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Music Video: John Mayer - Say

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John Mayer writes and performs many beautiful songs. I particularly love the lyrics which is why I share them with you. Listen to the song and see if you can complete the gaps with the missing words. I’ve put the definitions of the words as well to help you. Is any of the vocabulary new to you?

Lesson by Caroline

Missing Words

Shadows – a dark image cast on the ground.
Frustration – annoyance at not being able to do something.
Faith – belief in something.
Quotations – something that has been said before or is said with a different meaning.
Army – a military force.
Better – of superior quality.
Wasted - useless.

Take all of your _1_ honor
Every little past _2_
Take all of your so-called problems,
Better put them in _3_

Say what you need to say [x8]

Walking like a one man _4_
Fighting with the _5_ in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you'd be better off instead,
If you could only . . .

Say what you need to say [x8]

Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You'd better know that in the end
It’s _6_ to say too much
Then never say what you need to say again

Even if your hands are shaking
And your _7_ is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open

Say what you need to say

Now decide what are the 7 missing words:

  • Missing word 1 is:








  • Missing word 2 is:








  • Missing word 3 is:








  • Missing word 4 is:








  • Missing word 5 is:








  • Missing word 6 is:








  • Missing word 7 is: