Lekcja #25 Don’t you want me – The Human League (1981)

Lekcja #25 Don’t you want me – The Human League (1981)

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

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

You were workin’ as a ________in a _________bar
When I met you
I picked you out, I shook you up and turned you around
Turned you into _____________________ new
Now __________ years later on, you’ve got the world at your __________
________________ has been so easy for you
But don’t forget, it’s ______________ who put you where you are now
And I can put you _______________ too


Don’t, don’t you _______________ me?
You know I can’t believe it when I hear that you won’t _____________ me
Don’t, don’t you ________________ me?
You know I don’t believe you when you say that you don’t ________me
It’s much too late to find
You think you’ve changed your ______________
You’d better change it back or we will ______________ be sorry

Don’t you _______me, baby? Don’t you ________ me?

I was working as a ______________ in a _________________ bar
That much is _____________________
But even then, I knew I’d find a much _________ place
________________ with or without you
The____________ years we have had have been such good times
I still love you
But now, I think it’s time I live my__________________on my own
I ______________ it’s just what I must do

Zadanie 2. Uzupełnij luki w piosence słowami poniżej.

Either, back down, life, five, waitress, true, both, want (x5), see, someone, feet, need, Success, me, better, guess, mind, cocktail

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

  • I always think of the male character in the song as being someone like Andy Warhol – not necessarily a lover, but an impresario with a lot of cultural influence and self-importance, who “discovers” people and has the power to promote them to superstardom or tell everyone they’re washed up.
  • Secretly Horrifying Song Lyrics: It’s not innocent or melancholy at all; it’s vicious and angry! It turned my entire world upside down, and I’m worried that it’s going to ruin a fun, wistful pop song forever. As such, it MUST undergo a thorough, line-by-line analysis. If nothing else, this will help me pass on my disturbed feeling to you, the reader. When we’re done, I’ll give it an official rating on the Horrifying Scale and we’ll all assume the fetal position. “I picked you out, I shook you up and turned you around, turned you into someone new” Nope. He’s a dick. Five lines in, and he’s already a confirmed dick. He’s saying she was nothing before she met him, basically just a sex object, until he came along with his big savior complex and rescued her from the lesser men that make up the cocktail bar landscape. To be fair, men who go to cocktail bars to ogle the waitresses are definitely lesser in the eyes of God and Man. But wait, why was the narrator in the cocktail bar in the first place??? To pick up waitresses by promising to make them famous? New layers of creepy! It’s a “a nasty song about sexual power politics. Did you notice the part above where he seemed really, really dangerous? I don’t often use the phrase “intent on harm,” but it feels like this guy may be intent on harm.

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

  1. _____________________- give in, surrender
  2. changed your _____________- changed your original opinion, choice, or plan
  3. _________________ /ˈʌɪðə,ˈiːðə/ – used before the first of two (or occasionally more) given alternatives (the other being introduced by ‘or’).
  4. ____________________ an alcoholic drink consisting of a spirit or spirits mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit juice or cream.
  5. ___________________- estimate without sufficient information to be sure of being correct; calculate, hypothesize, postulate, predict, speculate
  6. ____________________- a woman whose job is to serve customers at their tables in a restaurant
  7. _____________- two people (or things) together
  8. ___________________- antonyms: false
  9. __________- if something that has changedchanges back, it returns to how it was originally
  10. _________________- a group people for mutual protection or cooperation (alliance, federation, union, association, corporation)
  11. ________________ stare at in a lecherous manner.
  12. ________________ a person who saves someone or something from danger or difficulty.
  13. _________________________ the state of being extremely famous and successful
  14. ___________________no longer effective or successful
  15. ______________ deliberately cruel or violent.
  16. ______________ relating to an unborn or unhatched offspring of a mammal, in particular an unborn human more than eight weeks after conception.
  17. jealous– feeling or showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages.
  18. blackmail /ˈblakmeɪl/ – 1. force (sb) to do something by using threats or manipulating their feelings. 2. demand money or another benefit from (sb) in return for not revealing compromising or damaging information about them.

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.