Philip Philips: Gone, Gone, Gone

I was watching American Idol and Philip Philips performed this song. He blew it out of the park…POW! Thought you’d like the song. Let me know if I’m right.

Lyrics

When life leaves you high and dry
I’ll be at your door tonight
If you need help, if you need help
I’ll shut down the city lights,
I’ll lie, cheat, I’ll beg and bribe
To make you well, to make you well

When enemies are at your door
I’ll carry you away from war
If you need help, if you need help
Your hope dangling by a string
I’ll share in your suffering
To make you well, to make you well

Give me reasons to believe
That you would do the same for me

And I would do it for you, for you
Baby, I’m not moving on
I love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
You would never sleep alone
I love you long after you’re gone
And long after you’re gone, gone, gone.

When you fall like a statue
I’m gon’ be there to catch you
Put you on your feet, you on your feet
And if your well is empty
Not a thing will prevent me
Tell me what you need, what do you need

I surrender honestly
You’ve always done the same for me

So I would do it for you, for you.
Baby, I’m not moving on
I love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
You would never sleep alone.
I love you long after you’re gone
And long after you’re gone gone gone.

You’re my back bone,
You’re my cornerstone
You’re my crutch when my legs stop moving
You’re my head start,
You’re my rugged heart
You’re the pulse that I’ve always needed

Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating (x3)
Like a drum my heart never stops beating

For you, for you
Baby I’m not moving on
I love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
You would never sleep alone
I love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
Baby I’m not moving on,
I love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
You would never sleep alone.
I love you long, long after you’re gone.

Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating (x3)
Like a drum my heart never stops beating for you

And long after you’re gone, gone, gone.
I love you long after you’re gone gone, gone.

Vocabulary Boost:

  • High and dry: in a helpless position
  • To cheat: to break a rule or law to gain an advantage for something
  • To beg: to ask for something in an emotional way when it’s needed
  • To bribe: to try to get a person to do something by promising something valuable
  • To dangle: to hang
  • To suffer: to feel pain
  • A well:  a hole in the ground that holds water
  • A backbone: strength and courage
  • A cornerstone: something of fundamental importance
  • A crutch: something a person uses too much for help and support
  • A head start: an advantage that you have or get when starting something
  • A rugged heart: tough or strong love
  • A pulse: steady movement of blood caused by the beating of your heart
Philip Phillips

Philip Phillips (Photo credit: rocor)

Fluency Builder: Answer the following questions with a teacher or a chat buddy

  1. Have you ever heard of Philip Philips?  What’s this song all about?
  2. Do you watch American Idol?
  3. Does anyone in your family play a musical instrument?
  4. Has anyone ever left you high & dry?
  5. Who is the corner stone of your department at work?
  6. Have you ever used crutches?

Lem..xo!

p.s. this one goes out to GC

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