An elementary school in Wisconsin has banned Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton’s 2017 Rainbowland from being sung by their student.
The song was banned ahead of the school’s spring contest due to its controversial meaning and lyrics.
The so-called inappropriate lyrics are:
🎵"Wouldn't it be nice to live in paradise."
"Where we're free to be exactly who we are."🎵
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The school perceives the song to be controversial and considering most of Miley Cyrus’ songs often includes pensive lyrics, it could be safe for the students.
Rainbowland lyrics reads –
Living in a rainbowland
Where skies are blue and things are grand
Wouldn’t it be nice to live in paradise?
Where we’re free to be exactly who we are
Let’s all dig down deep inside
Brush the judgment and fear aside
Make wrong things right (all things right), and end the fight
‘Cause I promise ain’t nobody gonna win
Miley’s lyrics often suggests the liberty for freedom, an extreme one at that. Her singles, Won’t Stop, Wrecking Ball, illustrates a clear case of this.
The controversy stated in her song, Rainbowland portrays the same.