"Safe & Sound" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Haunting, clean ballad from The Hunger Games soundtrack.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

This track includes a positive message about being there for someone you care about.
 

Positive role models

Song encourages listeners to support the people they love.
 

Violence

One line about war: "Everything's on fire, the war outside our door keeps raging on."
 

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Not applicable
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Consumerism

First single from The Hunger Games soundtrack.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Safe & Sound" follows the typical Taylor Swift approach by including no profanity or mature content beyond one fleeting reference to war. It's the first single from The Hunger Games Soundtrack, and may interest kids who are fans of the book or movie. With a supportive message about protecting someone you love, it's yet another solid, kid-friendly song by the country superstar.
 

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Kids say

What's the story?

"SAFE & SOUND" is the first single off the soundtrack for the film The Hunger Games, the initial installment in the uber-popular young adult book series. Sung by country star Taylor Swift, the ballad includes a lot of what Swift is known for: very clean lyrics that describe a strong relationship in which one person demonstrates support for the other.

Is it any good?

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Folk duo The Civil Wars gives a guest performance in this hauntingly beautiful ballad, featuring beautiful harmonies and Swift singing at her best. The mature sound definitely suits her, perhaps providing a glimpse into a bright future for the soon-to-be-a-grownup star.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why Taylor Swift would want to have a song featured in The Hunger Games movie. What does she get out of it? How does the movie benefit?

  • Swift has been known for having high-profile romances with guys who ultimately let her down. How does this song represent her feelings on the subject?

  • Does listening to the song make you think about The Hunger Games? How does the song's sound fit the story's tone?

Music details

Artist:Taylor Swift
Release date:January 9, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Universal
Genre:Country
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old January 22, 2012
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Safe and Sound

Great song! I am a huge fan of the Hunger Games and can't wait for it to come out!
Teen, 13 years old Written byBooks rule January 20, 2012
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amazing and deep!

This is one of my favorite songs. Its deep and emotional. It reminds me of the hunger games. Either about katniss and peeta or katniss and prim. Listen to this song and you will love it. Unless you hate soft songs.
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Teen, 14 years old Written bytayswift123 February 19, 2012
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Perfect Soundtrack

This is exactly what I was imagining for the soundtrack! I cannot say any bad about this song.I AM ADDICTED TO THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!

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