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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.

 

Link: Music Lesson - Katy Perry 'Hot 'n' Cold'

Comments

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hey, thank u Smile nice start of new week Smile
haha I didn't know that :the sun: and :the mirror: mean newspapers there Smile I know these newspapers but I didn't connected them with the song Smile
thank you Smile and have a nice sunny day Wink

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Good song and good new words. A nice way to know more new words and slang .Smile

Hello

Now I know meaning of "loads of something". I would never know it myself.

It's very nice song. What I

It's very nice song. What I understand from the song is the people care about the show off and they don't have value for their families as long as they are famous and cool. I like the slang it's really nice.

Cool!

I like this song and slang. Thanks so much:))

This is a very good way to

This is a very good way to learn English slang. A lot of new phrases. Fresh and useful words

to have the script

I'd liketo have the script of the lesson listened.-Forme it's spoken too fast

Thank you for the conveying

Thank you for the conveying the meaning of difficult phrases or words. I ever have seen like this before. All the difficulty should be mentioned like that so that the audience can understand the meaning of the song well.