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"The Edge of Glory" (CD Single)



No profanity or sex, but glorifies troubled relationships.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Perpetuates the allure of addictive relationships: "I need a man that thinks it's right when it's so wrong."

Positive role models

Advocates crossing the line into negative relationship behavior: "It's time to feel the rush, to push the dangerous / I'm gonna run back to, to the edge with you where we can both fall over in love."

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One reference to drinking a shot.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while "The Edge of Glory" doesn't include profanity or graphic references to sex, substance use (aside from one line about drinking a shot), or violence, it makes stormy romantic relationships seem cool -- a troubling message that often crops up in Lady Gaga songs. Parents might want to point out that the behavior that's glamorized here isn't healthy in real life.

What's the story?

"THE EDGE OF GLORY" is the second single from the album Born This Way by mega pop star Lady Gaga. Unlike many of her earlier hits, this track omits graphic descriptions of sex, substance use, and violence, and it steers clear of explicit language. But the song makes harmful romantic relationships seem cool -- the wrong message to send to young tweens and teens in the process of learning how to develop healthy relationships. Parents of the younger set may want to explain the ropes to their kids before letting them listen to this song.

Is it any good?


The ubiquitous sound of the synthesizer is once again present in this Lady Gaga tune, though it's backed by a refreshing saxophone hook that helps distinguish this song from the rest of the pack. Gaga's pipes also sound especially strong here, demonstrating that she can keep up with the best of pop's vocal big guns.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why some people are drawn to bad relationships. Why would someone decide to stay in -- or even seek out -- a relationship that harms them?

  • Lady Gaga's songs tend to celebrate unhealthy relationships. Why do you think she continues to sing about this topic?

Music details

Artist:Lady Gaga
Release date:May 9, 2011
Label:Interscope Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 17 years old Written byscreamseriesfan1014 June 18, 2012


The song is Really inspiring, its not about a Romantic Relationship, the song talks about Life And Death, Lady Gaga lost her Grandpa in 2010 So Thats why she wrote this song! This song should be Understandable for Pre-Teens!
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Teen, 16 years old Written byndrwcd November 18, 2012

lady gaga`s best song

while lady gaga dosen`t come across as likeable as owl city,weird al,all american rejects,katy perry,carly ray jepsen or evanescense as examples she is however alot better than music artists like nicki minaj,justin bieber,one direction,ac\dc,kiss,rebecca black and the rolling stones
Adult Written bychagsters January 28, 2012


Beautiful song with beautiful lyrics of one's last moment on Earth. Instant pop classic!
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