Kids & Lyrics

prince-charming.jpgI have two boys, ages 13 and 10 and I’m very close to both of them.

Even after a decade of being a dad, I’m still blown away at how intensely, and differently, I love them. I think about that quite a bit and plan on writing more about it here.

My older son and his friends have me convinced that kids today are different in one particular way. It seems that kids today actually listen to the lyrics of songs. Maybe it’s just my son and his particular group of friends, but I’m hoping it’s because we have taught him that words mean things and garbage in = garbage out.

This definitely wasn’t the case with me when I was his age. I’ve lost count on the times my wife and I will be riding in the car listening to the 70’s channel on XM and one of us will say, “Did you realize this song is about _______?” (fill in the blank with something bad, real bad)

I spent much of my junior and senior years in high school listening to Adam And The Ants. I’m now 41 and am just realizing that Adam And The Ants spent much of their time trying to convince me that they were gay, dandy highwaymen.

How did I not get that until now?

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Doug Ausbury is an entrepreneur, coffee achiever, baseball addict, aspiring spousal unit, pop music geek and family man. Most of the time, he needs more cowbell...a lot more cowbell.

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3 comments on “Kids & Lyrics
  1. señor jefe says:

    I know!

    Did you realize Freddie Mercury was gay?!?

    Who-da thunk it?

  2. Ausbury says:

    Or Rob Halford from Judas Priest?

  3. Ruby says:

    I wonder how many parents were like we were in those days…we couldn’t understand the words but the music and beat just didn’t “click” that it was good for our boys to “waste” their time listening to it.
    Of course.. since it didn’t have a wholesome “sound” we didn’t take time to actually try to figure out what the words were anyway.. we just knew WE DIDN’T LIKE IT… THEN there were the photos… !!!!

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Doug Ausbury is an entrepreneur, coffee achiever, baseball addict, aspiring spousal unit, pop music geek and family man. Most of the time, he needs more cowbell...a lot more cowbell.

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