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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that positivity rules in "Good Life," a fun, clean song about someone who experiences a lot of success from his hard work and continues to keep perspective on his good fortune in life. With very little profanity (only the word "bulls--t") and no mention of sex, substances, or violence, this track is a great choice for older tweens and teens.
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What's the story?
In their single "GOOD LIFE," alt-rock band One Republic reflects on all the success that's come their way -- and how thankful they are for it. The tune encourages people to open their eyes to all of the positive things in life and appreciate good fortune: "What is there to complain about? ... We have so much to feel good about." While it includes a couple of explicit words (bulls--t), it omits any references to sex, substance use, and violence -- making it a good overall option for older kids.
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Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how a person can stay focused on all of the good things in life, even in the face of challenges or obstacles.
Name five good things that you have going for you.
This song is uplifting, but many alt-rock songs tend to be melancholy or moody. Why do you think that is?
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