Today my daughter had a dance lesson and as we are driving along, listening to (what else) Radio Disney, on comes the Jonas Brothers song "Lovebug". I freely admit that I love this song! So I'm listening and singing along (which bugs my daughter to no end! She wants to be the soloist) and one word from the lyrics jumped out at me: Modesty. I honestly thought I must have heard wrong, so once home I googled the lyrics.
Called her for the first time yesterday
Finally found the missing part of me
Felt so close, but you were far away
Left me without anything to say
Now I'm speechless, Over the edge of this, Breathless,
I never thought that I'd catch this love bug again
Hopeless, Head over heels in the moment,
I never thought that I'd get hit by this love bug again.
I can't get your smile out of my mind
I think about your eyes all the time
Your beautiful, but you don't even try
Modesty is just so hard to find
Kissed her for the first time yesterday
Everything I wished that it would be
Suddenly, I forgot how to speak
Hopeless, Breathless, Baby can't you...see
I know that boy bands always get a bad rap and Disney boy bands get the baddest rap, BUT...like I said I really like this song. I don't even care if they are talking about modesty in dress or modesty in action or modesty as in humble. They are singing a song which promotes modesty to the age group that is the most impressionable: pre-teens and teens. The song speaks of innocent young love, you can practically feel it. The lyrics describe being thrilled at the sight of her smile, her eyes, her beauty. It is not about being titillated (love that word!) by a peek into a low-cut blouse, or a view of a thigh. No. It's a good old fashioned love song celebrating her beauty and modesty.
The movie "Lovebug" is coming out to theatres soon and is set in the 1940's revolving around a young couple who end up at a dance where the Jonas brothers are performing. The movie follows the couple as they fall in love and separate during the war.
For your viewing pleasure, here's the video off YouTube: