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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Marry the Night" is a fairly clean single as far as explicit language and references go, with no profanity, only a couple of mild references to sex/kissing, and one line about drinking whiskey. That said, the overarching message is a mature one about accepting emotional ups and downs as a part of life -- which Lady Gaga acts out in the racy video, which shows her (half clothed) having a breakdown in a mental institution and then working her way back up the ladder to become a star. The song itself is OK for young teens, but the video is best for older kids.
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What's the story?
"MARRY THE NIGHT" is the fifth single from the second full-length album by pop phenomenon Lady Gaga. The song is about accepting that life can be an emotional roller coaster. The video shows Gaga mostly naked in parts, occasionally smoking, having an emotional breakdown, and then participating in a dance audition as she attempts to resurrect her career.
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Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how to cope with feelings of sadness and depression. Is it normal to have "down" days every once in a while? What can make you feel better?
What's the meaning behind the line "I'm a soldier to my own emptiness"? Do you think it's better for lonely people to deal with their feelings by themselves or to talk with someone they trust? Why?
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