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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What 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.
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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.
Talk to your kids 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?