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Angelic Faces and Lewd Lyrics - or - When Did I Become Tipper Gore?

By Kik (935 words)
Posted in Parenting Advice on July 31, 2012

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Let me set the scene:

 

A beautiful summer day. 

 

A yellow mini cooper convertible. 

 

Racing down the highway – mom at the wheel and two beautiful 13 year old girls listening to the radio. 

 

A song comes on.  Squeals of joy. 

 

13 year olds:  “I LOVE this song!”

 

They sing enthusiastically. 

 

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Their little angelic faces smiling under the summer sun – as they sing these lyrics (which by the way go with possibly the MOST catchy tune AND accompanied whistling since “Call Me Baby”):

 

 

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Can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby (ohh baby ohh baby poooo)

Let me know

Girl I'm gonna show you how to do it

And we start real slow

You just put your lips together

And you come real close

Can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby

Here we go

 

I'm betting you like bebop

And I'm betting you love creep mode

And I'm betting you like girls that give love to girls

And stroke your little ego

I bet you're guilty your honor

But that's how we live in my genre

When I hell I pay the rottweiler

There's only one flo, and rida

I'm a damn shame

Order more champagne, pull a damn hamstring

Tryna put it on ya

Bet your lips spin back around corner

Slow it down baby take a little longer

 

Can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby

Let me know

Girl I'm gonna show you how to do it

And we start real slow

You just put your lips together

And you come real close

Can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby

Here we go

 

Whistle baby, whistle baby,

Whistle baby, whistle baby

[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/f/flo+rida/whistle_21015823.html ]

It's like everywhere I go

My whistle ready to blow

Shorty don't leave a note

She can get any by the low

Permission not approved

It's okay, it's under control

Show me soprano, cause girl you can handle

Baby we start snagging, you come in part clothes

Girl I'm losing wing, my bucatti the same road

Show me your perfect pitch,

You got it my banjo

Talented with your lips, like you blew out candles

So amusing, now you can make a whistle with the music

Hope you ain't got no issue, you can do it

Give me the perfect picture, never lose it

 

Can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby

Let me know

Girl I'm gonna show you how to do it

And we start real slow

You just put your lips together

And you come real close

Can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby

Here we go

 

Whistle baby, whistle baby,

Whistle baby, whistle baby

 

Go girl you can work it

Let me see your whistle while you work it

I'mma lay it back, don't stop it

Cause I love it how you drop it, drop it, drop it, on me

Now, shorty let that whistle blow

Yeah, baby let that whistle blow

 

Can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby

Let me know

Girl I'm gonna show you how to do it

And we start real slow

You just put your lips together

And you come real close

Can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby

Here we go

 

Whistle baby, whistle baby,

Whistle baby, whistle baby

 

WHAT TO DO???? 

Let them sing?

I'm DYING because it is soooooo highly disturbing to listen to these girls belt out these lyrics.

Change the station?

I would - but in 30 seconds I'm fairly certain that it will be on that station too - because of course - this is the song EVERYBODY likes.  It's catchy!!!  There's whistling!!!  Its like a 2012 Andy Griffith Theme song!!!  Egads.

The other problem that I face is that these girls will listen to me - but they will also ask "WHY?" and once their curiosity is peaked there will be no stopping them on their quest to discover everything about these lyrics and what they mean.  So I really fear drawing attention to it by saying anything.

And so I sit.  And cringe.  And feel helpless - trapped in my car in discomfort - by the lewd mess streaming across the free public radio waves.  Flo Rida - its such a great tune, did you have to make these the words that go with it???  AGH.

And then I stop - and think - about when my parents used to have to listen to me and my girlfriends singing "Like a Virgin" at the top of our lungs.

My dad would point out there is justice in the world.  Thanks Dad - that really helps me.  

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Photo from BunchFamily

Any advice?  Anyone else struggling with this?  Part of me is going to get so annoyed that one day I'm going to hear Sophie singing these lyrics and just inform her of exactly what she is saying.  I've done that in the past.  She used to love rapping to one song - that had so many words cut out by the Radio and FCC rules that she actually would sing the song in a bizarre staccato as though that was the way the song was meant to sound!!  

I try and explain to her that she shouldn't be repeating things that she doesn't understand - what if she was saying something awful or hateful and just because it was a catchy tune she was spreading that message?  

I'm just not ready to explain "whistling" in Flo Rida's context to her.  

We don't need to grow up quite that fast. 

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Comments (3)

nmb posted on: July 31, 2012

OMG I probably wouldn't even have caught on, I have a hard time hearing any of the lyrics lately. That is really disgusting! Next time just put on a cd in the car, lol... "Raffi"

kirsten posted on: July 31, 2012

Yeah. It's really bad. Oddly - songs about violence don't disturb me as much. In light of current events, however - that thought now disturbs me. Am I puritanical, but immune to violence? Too much to think about and stress over. Maybe I can convince her to go back to listening to Radio Disney???

Linda posted on: October 14, 2012

Apparently we're slower to get the new music here in Dallas, because that song has just begun playing frequently here since September. I agree that it is disgusting, and when I tried to turn it off so my 12 year old daughter wouldn't listen to it, of course she wanted to know why. It stresses me out what is on the radio, as she has recently become interested in popular music, and moved away from Radio Disney, which is a little more clean. I try to remind myself that when I was her age and sang along to songs, I didn't have a clue what I was singing, and didn't really care. Hopefully it is the same with my daughter. You're right though, that the more we try to block certain songs, the more their interest piques to know what the song is really about and why we think it is bad. Ideally, there would be ratings for radio stations, like movies. I'd like a PG rated station for my almost tween. :-)

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