"There's a Place for Us"



Ballad is OK for kids too young for Narnia movie.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Great message about "never giving up" even when you feel like you don't fit in: "Exactly who we are is just enough."

Positive role models

If you stay true to who you are and what you believe, anything is possible.



Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Theme song to Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this single is the theme song to Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Sung by Carrie Underwood, it's a power ballad with a great message about never giving up and staying true to who you are; unlike the Narnia movies, this song is fine for any age.

What's the story?

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the third movie in The Chronicles of Narnia series, based on C.S. Lewis' set of children's fantasy novels. Country crooner Carrie Underwood has co-written the theme song, "THERE'S A PLACE FOR US," a powerful ballad about never giving up and being true to who you are. The song is also co-written by former Evanescence band member David Hodges and country music powerhouse Hillary Lindsey.

Is it any good?


"There's a Place for Us" delivers a simple but inspiring message that says, "Exactly who we are is just enough." Put that with Underwood's strong vocals, the accompaniment of an orchestra, and the success of the beloved Narnia fantasies, and you can't go wrong. The music is mainstream but cinematic, and, just like the Narnia movies, makes us believe that anything is possible.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the message behind this song. The lyrics say, "Exactly who we are is just enough." What do you think about this line? Have you ever felt like you didn't fit in?

  • What are some ways to "stay true to who you are," even when you may not fit in? Does this song inspire you? How?

  • Discuss the immense popularity and success of the Narnia movies. What do you think has made the movies so successful? Why do you like them?

  • Does listening to this song make you more excited to see the movie? Would you still like this song if it were sung by someone less famous?

Music details

Artist:Carrie Underwood
Release date:November 16, 2010
Label:Twentieth Century Fox
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 17 years old Written byMerlinFan17 December 28, 2010

A great song over all

A very pretty song that has less of an emotional impact as the previous two movie's themes, however is just as effective. The message is melting, the voice beautiful, and the tune is inspiring. I really like this song :P.


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