"Ours" (CD Single)

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Sweet country love song dismisses rumors and gossip.
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Positive messages

Worthwhile message about ignoring gossip and looking at the facts.

Positive role models

Encourages listeners to turn a deaf ear to rumors and hearsay.

Violence
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Sex
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that in the single "Ours," country star Taylor Swift offers a clean track about making your own choices when it comes to love. As usual, she avoids adult topics like sex and substance use, as well as profanity. Overall, the tune is another age-appropriate choice for the legions of young Taylor Swift fans.

What's the story?

Romance is once again on the table in "OURS," a single from young country singer Taylor Swift originally released on the Target-exclusive deluxe edition of her record Speak Now. In this clean track, Swift reassures the object of her affection that it doesn't matter what other people may be saying about them, because their feelings for each other are priority number one: "It's not theirs to speculate if it's wrong / And your hands are tough but they are where mine belong / And I'll fight their doubt and give you faith with this song for you."

Is it any good?

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Piano and acoustic guitar combine in this cute, light single. With lots of lovely harmonizing, the track has a slightly stronger country tone than many of Swift's pop-country tunes.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why it's important to ignore rumors and gossip. What are some of the consequences that can come from spreading or starting rumors?

  • What should you do if you're the victim of a rumor? What should you do if you hear gossip about someone you know?

  • Is it OK to gossip about people you don't know, like celebrities? Why or why not?

Music details

Artist:Taylor Swift
Release date:November 8, 2011
Type:Single
Label:Big Machine Records
Genre:Country
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old February 1, 2015

Happy song means something

There is a positive message about ignoring gossip and rumors and the best part it's catchy.
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Kid, 12 years old June 9, 2013

She is good

I like Taylor Swift. She is very clean with her songs and dose not have any violences or bad language
Kid, 11 years old August 22, 2012

Love it!

OMG LOVE THIS SONG!! It's soooooo sweet and if u see the music video the boyfriend comes back from war!!! <3 :D
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