"Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" (CD Single)

 
Mature break-up tune has profanity; try the edited version.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Some mixed messages. Though the song advocates for leaving a bad relationship, it also talks about avoiding problems ("I want back my ignorance and bliss"). 

Positive role models

Finding the strength to end an unhealthy relationship is certainly a good thing.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

In addition to the double entendre about oral sex ("blow me") in the song title, one verse references sex and prostitution ("no more sick whiskey d--k ... you'll be calling a trick").

Language

In the explicit version, the word "s--t" is repeated several times, and "d--k" is also used.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Mentions being drunk a few times. 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" is a fairly mature break-up song that hearkens back to Pink's earlier, more adult releases. Its title is a nod to oral sex, with more sex referenced in the lyrics; the word "s--t" is repeated throughout the explicit version, and "d--k" also appears. The song also mentions being drunk a few times. That said, it does have a positive message about leaving an unhealthy relationship.

What's the story?

Returning to the studio for the first time in four years, pop star Pink is back with "BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS)" -- the first single from her soon-to-come sixth studio album. Called "classic Pink" by some critics, the track describes a bad breakup and the activities leading up to it -- including a lot of fighting, dysfunctional sex, and drinking.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

All the qualities that make Pink's music appealing to her loyal fans are here in this track, including a power-pop hook and hard-driving vocals. While the approach isn't exactly original for the singer, it will please all those who've waited four long years for a new tune.  

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the juxtaposition between Pink's mellow family life with husband Carey Hart and baby daughter Willow, and her more turbulent songs, like this one. Do you think about an artist's personal life when you listen to a song?

  • Even when they've grown up and settled down, do formerly edgy artists have to continue to release controversial, mature songs in order to stay relevant? Why or why not? 

  • Is Pink a good role model? Why or why not?

Music details

Artist:Pink
Release date:July 9, 2012
Type:Single
Label:RCA
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Kid, 11 years old August 6, 2012
age 11+
 

Good song!

i like this song. language is harsh, but other then that, love it!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written bymusic fan2.0 July 31, 2012
age 11+
 

well half and half

i as a grown man am not afraid to admit that t love this song very mutch but think u should be careful with young pink fans but it may help them let out feelings of anger after a breakup so u decide
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byTony632 July 27, 2012
age 12+
 

really p!nk ??

disappointing bland comeback from pop/rock star. Some language. But overall just a slightly annoying song about avoiding a bad relationship and then getting even
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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