#86 Media - Song Lyrics

This Conversation Will Help You…


  1. Share their thoughts about harmful lyrics
  2. Say why the lyrics are harmful
  3. Differentiate between what the lyrics are saying and what their real-life experiences are



Think About This First

Having the Conversation


Start Here:

What are you thinking about the lyrics to this song?

How important are lyrics to you?

Do you think it matters what the lyrics are, even if the music itself is good?

How possible is it, do you think, to just ignore lyrics?



What are the harmful parts of these lyrics?

What kinds of things are limiting in terms of gender and stereotypes?

 Are they talking about unhealthy behavior?

What are some ways you see this?

What are ways that you can notice this and not just take it in?

How important do you think it is to analyze songs like this in order to see what the underlying meanings are?


Keep Talking:

What are ways that song lyrics are similar to real life?

What are ways that lyrics are different?

Why is it important to know the difference between song lyrics and what might happen in real life? Do song lyrics ever have an effect on what you and your friends do in real life?

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