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Abstinence message from an American Idol

November 10, 2008

By Evergreen, Portland

Society struggles with how to deal with teen sexuality and sex education .  Just last month, Willamette University removed some controversial condom posters which were part of a sex education campaign.  After a new outcry the posters were put up again.  Sometimes the best messenger is not a program but a person.   This may be the case with American idol star, Kellie Pickler, whose has a new song dealing with girls’ self-esteem and abstinence.  The song is called Don’t you know your beautiful (see video here).

Here is the best line…

I know you wanna be just like your friends
But he’ll still love you if you don’t give in
If those girls were being honest
’bout when they are where you’re at
I’ll bet they’d tell you they wish
They had their innocence back

With the song just released this fall it will be interesting to watch where it goes.   Below are the full lyrics.  Pass it on. : )

Hey little girl with your tangled hair
Your tattered clothes
You’re fifteen and about to bloom
Just like a rose
You’re wishing that you had designed jeans
Like the ones you see in the magazines
I know you’d do anything
Just to fit in
But your worth ain’t on a price tag
It comes from within and

Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful
Just the way you are?

Hey little homecoming queen
In that backseat
I’ll bet his brown eyes
Are promising you everything
I know you wanna be just like your friends
But he’ll still love you if you don’t give in
If those girls were being honest
’bout when they are where you’re at
I’ll bet they’d tell you they wish
They had their innocence back and

Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful
Just the way you are?

So he left you for a girl that could be your twin
If you were 28 again
Let him go
Let him fly
Keep your head up
Get on with your life and

Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful
Just the way you are?

Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful
Just the way you are?

  
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Discuss this article

Kay November 10, 2008

Now that is how to really empower young women today! Thanks for sharing. A music download that would make a great gift for any young girl.

marie November 10, 2008

Agreed! LET’S GET THIS OUT TO EVERY YOUNG GIRL WE KNOW. Let’s call all our gal friends and have them go to oregonwomensreport.com to check this out and then pass it along to all the young girls they know!!!

Elaine November 10, 2008

Teen sexuality is just following adults, who believe that if it feels good do it. The song’s message is a powerful one. I hope the message will get out and turn things around.

Phyliss P. November 10, 2008

Great song, but the video missed a chance to let the story play out. That would have been much better.

Hapy November 11, 2008

Evergreen, I noticed the Oregonreport main page news article posting an article about Oregon’s Child Sex Trade the day after your piece was published. What a stark contrast….Oregon girls receiving such a positive message from the lyrics in your report and the girls who receive the message they are just a piece of property to be traded for sex. You’re message was brought to us at an important time. I pray the girls that need to, will hear the song and be inspired to dance to a new tune in their lives.

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