Dear Katy Perry,
Someday when you and Russell decide to settle down and have a few bambinos of your own, you’ll be cruisin’ around town in your stylish mini-van with the kids and their pals in the back, heading home from soccer or whatever… and a tune with a great beat will come on the radio. And you’ll be all happy and smilin’ and reaching down to turn up the volume, and then it hits you…. “Umm- what are they SAYING?” Yep, that’s kind of how I felt a few weeks ago when I heard YOUR song.
My kids were bouncing and grooving to the music, and asked me to turn it up so they could sing along….“Last Friday night, Yeah we danced on tabletops And we took too many shots” (Wait… what?) “Think we kissed by I forgot….”
(I decide that maybe I misunderstood, so I let it play some more…)“Last Friday night We went streaking in the park, Skinny dipping in the dark, Then had a menage a trois”
Time to change the station!
Except all of the kids are now whining…. “But Mom, we LOVE that song.” And Katy- guess whose the one being labeled as the “mean Mom” because she won’t let her kids her a song that has the potential to lead to all sort of long-detailed explanations about things that they should not need to know about before the age of 11! You know, stuff like…. hickies, threesomes, arrest warrants, minibars, and what not.
So Katy, while I know that you are far too young and hip to understand what it is like to walk in my shoes… but trust me- it’s not always easy raising kids. And lyrics like these just make our job harder.
Could you maybe help a Mom out and tone it down a little next time? Because I like your music, really I do. And I just want it to be something that I can share with my kids!
Any other Mom out there have some problems lately with the lyrics on the radio? What’s making you cringe and change the dial these days?