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Learn English with Songs: “Video Games”

Yassou!

(that’s hello in Greek).

Our obsession with Lana del Rey continues… today with her song “Video Games”. Have you heard it yet?

Also, don’t forget to tell us what music you like! We will make it into a special ABA English post.

You all know what to do:

1. Read the lyrics
2. Understand the vocabulary
3. Turn the volume up and sing and dance!

Lyrics

Swinging in the backyard
Pull up in your fast car
Whistling my name

Open up a beer
And you say, “Get over here
And play a video game.”

I’m in his favorite sun dress
Watching me get undressed
Take that body downtown

I say, “You the bestest.”
Lean in for a big kiss
Put his favorite perfume on

Go play a video game

It’s you, it’s you, it’s all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you wanna do
I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It’s better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
Baby, now you do

Singing in the old bars
Swinging with the old stars
Living for the fame

Kissing in the blue dark
Playing pool and wild darts
Video games

He holds me in his big arms
Drunk and I am seeing stars
This is all I think of

Watching all our friends fall
In and out of Old Paul’s
This is my idea of fun
Playing video games

It’s you, it’s you, it’s all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you wanna do
I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It’s better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
Baby, now you do

Now you do
Now you do
Now you do

Now, now you do
Now you do
Now you do

It’s you, it’s you, it’s all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you wanna do
I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It’s better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
Baby, now you do

Now you do
Now you do
Now you do
(Now you do)
Now you do
Now you do
Now you do

Vocabulary

202803564_640Swinging – to move backward and forward or from side to side while hanging from something.

Backyard – an area in back of a house ; especially US : an area of grass behind someone’s house.

Whistling – to make a high sound by blowing air through your lips or teeth.

Sun dress – a casual dress to wear on warm days.

Bestest – a grammatically incorrect way of saying “the best”.

Lean – to move towards another person.

Pool – a game played on a long table in which players use a long stick and a white ball to hit 15 colored balls into one of six pockets around the table.

Darts – a game in which darts are thrown at a board that is marked with circles.

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