I have officially become an old fuddy duddy.
One of the songs that Z likes is One Direction’s Live While We’re Young. It is a catchy tune but have you heard the lyrics? Bold emphasis is mine.
“Hey girl I’m waiting on ya, I’m waiting on ya
Come on and let me sneak you out
And have a celebration, a celebration
The music up, the windows down
Yeah, we’ll be doing what we do
Just pretending that we’re cool and we know it too (know it too)
Yeah, we’ll keep doing what we do
Just pretending that we’re cool, so tonight
Let’s go crazy, crazy, crazy ’till we see the sun
I know we only met but let’s pretend it’s love
And never, never, never stop for anyone
Tonight let’s get some and live while we’re young
Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (and live while we’re young)
Tonight let’s get some
And live while we’re young
Hey girl it’s now or never, it’s now or never
Don’t overthink, just let it go
And if we get together, yeah get together
Don’t let the pictures leave your phone (oh oh)”
Let’s review.Â Apparently this young man is planning on sneaking a girl who he has just met out of her house.Â He intends to pretend that he feels some emotion for her in order to coerce her into having sex.Â He wants to pressure her into not using her brain to think about the consequences of this because this is her only chance to be with such
an asshole a cool guy.Â Then he intends to photograph it and hopes it doesn’t hit the internet.
Maybe I should commend him for being honest at least.
Now Z has no earthly clue what this song is about as she is singing at the top of her lungs.Â She’s very naive. That’s part of the problem.Â The audience for this band is intended to be girls her age.Â Girls who will get this in their brains as something cool before they ever have any idea what is it about.Â She thinks it is about vaguely having fun along the lines of going to a birthday party.Â She doesn’t have the understanding or vocabulary to discuss this song.Â She knows that we won’t let her listen to it because we think it is bad but she interprets that as a difference in musical taste instead of in philosophy.
I heard this song in the trailer for their new movie.Â Their mothers were in the movie.Â Have their mothers heard this song?Â Why have they not washed their sons’ mouths out with soap for singing about how they want to go rape someone?
Speaking of wanting to go rape someone, why am I also not surprised that everyone is up in arms about Miley Cyrus acting stupid on TV but they are ignoring the fact that there was a man twice her age there singing the song?Â It is Justin Timberlake getting a pass for tearing the clothes off Janet Jackson all over again.
Given that I now work on a college campus *sigh*â€¦I’ll just raise my glass and sayâ€¦yeah, I get what you’re saying.