Thursday, 7 June 2012

Love Song or Cry for Help?

A long time ago I blogged about a song that left me perplexed.  Well, it's happened again...

There's a new song that has been getting a fair amount of airplay:


I have to say I find this song a bit disturbing and find myself cringing every time it plays on the radio.  

Daddy, I've fallen for a monster
Somehow he's scaring me to death
(ah yes he is)
He's big and he's bad.
I love him like mad.
Mamma he's the best I ever had.

Daddy, I've fallen for a monster.
He's got a black heart.

Seriously?!  Is this supposed to be a love song?  I don't get it.  This song makes me uncomfortable and sounds like a cry for help in getting out of an abusive relationship.  It seems to think that these bad qualities are balanced by the fierceness of the singer's love for her man.  It hardly seems the type of message I'd want my daughter listening to and singing along with!

Full disclosure:  I never got the "bad boy" attraction that so many girls have.  I always went for the soft-spoken nerdy guy in the boy band.  I prefer a goofy sense of humour, intelligence, and a sweet heart in my men.  (Sorry, Ross.  I didn't mean to blow your street cred.  Words out.  You're a wonderfully sweet goofball!)

4 comments:

  1. Britney Spears has a very similar song about being in love with a criminal. It disturbed me too. How is this cool?? :\

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    1. I mean, I know it's just a song, but it still sends a dangerous message.

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  2. This song could be the prequel to that sweet song Tom Jones sang for the Queen, Delilah.

    I'm impressed I got to be in a boy band, I bet I'm on harmonies with a smooth dance step.
    I can foxtrot you know?

    Also where did your daughter come from?

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    1. Hahaha. That's my goofy honey...
      Did I not tell you about our daughter yet? ;)

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