"It Will Rain" (CD Single)

 
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Breaking Dawn single is melodramatic but OK for fans.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The song is about having a hard time letting go of someone; the mood is very brooding and melodramatic and could encourage angsty rumination.

Positive role models

There's a line about needing painkillers to ease the heartache of a breakup.

Violence

One reference to hurting yourself for love: "I'll pick up these broken pieces 'til I'm bleeding if that'll make it right."

Sex
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Language
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Consumerism

Single is from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Soundtrack.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One mention of using morphine to relieve pain.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "It Will Rain," the first single from the new The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 soundtrack, is a fairly clean single, with no profanity or extremely mature content. That said, the song includes a few edgy lyrics about needing morphine to dull the pain of a failed relationship, as well as a figurative reference to picking up the broken pieces of a relationship until you "bleed." Overall, though, the tune is fine for fans of the movie franchise.

What's the story?

"IT WILL RAIN" is the first single from the soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1. The ballad was written by The Smeezingtons -- a songwriting trio consisting of hot pop/R&B singing star Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Ari Levine -- and has a brooding, moody tone. It's about a man who's despondent at the thought of losing his lover.

Is it any good?

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Mars is an interesting choice for this soundtrack: Known for his more mass-appeal, radio-friendly pop hits, his style is a departure from the previous Twilight soundtracks, which have included darker indie-rock sounds. Mars tries to fit this more melodramatic mold with his mopey ballad, but the end result ends up droning on rather than hitting home.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why the Twilight producers would choose Bruno Mars to contribute a song to this soundtrack.The soundtracks for previous Twilight movies have featured indie-focused artists like Vampire Weekend and Sia. Does Mars' pop/R&B style fit with the Twilight motif? Why or why not?

  • Name some other acts you'd like to hear on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack. How do they fit the movie's mood and story?

Music details

Artist:Bruno Mars
Release date:October 10, 2011
Type:Single
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written byshanno15 November 21, 2011
 

Better than most new singers out nowadays

The point of this song is a young man trying so hard to make somthing of himself and please the love of his lifes parents so they accept him! Beautiful song with lyrics that truly come from the heart. Bruno Mars has a gorgeous voice too so check him out!
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Teen, 17 years old Written byBigbillyboy August 31, 2012
 

Well...I think it is a great song even though I hate slow songs!

I mean,I like some slow songs,but I hate most slow music.It Will Rain is one of the better ones.It's very bueatiful.I'm a 17 year old guy,but this is just romantic! Bravo Bruno Mars! You did a great job! Keep up the good work!
Teen, 16 years old Written byanders09ma May 27, 2012
 

It Will Rain

As again I LOVE Bruno! I love this song and love Twilight :).
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