Lekcja #32 Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart (1983)

Lekcja #32 Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart (1983)

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

__________  yourself

You always live your life

Never thinking of the __________________

__________  yourself

You are the ___________ you __________________

Take your chances, win or ________________

____________ yourself

You are the _____________  you take

You and you, and that’s the only way

____________ , ___________  yourself

You’re every ____________ you ______________

So the ________________ goes


CHORUS: Owner of a lonely heart

                Owner of a lonely heart

                (Much _____________ than a)

                Owner of a _______________ heart

                Owner of a lonely heart


Say, you don’t want to____________ it

You’ve been _____________so before

___________________ it now

The ______________ in the sky

How he dancin’ one and only

You, ______________ yourself

No not for pity’s sake

There’s no real _______________ to be lonely

Be yourself

Give your __________ ____________ a chance

You’ve got to want to _________________


After my own __________________

They confused me so

Owner of a lonely heart

My love said never ______________ your will at all

In the end you’ve got to go

Look before you leap

Owner of a lonely heart

And don’t you ______________ at all, no no

Sooner or later each conclusion will decide the lonely heart

It will excite, it will delight

It will give a better start

Don’t deceive your free will at all

Just receive it

Zadanie 2. Uzupełnij luki w piosence słowami poniżej.

question, better, reason, free will, hurt, loser, lose, succeed, chance, hesitate, indecision , future, steps, eagle, move (x2), Prove, make (x2), broken, See, shake, story, Watch

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

  • The song meaning is clarified by the video. The video script/screenplay is an adaption of the Franz Kafka novel “The Trial”. The script remains faithful to the novel till the very last scene, where in typical Yes fashion we have a happy ending. This is not a betrayal of the novel as Kafka postulates the alternative ending anyway and Yes have simply taken him up on it. The Kafka novel starts with an ordinary guy with an ordinary job leading an ordinary life being arrested. He is told that he is on trial and , to cut a long story short, his sentence is death. In other words, this guy “goes with the flow” and does not question the world around him. The first couple of verses have Yes admonishing this bloke and urging him to make up his own mind about things and take control of his life. Following verses do much the same thing. “Give your free will a chance etc.”. It’s difficult for me to keep explaing the meaning of the song as it is so directly tied to the clip and the novel…I would give away the punchline(s) of the book and ruin it for those who would read it. Sufficient to say that the song is a great piece of music and the lyrics open up worlds to those who care to follow it through. See the clip, read the book and the lyrics will have another level of meaning.
  • Trust your will, your authentic will, no matter what. Keep moving forward with confidence. Trust yourself and your instincts. Full awareness. Trust i seek and i find in you – nothing else matters. What can be confusing about the song is the weak distortions of the ego during the chorus saying ‘much better than – a’ versus the soul’s will to action in the rest of the song. Not unlike our own minds. Great song and video. Yes diehards might not like it, but its great nonetheless.
  • I think this song is about a guy who is kind of a downer and he’s mad that he’s not achieving any success, but is unwilling to put himself out there in order to achieve it, using the excuse that “an owner of a lonely heart is better than an owner of a broken heart”.
  • He is an eagle in spirit, his enemies are the evil creatures which try to attack him. They represent the evil thoughts or influences that attack each one of us. But an eagle can not only defeat these creatures in the natural, it can also fly away to escape them. His problems are all brought on by his conformist mindset, and to be free he needs to go his own way, “follow his own will” or the will of God. and become the true eagle inside, his true self, or what God has created him to be.
  • I was thinking the chorus, “Owner of a lonely heart, much better than the owner of a broken heart”, means… Following your dreams and taking the road less traveled and NOT going with the flow, would be a lonelier road, therefore you would be the “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”, but it would be “much better than the owner of a broken heart”, which is what you would get, if you don’t go for what you want in life. Wasting a life following all the “shoulds” of life and the path laid out for you by the expectations of others.

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

1. _________________________________________ used to express impatience or make an urgent appeal.
2. ________________________ pause in indecision before saying or doing something.
3. ______________________________ the inability to make a decision quickly.
4. ______________________________ the action of giving a misleading account or impression.
5. ____________________________ a person who strongly opposes change or who continues to support something in spite of opposition.
6.___________________ in spite of that; nevertheless.
7.____________ ______ ____________ be relaxed and accept a situation, rather than trying to alter or control it.
8.__________________ great pleasure

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.