"A Little Bit Longer" (CD single)

 
(i)

 

Moving, personal ballad about Nick's diabetes.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Just talks about "waiting on a cure/but none of them are sure" in reference to Nick's bout with diabetes.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Released to promote album of same title A Little Bit Longer.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this single is written by Nick Jonas, and is about his own personal experience living with diabetes. Although there's nothing morbid or detailed about the disease, there is one line that says "waiting on a cure/but none of them are sure." This might raise some questions from younger kids, but will probably go right over their heads.

What's the story?

"A LITTLE BIT LONGER" is the fourth and final single released by the Jonas Brothers to promote their upcoming third studio album of the same name. It's a personal ballad written by brother Nick about his own dealings with diabetes.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

As if the unstoppable, adorable mop-haired brothers brunette aren't endearing enough, they've now given us a sweet but sad heart-tugging ballad about Nick's issues with diabetes. It features Nick on the piano, his youthful vocals belting out heartfelt lyrics about a mature topic. His personal experience resonates when he sings, "You don't know what you got 'til it's gone/and you don't know what it's like to feel so low/and every time you smile you laugh, you glow." It's a good way to slow down from their otherwise pop-rock and is balanced out with easy guitar and drums. Fans will definitely be rooting for Nick as he sings, "So I'll wait 'til kingdom come/all the highs and lows are gone/a little bit longer/and I'll be fine."

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the fact that Nick Jonas is writing and singing about something so personal. Do you think his honesty and vulnerability could help his fans who might also be dealing with health or personal issues themselves? How? Do you think it is a good idea for artists to sing about such things?

Music details

Artist:Jonas Brothers
Release date:August 5, 2008
Label:Hollywood Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

This review of "A Little Bit Longer" (CD single) was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Parent of a 18 year old Written bySuperStarzSingerz August 29, 2013
 

A Little Bit Longer and We All Be Fine

Honestly, all kids should listen to this song. Anyone who has diabetes can relate and it can help to prove that you are not alone when you are feeling what you're feeling.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old December 26, 2010
 

:.( SAD SONG

This song is very good, but really reminds me of my sister, because she has cancer. I can't listen to i without misting up.

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Digital Compass