What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is a clean song about a girl who finally cuts the cord on a dysfunctional romance. There's no profanity or graphic references to sex, substances, or violence -- making this another completely acceptable Taylor Swift song for impressionable young tweens and teens who are learning the relationship ropes.
What's the story?
"WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER" is the lead track from the hotly anticipated fourth full-length album by pop-country superstar Taylor Swift. In this song, Swift revisits a familiar topic -- turbulent romantic relationships -- and, using strong yet clean lyrics, boots a guy who has toyed with her emotions one too many times. With a string of notorious exes, including Joe Jonas, John Mayer, and Jake Gyllenhaal, the real inspiration behind the tune is anyone's guess.
Is it any good?
Swift shows a fire on this track that boosts her vocal performance beyond her normally acceptable standard. Joined in the chorus by several other young women, the single sounds like a cute, self-confident anthem for never settling for second best in relationships.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about why some people stick with relationships that bring them down and lower their self-esteem. Why is it so hard to break free?
Swift is known for singing songs about her famous exes; who do you think this one's about? Why do you think she includes details or clues about her personal life in her songs?
Why do you think Swift continues to be so popular? Is it her voice, lyrics, or something else?