"Pray" (CD single)

 
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Prince of pop urges positive activism to change the world.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The song has a super-positive message about actively working to bring about better lives for the less fortunate.

Positive role models

It would be hard to find a better role model than the one in this song, who is constantly looking to make things better in the future.

Violence & scariness

Talks about "soldiers dying."

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Pray" is another exceptionally positive song by Justin Bieber that's filled with messages about appreciating what you have and trying to improve the situations of those who aren't as lucky. Save for one line about "soldiers dying," there's no swearing or adult content, making it a great choice for tweens.

What's the story?

"PRAY" is the only new single on the album My Worlds Acoustic by teen singing sensation Justin Bieber(the rest of the record includes acoustic versions of his previously released tunes). The song contains very positive messages about appreciating what you have,notingproblems and issues in the world around you, and taking action to improve them. Despite one line about "soldiers dying," the song is a great option for listeners of any age, with lots of encouraging lyrics like "I know there's sunshine behind that rain / I know there's good times behind that pain / Hey can you tell me how I can make a change / I close my eyes and I can see a better day."

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Bieber puts his golden pipes to good use in this positive song, backed by a mellow, piano-based beat. The simple arrangements aren't much different than those in many of his other songs, but the formula once again works well for Bieber in this radio-friendly single.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how songs like this one can motivate a listener to become a better person. What can you do to make a difference in your community?

  • Why do you think Bieber released this song?

Music details

Artist:Justin Bieber
Release date:November 27, 2010
Label:Disney
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written bybieberandhayes June 29, 2013
 

Bieber did it again

It's a deep song that makes you think about unfortunate kids. The music video scared me a little...
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Great messages
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Kid, 11 years old August 8, 2012
 

AMAZING

Omg this is such an amazing song from such an amazing person!! :) it makes you realize that you should be happy with what you have and give to others. Everytime I listen to it I just start smiling! :D
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Teen, 16 years old Written byLucas Couldron May 6, 2012
 

Terrible song!

This song sucks.Nuff said.

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