A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Some Nights" is a pretty accurate assessment of a young adult's emotional ups and downs, describing a guy who's not sure what he stands for -- but tries to find out in fits and starts. While there's a fleeting reference to sex and use of the word "f--k," and the overall tone is somewhat pessimistic, it's a relatively mild tune in the grand scheme of popular music. Parents can feel OK buying the clean version for older tweens and teens.
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What's the story?
SOME NIGHTS is the second single from the album of the same name by Indie popsters who go by the name fun. ("fun[dot]"). In this tune, the three-man band examines the conflicting emotions that often accompany young adulthood, describing feelings of motivation one minute and exasperation the next.
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Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how to deal with the complex feelings that can go through a young adult's mind as she or he grows up. Who can you talk to when you are feeling down?
What are some of your favorite things to do when you're feeling low?
How would you describe this song's sound? Is it typical of the songs you hear on the radio?
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