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Go, went, gone…… rap song and slang

Black eyed peas

 

This morning Molly brought a great song by Jack Johnson and the Black Eyed Peas to our class and we learnt some slang. Now it will be easier for us to understand lyrics in English songs,  

ain’t?

yo!

gonna     

 I found this video in the Internet. It summarises the story of the song with images. Now it is your turn to work a little while you listen to the music. Answer the following questions and post them.

Have a nice weekend!!!! and don’t sell your soul for bling, bling, material things…

  1. Can you name 5 key words, which are essential to understand Johnny’s story ?
  2. What is the moral of the song? 
  3. Do you associate rap with slang and rude language?
  4. What type of visual art do you associate rap with?
  5. Is rap music associated with urban culture?
  6. What’s the origin of the word rap?
  7. Do you like this type of music?
  8. Which song did you like best, “Penny Lane” or “Gone” ?

Be patient the video takes a bit of time to load….

Johnny wanna be a big star
Get on stage and play the guitar
Make a little money, buy a fancy car
Big old house and an alligator
Just to match with them alligator shoes
He’s a rich man so he’s no longer singing the blues
He’s singing songs about material things
And platinum rings and watches that go bling
But, diamonds don’t bling in the dark
He a star now, but he ain’t singing from the heart
Sooner or later he’s just gonna fall apart
Cause his fans can’t relate to his new found art
He ain’t doing what he did from the start
And that’s putting in some feeling and thought
He decided to live his life shallow
Cash in his love for material

[Chorus]
And its gone… gone… going…
Gone… everything gone… give a damn…
Gone be the birds when they don’t want to sing…
Gone people… all awkward with their things… gone.

You see yourself in the mirror
And you feel safe cause it looks familiar
But you afraid to open up your soul
Cause you don’t really know, don’t really know
Who he is, the person that’s deep within
Cause you are content with just being the name-brand man
And you fail to see that its trivial
Insignificant, you addicted to material
I’ve seen your kind before
You’re the type that thinks souls is sold in a store
Packaged up with incense sticks
With them vegetarian meals
To you that’s righteous
You’re fiction like books
You need to go out to life and look
Cause… what happens when they take your material
You already sold your soul and its…

[Chorus]

You say that time is money and money is time
So you got mind in your money and your money on your mind
But what about… that crime that you did to get paid
And what about… that bid, you can’t take it to your brain
What about those shoes you’ll wear today
They’ll do no good on the bridges you burnt along the way

All that money that you got gonna be gone
That gear that you rock gonna be gone
The house up on the hill gonna be gone
The gold purse on your grill gonna be gone
The ice on your wrist gonna be gone
That nice little Miss gonna be gone
That whip that you roll gonna be gone
And what’s worst is your soul’s already gone

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23 Octubre 2009 - Posted by | lenguas, música, Uncategorized | , , , ,

6 comentaris »

  1. This song is very dificul sang but i like very much.

    Comentari per xisco1997 | 24 Octubre 2009 | Resposta

  2. I like this song.I tried to sing this song but is so quick for me. 😀

    Comentari per Daryl Jade | 24 Octubre 2009 | Resposta

  3. The black eyed peas, I love this group

    Comentari per miguel | 23 Octubre 2009 | Resposta

  4. I like very much the song and Black Eyes Peas is a good band. I like I gotta feeling, is one of my favorite songs.

    Comentari per Sara Bouza | 23 Octubre 2009 | Resposta

  5. I like very much this song. Today in english sang this song and complite the gaps, and come to the class Molly.

    Comentari per andrea199762 | 23 Octubre 2009 | Resposta

    • I’m glad you liked it Andrea. Now you must try to reflect a bit on the lyrics.Have a nice weekend!

      Comentari per mloredo | 23 Octubre 2009 | Resposta


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