"I'm Only Me When I'm with You" (CD single)

Music review by
Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media
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Sweet country-pop is perfect for a slumber party.
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age 6+
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Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Sweet and innocent: "Everything I need is right here by my side/And I know everything about you/I don't wanna live without you" and "When I'm with anybody else, it's so hard to be myself/Only you can tell."

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Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this single from country teen sensation Taylor Swift is playing on heavy rotation on Radio Disney. It's an innocent song about love with nothing to worry about for tweens and teens. The music video is just as harmless with shots of live concert footage and Taylor hamming it up for the camera.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byrebma97 August 25, 2011

Catchy single

It's a nice song. Pretty catchy. Looking at the title, you can tell what the song's about. I think all TS songs are for kids, but some of them have mo... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bysara4ever95 February 16, 2009

What's the story?

\"I'M ONLY ME WHEN I'M WITH YOU\" is a fusion track of pop and country about feeling completely comfortable with someone. The lyrics never stray off course for tween ears, and the upbeat nature makes you want to dance along.

Is it any good?

Taylor Swift gives off a welcoming "girl-next-door" vibe and "I'm Only Me When I'm with You" is an extension of her wholesome nature. With lines like "Through it all nobody gets me like you do/And you know everything about me/You say that you can't live without me," this single echoes the drama and finality of "love" for any tween or teen, yet remains perfectly appropriate for them to hear. The song is infectious, if a bit more pop-y than country, and will have kids wishing they could be pals with Taylor.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about country stars going mainstream. What is it about Taylor Swift that makes her appealing, even if you're not a huge country fan? Families can also talk about how -- and if -- her young age is helping her sell songs and albums.

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