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"Shakespeare" (CD Single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this song was performed by Miranda Cosgrove on her mega-hit Nick TV show, iCarly. It's about the allure and excitement of just meeting a possible romantic interest, but the importance of finding out more about the person. The single mentions "kissing in the rain" and a near-kiss encounter with the mystery man Cosgrove meets. It's fine for kids and fans of iCarly.
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What's the story?
Is it any good?
"Shakespeare" is an airy, pop tune that lets Cosgrove show that she can, in fact, sing, as well as star in a hit TV show. The song is a sweet declaration, or series of questions, posed to a possible love interest that she has locked eyes with on a train one day. "What do you like? I need to know. Do you like Shakespeare? Jeff Buckley, watching movies on Sunday or kissing when it's raining?" The song ends in a walk home and a close kiss-encounter on the front steps. It's all frothy, squeaky-clean fun.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the allure of TV stars and their music careers. Do you watch iCarly? Does the fact that this singer stars in a hit show make you more inclined to listen to the music? Does this song make you want to watch the show more?
Why is it important to get to know someone before kissing them?
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