Music on my Mind

I am one of those teachers who think that playing music is as good a way to improve listening as it is playing any other piece of information.
That’s why every Monday you’ve been doing listening based on lyrics. It’s not always easy to choose the song and even more difficult to choose which lines you will be able to understand. What’s more, I’m also quite aware of the fact that the music I like is probably not everyone’s cup of tea (I know, I know… you’ve never complained). So , now it’s your turn. Have you been listening to some tracks lately and thought… “Cristina should be playing this track” ?
Yes…. Then, let me know. Send me a reply to this post with your suggestion. It should include the following information

Singer/ Band:
Song Title
A few lines:

and thanks for your help. This blog is written for you and with you.

19 thoughts on “Music on my Mind

  1. Singer/band: Tokio Hotel, album: Scream.
    Title: Ready, set, go!
    Lines: Ready, set, go!
    It’s time to run,
    the sky is changing,
    we are one.

  2. Well, few days ago I was listening to a song and I understood a part of the lyrics so I think it could be a good song, although maybe there are people who don’t like it.

    Singer: Taylor Swift
    Song Title: You belong with me
    Lines: I’m in my room it’s a typical Tuesday night, I’m listening to the kind of music she doesn’t like, she’ll never know your story like I do.

    It’s at the beginning of the song. It’s not the first verse, it’s the second, so you won’t have to look for it a lot of time.

    Bye!

  3. Singer/ Band:
    Black Eyes Peas

    Song Title:
    where is the love?

    A few lines:
    PEOPLE KILLINING, PEOPLE DYINING
    CHILDREN HURT AND YOU HEAR THEM CRYINING
    CAN YOU PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH
    AND WOULD YOU TURN THE OTHER CHEEK

    FATHER, FATHER, FATHER HELP US
    SEND SOME GUIDANCE FROM ABOVE
    ´CAUSE PEOPLE GOT ME, GOT ME QUESTIONINING
    WHERE IS THE LOVE (LOVE)

    WHERE IS THE LOVE (THE LOVE)
    WHERE IS THE LOVE (THE LOVE)
    WHERE IS THE LOVE
    THE LOVE, THE LOVE

    ________________________________

    Singer/ Band:Billie the vision
    Song Title: Summercat
    A few lines:You will forget about me when I’m on that plane.
    Forget about me when I’m on that plane.’

    Tonight tonight tonight tonight
    I wanna be with you Tonight tonight tonight tonight
    I wanna be with you tonight
    The plane took off and my love went with it

  4. Singer: Mika
    Song: We’re golden
    Some words: We are not what you think we are golden, we are golder, we are golden (bis).

  5. Band:The Beatles
    Song:Hello, goodbye
    Some words: You say yes, I say no, you say stop, but I say go, go, go.

  6. Singer: Bob Marley
    Song title: ” Three little birds”
    To our level:
    Don´t worry about a thing
    ´cause ev´ry little thing gonna be allright
    singin´don´t worry about a thing
    ´cause ev´ry little thing gonna be allright
    To advanced level:
    Rise up this morning
    Smiled with the rising sun
    Three little birds pitch up my doorstep
    singin´sweet songs of melodies pure and true
    sayin´”this is my message to you”

  7. Band: The Beatles
    Song Title: In My Life
    A few lines:

    There are places I’ll remember all my life
    though some have changed
    some forever not for better
    some have gone and some remain
    all these place have their moments
    with lovers and friends I still can recall
    some are dead and some are living
    in my life I love them all
    but of all these friends and lovers
    there’s no one compares with you

  8. Band: The Blues Brothers
    Song title: Everybody needs somebody
    I think you can use the introduction of the song like a joke because it´s difficult to understad, after that a few lines to our level:
    Every body needs somebody
    Everybody needs somebody to love
    Someone to love , someone to love
    Sweet heart to miss, sweethart to miss

  9. Band: Tony Rich
    Song: Nobody knows
    A few lines:

    The nights are lonely, the days are so sad
    And I just keep thinkin’ about
    The love that we had
    And I’m missin’ you
    And nobody knows it but me

  10. Band: Adele
    Song: Hometown
    A few lines:

    I’ve been walking in the same way as I did
    Missing out the cracks in the pavement
    And tutting my heel and strutting my feet
    “Is there anything I can do for you dear? Is there anyone I can call?”
    “No and thank you, please Madam. I ain’t lost, just wandering”

    Round my hometown
    Memories are fresh
    Round my hometown
    Ooh the people I’ve met

  11. Singer: Bob Marley
    Song:One love
    A few lines:

    One love, one heart
    let’s get together and feel all right
    hear the children crying (one love)
    hear the children crying (one heart)
    sayin’, “give thanks and praise to the lord and i will feel all right.”
    sayin’, “let’s get together and feel all right.”
    whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

  12. Band:Nirvana
    Song:Lithium
    A few lines:
    I like it I’m not gonna crack
    I miss you I’m not gonna crack
    I love you I’m not gonna crack
    I killed you I’m not gonna crack

    I like it I’m not gonna crack
    I miss you I’m not gonna crack
    I love you I’m not gonna crack
    I killed you I’m not gonna crack

  13. I think this is a very easy song to understand.
    It’s the song’s chorus.

    Singer: Alesha Dixon
    Song Title: The boy does nothing
    Lines: “Does he wash up? Never wash up
    Does he clean up? No, he never cleans up
    Does he brush up? Never brushed up
    He does nothing, the boy does nothing”

    I have another song, maybe it’s more difficult
    but I undestood the lyrics well.
    This is the song’s chorus too.

    Singer: Rihanna
    Song: Russian roulette
    Lines: “And you can see my heart beating
    you can see it through my chest
    said I’m terrified but I’m not leaving
    I know that I must pass this test”

  14. Singer/Band: Nick Jonas & The Administration
    Song Title: Who I am
    A few lines:
    I want someone to love me
    for who i am
    I want someone to need me
    is that so bad?

    It’s at the beggining of the song. Maybe you don’t find it because it’s new and it hasn’t been released yet here in Spain but i can pass it to you.

  15. Band: The Black Eyes Peas
    Song: “Meet Me Halfway”
    Type of music: balade

    ..meet me halfway, right at the borderline
    that’s where i’m gonna wait, for you
    i’ll be lookin out, night n’day
    took my heart to the limit, and this is where i’ll stay
    I can’t go any further then this
    I want you so bad it’s my only wish..

  16. I don´t like versions but I think this is better than the original.
    Group: U2 (featuring mary J Blige)Song:One
    Well, did I ask too much,more than a lot?
    You gave me nothing, now it´s all I got
    We´re one but we´re not the same
    Well we, hurt each other
    Then we do it again
    You say
    Love is a temple
    Love is a higher law
    Love is a temple
    Love is a higher law
    You ask me to enter
    Well then you make me crawl
    And I can´t be holding on
    To what you got
    When all you got is hurt

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