Crude or Profane Language
Drug and Alcohol Content
Other Negative Elements
In response to romantic discord, the singer wants to overcome conflict and hateful feelings (“Do This Anymore”), and iron out rough spots (“Someday”). Appealing to a higher power, the band recognizes man’s need to be loved and “delivered” on “Believe It or Not.” An indiscretion leaves a humbled man “Flat on the Floor.” A heartless girl is condemned for giving birth in a bathroom stall at her prom, then murdering the baby (“Throw Yourself Away”). It suggests that God would’ve helped if she’d taken time to ask. Even so ...
The song goes too far by advising the girl to kill herself (“D--n you for thinking we’d never know ... Why the h--- don’t you blow yourself away”). “See You at the Show” adores after-concert parties with booze and groupies. Other songs emphasize sexual trysts (“Learn the Hard Way,” “Feelin’ Way Too D--n Good”), a profane falling out between live-in lovers (“Should’ve Listened”) and drunken thuggishness (a remake of Elton John’s “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”). A guy praises a drug-abusing woman for the lack of self-respect that leads her to perform sexual favors for him (“Figured You Out”). There’s one f-word.
Raw language, rage, alcohol use and descriptive sexual situations. They make The Long Road way too bumpy in spite of Nickelback’s defense of newborns and reverent mentions of God. Teens should take a detour.