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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that while "The Lazy Song" doesn't have any graphic language or mention adult topics like substance use or violence, it does include a couple of lines about having sex and "strutting in my birthday suit." Still, these references are the exception in what's overall a clean song that's OK for younger teens. The song's message is mostly positive: Ignore the cell phone, and take a day to unwind.
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What's the story?
THE LAZY SONG is the third single from velvet-voiced singer Bruno Mars's debut album, Doo Wops and Hooligans. The story behind the tune is all about taking time out from life's hectic pace to spend a day "not doing anything." Though it includes a couple of eyebrow-raising lines about finding a "really nice girl" and having some "really nice sex," as well as strutting around in your "birthday suit," the song omits any profanity or hardcore mentions of adult topics -- making it an age-appropriate choice for teens.
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Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about taking a day off to relax. Why is it so hard to make time to unwind? Do you feel pressure to be connected all the time?
The song encourages listeners to ignore their phones and relax; is this realistic? Could you take a break from your phone or computer for a day?
What would your perfect "lazy day" be like?
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