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Looking for bits of text from pop songs


Looking for bits of text from pop songs
Hello dear ESL friends all over the world,

I īm working on a project on emotions for intermediate and advanced classes. It īs almost finished.
As a last exercise I would like to introduce lines from pop songs expressing intense emotions like loneliness, hate, hope, unfulfilled love - and ask students to comment on them or role-play or whatever.

Unfortunately my knowledge of pop music is minus one hundred.
I īve seen so many pop songs among your worksheets that I īm sure many of you will think of a song or a couple of lines immediately when reading my question.

I īd be very grateful indeed if you could indicate a singer, a song, and if you like, even the lines you are thinking of.

Thanks so much in advance!!

IÂīve had many wonderful suggestions about love and hope in no time
Thank you so much!! You are truly wonderful and dedicated
Anyone for the other end of the scale? conflicts, hate, depression?

Do you think I should make a ws for this site from all those bits of song and emotions?

29 Jul 2009      


If we start with this one


When the night has come, and the way is dark,
And that moon is the only light you see.
No I won īt be afraid, no I-I-I won īt be afraid
Just as long as the people come and stand by me.

29 Jul 2009     


Hi, Dorothea, sent you a pm... good night for now...

29 Jul 2009     


But this one I can īt split it :

Hold Me
Like The River Jordan
And I Will Then Say To Thee
You Are My Friend

Carry Me
Like You Are My Brother
Love Me Like A Mother
Will You Be There?

Tell Me Will You Hold Me
When Wrong, Will You Skold Me
When Lost Will You Find Me?

But They Told Me
A Man Should Be Faithful
And Walk When Not Able
And Fight Till The End
But I īm Only Human

Everyone īs Taking Control Of Me
Seems That The World īs
Got A Role For Me
I īm So Confused
Will You Show To Me
You īll Be There For Me
And Care Enough To Bear Me

(Hold Me)
(Lay Your Head Lowly)
(Softly Then Boldly)
(Carry Me There)

(Lead Me)
(Love Me And Feed Me)
(Kiss Me And Free Me)
(I Will Feel Blessed)

(Carry Me Boldly)
(Lift Me Up Slowly)
(Carry Me There)

(Save Me)
(Heal Me And Bathe Me)
(Softly You Say To Me)
(I Will Be There)

(Lift Me)
(Lift Me Up Slowly)
(Carry Me Boldly)
(Show Me You Care)

(Hold Me)
(Lay Your Head Lowly)
(Softly Then Boldly)
(Carry Me There)

(Need Me)
(Love Me And Feed Me)
(Kiss Me And Free Me)
(I Will Feel Blessed)

In Our Darkest Hour
In My Deepest Despair
Will You Still Care?
Will You Be There?
In My Trials
And My Tripulations
Through Our Doubts
And Frustrations
In My Violence
In My Turbulence
Through My Fear
And My Confessions
In My Anguish And My Pain
Through My Joy And My Sorrow
In The Promise Of Another Tomorrow
I īll Never Let You Part
For You īre Always In My Heart.

Guess Who???

29 Jul 2009     


Michael? J?...
the next song is not exactly pop, but itīs one of my favourite:
Eric Clapton, wonderful tonight
Itīs late in the evening; sheīs wondering what clothes to wear.
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair.
And then she asks me, "Do I look all right?"
And I say, "Yes, you look wonderful tonight."
Cassidyīs Fields of gold, also performed by Sting
Youīll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
Youīll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we walk in the fields of gold

So she took her love
For to gaze awhile
Upon the fields of barley
In his arms she fell as her hair came down
Among the fields of gold


29 Jul 2009     


You should hear it to feel it...

29 Jul 2009     


This a excerpt from another one about friendship...
(Diane Warwick and friends)
Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That īs what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I īll be on your side forever more
That īs what friends are for

29 Jul 2009     


what īs the title, goodnesses?

29 Jul 2009     


N 1 Stand By Me
N 2 Will You Be There
N 3 That īs What Friends Are For

29 Jul 2009     


Michael Jackson always "Heal The World". You should hear this one too.
There īs A Place In
Your Heart
And I Know That It Is Love
And This Place Could
Be Much
Brighter Than Tomorrow
And If You Really Try
You īll Find There īs No Need
To Cry
In This Place You īll Feel
There īs No Hurt Or Sorrow

There Are Ways
To Get There
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
Make A Better Place...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

29 Jul 2009     


Lionel Richie and Diana Ross; "Endless Love"
My love,
There īs only you in my life
The only thing that īs bright

My first love,
You īre every breath that I take
You īre every step I make

And I
I want to share
All my love with you
No one else will do...

And your eyes
Your eyes, your eyes
They tell me how much you care
Ooh yes, you will always be
My endless love

29 Jul 2009     

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