The very first time I heard the song "Live While We're Young" by One Direction I was disappointed.  Not because it wasn't a fun, catchy song -- actually, the opposite.  I was bothered that such a fun, catchy song contained lyrics that aren't exactly family-friendly, and that the suggestive content is compounded by the fact that it's being sung by a bunch of teenagers.

To be fair, I'm not 100% certain of the ages of the guys, but I know I'm close.  But more importantly, the song appeals to teens, and pre-teens, and probably my 6 year old.

So yeah, the lyrics "Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy til we see the sun. I know we've only met but let's pretend it's love. And never, never, never stop for anyone. Tonight let's get some. And live while we're young," aren't the most wholesome lyrics on the radio, but let's not be a prude, right?


There are worse songs that could be played on the radio (and have been), but do these lyrics really belong at a high school choir concert? says four kids have opted out of the Chelsea High School show choir performance set for Saturday night, including the daughter of Michael and Mary Stone, who asked the Music Director, Stephen Hinz, to consider modifying a couple of the lyrics to make it more appropriate for the setting.  After consulting the school's principal, who acknowledged the song's questionable lyrics, the Stones were told the lyrics would not be changed for the performance.

Read the whole MLive story to find out the school's reasoning for not changing the lyrics.