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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the lyrics of "Nuclear" glorify the singer's "us against the world" bond with her partner -- they're not just unstoppable, they're "nuclear" together. There's a hint of doubt, however, as she asks, "Why run? Why would you run?" There's also a four-letter word in the first verse ("s--t"), and the chorus contains the phrase "going all the way."
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"Bootylicious" this isn't. Fans could be forgiven for thinking "Nuclear" is a sleeper from the vaults: The Pharrell Williams-produced breakbeat groove and faux strings are straight from the '90s, and the song's lack of a strong bass line or any exciting change makes it sound unfinished. The lyrics are vague, and there's nothing groundbreaking here. Although Williams gets a verse, Beyonce dominates most of the track, and the production is stripped down and spare.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about individuality in relationship. What are some ways to balance and retain your individuality when you're in a relationship? What are the advantages of facing the ups and downs of life alongside a partner?
Destiny’s Child has broken up twice, but they remain friends. What are some ways to keep friendships intact despite changes?
Why do you think Beyonce is the most successful and famous member of Destiny's Child?
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