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"A Little Bit Longer" (CD single)



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

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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?


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
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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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


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.


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