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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "I Won't Give Up" is a super-positive song about pledging to work through problems with the person you care about, rather than letting those issues bring about the demise of your relationship. The track offers no profanity or graphic content of any kind, making it an especially good option for both younger and older listeners alike.
What's the story?
Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz promises to stand by his girl in "I WON'T GIVE UP" -- a sweet song that describes a realistic yet healthy relationship between two people who have their ups and downs but pledge to work through problems in order to keep their relationship strong. The only adult aspect of this song is its emotionally mature approach to romance, with lyrics that describe a positive approach to relationships: "I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily / I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make / Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use the tools and gifts we got / ... We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in / I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not, and who I am."
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Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about strategies for resolving the inevitable problems that happen in even the strongest relationships. What can you do when you have an issue with someone you care about?
Who is Jason Mraz's target audience? Do you think his music appeals to certain age groups, or do his songs speak to multiple generations?
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