I Hope My Son Is Happy


My son, Giako, came home this week singing “Because I’m happy, clap la-la-la-la….” .

He explained that his second grade class was learning the hook (i.e. chorus) to Pharrel William’s song this week.

I bumped into his English teacher, Matilde, on thursday and we agreed that I would create this video clip for the class to help them memorize the song.

Try singing along with your kids.

I hope it makes you Happy:-)

Lem..xo

 

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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

Rihanna: Stay (feat.Mikky Ekko)

 

 

 

 

Some songs just rub you the right way. This one is like that for me.  Sweet harmonies! I can listen to it over and over again.

 

Lyrics:

 

All along it was a fever
A cold sweat hot-headed believer
I threw my hands in the air and said, “Show me something,”
He said, “If you dare come a little closer.”

Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it.
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you.
It takes me all the way.
I want you to stay

It’s not much of a life you’re living
It’s not just something you take – it’s given

Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it.
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you.
It takes me all the way.
I want you to stay.

Ooh the reason I hold on
Ooh cause I need this hole gone
Funny you’re the broken one but I’m the only one who needed saving
Cause when you never see the light it’s hard to know which one of us is caving

Not really sure how to feel about it.
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you.
It takes me all the way.
I want you to stay, stay.
I want you to stay, oh.

 

Vocabulary Boost:

 

  • hot-headed: easily angered
  • to dare: to have enough courage to do something
  • to hold on: to remain and hope
  • to cave: to stop trying to resist

A shot from the music video where Rihanna is s...

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

  1. What do you think she is trying to say in this song?
  2. Are you into Rihanna? What’s your favorite song?
  3. What is your view on tattoos ? Do you like them?
  4. Can two hot-headed people be happy together as a couple?

Lem..xo!

p.s. Nads…thanks for posting this song.

Run by Snow Patrol

 

‘Run’ has to be one of the best songs in Snow Patrol’s repertoire. I feel in love with it immediately. I’ve heard so many interpretations of the lyrics ranging from family ties to break ups. Do you like the song? What do you think Gary Lightbody was trying to say? What’s your favorite Snow Patrol tune?

 

Lyrics

 

I’ll sing it one last time for you
Then we really have to go
You’ve been the only thing that’s right
In all I’ve done

 

And I can barely look at you
But every single time I do
I know we’ll make it anywhere
Away from here

 

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I’ll be right beside you dear

 

Louder , louder
And we’ll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can’t raise your voice to say

 

To think I might not see those eyes
Makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbye
I nearly do

 

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I’ll be right beside you dear

 

Louder louder
And we’ll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can’t raise your voice to say

 

Slower slower
We don’t have time for that
All I want’s to find an easy way
To get out of our little heads

 

Have heart, my dear
We’re bound to be afraid
Even if it’s just for a few days
Making up for all this mess

 

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I’ll be right beside you dear

 

English: Gary Lightbody and Mark McClelland of...

English: Gary Lightbody and Mark McClelland of Snow Patrol – Tempe, Arizona (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Vocabulary Boost:

 

  • Barely : with difficult
  • Every single time: never once without
  • To make it : to succeed, to survive
  • To run for our lives: to save yourself
  • Hardly: with difficult
  • Raise your voice: increase the volume
  • We are bound to:  We will certainly
  • To make up for : to correct or recuperate

 

Lem..xo!

 

p.s. This post is dedicated to Anna L. who suggested I post it. Great choice Annarella…10Q!!