"Die in Your Arms" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Biebs keeps it clean, but it's more mature than past tunes.

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

While this mostly positive track is filled with Bieber's typically cute messages about loving someone to pieces, it does include a more mature line about how he "can't live without [his] baby."  

Positive Role Models & Representations

Despite his growing maturity, the Biebs still keeps it clean enough to accommodate his legions of tween fans. 


One verse that hints at intimacy: "'Cause every time you touch me / I just die in your arms / Ooh, it feels so right / So baby, baby, please don't stop." 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that in his single "Die in Your Arms," Justin Bieber moves just a smidge closer to maturity. Though there's no profanity or graphic references, he throws in a couple of atypically sexy lyrics about touching, along with one line -- "loving you ain't easy" -- that belies a growing realization about the real ups and downs of romance. That said, Bieber's music, including this track, is still OK for tweens.   

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18+-year-old Written byFIAB December 5, 2012

This is what music has become?

Awful,just awful music! Even my kids hates Justin Bieber. Ick.
Teen, 14 years old Written byluv2shop2112 June 6, 2012

Good Song.. but just one thing....

I like this song a lot. I am not a Justin Bieber fan but the song is catchy. If I am right, there is a swear word once. It comes up later in the song.

What's the story?

DIE IN YOUR ARMS is the second single released in rapid-fire style from Justin Bieber's forthcoming album, Believe. Following closely on the heels of the record's debut single, "Boyfriend," the track finds Biebs singing about a familiar topic -- romance -- only from an ever-so-slightly more mature (yet still clean) perspective.

Is it any good?

Justin Bieber is doing an admirable job of juggling the dramatic voice change he's gone through, managing to maintain strong vocal chops on post-transformation songs like "Die in Your Arms." The R&B bent is still a bit formulaic for Bieber, but it's bound to be another hit with his countless fan masses. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how this song may reflect Justin Bieber's much-hyped romance with the singer and actress Selena Gomez. Now that they're young adults, how might the relationship between Bieber and Gomez be different from when they were young teens?

  • Do you think Bieber's young fans will follow him as he continues to mature as a person and artist? How can kids deal with their role models growing up?

  • What do you think of Bieber's more grown-up sound? Do you like it, or do you miss his sweet puppy-love tunes?

Music details

  • Artist: Justin Bieber
  • Release date: May 29, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: BMG
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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