We knew back in September that Glee star Lea Michele had tattooed a tribute to late boyfriend Cory Monteith somewhere on her body. In October, we finally got a glimpse of part of the tattoo, which read “if you say so” on Lea’s right rib cage just below her breast. Those were reportedly the last words Cory ever spoke to her.
Now the Glee star has decided to pay tribute to the last words of her late boyfriend Cory through song as well as ink. While finishing up her new solo album, Lea Michele added one more song at the last minute in honor of Cory. “The album was done, and the label said, ‘Do you want to add anything?” Lea told Elle magazine. “I was like, ‘I might regret it if I don’t.”
The song is called “If You Say So” and was co-written with Australian songwriter Sia, who co-wrote “Titanium” with David Guetta. In addition to the new song, Lea also included a track called “You’re Mine” which she said was their song and makes her “think so much of Cory.”
Through her grief over losing the love of her life, Lea Michele has kept strong throughout. After taking refuge briefly at friend Kate Hudson’s house after Cory Monteith died, Lea plunged back into life with a vengeance. She told Elle that she needed “to remember that you have to live, because you can want to die.”
Check out Lea’s tattoo tribute to Cory here and look for her new solo album coming soon!