As a group of kids were out playing int he front yard, this song came on.  She jumped up and down and said, “WOW!!!  I love this song.”

As i watched, more and more kids came up to where they could hear the radio blasting from the house, and began to dance.

Not only did they begin to dance, they sang along to every word.

Here is the lyrics to this song:

You and I go hard, at each other like we going to war
You and I go rough, we keep throwing things and slammin’ the door
You and I get so, damn dysfunctional we stopped keeping score
You and I get sick, yah I know that we can’t do this no more

But baby there you again, there you again making me love you
Yeah I stopped using my head, using my head let it all go
Got you stuck on my body, on my body like a tattoo
And now i’m feeling stupid, feeling stupid crawling back to you
So I cross my heart, and I hope to die, that I’ll only stay with you one more night
And I know I said it a million times
But i’ll only stay with you one more night

Trying to tell you no, but my body keeps on telling you yes
Trying to tell you stop, but your lipstick got me so out of breath
I’d be waking up, in the morning probably hating myself
And i’d be waking up, feeling satisfied but guilty as hell

But baby there you go again, there you go again making me love you
Yeah I stopped using my head, using my head let it all go
Got you stuck on my body, on my body like a tattoo
And now i’m feeling stupid, feeling stupid crawling back to you
So I cross my heart, and I hope to die, that i’ll only stay with you one more night
And I know i’ve said it a million times
But i’ll only stay with you one more night

Yeah baby give me one more night
Yeah baby give me one more night
Yeah baby give me one more night

But baby there you again, there you again making me love you
Yeah I stopped using my head, using my head let it all go
Got you stuck on my body, on my body like a tattoo
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

So I cross my heart, and I hope to die, that i’ll only stay with you one more night
And I know i’ve said it a million times
But i’ll only stay with you one more night

(yeah baby give me one more night)

So I cross my heart, and I hope to die, that i’ll only stay with you one more night
And I know i’ve said it a million times
But i’ll only stay with you one more night

(I don’t know, whatever…)

“You and I go hard, at each other like we going to war/You and I go rough, we keep throwing things and slammin’ the door/You and I get so, damn dysfunctional we stopped keeping score – Domestic violence?  YES!

This entire song is about a horrible relationship and the only reasont he “speaker” stays is because of the other person’s body. their body is the only reason to stay…so through all the hell that is this relationship: Sex makes it worth it.

This is power and control!

This is abuse….especially when you say we “go at eachother” like we’re going to war.

What’s even more disturbing is that all of those kids (remember this started off with a story of kids) knew these lyrics and knew this song…it is very popular. When I asked them what the song about this is what they said:

“About love.”

“About the way love is suppose to be.”

“About her making him love her no matter what.”

“True love”

When I asked if they noticed that it said…”I cross my heart and hope to die, that I only stay with you one more night”. the “singer” wants to leave.

They explained that it actually was saying that he hopes he’ll be able to stay for the rest of his life…because he loves her so much.

Many people will say….it’s just kids listening to a song OR they just didn’t understand.

OK….but remember, the subconscious heard all of it. The subconscious is creating the view that these kids have of a relationship. The view is that this is a “healthy” “wanted” relationship….that’s scary!

What do you think we should do about this?

 

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