Cool for the Summer - Demi Lovato



The Experience: Tell me what you want, what you like. Tell me if it's wrong, if it's right, I don't care... Don't tell your mother... Demi Lovato's new anthem advocates homosexuality, but can't seem to make up its mind over whether it's good, bad, both or neither...

Music video: The video takes a step back from the teaser trailers which were much more explicit. A skimpily dressed Demi approaches a party where a group of people are lazily dancing and kissing. Despite the song's lesbian theme the video has just a few explicit lesbian or gay approaches, attempting to go more mainstream.

The Meaning of Cool For The Summer: Demi Lovato offers a new lesbian anthem on the heels of her Really Don't Care music video. However, Cool For the Summer goes places Really Don't Care - whose lyrics weren't explicitly gay - didn't. For example, references to explicit girl on girl sex - I got a taste of the cherry (slang for hymen), I just need to take a bite - and - take me down into your paradise, don't be scared because I'm your body type. One element that is a bit disturbing is the disregard for whether it's right or wrong - tell me if it's right, if it's wrong, I don't care, I can keep a secret. Because you can argue over whether homosexuality is good or bad, but not caring? The song defends homosexuality, portrays lesbians as transgressive - with both the lyrics and the defiant rock beat - and also tells them to stay in the closet - I can keep a secret - and the whispered - don't tell your mother. There's a contradiction there. Homosexuality is either right or wrong. But it can't be both. And it matters.

Ask yourself: Does it matter whether the lifestyle you choose is bad or good? How do you know?

LYRICS:

Tell me what you want
What you like
It's okay
I'm a little curious too
Tell me if it's wrong
If it's right
I don't care
I can keep a secret could, you?

Got my mind on your body
And your body on my mind
Got a taste for the cherry
I just need to take a bite
Don't tell your mother
Kiss one another
Die for each other
We're cool for the summer
(Ha)

Ooh
Ooh
Take me down into your paradise
Don't be scared cause I'm your body type
Just something that we wanna try
Cause you and I
We're cool for the summer

Tell me if I won
If I did
What's my prize?
I just wanna play with you, too
Even if they judge
F-ck it all
Do the time
I just wanna have some fun with you

Got my mind on your body
And your body on my mind
Got a taste for the cherry
I just need to take a bite
Don't tell your mother
Kiss one another
Die for each other
We're cool for the summer
(Ha)

Ooh
Ooh
Take me down into your paradise
Don't be scared cause I'm your body type
Just something that we wanna try
Cause you and I
We're cool for the summer
(Ha)
We're cool for the summer
We're cool for the summer

Shhhh...don't tell your mother
Got my mind on your body
And your body on my mind
Got a taste for the cherry
I just need to take a bite

Take me down into your paradise
Don't be scared cause I'm your body type
Just something that we wanna try
Cause you and I
We're cool for the summer

(Take me down) We're cool for the summer
(Don't be scared) Cause I'm your body type
Just something that we wanna try
Cause you and I
We're cool for the summer
(Ha)
Ooh
We're cool for the summer

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