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Subject: Benny Mardones and the song "Into the Night"

Written By: LyosNorezel on 04/03/07 at 10:44 am

Hey ya'll.
On this page: it claims that some of his lyrics are inappropriate.
Benny Mardones', "Into the Night"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
She's just sixteen years old
Leave her alone, they say
Separated by fools
Who don't know what love is yet
Why They're Inappropriate:
Sixteen years old? Statutory rape much?
Jeez, how did anyone miss that one-
since this song is on the radio constantly.
If she's just 16, how does she know what love is yet?
Submitted by: Michael Maksudian

I just wanted to point out a rather bad technical error on this guys part... the vast majority of states in the US list "Age of Consent" somewhere between 14 and 16... though there are extremes. Also most other countries are somewhere between 14 and 16. If you don't believe me... just go here: . So, just as a matter of technicality, "statutory rape" does not apply.
Also... who the f**k are you to judge at what age someone knows "what love is yet"?
Bloody Americans... always forgetting history. You have to remember that until the 1900 to 1920's parents were still deciding who their kids would marry and at what age.
Some marriages occurred when the kids were as young as 9!
Lyos Gemini Norezel

Subject: Re: Benny Mardones and the song "Into the Night"

Written By: Obbop on 12/22/07 at 12:49 am

"Love" is mentioned, not engaging in horizontal bob-type activities.

Gotta' remember that society seems to be extending adolescence further into the late teen years and even the early 20s.

Kinda' bugs an old coot who was in boot camp ar 17 and pointing a machinegun at the bamks of the Saigon River at 18.

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