Walking out the door,
DK: You hit me once, I'll hit you back.
Me: (startled as to where this came from and with a serious voice) That isn't a kind thing to say.
Des: But it's just a song.
Me: No song I've heard of.
Des: Yes you have. It's a Florence and the Machine song.
*crickets* He was right.
And thus began our censorship a few months ago. Goodbye Mumford & Son's, "Little Lion Man." Goodbye Natasha Bedingfield's, "Weightless." A happy goodbye to Lady Gaga', "Bad Romance."
There's a lot of beauty and truth in music with less-than-innocent themes and language. Someday I'm sure Desmond will have the maturity and wisdom to enjoy them with us. Until then, I've begun a game of whack-a-mole in musical censorship.
As an aside, as a kid I used to love "Like a Prayer" because they were singing about prayer on the radio. I also thought that "Material Girl" was about a girl who loved sewing projects. So maybe his own innocence will do the censoring for me.