"Poker Face" (CD single)
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while this song's lyrics don't include explicit sexual descriptions or graphic language, they do contain euphemisms ("I'm bluffin' with my muffin") that allude to mature sexual situations.
What's the story?
The dance-floor domination continues for Lady GaGa with the single POKER FACE, off her album The Fame. The songwriter-turned-singer keeps her good thing going in this song,
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.
Families can talk 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?