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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I found an ipod while walking my usual three miles a few Sunday's ago. I have to admit I'm really digging the music on the ipod, even though I feel really old because half of these artists I have never heard of.

I ran across a band called NEVERSHOUTNEVER and am really digging their voice and sound. The lyrics are dark and I can't really relate to them, however I can really feel the message they are putting across and the sadness that this person and probably hundreds of teenagers out there must feel. Sometimes I think that through music and the understanding of it, we can learn a lot about our children and the things that they have to endure everyday. Kids are mean. School can be harsh and difficult. I feel it's important to understand what our children are going through and relate to them and their issues as much as possible.

My son is 9 years old and thinks his thighs are too big, his stomach to fat and he told me last week he doesn't like to wear shorts because he has scars on his legs. He is in the 4th grade. I don't recall worrying about that stuff until late Middle School. I feel for him.

Anyway, here is the song I'm digging this week and hope that my son never gets to this point. Kids are growing up to fast, having sex and doing drugs as young as 13. It's crazy to think they just don't care about their future or the consequences. This song could be about anyone of our children, never say never!

And I sing songs about the past.
How I was raised and I was thrown out on my ass,
Cause I didn't care.
About going to school.

And I saw the look in her eyes.
My mother nearly cried when I had told her that I had wanted to go,
Just to prove them wrong.

I've been smoking cigarettes since I was only fourteen,
Just to find an escape from this town that was so mean to me.

And I sing songs about my friends.
The way we grew up, and all the lose ends we used to laugh,
Cause we didn't give a damn.

And I saw the look in my brother's eyes,
When I told him I was leaving he couldn't help but despise me.
He's wanted out his whole life.

I've been smoking the green since I was merely sixteen,
Just to find an escape from this town that was so mean to me.

And I sing songs about the past.

I plead for relief,
This town won't receive
All the things that I want.
The things that I need.

And I'll beg and I'll beg.
I'm down on my knees.
Mama, oh mama,
Let me please leave

I plead for relief.
This town won't receive,
All the things that I want.
The things that I need.

All I ever wanted was love.


Nikki said...

this is so sad. I feel really bad for all the kids today that grow up in places where they don't feel loved and appreciated, but then I guess those people wouldn't be able to make awesome music like this. I feel like kids today should treat eachother well and peaceful, like there is so much horrible going on in the world today that they should really combat that with a loving and peaceful attitude towards eachother.

Mighty M said...

Thanks for sharing - kids are exposed to so much so early. I will try to shelter mine for as long as I can.

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

that is crazy the blog post i read before this one was the how sad the message is to young girls but i think the pressure is just as hard for our little guys too. I guess all we can do is raise them the best we know how to huh?

Amy said...

what a world we live in. I really liked this song. I know you are an amazing woman and will guide your son the correct way.. Thanks for sharing...

MiMi said...

Such striking lyrics. And so sad.
And I feel bad for your boy. He should not be thinking these things! Especially so young. :(

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

My little niece is in 5th grade and going through the same thing. I wish she could just see what we see, a beautiful girl!

Cassie said...

What a depressing thought that kids get so wrapped up in appearances so early. I hope my boys stay young a long time.

sheila said...

Great band, great song! Yes, we often focus on raising our daughters. Time to put more effort into the sons that will marry our daughters. :o)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

That is so sad, I definitely don't remember worrying about that stuff till middle school. It's sad that kids feel the need to grow up so fast.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I think (believe) that you're a wonderful mom, Lisa!
Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
B xx

Emmy said...

Kids are growing up way too fast. And yeah I definitely did not even really think about how I looked in 4th grade. So sad that is happens so young now days.