A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that in terms of its messages, this song is ideal for younger kids. It steers entirely clear of bad language or adult content, focusing instead on positive themes like putting love first in your life, appreciating what you have, and striving to reach your goals. Since the song is from the Ramona and Beezus movie soundtrack, kids who like the song may also be interested in the movie, and vice versa.
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What's the story?
"LIVE LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW" is the single by Selena Gomez and the Scene from the soundtrack of Ramona and Beezus, the summer movie that also stars the singer as Beezus. Like Beverly Cleary's Ramona book series on which the movie is based, this clean tune is fine for kids of all ages. The worry-free lyrics lack adult content of any kind, including only a wholesome message about living every day to the fullest. There are lots of inspirational lyrics to be found here, such as: "Live like there's no tomorrow / 'Cause all we have is here, right now / Love like it's all that we know ... Don't ever let this life pass us by ... Feel what it's like to be alive / Give it all that we've got."
Is it any good?
As a singer, Selena Gomez generally suffers from weaker pipes than some of her peers, like Demi Lovato. However, in "Live Like There's No Tomorrow," Gomez gives a stronger performance than usual. Backed by a catchy pop beat, the song is sure to end up on many young kids' playlists this summer.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how to stay focused on making the most of every day despite the inevitable problems that crop up in life. In the face of a hard problem, what are five things you can do to help yourself feel better?
Can you name five things you're grateful for in life?