"Safe & Sound" (CD Single)

 
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Haunting, clean ballad from The Hunger Games soundtrack.

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."
 

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

First single from The Hunger Games soundtrack.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.
 

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?

QUALITY
 

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
 

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 bymikethespike451 July 15, 2015
 

Made me cry!

It talked about war! This song is a great song and is way waaaaaaay WAAAAAAAYY better then those pOop-culture songs or those cRAP songs! This song made me cry because it talked about war, your loved one, The Hunger Games and it reminded me of Prim in Mockingjay!
What other families should know
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Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bymikethespike451 July 15, 2015
 

Made me cry!

It talked about war! This song is a great song and is way waaaaaaay WAAAAAAAYY better then those pOop-culture songs or those cRAP songs! This song made me cry because it talked about war, your loved one, The Hunger Games and it reminded me of Prim in Mockingjay!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models

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