It Gets Better
by Fun.

Album: Some Nights (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • The song's lyrics are about someone losing their virginity. It has been reported that the track was named after Dan Savage's 'It Gets Better' viral video campaign which was founded in response to the suicides of teenagers who were bullied because they were gay. One can presume, therefore, the lyrics refer to a person's first sexual experience with another member of the same gender.
  • Fun guitarist Jack Antonoff is an advocate for equal rights and marriage equality, and he wrote in a blog on the The Huffington Post that he believes this issue is as important as the civil rights struggles of the '60s. "Being part of a band of three straight men, we felt there was an inherent power in the fact that we aren't gay, and yet we still care and we have a voice - there's a responsibility there," he said. "There are moments in history where it's vital [to have a voice] and anyone that is not standing up for the LGBT community is a huge part of what's holding them back."

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