3 Doors Down
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the content on 3 Doors Down's new CD is a solid collection of songs about living your dreams and being yourself. Though resolutely self-absorbed, the lyrics contain no objectionable content -- and the performances are powerful.
What's the story?
Once again, the five Mississippi rockers in 3 Doors Down have come up with a lush and powerful collection of rock anthems that revolve around the themes of living your dreams and being yourself. The first single, "It's Not My Time," expresses the intention to fight a downward spin with "This could be the end of me and everything I know/but it's not my time/and I'm not goin.'" Whether applied to a relationship, a math class, or even a life, it's a message worth noting. Thoughtful teens may also respond to the uplifting nudge on "It's the Only One You've Got," a song about making the most of life, no matter what.
Is it any good?
As on their other CDs, 3 Doors Down maintain a mood of overwrought emotion; if you like your rock 'n' roll with a touch of whimsy, you won't find it here. But their performances are consistently excellent, and self-serious teens looking for an appropriately intense soundtrack to their lives could do a lot worse.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the song "Let Me Be Myself." What does that actually mean to you? Do you feel like you have to pretend to be someone you're not in order to fit in, or are you pretty comfortable in your own skin?