A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "State of Grace" is the latest in a long line of clean yet anguished singles by young singing superstar Taylor Swift. Once again, Swift forgoes any explicit language or content in the song, with nothing more than one faintly suggestive line ("We are alone just you and me, up in your room"). However, she heaps on the emotional melodrama about her broken heart: "I never saw you coming and I'll never be the same ... love is a ruthless game."
What's the story?
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how so many of Taylor Swift's singles describe heartache –– and both the positive and negative repercussions this might have on her emotional well–being.
How do you feel when you listen to one sad song after another? Is there a balance between listening to sad songs as a way of releasing emotional tension and hearing too many?
Name three things you like to do to cheer yourself up when you're feeling down.