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Learn English with Songs: “Wish you were here”

Hi there person of the world,

How is December treating you? Since 1991, Incubus has been gifting us all with amazing music (any Incubus fans out there?) and today’s song is “Wish you were here”.

Turn the sound up!

1. Read the lyrics
2. Understand the vocabulary
3. SING!

Lyrics

I dig my toes into the sand.
The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds strewn across a blue blanket.
I lean against the wind, pretend that i am weightless and in this moment i am happy.

I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were here.

I lay my head onto the sand.
The sky resembles a backlit canopy with holes punched in it.
I’m counting ufo’s.
I signal them with my lighter
and in this moment i am happy, happy.

I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were here.

The world’s a roller coaster and I am not strapped in.
Maybe I should hold with care,but my hands are busy in the air.

I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were here.

Vocabulary

incubusDig – to move soil, sand, snow, etc., in order to create a hole.

Strewn – to spread or scatter things over or on the ground or some other surface.

Blanket – a covering made of cloth that is used especially on a bed to keep you warm.

Lean – to bend or move from a straight position.

Weightless – having no weight or seeming to have no weight.

Resembles – to look or be like (someone or something).

Backlit – to have light behind something.

Canopy – a piece of cloth that hangs over a bed, throne, etc., as a decoration or shelter.

Punched – to make (a hole, dent, etc.) by pressing or cutting in, into, or through something.

Lighter – a small device that produces a flame used for lighting something (such as a cigarette).

Strapped in – to fasten (someone or something) by using a strap.

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