“I don’t listen to the lyrics.”
It’s the number one excuse I’ve heard from teenagers when an adult questions them about the foul music they’re putting in their ears.
Two film makers decided to put that one to the test, filming little kids parroting the language of songs they are familiar with. (WARNING: You are about to hear some shocking lyrics)
The two film makers don’t claim to be pushing censorship, they want “honesty.”
“We just wanted to hold up a mirror to the types of messages we pump into our heads all day. We hope this film pushes some of our favorite, super-talented artists to push themselves toward more honest and balanced art. Not cleaner or censored, but honest… if you have 12 songs about money, where are the songs about the things money does NOT fix?” (FAST COMPANY)
What lyrics would your kids be singing?