#learn English

Today’s song is about a wishing well.
A wishing well is a term from Europeanfolklore to describe wells where it was thought that any spoken wish would be granted. The idea that a wish would be granted came from the notion that water housed deities or had been placed there as a gift from the gods. This practice is thought to have arisen because water is a source of life, and was often a scarce commodity.

Song by wet wet wet: click for youtube

lyrics

You hear me so clearly
And see how I try
You feel me, so heal me
And tear me apart
And I won’t tell a soul
I won’t tell at all
And do they have to know
About my goodnight girl
Caught up in your wishin’ well
You hopes inside it
Take your love ‘n’ promises
And make them last (you make them last)
You keep me so near you
And see me so far
And hold me and send me
And deep in your heart
And I won’t tell a soul
I won’t tell at all
And i won’t let them know
About my goodnight girl
Caught up in your wishin’ well
You hopes inside it
Take your love ‘n’ promises
And make them last (you make them last )
Caught up in your wishin’ well
You hopes inside it
Take your love ‘n’ promises
And make them last (you make them last )
It doesn’t matter how sad
I made you
Doesn’t matter

The #Goldengirls theme #idioms

The Youtube clip is here

Today’s Idiom: “to throw a party” which means to arrange or make a party

Lyrics:

Thank you for being a friend

Travelled down the road and back again

Your heart is true you ‘re  a pal and a confidant.

And if you threw a party

Invited everyone you ever knew

You would see the biggest gift would be from me

And the card attached would say thank you for being a friend.

#idioms in the song Alone by #annwilson

Todays Idiom can be found in this song on youtube

“And now It chills me to the Bone” – to be afraid of something  (or to be extremely cold)

I hear the ticking of the clock
I’m lying here the room’s pitch dark
I wonder where you are tonight
No answer on the telephone
And the night goes by so very slow
Oh I hope that it won’t end though
Alone

Till now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you
And now it chills me to the bone
How do I get you alone
How do I get you alone

You don’t know how long I have wanted
To touch your lips and hold you tight, oh
You don’t know how long I have waited
and I was going to tell you tonight
But the secret is still my own
and my love for you is still unknown
Alone
Till now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you
And now it chills me to the bone
How do I get you alone
How do I get you alone

How do I get you alone
How do I get you alone
Alone, alone

#wilsonphillips singing “Daniel”

Another great song on youutube

Lyrics

Daniel is traveling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and, I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it loks like Daniel
Must be the clouds in my eyes
They say Spain’s pretty
Though I’ve never been
And Daniel says it’s the best place that he’s ever seen
Oh and, he should know ’cause he’s been there enough
Lord I miss Daniel
Oh I miss him so much
Oh, Daniel my brother
you are older then me
Do you still feel the pain
of the scars that won’t heal
Your eyes have died
But you see more than I
Daniel you’re a star
in the face of the sky
I miss Daniel
Oh I miss him so much
Oh, Daniel my brother
you are older then me
Do you still feel the pain
of the scars that won’t heal
Your eyes have died
But you see more than I
Daniel you’re a star
in the face of the sky
Daniel is traveling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and, I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it loks like Daniel
Must be the clouds in my eyes
Oh God,
It looks like Daniel
Must be the clouds in my eyes

#Bananarama – Love in the First Degree #80s #ielts

Here is a great English song, from youtube, the title “Love in the first degree” comes from the expression “first degree murder”

 

the lyrics are below:

 

Last night I was dreaming
I was locked in a prison cell
When I woke up I was screaming
Calling out your name
Whoa and the judge and the jury
They all put the blame on me
They wouldn’t go for my story
They wouldn’t hear my plea
Only you can set me free
‘Cause I’m guilty
Guilty as a girl can be
Come on baby can’t you see
I stand accused of love in the first degree
Guilty
Of love in the first degree
Someday I believe it
You will come to my rescue
Unchain my heart you’re keeping
And let me start anew, ooh
The hours pass so slowly
Since they’ve thrown away the key
Can’t you see that I’m lonely
Won’t you help me please
Only you can set me free
‘Cause I’m guilty
Guilty as a girl can be
Come on baby can’t you see
I stand accused of love in the first degree
Guilty
Of love

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