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Music Video: Mr Cellophane

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Cellophane: A see-through material used to wrap food.

We all sometimes feel like we need more attention, but this character from Chicago feels completely invisible! Read through the lyrics to the song and see if you can guess which word goes in each gap, then listen and check your answers. Do you relate to the singer, or do you think he is just complaining about nothing?

PS: Chicago was made into a movie in 2002, perhaps you could rent it, listen to some more songs from the musical and practise your English!

Lesson by Caroline


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Mister Cellophane Lyrics

If someone stood up in a _1_
And raised his _2_ up way out loud
And waved his arm and shook his leg
You'd notice him

If someone in the _3_ show
Yelled "Fire in the second row
This whole place is a powder keg!"
You'd notice him

And even without clucking like a hen
_4_ gets noticed, now and then,
Unless, of course, that personage should be
_5_, inconsequential me!

Cellophane
Mister Cellophane
Shoulda been my name
Mister Cellophane
'Cause you can look right through me
Walk right by me
And never know I'm there...

I tell ya
Cellophane
Mister Cellophane
Shoulda been my name
Mister Cellophane
'Cause you can look right through me
Walk right by me
And never know I'm there...

Suppose you was a little cat
Residing in a person's flat
Who fed you _6_ and scratched your ears?
You'd notice him

Suppose you was a woman, wed
And _7_ in a double bed
Beside one man, for seven years
You'd notice him

A _8_ being's made of more than air
With all that bulk, you're bound to see him there
Unless that human being next to you
Is _9_, undistinguished
You know who...

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