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"A Thousand Years" (CD Single)
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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "A Thousand Years," from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Soundtrack, is melodramatic but clean, with no profanity or explicit references to adult topics like sex, substance use, or violence. Its only semi-troubling line, "I have died every day waiting for you," alludes to the idea that Bella needs to change herself by becoming a vampire before she can be with Edward. Aside from this line, however, the tune is an overall OK choice for tweens and teens.
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What's the story?
Is it any good?
"A Thousand Years" follows in the musical footsteps of Christina Perri's smash debut single "Jar of Hearts," as both songs feature an instrument-rich arrangement filled with piano and strings, along with Perri's pretty, plaintive vocals. While this single isn't especially original, it's still a satisfying listen for anyone who loves a good ballad.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about why it's important to retain a strong sense of self, whether or not you're in a relationship. How do you feel when a friend always dominates the decisions about what you'll do together and never lets you decide?
How does the song fit in with Bella and Edward's story? Would you like the song if it wasn't associated with the popular movie?
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