The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66084   Message #1094521
Posted By: GUEST,ClaireBear
16-Jan-04 - 06:55 PM
Thread Name: Is this song appropriate?: Slap Her Down Again Paw
Subject: RE: Is this tune appropriate?: Slap Her Down Again Paw
Oh, McGrath, I am sore wounded by the incisive quality of your rapier-like wit.

But seriously, yes, I KNOW that I'm only uncomfortable with the song because of personal circumstances, and that's why I'd never ask anyone not to sing it.

What I was trying to get across, though, is that I keep asking myself if "desensitization" -- due, to some degree, to that song -- wasn't a factory in my storybook family's descent into abuse.

Believe me, I am not a believer in limiting songs to a sanitized, PC subset of the available material. It's just that this particular song, for a very particular reason, makes me wonder about the desensitization issue. As I already said, it's not an answer, just an anecdote I thought someone else might profit from.

ClaireBear