I'm Not Dead

 
Pink takes on just about everyone. Teens and up.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

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

Violence

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

Sex

Some sexual content.

Language

Some strong language.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A few references.

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.

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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk 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

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Parent Written byMusic/Movies July 23, 2013
age 12+
 

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 CD. The only think that makes it not for tweens and young teens is the swearing, so if you have a child 14 or under, get a clean version because the songs are very worth it. Otherwise, the swears and mild drinking/sex content makes it too mature for tweens and young teens. There are three or four songs (Stupid Girls, Cuz I Can, Leave Me Alone & U+Ur Hand) that use strong swearing which includes sh*t, f*ck, d*ck, c*ck) yet none of these words are used in a sexual manner. There is mild drinking and sexual references in U+Ur Hand, but otherwise, the songs are pretty clean. The songs Who Knew, The One That Got Away & I'm Not Dead are about relationship and love that some older teens might be able to relate to. The other songs are Conversation With My 13 Year Old Self, Long Way to Happy, Nobody Knows, Runaway and I Got Money Now which are all positive songs for teens to relate to about feeling alone, bullied or hurt. Some songs like I Have Seen the Rain and Dear Mr. President might even win the hearts of some adults.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old April 5, 2012
age 10+
 

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, some people might though.............
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byGreenRhino December 16, 2011
age 13+
 

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 comes with some sexual statements and some minor swearing.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models

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