I’m a little drunk – Lady Antebellum

People who listen to popular music played on mainstream radio stations sometime hear interesting lyrics – and so do little ears. How many of you have been asked by your preschool aged child “What does a little drunk mean” or “Why does she need him” after hearing the Lady Antebellum song?

Some think that a preschooler is too young to understand, but I think it’s a great “teachable moment”.  In my opinion, if a child is old enough to listen to the words or watch something and then ask the question, I should be able to talk about what it means and how it could affect them now or in their future.  Any thoughts?

Author: Sarah R.N.

Registered Nurse working as a Public Health Nurse in the Injury and Substance Misuse Prevention Program at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

One thought on “I’m a little drunk – Lady Antebellum”

  1. My thoughts are you had better get used to teachable moments. Angst and alcohol have always made great music. Think Bessie Smith’s “Give me a Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer)”, Garth Brooks “Friends in Low Places”, or “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” by George Thorogood. Although I have to admit, I was about 40 before I figured out what Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville” was all about (guess I’m a slow learner!). The lyrics that really bother me are those that are vulgar and sexist and degrade women. More teachable moments I suppose.

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