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Speak of the Devil & Lonely Revisited

We’re killing two birds with one stone here by giving you a song that uses our latest Idiom of the Week and our latest Awesome Adjective. Listen and read the lyrics below!:

“Speak Of The Devil”

by Chris Isaak

Speak of the devil
The devil appears
Waiting for someone
Been waiting for years
And it’s alright now
Yeah, I’m alright now

Watching her walking
Like watching a flame
Trying to forget her
Don’t mention her name
And I’m alright now
Yeah, I’m alright now

Lonely days without her
Nights that would not end
As long as I don’t think about her
I can still pretend
It’s alright

Speak of the devil
The devil appears
Been waiting for someone
Lonely for years
But I’m alright now
Yeah, I’m alright now
It’s alright
It’s alright

Speak of the devil

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You Can Say That Again Revisited

Here’s a nice old song using our most recent Idiom of the Week. As you listen, take out a pen and paper and write the words you hear that go in the blanks. When you’re finished, click on “Continue reading” to check your answers!

“You Can Say That Again”

The Four Teens

You say that I’m your baby
That you love me, that you know
And you will right to the _____1_____
Oh baby, you can say that again
And again and again and again and again

You say that I’m your baby
That your love goes all the way
And this _____2_____ will never end
Oh honey, you can say that again

Well, I’ve never been loved so much
I’ve never had such a tender touch
It’s never been quite so _____3_____
This, I know, has got to be paradise

You say that you will _____4_____ me
All your life, through thick and thin
You don’t have to, honey
But baby, you can say that again
And again and again and again

Well, I’ve never been loved so much
I’ve never had such a tender touch
It’s never been quite so _____5_____
This, I know, has got to be paradise

You say that you will _____6_____ me
All your life, through thick and thin
You don’t have to, honey
But baby, you can say that again
And again and again and again

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Happy New Year’s

Here’s an old song that many sing for New Year’s. It’s called “Auld Lang Syne” – it’s Scottish English for “old long since,” or “long long ago,” “days gone by,” or “old times.”

The song was originally written as a poem by Robert Burns in 1788, and it was later put to music. Here are the lyrics:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days of auld lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

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Melancholy Revisited

Here’s a song using last week’s Awesome Adjective. Listen to the song and fill in the blanks with the words you hear. When you’re finished listening, click on “Continue reading” to see the answers:

Melancholy Man

by the Moody Blues

I’m a melancholy man, that’s what I am,
All the world surrounds me, and my ____1____ are on the ground.
I’m a very ____2____ man, doing what I can,
All the world astounds me and I think I understand
That we’re going to keep growing, wait and see.

When all the ____3____ are falling down
Into the sea and on the ground,
And angry voices carry on the wind,
A beam of light will fill your ____4____
And you’ll remember what’s been said
By all the good men this world’s ever known.

Another man is what you’ll see,
Who looks like you and looks like ____5____,
And yet somehow he will not feel the same,
His life caught up in misery, he doesn’t ____6____ like you and me,
‘Cause he can’t see what you and I can see.

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A Sunday Kind of Love

Happy Sunday! Here is a song by soul singer Etta James  (January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012). You can learn more about Etta James here, here and here. You can also listen to one of her most famous songs, “At Last” . Listen to the song, read the lyrics and sing it to a friend. Enjoy…

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Bill Withers

Bill Withers is an American singer and song writer. He was born on July 4, 1938 in West Virginia. Bill joined the US Navy when he was 18 and served for 9 years. Afterwards, he moved to California and began his music career. Bill Withers has written some of the most well known songs of our time; “Ain’t No Sunshine“, “Grandma’s Hands“, “Just The Two Of Us” and many more. Below you can listen to Bill sing his song, “Lean On Me”. Also below is a video of the song with lyrics you can read.

Let us know what you think about the song in the comments section.

Is it a happy song or a sad song?

What does the phrase ‘lean on me‘ mean?

Do you have someone to ‘lean on‘ or does someone often ‘lean on‘ you?

What does the phrase ‘swallow your pride’ mean?

Have you ever had to ‘swallow your pride‘?

Listen to some of Bill Withers’ other songs and tell us what you’re favorite is.

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Gift of Gab

Here is a song from the Hip-Hop group, Blackalicious. The song goes through words that begin with the letters A, B, C, D, E, F and G. You can listen to the song and read the lyrics below. How many of the words do you know? What new words did learn or have questions about. The man who sings the song is named Gift of Gab. Do you know what it means to have the gift of gab? Do you know someone who has the gift of gab? Let us know in the comments section.

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