileged enough to call my brother.”