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Video Music Lesson: Whitney Houston - I Know Him So Well

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Whitney Houston is famous for a number of classic songs, including this duet with her mother, Cissy Houston.

Tragically, she recently passed away at the age of 48. This song is about the difficulty of relationships and the heartbreak of letting someone go.

Read through the lyrics first and try to guess which word fits in each gap, then listen and check your answers.

What is your favourite Whitney song? Let us know.


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Missing Words

  • Constantly
  • Moments
  • Situations
  • World
  • Madness
  • Younger
  • Gap
  • Freedom
  • Differently

I Know Him So Well Lyrics

Nothing is so good it lasts eternally
Perfect _1_ must go wrong
But this has never yet prevented me
From wanting far too much for far too long
Looking back, I could have done it _2_
Won a few more _3_ , who can tell?
But it took time to understand the man
Now at least I know, I know him well

Wasn't it good, Wasn't it fine
Isn't it _4_ he can't be mine
But in the end, he needs a little more than before
Security, he needs his fantasy and _5_
I know him so well

No one in your life is with you _6_
No one is completely on your side
And though I move my _7_ to be with him
Still the _8_ between us is too wide
Looking back, I could have played it differently
Learned about the man before I fell
But I was ever so much _9_ then

Wasn't it good (oh so good), Wasn't it fine (so fine)
Isn't it madness he can't be mine
Didn't I know how it would go
If I knew from the start
Why am I falling apart

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