"Gonna Get Over You" (CD Single)

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Cute, clean song encourages healthy relationships.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

A positive message about not settling for anything less than the best treatment from a romantic partner.

Positive role models

Encourages listeners to have self-respect.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Gonna Get Over You" is a great song for young tweens and teens in need of positive reinforcement about their self-worth. Telling the tale of a girl who sets her sights on the wrong guy but has the courage to let go and look for a better match, the track encourages young adults to seek out healthy romantic relationships. It includes no mature content or language whatsoever.

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What's the story?

\"GONNA GET OVER YOU\" is a single from the album Kaleidoscope Heart by pop starlet Sara Bareillas. This super-cute, clean song is about giving up on a bad romance while setting your sights on something better in the future: \"Maybe is a vicious little word that can slay me, keep me when I'm hurting and make me hang from your hands / Well no more, I won't beg to buy a shot at your back door ... It's not me anymore / And I'm not the girl that I intend to be, I dare you darling, just you wait and see, but this time not for you, but just for me.\"

Is it any good?


Known as much for her solid piano-playing skills as her smoky pop vocals, Sara Bareillas combines both in this snappy track. The end result is a catchy, upbeat tone that fits the self-confident message of this song.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the ingredients for a healthy romantic relationship. How can you make sure your needs are being met?

  • What are some of the signs that indicate a relationship isn't right for you?

Music details

Artist:Sara Bareilles
Release date:September 7, 2011
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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