Am I the only parent who HATES these songs?

dislikeyou are raising teenagers like I am, you hear their music constantly, like it or not. Am I the only parent who goes into a white-hot rage every time you hear this song, Rude, by Magic?

Knocked on your door with heart in my hand

To ask you a question

Cause I know you’re an old fashioned man

Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life

Say yes, say yes, ‘cause I need to know

You say I’ll never get your blessing till the day I die

Tough luck my friend, but the answer is NO!

Why you gotta be so rude?

Don’t you know I’m human too

Why you gotta be so rude?

I’m gonna marry her anyway!

Marry that girl….marry her anyway…marry her anyway….no matter what you say….

Why you gotta be so rude?

Don’t you know I’m human too

I hate to do this, you leave no choice

I can’t live without her

Love me or hate me, we will be boys….standing at that altar

Or we will run away

To another galaxy

You know she’s in love with me, she will go anywhere I go

No matter what you say……

Every time I hear this song, I imagine some guy saying this to me and my blood starts to boil. Why I gotta be so rude, BOY? Maybe because you have no job, and you’re on drugs—what, you say your “job” is singing, in a garage? I didn’t spent the last 20 years raising this baby girl to throw her life away with your sorry *#$!……oh, now my daydream has gotten into my blog. Sorry.

My kids told me when they’re driving with their dad, he goes off on a rant about the kid singing this song, too…..I guess I’m not the only one!

Here’s another song that ticks me off: Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass.

beauty“My mama she told me don’t worry about your size. She says boys like a little more booty to hold at night.”

So we tell our daughters that the only thing that matters, regarding their “size,” is what appeals to boys? Holy wow. Please tell me there aren’t really parents out there saying stuff like this.

I’m all for loving the skin we’re in. Eating disorders, comparing ourselves to magazine standards, starving ourselves—I’m against all of this. And I dislike judgment and condescension towards those around us struggling with their weight.

But our size is related to our HEALTH. An extra 20 pounds can kill your libido. An extra 50 and we’re at vastly higher risk for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. I realize it’s “just a song.” But I wish we cared more about our daughters’ physical, emotional, and spiritual health than what boys may or may not like.

 

4 thoughts on “Am I the only parent who HATES these songs?

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  1. Nope!!! You are not alone. Sometimes I see the kids singing along and they don’t even know what they are saying. I can remember singing to some “not so appropriate” tunes in my youth, but wow what a different perspective once you become a parent!

  2. Lol! This made me laugh because my hubby and I love this song and took the lyrics differently. It was sorta our story when we were young and in love in high school. My husband was a very responsible young man and did the mature thing to ask my dad and he told him no and that we were too young. 😉 we married after high school and have been married almost 20 years. I’m pretty sure my dad likes my husband better than me now, lol.
    I’m with ya on the second one….catchy tune, bad story, as are many of them!

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  4. Haaa! Rock it, Robyn! 😀 I RANT and RAVE about Rude by Magic. Can’t STAND that song. So disrespectful! While we like the rhythm to “All About that Bass” the girls have heard me RANT about about the “booty to hold at night, pleasing the boys idea. I appreciate that Meghan is saying not to pay attention to the swirl of media that puts so much emphasis on the outside but excuse me? What about focusing on the inside? What about encouraging girls that no matter your size and build, there are ways to get stronger and healthier? I get genetics for all of us. We’re all built differently. My thighs are meatier than the rest of me, but they are also WAY stronger than the rest of me. Yet, you know what, I ain’t going to prance around saying that I’ll let my thighs be thick because it gives me hubby something to hold onto, instead I’m working out those thighs, turning the fat into muscle so I have strong muscles to hike and bike with him. HA! It’s hard work, but thus, I’m owning “my bass” and making it strong. 😀

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