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Old 11-18-2003, 12:37 PM   #1
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New Britney?

What? No mention of the new Britney album? With lyrics like this, I'm surprised it hasn't even been brought up.

Touch Of My Hand
by Britney Spears

Iím not ashamed of the things that I dream
I find myself flirting with the verge of obscene
Into the unknown, I will be bold
Iím going to places I can be out of control

And I donít want to explain tonight
All the things Iíve tried to hide
I shut myself out from the world so I
Can draw the blinds and Iíll teach myself to fly

I love myself
Itís not a sin
I canít control whatís happeniní

ĎCause I just discovered
Imaginationís taking over
Another day without a lover
The more I come to understand
The touch of my hand

From the small of my back and the arch of my feet
Lately Iíve been noticiní the beautiful me
Iím all in my skin and Iím not gonna wait
Iím into myself in the most precious way

And I donít want to explain tonight
All the things Iíve tried to hide
I shut myself out from the world so I
Can draw the blinds and Iíll teach myself to fly

ĎCause I just discovered
Imaginationís taking over
Another day without a lover
The more I come to understand
The touch of my hand

Thereís a
And my body is mine
I wonít be left behind
Iím already here

ĎCause I just discovered
Imaginationís taking over
Another day without a lover
The more I come to understand
The touch of my hand

ĎCause I just discovered
Imaginationís taking over
Another day without a lover
The more I come to understand
The touch of my hand
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I didn't think I could like her less than I already do, but come on....and of course the album does not have a warning on it, correct?
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Probably not, because it doesn't sound like it's necessarily explicit, just .. really suggestive. Plus the label and such still want to target her young fanbase, I'm guessing.
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She bop - he bop - a - we bop
I bop - you bop - a - they bop
be bop - be bop - a - she bop,
oo - oo - she - do - she bop - she bop
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people from billy joel to green day to cindy lauper have songs about masturbation... i don't see what the big deal if britney has one now, too
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She Bop is far better than Britney's Touch of My Hand. (the title even makes ME twitch..)
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let the britney bashing begin...
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Um, yeah. I don't like her at all, but I didn't think I was "bashing" her. I can bash her, trust me, and that isn't it.
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http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/Musi....ap/index.html

Her act is tired-if she really wants to be a SINGER, she should try. Look at those tapes of her on Star Search , she could sing.

And I'M NOT BASHING HER, NOR AM I JEALOUS OF HER. I think she's a sorry example for young girls, and that's my OPINION, that I think I'm entitled to.

I confess, I want to hear her song w/ Moby it's on Netscape, maybe I'll listen to it I think Moby just produced it, hopefully it's not a duet
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people from billy joel to green day to cindy lauper have songs about masturbation... i don't see what the big deal if britney has one now, too
Exactly.

It is kinda amusing, though, that she does have one...

And I personally think putting warning labels on albums to begin with is dumb...but ditto what elevatedmole said.

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The song could spurn quite the video though
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Ugh, no thanks
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....and of course the album does not have a warning on it, correct?
Why? Cause we wouldn't want girls to think it's healthy and OK?
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The whole "I love myself" bit reminds me off "I Touch Myself"--"I love myself, I want you to love me"...yada yada yada.
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"Touch of My Hand," a tender love story between a girl and her hand.

from the cnn.com article...
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Why? Cause we wouldn't want girls to think it's healthy and OK?
I'm not trying to be a jerk here or insult you

But do you think that was her motivation for writing that song? I don't claim to know what's inside her head nor do I think I want to

I did see her say in one of her interviews that she views masturbation as being "sacred", but I guess it's not too sacred to write a song about

Maybe she just wants be "shocking" or "provocative" or like her idol Madonna. I'd say most of her audience must be around the 7-13 age group. I'm old fashioned I guess, but I don't think kids that age should be thinking about that stuff quite yet. If they should be taught that this is preferable to having sex at that age (which I definitely think it is), then I think it should be by their parents, not Britney.
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I don't think kids that age should be thinking about that stuff quite yet.
It's something kids do from the time they're toddlers.

I still think the song is awful though (same goes for Cindy Lauper, Billy Joel, and Green Day.
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I'm not trying to be a jerk here or insult you

But do you think that was her motivation for writing that song? I don't claim to know what's inside her head nor do I think I want to

I did see her say in one of her interviews that she views masturbation as being "sacred", but I guess it's not too sacred to write a song about

Maybe she just wants be "shocking" or "provocative" or like her idol Madonna. I'd say most of her audience must be around the 7-13 age group. I'm old fashioned I guess, but I don't think kids that age should be thinking about that stuff quite yet. If they should be taught that this is preferable to having sex at that age (which I definitely think it is), then I think it should be by their parents, not Britney.
Her intentions don't matter. Intentions don't warrant warning stickers.

Girls 7-13, some won't even understand what she's saying, others may. Masterbation is something I think everyone has done in their life and isn't something that should be treated taboo or something to be swept under the rug. My personal opinion, the song sucks, but good for her, for trying to tackle a subject that kids are being taught to be ashamed of ever since they were kids. This society teaches us that this is a dirty act or even a sin way before we even hit the age of exploration.

Sorry I hang out too much at FYM. Didn't mean to start a debate.
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