I'm Not Dead

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kidsParents recommend
Pink takes on just about everyone. Teens and up.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 22 reviews

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

Positive Messages

Very strong, positive messages for girls; feelings about social commentary will depend on your politics.


In the context of anti-war statements on "Dear Mr. President."


Some sexual content.


Some strong language.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

A few references.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's some strong language, sexual innuendo, and lots of in-your-face attitude. Conservative parents may not appreciate "Dear Mr. President," an open letter to President Bush that criticizes his administration.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMusic/Movies July 23, 2013

P!nk's CD is very positive, yet swears too much for young teens

This CD is filled with emotional, positive songs. This CD will win the hearts of many people. The songs are very deep and I'd say this is P!nk's best... Continue reading
Adult Written byhelenmirrenrox May 26, 2011

P!nk Soings Well

This CD is my favorite CD for sure. P!nk is my favorite singer, and I think behind all of the swear words, and content, there is a good message for people. Twee... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old April 5, 2012

oh joy!

yay! i luv luv luv luv this cd, dear mr. president is AMAZING! and its true to, bush did give us a hard time, yes there is swearing, but i don't mind it, s... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byGreenRhino December 16, 2011

Empowerment, minor swearing; Nice album.

Pink makes a strong case here that girls don't need to be pretty, skinny, or rich to be successful and strong. An empowering album for girls, though it com... Continue reading

What's the story?

Using some strong language and a lot of attitude, Pink doesn't hold back on I'M NOT DEAD, an accomplished album on which she drives every point home with refreshing honesty and opinionated wit. Getting the party started with "Stupid Girls" ("Maybe if I act like that/that guy will call me back/Porno Paparazzi girls/I don't want to be a stupid girl...I'm so glad that I'll never fit in/that will never be me/outcasts and girls with ambition/that's what I want to see"), Pink lends support to every girl's intelligence and uniqueness over infectious, danceable instrumental tracks. On "Dear Mr. President" she enlists the help of the Indigo Girls with a poignant open letter to George Bush ("How do you sleep while the rest of us cry/How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye/How do you walk with your head held high/Can you even look me in the eye And tell me why?").

Is it any good?

If Pink indulges in a bit of emotional overkill, it's forgivable. Whether or not you agree with her politics, it's hard to disregard any popular artist willing to put herself out there with real opinions about real issues. Add stunning, expressive vocal performances and instrumentals that are beautifully produced and performed, and you have a winner of an album, one that's well worth taking seriously, despite some occasional strong language and in-your-face attitude.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the issues raised by "Stupid Girls" and "Dear Mr. President." What are the messages Pink is trying to get across? Does she do it successfully?

Music details

  • Artist: Pink
  • Release date: April 4, 2006
  • Label: La Face
  • Genre: Rock
  • Parental advisory: Yes
  • Edited version available: Yes
  • Last updated: July 20, 2015

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