Post by George Tropicana on Nov 15, 2003 13:55:37 GMT -5
What are your favorite songs with a message about abstinence?
My favorites include Jamie-Lynn DiScala (nee Sigler)'s "Cry Baby" and Amanda (Lameche)'s "Everybody Doesn't" (aka "Everybody Does It" on Napster).
In Jamie-Lynn's EFGForum.com favorite "Cry Baby," she makes it clear from the get-go, "Good things come to those who wait/ My love is just the same." The video directed by Nigel Dick (man behind the video for "...Baby One More Time") shows Jamie-Lynn hanging with her friends after her date; however, the guy won't give up and keeps trying to get back into the sorority house. No-nonsense Jamie gives him the direct message: "There's a right time but not tonight."
The best line from the Rick Dee's Top 40 smash "Everybody Doesn't" is powerful: "If I loved you, I would. If you loved me, I wouldn't have to/ If I were in your shoes, never expect you to get down." I always quote this to friends. In the music video, Amanda is seen walking around town in the changing seasons (or weather? Anyhow, it symbolizes time, I guess). Amanda co-wrote the song; I think it really impressed Madonna who signed her to Maverick. Maverick was very happy to have worked on the Amanda project; she is no longer on the label. Recently, "Everybody Doesn't " was played on the Wade Robson Project.
Amanda stated "Everybody Doesn't" is not only about sex but about peer pressure with drugs and alcohol and such.
"You don't believe when I say no no no, if you don't give consideration then you have to go" - Amanda, "Everybody Doesn't"
Post by allow that on Nov 15, 2003 20:46:05 GMT -5
Does Monica's "The First Night" count? It's about abstaining on the first night (and more generally before you really know someone, however long that takes). But I don't think it means "no sex before marriage." What do you think Mineable?
"Among the nonmusicians garnering wins were former President Bill Clinton (best spoken word album for his autobiography, My Life), Scrubs star Zach Braff (best soundtrack compilation for Garden State) and Britney Spears (best dance recording for "Toxic")." —TV Guide Grammy Review
Abstaining doesn't have to be about waiting til marriage. It could just be about waiting for a period of time, whatever that means. So I'd say Christina and Monica apply here. You've got to rub them the right way to get them out of abstinence!
Post by George Tropicana on Nov 16, 2003 15:11:45 GMT -5
You've got to rub them the right way to get them out of abstinence!
I never thought about Stacie/Lucy Woodward's "More To Life" that way!
How come the name Sense Field - "Save Yourself" sounds so familiar? Maybe I saw it in your AIM profile or something before.. or they sent something to our school newspaper to review. I've got to read up on it. Thanks!
There's a 70's song from The Tubes called " Don't Touch Me There". It's probably the funniest abstinence song out there, a tribute to fully-clothed "grinding" as a substitute for sex. The Tubes are best known for their 80's hit "She's A Beauty".
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