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"A** Back Home" (CD Single)



Despite crass title, hip-hop song has positive message.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

A positive message about a couple who makes an extra effort to value each other when a non-traditional career often keeps them apart.

Positive role models

Song is about going the extra mile to show others you care.


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"Ass" and one "s--t"; edited version includes a title change to "Get Yourself Back Home."

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "A** Back Home" tells a clean tale about a traveling musician whose erratic schedule forces him to be away from his partner much of the time and, as a result, he tries especially hard to remind her he cares even when he's away. Aside from its crass title (which is changed to "Get Yourself Back Home" in the edited version), the single includes one use of the word "s--t" but contains no other mature content or language -- resulting in an overall OK tune for both tweens and teens.

What's the story?

"A** BACK HOME" (or "Get Yourself Back Home" in the edited version) is the second single off The Papercut Chronicles II by funky hip-hop band Gym Class Heroes. With British singer/songwriter Neon Hitch lending a vocal hand, the track describes a romance in which one partner's job as a traveling musician often keeps him on the road. Because of their frequent distance apart, the two make a special effort to remind each other they care.

Is it any good?


Gym Class Heroes' lead vocalist Travie McCoy has a light, upbeat, lyrical delivery that helps to make their music fun, and this track is no exception. Neon Hitch's exceptionally lovely vocal tone adds even more interest to this song, making it a sure-fire hit. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the impact of non-traditional careers on a relationship. What are some of the challenges involved in having a relationship with someone whose work makes it hard to spend time together?

  • How might a non-traditional career actually benefit a relationship?

Music details

Artist:Gym Class Heroes
Release date:January 11, 2012
Label:Fueled by Ramen
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Kid, 11 years old May 19, 2013

its called "a** back home" so what.

This song is amazing. Yes the words "ass" and "s**t" is mentioned, but we've all heard worse.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old February 12, 2012

Not so bad for teens

Well, it's pretty obvious that there's the use of the word "a-s-s", so it may not be right for kids/parents who are sensitive to swear words. the rest of the song is pretty ok. It gives a positive and energetic messege. If you want, listen to the clean version.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus April 1, 2013


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