Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Modesty is Just So Hard to Find

My nine year-old daughter loves Radio Disney. Every time we ride in the car we must listen to Radio Disney.  If my teenage boys are with us, this causes catastrophic battles in the back seat, and I'll admit that usually I allow my daughter to win this battle because she's...well...louder.  She knows, at age nine, the artists of every song on this radio station:  Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment...you name it, she knows it.  

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

(chorus)

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:

2 comments:

Amanda Flynn said...

Just want to say that I am thrilled to find your blog! I run a modest fashion blog of my own and am so encouraged when I find like-minded info out there! :)

http://www.amandabethonline.blogspot.com

And, I have to agree with you on the "Lovebug" song. I used to just roll my eyes when everyone talked about the Jonas Brothers but I have come to enjoy some of their music (although I will never be madly in love with them all. lol. ;). Thanks for the heads-up about the movie - I saw the video and couldn't figure out what was going on - now I know! :)

God bless!

Michelle said...

I have to say that I am not a Jonas Brothers fan but my best friend is, and so I've heard a few of their songs. I thought I didn't really like any of them until I listened to "LoveBug". It does have that one-of-a-kind feeling of young love. And I too was pleasently surprised to hear that beautiful word "modesty" in it!
The movie looks really good!

I run a blog that deals with modedesty issues as well, so it's very nice to find another!