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Music Video Lesson - 'Foundations'

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Before you read the lyrics and listen to this song, I want you to look at the vocabulary below. The song is about a relationship. Answer the following questions just by looking at the words:

1. Is the relationship good or bad?

2. Do you think the two people are still together?

3. Can you make a story about this relationship using these words?

When you have answered those questions, listen to the song and put the words in the correct gaps. Let us know what you think!

Missing Words

  • Eye
  • Humiliate
  • Embarrassed
  • Bitter
  • Voice
  • Sick
  • Childish
  • Fight
  • Boring


Newton Faulkner - Foundations Lyrics

Thursday night and everything's fine
Except you've got that look in your _1_
When you're telling a story and you find it _2_
You're thinking of something to say
You'll go along with it then drop it
And _3_ me, in front of our friends

Then I'll use that _4_ that you find annoying
And say something like: "Yes intelligent input darling
Why don't you have another glass of wine?"

Then you'll call me a
And everyone we're with will be _5_
And I won't give a sh..

My fingertips are holding onto
The cracks in our foundation
And I know that I should let go, but I can't
And every time we fight I know it's not right
Every time you get upset and I smile
I know I should forget, but I can't

Oh you said I must eat so many lemons
'Cause I am so _6_
I said: "I'd rather be with your friends mate
'Cause they all much fitter"
Yes it was _7_ and you got aggressive
And I must admit, I was a bit scared
It gives me thrills to wind you up

Oh my fingertips are holding onto
The cracks in our foundation
And I know that I should let go, but I can't
And every time we fight I know it's not right
Every time I get upset and I smile
I know I should forget, but I can't

Your face is pasty 'cause you've gone and got so wasted
What a surprise, I can't look at your face
'cause it's making me _8_

You've gone and got sick on my trainers
I only got these yesterday
Oh my gosh, I can't be bothered with this

My fingertips are holding onto
The cracks in our foundation
And I know that I should let go, but I can't
And every time we fight I know it's not right
Every time I get upset and I smile
I know I should forget, but I can't

Oh my fingertips are moulding into the shape of a crustacean
And I try to play with Lego. but I can't
And every time we _9_ I know it's not right
Every time you get upset and I smile
I know I should forget, but I can't

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