Permission to Fly



Upbeat, spirited album mostly about teen romance.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Some songs are about things like lying and jealousy in relationships.

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Most of the songs are about boy troubles, but nothing gets overtly physical.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this CD from Disney Channel alum Jordan Pruitt covers things familiar to many tweens and teens such as crushes and romance. These themes are dealt with in a way that's safe for kids, with innocent and upbeat lyrics. The album is currently available only in Limited Too stores, but is scheduled for release on iTunes in August and general release in September.

What's the story?

PERMISSION TO FLY is a straight-up perky pop album, but it has smatterings of R&B -- and even a taste of reggae on the album's first single, "One Love". Almost all the songs are about teen romance, from unrequited crushes and love at first sight, to breakups and broken hearts. "In My Shoes" captures the essence of longing at the lockers; "Boyfriend" is a confident assertion that hers won't be stolen by a flirtatious rival; and "Simple Things" is an ode to how much pain can be caused by the smallest reminder of a former love.

Is it any good?


While some of the songs have a bubblegum sound and predictable lyrics, there are some very likeable bright spots on the album, including a sassy remake of the Temptations classic, "The Way You Do The Things You Do," and the surprisingly jazzy, syncopated "Secrets." And, not all of the songs on this album are about boy stuff. Permission to Fly is about finding your own identity; in "Unconditional," Jordan reminds us that she's a girl of faith, and how that gets her through the toughest of times. If nothing else, this teen is versatile.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how this album differs from Jordan's first one. Does she seem to be singing about different things this time, and other sides of teen life? Also, why do you think the album was released in Limited Too stores first?

Music details

Artist:Jordan Pruitt
Release date:July 22, 2008
Label:Hollywood Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old October 2, 2009

go jordan pruitt

I luv this album


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