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"Poker Face" (CD single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
What's the story?
Is it any good?
Like on "Just Dance," where she sang about blacking out from too much alcohol on the dance floor, the message on "Poker Face" trumps the music, with GaGa giving a somewhat troubling account of how playing games to win over the object of your affections is not only acceptable but even fun. Parents should talk to teens about how this approach can end in heartache when everyone eventually has to lay all their cards on the table.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the consequences of building relationships based on deception. What could ultimately happen to a relationship in which people hide their personalities at the outset? How does it feel to bury your true thoughts in front of someone you care about? What's more important -- winning or forming a bond based on mutual respect?