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Music Lesson - Lily Allen 'The Fear'

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Lyrics

I want to be rich and I want lots of money
I don't care about clever I don't care about funny
I want loads of clothes and f****loads of diamonds
I heard people die while they are trying to find them

And I'll take my clothes off and it will be shameless
'Cuz everyone knows that's how you get famous
I'll look at the sun and I'll look in the mirror
I’m on the right track yeah I'm onto a winner

I don't know what's right and what's real anymore
And I don't know how I'm meant to feel anymore
And when do you think it will all become clear?
'Cuz I'm being taken over by The Fear

Life's about film stars and less about mothers
It's all about fast cars and cussing each other
But it doesn't matter cause I'm packing plastic
and that's what makes my life so f***ing fantastic

And I am a weapon of massive consumption
and its not my fault it's how I'm programmed to function
I'll look at the sun and I'll look in the mirror
I'm on the right track yeah I'm onto a winner

I don't know what's right and what's real anymore
And I don't know how I'm meant to feel anymore
And when do you think it will all become clear?
'Cuz I'm being taken over by The Fear

Forget about guns and forget ammunition
'Cuz I'm killing them all on my own little mission
Now I'm not a saint but I'm not a sinner
Now everything is cool as long as I'm getting thinner

I don't know what's right and what's real anymore
And I don't know how I'm meant to feel anymore
And when do you think it will all become clear?
'Cuz I'm being taken over by The Fear

Vocabulary

loads - a lot

shameless - not ashamed, especially about something thought to be unacceptable. Not feeling bad after doing a bad thing.

'cuz - shortened casual pronunciation of 'because'. Don't write it or use it in formal situations.

cussing - (to cuss) to say rude/impolite/ bad words to another person.

saint - very good, kind person.

sinner - a person who sins. A person who does bad things.

Expressions

packing plastic - packing hear means 'carrying or 'have'' and plastic is sometimes slang for 'credit card': she has a credit card.

weapon of massive consumption - When America invaded Iraq in 2003 they were looking for 'weapons of mass destruction', Lily Allen is playing with this phrase by saying she is a 'weapon of massive consumption'. Here it means she is a person who loves to consume (buy things).

I'll look at the sun and I'll look in the mirror - In Britain "The Sun' and 'The Mirror' are the names of the biggest selling daily tabloid newspapers. They feature lots of celebrity news and gossip; they often report on Lily Allen.

onto a winner - to be likely to succeed, usually because what you are doing is very popular.

 

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