ANSWERS: 9
  • There are some who are susceptible to suggestion so the answer has to be yes.
  • Sorry, i think it's all a bunch of bull. I've listened to every kind of music, including a lot of groups/artists that have been sued (and ultimately found innocent). I am a normal, well adjusted person; and so are my 2 kids. Music is no different than TV, books, or someone telling a story (you know, like songs). How can that influence someone of a sound mind to do something illegal/evil)?
  • People only do what they would have done already. No music is going to give him ideas, those ideas are his own.
  • I think it is a bunch a bull. Quite frankly, anyone who is that impressionable should not be listening to music. Or playing videogames. Or watching the tele. Or interacting with people, in general. Hell, why even leave the house-- it's a scary place out there! You never know what the world is going to subliminally convince you to do! Yeah. That is all completely ridiculous. People who say that it corrupts you and that it is a bad influence are all looking for excuses to problems when the answer lies elsewhere. I listen to some pret-ty crazy music as far as the lyrics go, sometimes, and I can tell you that it has never made me feel like I should go out, act promiscuously, do drugs, or act out violently. I haven't done any of those things. And honestly, that's all I ever hear about is how horrible the subject matter in some of the music I listen to and what messages it is sending me. I'm old enough to know the difference between right and wrong. Most people over the age of 4 are able to diffrentiate that. Saying that it is going to make me into a worse person or make me do "bad things" is probably the most ignorant and unfounded thing I have ever heard-- but I sure hear it enough. What people don't understand is you should NEVER take music that literally. Music is entirely what you make of it. Even the lyrics. What the lyricist wrote might hold a meaning to him, but mean something entirely different to me. And who knows if that what they're saying is meant to be taken the way it reads-- often times the lyrics in songs are metaphorical allusions to something and that is how the person writing the lyrics chose to portray them. So yes, clearly, a bunch of bull.
  • Mostly bull. I say 'mostly' because it can color the world of a person. For those easily influenced who only listen to this type of music (in whatever format) they could be influenced *if they were already interested.* Most people I know listen to different types of music, able to see different viewpoints and connect with whatever feeling the music is evoking. Many people like the occasional sad country song, thumping bootilicous music, some snazzy jazz, or to rock out. There are those who use music to emulate the lifestyle it portrays which is a completely different thing. In that respect they could be influenced however that is part of a bigger picture of influences, with bigger problems than just the music they listen to.
  • I think so because some people in my school think that doing whatever a rapper does is right for them but it is not. It depends where you live and what music they listen to because there are some people that listen to different types of stuff. Heavy metal guys talk about death and people usually think about committing Suicide. Rappers think that doing drugs and having sex is alright and teenagers try to look just like a gangster but they just talk to talk. I seen many types of stupid stuff but they are all true.
  • In a thought experiment, let us play such music to a nation of people who have never done such activities. I would think the first thing that someone might ask is "What are drugs? etc etc". It would not be long before someone in that nation would take one of those drugs. I am convinced we are significantly influenced by what the media throw at us. If we were not influenced then why do they make so much money from us?! If it does not influence people, then having nice loving songs about wanting peace, love, harmony would also be an utter waste of time. Perhaps it means that words have no influence on anyone. I know that is not true.
  • i think they wouldve done it anyways whether they heard those songs or not
  • Do you remember the song by Will Smith, 'Parent's just don't Understand'? Why was an adult singing a song about a kid who went to school in Zipps shoes? And the other song by Easy E. 'Boys in the hood'. What was he doing waking up in his mom's house but having to grab his 40 ounce of beer and getting out of her house before she began complaining about his friends?? These were adults singing as if they were still young as children.. So I guess they can influence the kids... I mean if adults are doing it, why can't they? Sadly, I heard Easy E passed on.. God be with his soul. In Jesus' Name, I ask. Amen. His spirit and him will be reunited one day. It's so sad to see all the missed wonderful legacies he could have left behind instead of being remembered as a gangster/rapper/criminal.. He was in the music industry and had so many opportunities of instilling good things but he chose not to.. It is sad, isn't it?? Wasted opportunity to truly make people's lives better.. Just think of how many new 'criminals' he may have 'created' just by his music and ways of life... sad... How will they get out of their 'gangster' life? May The LORD be with them all. In Jesus' Name, I ask. Amen.
    • rooruu
      have you heard Zayin Malik's song 'pilow talk'? Ooh Climb on board We'll go slow and high tempo Light and dark Hold me hard and mellow I'm seeing the pain, seeing the pleasure Nobody but you, 'body but me 'Body but us, bodies together I love to hold you close, tonight and always I love to wake up next to you I love to hold you close, tonight and always I love to wake up next to you So we'll piss off the neighbours In the place that feels the tears The place to lose your fears Yeah, reckless behavior A place that is so pure, so dirty and raw In the bed all day, bed all day, bed all day Fucking in and fighting on It's our paradise and it's our war zone It's our paradise and it's our war zone Pillow talk My enemy, my ally Prisoners Then we're free, it's a thin line I'm seeing the pain, seeing the pleasure Nobody but you, 'body but me 'Body but us, bodies together I love to hold you close, tonight and always I love to wake up next to you So we'll piss off the neighbours In the place that feels the tears The place to lose your fears Yeah, reckless behavior A place that is so pure, so dirty and raw In the bed all day, bed all day, bed all day Fucking and fighting on It's our paradise and it's our war zone It's our paradise and it's our war zone Paradise (paradise), paradise, (paradise) War zone (war zone), war zone (war zone) Paradise (paradise), paradise, (paradise) War zone (war zone), war zone (war zone) So we'll piss off the neighbours In the place that feels the tears The place to lose your fears Yeah, reckless behavior A place that is so pure, so dirty and raw In the bed all day, bed all day, bed all day Fucking and fighting on It's our paradise and it's our war zone It's our paradise and it's our war zone Songwriters: Anthony Hannides / Michael Hannides / Zayn Malik / Joe Garrett / Levi Lennox PILLOWTALK lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., ST Music LLC
    • rooruu
      I mean who would want him and her or him as neighbors??? We can't automatically assume this song is about him and her, can we?? It can go for any 2 people.. What if his neighbors were like him? How would he be able to 'piss' off his neighbors?
    • rooruu
      creating 'personalities' which will need 'help' later on in life..

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