Driving home, I heard “I Kissed a Girl and I Liked it” by Katy Perry on the radio. If you haven’t heard the song yet, here are some of the racy lyrics:
“I got so brave, drink in hand / Lost my discretion / Just wanna try u on / I’m curious for you
I kissed a girl and I liked it / I kissed a girl just to try it / It felt so wrong / It felt so right
No I don’t even know your name / It doesn’t matter / You’re my expiramental game / Just human nature
Us girls we are so magical / Soft skin, red lips, so kissable / Hard to resist so touchable / Too good to deny it / Ain’t no big deal, it’s innocent”
Before I say anything, please know I have a tremendous amount of respect for individuals who choose alternative lifestyles. It is everyone’s choice and prerogative which I respect. I have also been blessed to know many such people who are remarkable, talented and dear friends.
Here were the messages I heard in this song:
- If you’re bored or curious, go for it.
- Feel free to experiment on strangers
- It’s innocent and human nature, why not?
This song plays on radio stations that are listened to by young, impressionable girls, many of whom don’t listen to the lyrics and just like the beat. This is a catchy song. Have you ever noticed that you’ll hear a song on the radio a few times and realize you know all the words? These things are internalized by the subconscious mind whether we realize it or not.
I am earnestly concerned for young people who listen to this song and accept the messages being fed to them that it’s okay to do whatever you want and that there are no consequences for your actions.
What do you think?