“Hangover” — have you ever listened to the lyrics?

When I drove to the shopping center yesterday, I head the song “Hangover” by Taio Cruz on the radio. For the first time, I really listened to the lyrics and was shocked. There’s a boy singing about getting drunk and linking it. He’s even asking for more. No wonder that so many kids think that binge drinking is OK.

Why doesn’t anyone ever make a song that’s just as addictive (the music alone is wonderful and memorable)  about the dangers of alcohol? Why not devote a song to FASD-children who are born with severe handicaps because their mothers drank alcohol during the pregnancy (and it doesn’t even have to be much alcohol since the drug goes through the placenta unhindered and kills the fetus’ cells — mostly brain cells)?

These are the steps of drinking alcohol. Believe me, it’s not much fun at a party to have someone around like this:

Alien Happy Alien Sad Alien Wasted
 

Remember that it’s your body and it will have to last for a hundred years (best case scenario). And, what’s worse, your alcohol drinking habits will affect your children directly (FASD) or indirectly (“following in your footsteps”-mentality).

Rant over (for now),
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