learning English with Lilly Allen


OK. This week I’ve come upon this sweet young girl called Lilly Allen who has beautiful songs with very interesting lyrics which could help to improve my English. This song is called I don’t know or The Fear depending on the sources you refer to, and I think it has embedded a bitter critic of our society and the way we live … what do you make of it?

Here are the lyrics:

I wanna 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 fuck loads of diamonds,
I heard people die while they’re trying to find them,
And I’ll take my clothes off, and it will be shameless,
‘Cause everyone knows it’s how you get famous,
I’ll look at The Sun & 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 would all become clear
‘Cause I’m being taken over by the fear…

Life’s about film stars and less about mothers
It’s all about fast cars and passing each other
But it doesn’t matter, cause I’m packing plastic,
And that’s what makes my life so fucking fantastic
And I am a weapon of massive consumption
And it’s not my fault, it’s how I’m programmed to function
I’ll look at The Sun & 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 would all become clear
‘Cause I’m being taken over by the fear…

Forget about guns and forget ammunition,
‘Cause I’m killing them all on my own little mission
No I’m not a saint, but I’m not a sinner
And everything’s 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 you think it would all become clear
‘Cause I’m being taken over by the fear…

And finally here there is a playlist in youtube with seven entries to other songs that can be as entertaining and useful as the one above. The other one from the list I like most is LDN. It has a very clever video and lyrics about the things that happen around us, how we see or don’t’ see them and what they really are. Enjoy.

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