Lekcja #37 Jesus He Knows Me – Genesis (1991)

Lekcja #37 Jesus He Knows Me – Genesis (1991)

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You see the face on the TV ______________
Coming at you every _________________
See that face on the _______________
That _______________ is me

On the ____________of the magazine
There’s no ______________why I’m smiling
You buy a piece of _____________
You buy a piece of me

I’ll get you everything you _____________
I’ll get you everything you________________
Don’t need to believe in hereafter
Just ______________ in me

CHORUS: ‘Cause Jesus he knows me
And he knows I’m _______________
I’ve been talking to Jesus all my___________
Oh yes he knows me
And he knows I’m _______________
And he’s been telling me
Everything is ________________

I believe in the ______________
With my ever loving _____________ beside me
But she don’t know about my _______________
Or the ________________ I met last ________________

Do you believe in ________________
‘Cause that’s what I’m selling
And if you want to get to __________________
I’ll see you right

You won’t even have to ___________your house
Or get outta your _______________
You don’t even have to touch that ________________
‘Cause I’m everywhere

CHORUS:

Won’t find me ______________ what I’m ________________
Won’t find me making no ____________________
But I can get you a pocketful of ________________
If you _______________ to be good, try to be nice
God will __________good ____________of you
Just do as I say, don’t do as I do

I’m counting my ___________________,
I’ve found__________________ happiness
‘Cause I’m getting _______________, day by day
You can find me in the ___________  _____________,
Just call my toll _________________ number
You can do it anyway you want
Just do it right away

There’ll be no ______________ in your mind
You’ll believe everything I’m saying
If you want to get closer to him
Get on your ___________________ and start paying

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doubt, right, preaching, knees, family, wanted, need, believe, life, sacrifice, blessings, practicing, dial, promise, leave, god, take(…)care, wife, night, girlfriend, richer, paradise, true, chair, Sunday, alright, man, cover, billboard, screen, question, heaven, miracles, phone book, free

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    1. _____________ – the origin or formation of something
    2. _______________- life after death
    3. _______________ – charge, fee, payment, tariff
    4. ______________- to call (a telephone number)
    5._______________- God’s favour and protection
    6.______________- the kingdom of heaven, the promised land; an ideal or idyllic place or state
    7._______________- supernatural phenomenon, mystery, prodigy, sign
    8._________________ – out of

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    1. In the early 1990s, the English rock band Genesis released one of their biggest hits, “Jesus He Knows Me”.  This song’s lyrics do nothing but attack televangelists and pastors. They mainly attack preachers who deceive their congregations (viewers) and use the name of Jesus Christ to extort ridiculous amounts of money from them.

    These lyrics, which are highly satirical, were written at the time when televangelism was becoming very popular in America and various parts of the world. Around that time, numerous prominent televangelists in the United States found themselves in scandals that had to do with conning their own followers. Most of the scam came in the form of the pastors telling their congregations that they would only receive miracles and financial breakthroughs if they gave their monies to “God”. Interestingly, many of these so called “men of God” enriched themselves with these monies meant for “God”. And as if that wan’t enough, they lived very flamboyant lifestyles with these ill gotten monies.  Is “Jesus He Knows Me” against Christianity or religions in general? Many think that this classic is an anti-religion song, but it isn’t. The song just speaks out against unscrupulous preachers and their fraudulent activities.

    2. fucking stupid americans and their bullshit TV preachers. How much does it cost to buy comfort?

    3. This song has nothing to do with atheism. This song came out around the time when there was scandals going on within some Christian churches here in the USA. While there was scandals going on in some churches, mainly in the televangelist tv programs, it certainly does not represent other Christian churches.

    4. Clearly a very bitter satirical song about religion and television evangelists who don’t “practice what they preach” but instead offer salvation for money. But this idea isn`t new. The “rotteness” of the Roman Catholic Church was at the heart of Martin Luther’s attack on it in 1517 when he wrote the “95 Theses” (->Reformation).

    5. I am a Christian and I’ve been to what I call “disfunctional churches” that take advantage of the people’s faith and take almost all of their money, energy, and time.

    Jesus is Real and his Word is so true and deep that all of them who use His name for personal purposes will have their punishment as a hinder for the truth of the Gospel to be spread and reach people. But who can deny we’ve all sinned and everyone of us will have to give account to a mighty God after this life for our deeds, good and bad. And no one of us will pass this test, if it’s not by having beien cleansed by the Blood of Jesus and having faith in Him.

    He is the only one that was born without sin. He was born, lived, died and rose from the dead without sin. He is the only salvation possible for our lives.

    May God bless everybody

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      1.________________ characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.
      2.____________ a cause of great trouble or suffering.
      3._________________ a person’s buttocks or anus.
      4._________________ a member of an international order established for mutual help and fellowship, which holds elaborate secret ceremonies.
      5._________________ a thing that persuades or leads someone to do something.
      6.________________ overcome and take control of (a place or people) by military force.
      7.___________ a Bavarian secret society founded in 1776, organized like the Freemasons.
      8._____________________ of people: having the same status, rights, or opportunities.
      9.______________ a central or primary rule or principle on which something is based.

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      Lekcja #35  The Animals – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (1965)

      Lekcja #35 The Animals – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (1965)

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      Zadanie 1. Wysłuchaj piosenki z youtube jednocześnie czytając tekst. O czym mówią słowa?

      In this __________ old part of the city
      Where the sun _____________to shine
      _________tell me there ain’t no use in tryin’
      Now my ________, you’re so young and pretty
      And one thing I ____________ is true
      You’ll be _______ before your time is due, I know
      Watch my ___________ in bed a-dyin’
      Watched his __________ been turnin’ grey
      He’s been workin’ and ______ his life away, oh yes I know it
      And I’ve been ____________too, baby (yeah!)
      Every ___________and day (yeah!)
      We _______________ get out of this place
      If it’s the ______________thing we ever do
      We gotta get out of this place
      ‘Cause girl, there’s a __________ life for me and you

      Zadanie 2. Uzupełnij luki w piosence słowami poniżej.

      better, dirty, girl, hair, daddy, refused, dead, slavin‘, workin’ , People, night, last, gotta, know

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      • “We Gotta Get Out of this Place” has become a symbol of the Vietnam War. In fact, the song, recorded by the Animals, was used as the intro for the television series Tour of Duty, a dramatic series set on an American base stationed in Vietnam that ran from 1997 through 1990 when there was a resurgence of Vietnam War-themed shows and movies. At first glance, the song appears to be just that, a Vietnam War anthem demanding the U.S. government to withdraw from the Vietnam conflict.  But, at closer look, the lyrics tell a different story.  The song was written by husband and wife team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, a productive Brill Building team that started with popular “fluffy” songs such as The Drifters’ “On Broadway” and The Crystals’ “Uptown.”  Examination of the lyrics of “We Gotta Get Out of this Place” reveals that this song really is not much different than “On Broadway” or “Uptown” in that “We Gotta Get Out of this Place” is about a young couple caught in a working-class city slum, trying to make a better life for themselves before the working-class lifestyle literally kills them, like the narrator’s father who worked himself to death at a young age.  “On Broadway” and “Uptown” also refer to finding a better life in a better place.  Although “We Gotta Get Out of this Place” resonated with soldiers deployed to Vietnam during that conflict when the song was released, the song generally is more about finding a way out to pursue a better life.  It is understandable that the song became an anthem, and arguably the most requested song on Armed Forces Radio during the Vietnam conflict.  The song clearly relates to the soldiers’ need to “get out of that place.”  But, this song is a perfect example of the numerous offerings from this time period that were not specifically written as anti-war anthems, but were successfully re-purposed as such.
      • I can easily understand why a soldier in Vietnam would sing “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” but the song wasn’t written about Vietnam. After all ,the Animals were Englishmen, from the town of Newcastle. They were in no danger of getting drafted to fight in Vietnam! The song is about a young man who yearns to get out of the dirty, dismal, smoggy industrial town he’s growing up in. His own father is getting prematurely old and gray from working at a factory, and the young man wants no part of that life. He wants to run away with his girlfriend to somewhere they can be free and happy.

      Zadanie 4. Uzupełnij definicje słowami, które są wyróżnione (pogrubiona czcionka, lub/i są podkreślone). Słowa mogą być w tekście piosenki, lub w komentarzach.

        1. __________________ an increase or revival after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence.

        __________________ an instance of something becoming popular, active, or important again; comeback

        1. _____________ adapt for use in a different purpose.
        2. _______________ a squalid and overcrowded urban street or district inhabited by very poor people.
        3. ___________________ follow or chase (sb or sth).
        4. ________________ to be expected; natural, reasonable, or forgivable.
        5. ___________________ it may be argued
        6. ________________ make or show a connection between.
        7. ____________________ a thing produced for entertainment or sale.
        8. ____________ a person who is continually moving from place to place, without any fixed home or job.
        9. _________________ of or characteristic of an affluent area or people.
        10. _____________ a moral or legal obligation; a responsibility.
        11. __________________ (of a leisure venue, event, etc.) given a particular theme or setting.
        12. __________________ a large open or main road.
        13. __________________ have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from.
        14. ________________ select (a person or group of people) and bring them somewhere for a certain purpose; conscript (someone) for military service.
        15. _____________ causing a mood of gloom or depression.
        16. _________________ frivolous or silly; lacking depth or seriousness.
        17. ________________ work excessively hard.
        18. _________________ evoke images, memories, and emotions.
        19. ________________ move (troops or equipment) into position for military action.
        20. ___________________ before the due time; ahead of time.

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        Lekcja #33 The Times They Are A-Changin’ Bob Dylan (1964)

        Lekcja #33 The Times They Are A-Changin’ Bob Dylan (1964)

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        Zadanie 1. Wysłuchaj piosenki z youtube jednocześnie czytając tekst. O czym mówią słowa?

        Come ___________ ’round people
        Wherever you __________________
        And admit that the ________________
        Around you have grown
        And accept it that soon
        You’ll be ______________ to the bone
        If your time to you is worth _________
        And you better start ______________
        Or you’ll ______________ like a stone
        For the times they are a-changin’

        Come _______________and critics
        Who ____________  with your pen
        And keep your eyes ______________
        The _____________ won’t come again
        And don’t _____________too soon
        For the wheel’s still in ___________
        And there’s no __________ who
        That it’s _______________________
        For the loser now
        Will be ___________________ to win
        For the times they are a-changin’

        Come ___________, congressmen
        Please ________________the call
        Don’t stand in the _______________
        Don’t block up the hall
        For he that gets _________________
        Will be he who has stalled
        The battle outside _____________
        Will soon _____________ your windows
        And _________________ your walls
        For the times they are a-changin’

        Come mothers and fathers
        ________________ the land
        And don’t criticize
        What you can’t ______________
        Your sons and your daughters
        Are beyond your __________________
        Your old road is rapidly _______________
        Please get out of the new one
        If you can’t ____________your hand
        For the times they are a-changin’

        The_________________ it is drawn
        The curse it is cast
        The ______________ one now
        Will later be fast
        As the ___________________ now
        Will later be past
        The order is rapidly _____________
        And the first one now
        Will later be last
        For the times they are a-changin’

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        namin’, fadin’, savin’, swimmin’, tellin’, ragin‘, agin’, senators, doorway, rattle, Throughout, command, waters, sink, gather, writers, wide, spin, heed, shake, understand, lend, roam, chance, speak, later, hurt, line, present, slow, drenched, prophesize

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        • During the same times of this song being recorded, The Vietnam War (1954-1975) was escalating. This war was a conflict between the communist North Vietnam versus South Vietnam and the USA. The Vietnam War is still dubbed as one of the costliest and futile wars in history; over 2 million civilians on both sides of Vietnam, around 250,000 Vietnam soldiers, and over 58,000 US military personnel paid their lives in this war. The pressures for changes in the US’s political stance in global affairs were rising.
        • On November 22, 1963, United States president John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Despite where the song drew its initial inspiration, it has a universal and timeless impact. If we look at the ‘protest’ element of the song, the world still needs societal participation in bringing much-needed changes into the world. On the other hand, ‘change’ is inevitable. Things that change for the better too shall pass at some point. On a grand scheme of things, ‘the inevitability of change is the only thing that does not change.’

        Zadanie 4. Uzupełnij definicje słowami, które są wyróżnione (na grubo). Słowa mogą być w tekście piosenki, lub w komentarzach.

        1.______________ increasing rapidly.
        2.________________ costing a lot; expensive.
        3.___________ incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.
        4.________________ the attitude of a person or organization towards something; a standpoint.
        5._________________ a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to sth
        6.____________________ relating to society or social relations.
        7.__________________ certain to happen; unavoidable.
        8._______________ confess to be true or to be the case.
        9.__________ _____ ____________joining a cause; you pay attention to it and do what they suggest
        10.___________________ a solemn utterance intended to invoke a supernatural power to inflict harm or punishment on someone or something.
        11.__________________ a mould used to make an object by casting.
        12.___________________ make or cause to make a rapid succession of short, sharp knocking sounds.
        13.______________________ feel or express violent uncontrollable anger.
        14.___________________ give an unofficial name or nickname to.
        15.____________________ move about or travel aimlessly or unsystematically, especially over a wide area.
        16._________________ wet thoroughly; soak.
        17.__________________________ to predict or foretell.
        18.______________________ stop or cause to stop making progress.

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        • Explain those lines:

         

        1. The curse it is cast
        2. Please heed the call
        3. And accept it that soon
          You’ll be drenched to the bone
        4. For the loser now will be later to win

         

        • Bob Dylan wrote this song in 1963 and this was the era of the PEACE and LOVE generation… Free spirits that would NEVER be tethered and controlled by something like the evils of Nazism, Communism or Socialism. In the 60s, Dylan could see that the times were changing, people had changed: and he favored change. Remember this was written not long after World War II. It was a time of the youth in this country being adamantly against war, divisiveness hate and injustices like racial discrimination. Young people in the 60s, if you think back to James Dean, Steve mcqueen and the young Marlon Brando: were a rebellious and outspoken bunch who were inspired to take the world by storm. If something was horribly wrong, they were out there in a protest. These are the sons and daughters that were beyond parental command, as Dylan wrote. They were the children of the war-generation and they set out to fix what the people of the world in their parents’age group screwed up. They became proactive in their own right, to try to change the times for better; a better world for themselves, and a future for their own children. They knew (collectively, most of them wearing peace symbols around their necks) a change for unity, prosperity and peace was the New Order. When Dylan says “come gather round people”, he is really speaking to the whole world, but more specifically to us in America, as world leaders to deluge the world with love, equality, our music singing praises to a free society; and a kumbaya attitude… Transforming a postwar world into a planet of peace. He is making a call for change that ALL better join the movement of the Peacemaker-Flower Children. The whole action of the 60s was about movements and protests, to right the wrongs

        A kind of mantra in those days was ‘don’t trust anyone over 30’. This made the older generation sort of a quasi-enemy. They looked on the youth of the 60s as a bunch of pot-smoking, rock and roll or folk music; free- love, hippies. The people over 30 criticized this Peace-Love generation, and even did so in the Press; calling the Baby Boomers degenerates and losers.

         

        • Yes, he was right, the times were changing.  I just wish that change had had less to do with rampant capitalism and religious fundamentalism and more to do with humanity, honesty and perhaps most of all, trying to be a decent sort of bloke in a world gone wrong.
        • Just under two years after he had written the song, Dylan did an interview with the English pop/rock/jazz/blues weekly, “Melody Maker” as said, “It was nothing to do with age or parents… This is what it was, maybe – a bitterness towards authority – the type of person who sticks his nose down and doesn’t take you seriously, but expects you to take him seriously.”

         

        1. _________________ tie (an animal) with a rope or chain so as to restrict its movement.
        2. ___________________ in a way that suggests one will not be persuaded to change one’s mind; firmly and resolutely (in an admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering manner).
        3. __________________ a tendency to cause disagreement or hostility between people.
        4. __________________ a group of people.
        5. ____________________ apparently but not really; seemingly.
        6. ____________________ inhalation of smoke or vapors released by heating the flowers, leaves, or extracts of cannabis
        7. ___________________ /dɪˈdʒɛn(ə)rət/ an immoral or corrupt person.
        8. ____________________ a person born during a baby boom 
        9. ______________ (especially of something unwelcome) flourishing or spreading unchecked.

         

        • “A-“ before a verb was a prefix quite common in 16th C. English. It is still, today, quite common in Appalachian English, in the US, which is where Dylan no doubt took his influence.

        It can mean “engaged in”, as in “He’s a-runnin! And fast!”, or “She’s a-birth, and there’s no point in hoping she’ll not.”

        It can also mean “motion to, into”, as in “I’m going a-long”, “I’m going a-bout”, “I’m going a-round”, “I’m going a-breast”.

        Lekcja #30 Gene Pitney – Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart (1968)

        Lekcja #30 Gene Pitney – Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart (1968)

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        Zadanie 1. Wysłuchaj piosenki z youtube jednocześnie czytając tekst. O czym mówią słowa?

        Something’s gotten hold of my heart
        Keeping my ___________ and my ____________ apart
        Something’s gotten into my life
        Cutting its way through my dreams like a _____________
        Turning me up and turning me down
        Making me smile and making me ________

        In a world that was small
        I once lived in a time there was ___________ with no ____________ at all
        But then you came my way
        And a feeling ___________ shook my heart, made me want you to stay
        All of my ____________ and all of my days

        I gotta tell you now
        Something’s gotten hold of my ___________
        Dragging my soul to a ________land
        Something has ____________my mind
        Painting my sleep with a ____________ so bright
        Changing the grey and changing the blue
        _____________ for me and scarlet for you

        I’ve got to know if this is the __________  thing
        I’ve got to know what’s making my __________ sing
        You smile and I am lost for a ______________
        Each ____________ spent with you is the right time
        Every hour, every day
        You touch me and my mind goes ____________

        Zadanie 2. Uzupełnij luki w piosence słowami poniżej.

        peace, real, heart, lifetime, minute, astray, soul, knife, frown, trouble, unknown, nights, hand, beautiful, invaded, colour, Scarlet, senses

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        • At the height of his fame in 1967, Pitney married his childhood sweetheart, Lynne Gayton, and the couple had three sons
        • What a career Gene Pitney has had! He’s charted sixteen Top 40 singles and released 47 albums.
          Q– You’ve always had great success overseas, but, the British in particular really took a liking to you. What do you think accounts for that?
          A – I started over there. It was a strange time to have success, because the first big record I had over there was around ’64. It was right smack in the middle of the British Invasion, when The Stones, The Beatles and just about everybody else, were dominating the world market. I had a song called “Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa” which was right against the grain of what was going on, but it was a monstrous success for me. They’re kind of like a Country ‘n’ Western fan. Once they’re a fan of yours, they’re pretty much a fan for life. I’ve gone back and done at least one tour a year over the last 25 years.
          Q – How many months of the year are you on the road?
          A – That varies an awful lot. I was traveling 11 months of the year, then I cut back to 6. I’ve found that when I made the commitment to cut back on my time, which was really made for my family’s benefit, I benefited myself, much, much, more. I didn’t know enough to stand back and get away from what I was doing. I think anybody who’s in any job at all, I don’t care what it is, if you just keep hammering away at it, you work just as hard, but you lose the one hundred per cent. Your one hundred per cent becomes ninety per cent, eighty per cent, but you’re still hammering away, so you think you’ve got the same output. You become mechanical. If I didn’t have that chance to back away, for that reason, I never would have known it. When I did walk away and take 2-3 months off, then went back and did a ‘live’ performance, the enthusiasm was so incredible. I hadn’t had that for a long time.

        Zadanie 4. Uzupełnij definicje słowami, które są wyróżnione (na grubo). Słowa mogą być w tekście piosenki, lub w komentarzach.

        1.____________ consider or regard in a specified way
        2.____________ extraordinarily and dauntingly large.
        3.______________________________________ Keep at something continuously, as in The reporters hammered away at the candidate. This phrase employs hammer in the sense of “beat repeatedly,” a usage dating from the mid-1600s.
        4._________________ in a manner that is appropriate or suitable in the circumstances.
        5._______________ very skilled or proficient at sth.
        6.__________________ catch (an animal) in a trap.
        7.______________________ the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals with lifelike effect.
        8.__________ away from the correct path or direction
        9._______________ of a brilliant red colour
        10.______________________ furrow one’s brows in an expression indicating disapproval, displeasure, or concentration.
        11.___________________ the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself.
        12._________________ pull (someone or something) along forcefully, roughly, or with difficulty.
        13._______________________ a person with whom someone is having a romantic relationship.

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        Lekcja #29 Baby Jane – Rod Stewart (1983)

        Lekcja #29 Baby Jane – Rod Stewart (1983)

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        Zadanie 1. Wysłuchaj piosenki z youtube jednocześnie czytając tekst. O czym mówią słowa?

        Baby Jane, Don’t leave me _____________ on the line

        I knew you when you had no ___________ to talk to

        Now you’re moving in _________________society[1]

        Don’t forget, I know ________________about you

        I used to think you ________________ on my side

        But now I’m no ___________________ sure

        I _______________ I knew what I know now before

         

        CHORUS: When I _________ my heart again

        I know it’s _________ last _______________

        No one tell me ___________ or ___________

        I know it’s ____________ last ____________

         

        Baby Jane, don’t it _________ you feel sad

        Just when I ____________ that we were ___________

        You and I were so _______________ in ev’ry way

        Don’t time _____when you’re loving and ___________

        I’ve said ______________ so many times

        the ___________ ain’t all that new

        Optimism’s my best _____________

        I’ll get _____________ without you

         

        CHORUS: …

        I won’t be that _________________again

        I know it’s ______________ last forever

        When I __________________ in love again

        I ______________it’s gonna last forever

         

        Baby Jane, I’ve _____________all I want to say

        Go your ___ way, don’t think ____________ about me

        ‘____________ I’ve got ideas and plans of my own

        So long ____________, I’ll miss you, believe me

        The lesson learned was so hard to ___________

        but I know that I’ll________________

        I’m gonna take a good look at _________ and cry

         

        [1] High society is the behavior and lifestyle of people with the highest levels of wealth and social status.

        Zadanie 2. Uzupełnij luki w piosence słowami poniżej.

        dumb, myself, when, hangin’, one, give, thought, defense, were, wish, high, secrets, longer, make, fly, situation, gotta, twice, swallow, survive, forever, where, gonna, close, winning, laughing, goodbye, through, fall, know, said, own, Cause, darling

        Zadanie 3. Przeczytaj komentarze. Czy zgadzasz się z nimi?

          1. This is a breakup song, with Baby Jane being the name of the singer’s romantic interest, who is also the addressee. And the way the situation reads is that she more or less dumped him or at least has moved into a ‘higher’ social class which he cannot follow. Or stated differently, it appears that she has attractive options to move on without him and has decided to do so. And the singer is heartbroken, even offended, as a result. But instead of asking her back or anything like that, he is rather taking it as a lesson learned. Indeed through such aforementioned actions on behalf of Baby Jane, he has come to realize that she has unfavorable characteristics which he was not aware of when their relationship began.  So in a way, he is actually glad that their romance has ended. And he is also optimistic that the next time he falls in love, it will be with his true soulmate. And this confidence is perhaps once again due to the fact that now, via his mistreatment at the hands of Baby Jane, he is wiser in terms of what to look out for in a partner.
          2. Baby Jane is a self-conscious gold-digging whore seducing and using the person from whom’s perspective Rod sings.

          Zadanie 4. Uzupełnij definicje słowami, które są wyróżnione (na grubo). Słowa mogą być w tekście piosenki, lub w komentarzach.

          1. ______________ lacking intelligence
          2. _______________ cause or allow (something, especially food or drink) to pass down the throat.
          3. _______________ the action of defending from or resisting attack. “methods of defence against this kind of attack” Similar: protection, shielding, safeguarding
          4. ________________ denoting a thing or person previously mentioned.
          5. ______________ feeling pleasure or happiness.
          6. _________________ a person ideally suited to another as a close friend or romantic partner.
          7. ______________ the action of mistreating or fact of being mistreated; ill-treatment.
          8. ____________________ am not; are not; is not: “if it _______ broke, don’t fix it” has not; have not: “they ____________ got nothing to say”
          9. ________________ continue to live or exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship.
          10. __________________ moving in one side and out of the other side of (an opening, channel, or location).
          11. __________________ make the spontaneous sounds and movements of the face and body that are the instinctive expressions of lively amusement and sometimes also of derision.
          12. _________ the person to whom something is addressed.
          13. _________________ a division of a society based on social and economic status.
          14. ______________________ a prostitute.
          15. _________________ entice (someone) into sexual activity.
          16. _____________ attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.
          17. ___________________ to extract money or gifts from by coaxing or flattery why did you coax him, tease him
          18. __________________ (especially of an action or intention) deliberate and with full awareness, especially affectedly so.

          Zadanie 5. Posłuchaj piosenki jeszcze raz zastanawiając się: o czym ona jest? Możesz teraz zauważyć, na ile twoje pierwsze wrażenie po odsłuchaniu piosenki były słuszne.

          Lekcja #28 Dead Can Dance – Don’t Fade Away (1994)

          Lekcja #28 Dead Can Dance – Don’t Fade Away (1994)

          Zadanie 0. Wydrukuj plik PDF, który znajdziesz pod tym linkiem, lub kontynuuj on-line.

          Pobierz plik z darmową lekcją w PDF: Dead Can Dance – Don’t Fade Away – Toward the Within (1994)

          Zadanie 1. Wysłuchaj piosenki z youtube jednocześnie czytając tekst. O czym mówią słowa?

          Don’t fade away my _______________________eyed girl
          Come ___________with me i’ll fill your __________ with joy
          And we’ll __________________ through our _____________
          Seeking ___________________ in the wisdom we bestow
          Turning _____________________ to the here and ever after
          Consuming ______________________ in our fiery halos

          Say what you _______________________ mean what you say
          I’ve heard that ____________________ has led us all astray
          But don’t let them make you and ____________________ you
          The world is filled with their __________________ empty dreams
          Silence is their only _______________________
          Locked away inside their silent _______________________

          But for now let us dance away this __________________ night
          Filled with the ______________________ of fiery stars
          And with the ______________________ our sun will rise
          Bringing a ____________________________ of bird cries
          Don’t ___________ me _________ now let me stay here for a while
          You know life’s too short let me ______________ here in your smile
          I’m _________________ the fall from the garden[1]
          Goodnight

           

          [1] The fall of man, or the fall, is a term used in Christianity to describe the transition of the first man and woman from a state of innocent obedience to God to a state of guilty disobedience. The doctrine of the fall comes from a biblical interpretation of Genesis. At first, Adam and Eve lived with God in the Garden of Eden, but the serpent tempted them into eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which God had forbidden. After doing so, they became ashamed of their nakedness and God expelled them from the Garden to prevent them from eating from the tree of life and becoming immortal.

          Zadanie 2. Uzupełnij luki w piosence słowami poniżej.

          brown, isolation, heart, solace, innocence, virtue, screams, symphony, glow, bring  (…) down, bathe, transcending, walk, dance, thoughts, fears, mean, broken, starry, dawn, break

          Zadanie 3. Uzupełnij definicje słowami, które są wyróżnione (na grubo). Słowa mogą być w tekście piosenki, lub w komentarzach.

          1._________________ make (an idea or situation) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts.
          2._________________take air into the lungs and then expel it, especially as a regular physiological process.
          3. __________________ a small piece of shaped metal with incisions cut to fit the wards of a particular lock, which is inserted into a lock and turned to open or close it.
          4.___________________ a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.
          5. _________________________ a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over an occurrence or something that one has done or failed to do.
          6.____________________ a small fiery particle thrown off from a fire, alight in ashes, or produced by striking together two hard surfaces such as stone or metal.
          7._____________________ past of “can”; used to indicate possibility.
          8. __________________ in spite of the fact that; even though.
          9._________________ the point in time or space at which something begins.
          10.___________________ To separate or remove something (from something else) by ripping or pulling it out forcefully.
          11.__________________ mad, especially as manifested in wild or aggressive behaviour.
          12. ____________ usually intense or unbridled sexual desire

          Zadanie 4. Przeczytaj komentarz. 

            • To me, this song is a lamentation. It speaks of two people who were together in being shunned by society. This song always reminds me of a sort of misfit It is incredibly poignant and sad.

              Zadanie 5. Uzupełnij definicje słowami, które są wyróżnione (na grubo).

              1. ___________________ behaviour showing high moral standards.
              2. _________________ be or go beyond the range or limits of (a field of activity or conceptual sphere).
              3. ________________ full of or lit by stars.
              4. ________________ the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement;
              5. _______________ consisting of fire or burning strongly and brightly.
              6. _______________ confer or present (an honour, right)
              7. _______________ a circle of white or coloured light around the sun, moon, or other luminous body caused by refraction through ice crystals in the atmosphere.
              8. __________________ the first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise.
              9. _________________ away from the correct path or direction; into error or morally questionable behaviour.
              10. __________________ comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
              11. _______________ persistently avoided, ignored, or rejected.
              12. ___________ __________ gradually grow faint and disappear; (of a person) gradually become thin and weak, especially to the point of death.
              13. ______________ evoking a sense of sadness or regret.
              14. ________________ the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping.
              15. _________________ a person whose behaviour or attitude sets them apart from others in an uncomfortably conspicuous (/kənˈspɪkjʊəs/ attracting notice or attention)

              Zadanie 6. Przeczytaj komentarz. 

              Dead Can Dance: an inward musical trip

              Music is essential, and we know that. It is the most powerful fashion of non-verbal art to express the ineffable. That is why music is so closely interwoven with religious practices and mysticism.

              Still, not all music is similarly capable of inspiring deep and sincere spirituality. The music industry is on the one hand mostly about ‟entertainment” and brutally commercialized. On the other hand, certain examples of ‟spiritual” and ‟new age” music sometimes sound too superficial.

              Medievalism and Exoticism

              In 1991 Dead Can Dance released an album that caught the attention of music reviewers by constructing an aural allegiance to the Middle Ages. Suitably called A Passage in Time, the album was described as imitating medieval chant, troubadour music and Latin hymns.

              Dead Can Dance envision an idealized Middle Ages untouched by industrialization and other “modern” practices. Contemporary society is described by band member Lisa Gerrard as a “culture that just keeps churning out robots.” Malaise is the obvious consequence: “People are not content with their lot in life … They can sense that there’s something else living in their unconscious being … we’ve been brought up to deny the inner being”.

              Zadanie 7. Uzupełnij definicje słowami, które są wyróżnione (na grubo).

              1. ______________ too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.
              2. ______________ blend closely.
              3. ________________ lacking depth of character or understanding.
              4. ______________ relating to the ear or the sense of hearing.
              5. _________________ loyalty or commitment to a superior or to a group or cause.
              6. _______________ shake (milk or cream) in a machine in order to produce butter
              7. ____________________ a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify.

              Zadanie 8. Posłuchaj piosenki jeszcze raz zastanawiając się: o czym ona jest? Możesz teraz zauważyć, na ile twoje pierwsze wrażenie po odsłuchaniu piosenki były słuszne.