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My Music, My Emotions

October 11, 2011

Music is emotionally emotive, be it instrumental, vocal, or a combination of the two. When the music contains lyrics, most of the language of music is in its meaning. Unfortunately, when music is in a foreign language that is not easily understandable, it rarely makes one smile or frown. Then again, it could also motivate a person to study the language more, so as to experience these emotions. As students of English and hopefully music lovers, or at least music likers, this week’s blog should be interesting.

Students: Find a piece of music with English lyrics and describe the feelings the song evokes. Does it make you happy, sad, etc. What do you think about when you listen to this song? Please post a link to the song, so that other students may listen to your song as well as your ideas.

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  1. haley permalink
    October 11, 2011 10:01 pm

    Maximilian Hecker –

    In fact, this singer’s voice is very sad and faint. So I was just sad when I listened this music firstly…But after I understood the lyric of the song I feel so full of love and happyiness when I listen the song. The end of this lyric “I’ll be a virgin When I reach you
    I’ll be a mountain When I touch you.” is similar to the title. I’m so much touched by the voice of affair..

    Link-http://blog.daum.net/sokl5011/418

    • haley permalink
      October 11, 2011 10:02 pm

      Oh, the title is…

      “I’ll be a virgin, I’ll be a mountain.”

    • haley permalink
      October 15, 2011 9:30 pm

      The music I love to introduce is ‘I’ll be a virgin, I’ll be a mountain.’ which is song by Maximilian Hecker. I met this song few years ago in TV drama ‘Coffee prince’. In fact, this singer’s voice is very sad and faint. So I was just sad when I listened this music firstly…But after I understood the lyric of the song I feel so full of love and happyiness when I listen the song. The end of this lyric “I’ll be a virgin When I reach you. I’ll be a mountain When I touch you.” is similar to the title. I’m so much touched by the voice of affair. So if you want to feel the fullness of love I recommend to listen this song.

  2. OMG(1) permalink
    October 11, 2011 11:13 pm

    ‘We never change’ by Coldplay

    I listen to this song million times…Actually I love british rock band like radiohead, oasis, U2, and coldplay(the best)
    Anyway, this song is deep. here it is,

    “I wanna live life and never be cruel. I wanna live life and be good to you…
    And i wanna fly and never come down. and live my life and have friends around…
    We never change, do we? no,no We never learn, do we?”

    It seems like talk to himself, and dream some ideal life. But sadly the real is not as good as he wants to be. He said,

    “Oh, and I don’t have soul to save. Yes, and I sin every single day”

    He wanna fly like a bird and live without any trouble, but he knows that he has to come down to the real and go through the ‘normal life’, He wants to leave everything good as it is, but (I thought he knows) everything is changing. So the title is kind of his hope or pray to never change.

    Everytime I listen to this song, I feel sad, depressed, but at the same time I pray that everything goes well and stay in peace.

    I strongly recommend u this awesome group, and especially their first album, ‘parachute’

    • October 13, 2011 12:20 am

      Saying that U2 are British is like saying Rain is Japanese.

      • October 13, 2011 12:40 am

        Sorry, maybe I should have been nicer 😦

      • Chaily permalink
        October 13, 2011 6:26 pm

        Yeah, I feel you. It IS a delicate matter to bring up. U2 is Irish, nothing on earth will change that! I was once mad at some foreigners who tried to practice a language on me before anything else: “Gon-ni-chi-wa~~~” or saying Samsung is Japanese.

      • OMG(1) permalink
        October 17, 2011 4:13 am

        Oh my….hahahaha shame on me.

        I should blame on my friend kkkk

    • HyeIn Song(A) permalink
      October 14, 2011 9:30 pm

      I love U2’s music too!!! I think their music has unique melodies!!

  3. Mr. H permalink
    October 11, 2011 11:43 pm

    T-Pain: Buy you a drank.

    This song has a good melody, rhythm, harmony and its very catchy.I feel several emotions when I hear this song, It also brings back memories when I was a freshman when I went clubbing occasionally and bought girls drinks. I feel happy and enthusiastic whenever I hear this song.

  4. Jo Su Yeon (B) permalink
    October 12, 2011 12:58 am

    http://www.pandora.tv/category.ptv/video/category/c1/07/c2/0143/ch_userid/blacksoundz/prgid/43364731

    J.Holiday – Suffocate

    This song tells about confession his ardent love to his girlfriend.

    Here is the song lyrics.
    “Cause I can’t go a night without your loving. Got me looking at this phone. Everytime it rings I hope its you girl. Got me bracing for your love and I’ve fallen for you I can’t lie. I just wanna be with you.”
    Here is a refrain word in this song.
    “I can’t breathe when you talk to me. I can’t breathe when you’re touching me. I suffocate when you’re away from me. So much love you take from me. I’m going out of my mind.”

    I like this singer because of his sweet voice. The singer’s sweet voice help concentrate on the love song. These lyrics made my heart flutter. Whenever I hear this song, I feel like falling in love. If you want to hear sweet candy-flavored song, you could listen to this song. This song doesn’t disappoint your ears.

  5. Jeong Hye rin (B) permalink
    October 12, 2011 6:22 am

    Do you Know ‘Because of you’ by kelly clarkson?
    When I first heard this song, I thought this song is typical song about love. But, It is my misunderstanding.
    Some time ago, I saw about birth of this song on the TV. According to TV treating background this song, Kelly clarkson experienced parents’ divorce at only 16years. She said in this song,
    “I will not make the same mistakes that you did. I will not let myself cause my heart so much misery. I will not break the way you did…I learned the hard way, to never let it get that far…I tried my hardest just to forget everything. Because of you.”
    It seems like she was very tough, she should have song to forget the lonely situation.
    The song had a big role for the divorce of her parents to overcome the hurt, and eventually raised her to great singer.
    In fact, I can’t feel completely the situation the parents are divorced like Kelly Clarkson. But, when I was listening to this song, I seemed to share the emotions together.
    Although she was misfortune in her childhood, she showed more patience and talent made the song in a difficult situation.
    So, I like hearing the song because it make me need to learn many things like confidence, patience, endurance and so on.

    • ya(a) permalink
      October 14, 2011 3:00 pm

      I love this song!!!!!

  6. Hye Jeong LEE (B) permalink
    October 12, 2011 11:31 am

    ‘heaven’ by Bryan Adams

    I have known this song since I was a teenager.
    In lyrics, singer of this song retrospects on past day’s love and believes his love that is now going on.
    And the voice of the singer is very appealing and charming. It really fits well on the song’s mood.
    So whenever I hear this song, I feel peaceful as if I were on the really heaven.

    I like this phrase in lyrics.
    “baby you’re all that I want, When you’re lyin’ here in my arms, I’m findin’ it hard to believe. We’re in heaven”
    This phrase is fresh and expresses the sincerity of the lover well.

    I hope for many people to hear this song.
    I recommend it because I think it can really give you feeling that you are on the really heaven.

  7. (b)Puella permalink
    October 12, 2011 9:16 pm

    http://blog.naver.com/juice1980/40128532439 Stacie Orrico – Strong Enough

    Firstly, singer’s voice is very beautiful and touching. But, I think that song’s lyrics is more important than song’s melody and singer’s voice. So, I love this song’s lyrics. And especially, I like lyrics about healing or communication with something. Because this song’s lyrics is about something that has healing powers, I love it. This story may give me powers that make me brave, strong. I want you guys to listen to this song! 🙂

    • ya(a) permalink
      October 14, 2011 3:04 pm

      Do you know the song ‘stuck’ by Stacie Orrico ??
      I think you do cause that song is very popular and it made her famous.
      I become to know her due to the song~! ‘Stuck’ has also strong melody~!
      I really love that song.^^

  8. Elly permalink
    October 13, 2011 12:35 am

    Torn – Natalie Imbruglia

    The girl in the song most break up with her man who could change her life in her feeling. Altought he was warm and dignified, she doesn’t know him anymore and there’s nothing where he usde to lie. This is so painful situation I think, however, the girl doesn’t feel sadness at all. She said that’s what’s going on and that she doesn’t care. This is the saddest point to me. people in love mostly feel pain when they break up with their lovers. By the way, the fact that she was not sad is she cannot think him as a good person who gave her warm memories. This is same with wasting time in love, I think. So whenever I listen this song, I feel not good for this reason.

  9. October 13, 2011 12:39 am

    Dear professor Todd, Can I just post some songs I think that everyone should listen to and let them and I want to show off about my taste in music? No? Well that’s tough because I’m going to do it anyway!

    All of these songs are quite old – they were recorded over 40 years ago. What do you think?

    …I better stop at three or I could be here forever.

    Keep posting your songs and thoughts guys!

  10. ED xotjr permalink
    October 13, 2011 1:41 am

    Sting – Shape of My Heart

    He deals the cards as a meditation
    And those he plays never suspect
    He doesn’t play for the money he wins
    He doesn’t play for respect
    He deals the cards to find the answer
    The sacred geometry of chance
    The hidden law of a probable outcome
    The numbers lead the dance

    I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
    I know that the clubs are weapons of war
    I know that diamonds mean money for this art
    That’s not the Shape of My Heart

    I love this song for a long time and Whenever I listen to it,
    I feel somewhat blue but also cozy. This song is kown for “Leon” O.S.T.
    Actually, I used to listen to trendy music – club, house and new age music, but lately old pop songs, like The Beatles’ or The Bee Gees’, have appealed to me. In fact, I don’t know why I got to like these songs. Anyhow, these songs are very emo, making me feel comfortable. Lyrics are very simple and uncolored, compared with those of today’s mass musics. I think enjoying old pop songs can be a good idea when you want to feel relaxed.

  11. Rina You(A) permalink
    October 13, 2011 12:58 pm

    Breezy – Wouter Hamel

    When Jody smiles the room lights up with fine white stardust
    And limelight seems to beam out of her eyes
    She doesn’t seem to notice but she doesn’t need to
    She’s had her share of compliments and lies

    She says, come turn off your radio and let’s go dancing
    We’re far too young to sit at home all night
    What’s the use of sleeping when we’re in this city
    That tries to stay awake with all its might

    ‘Cause life just feels so breezy
    So comfortable and easy
    This sad and sullen winter night seems tropical and bright
    Like champagne coloured drops of neon light

    These streets are paved with melodies and treasured pleasures
    Let’s make the snowflakes melt before they fall
    No agonizing painful hardships left to conquer
    No traumatizing childhood to recall

    Come turn off your radio and let’s go dancing
    There’s far too much to see to stay inside
    What’s the use in sleeping when the world could crumble
    So just sit back and please enjoy your ride
    This sad and sullen winter night seems tropical and bright

    ———————————————————————–
    Wouter Hamel is Dutch Jazz Vocal. As far as I know this is Wouter Hamel’s second studio album. I absolutely adored the first album and I like this one more and more with each listen.
    Breezy is very sweet song. I think his voice same as the blueberry. His voice is silky and his audience rapport is irresistibly warm, charming and playful.

    The reason that I choose this song is many people know this song, and its strong melody is easy to sing. Also, this song is very attractive, and the lyrics are fantastic. So, I bet people will be attracted by this song’s bright melody. Moreover, the harmony between the lyrics and melodies increases the value of the song. I hope many people, including me, like this song.

    • (B) HSA permalink
      October 14, 2011 9:58 pm

      I like how I get to know all the different songs! I will for sure listen to this song as well!

      • October 14, 2011 11:02 pm

        That’s what I like about this post too!

  12. October 13, 2011 1:03 pm

    http://eternalsoul.tistory.com/3473

    Breezy – Wouter Hamel

    Wouter Hamel is Dutch Jazz Vocal. As far as I know this is Wouter Hamel’s second studio album. I absolutely adored the first album and I like this one more and more with each listen.
    Breezy is very sweet song. I think his voice same as the blueberry. His voice is silky and his audience rapport is irresistibly warm, charming and playful.

    The reason that I choose this song is many people know this song, and its strong melody is easy to sing. Also, this song is very attractive, and the lyrics are fantastic. So, I bet people will be attracted by this song’s bright melody. Moreover, the harmony between the lyrics and melodies increases the value of the song. I hope many people, including me, like this song.

  13. October 13, 2011 1:18 pm

    The Beatles – All You Need is Love

    This song is famous song. Frankly, I like K-pop,so I seldom listen to music with English lyrics. But I am familiar with this song because of “Love Actually” and “무한도전”. I think that good song evokes past memories, so I like this song.
    I saw “Love Actually” with my girlfriend. so when I listened to this music, I felt happy.
    And this song leads me to think Christmas. I have liked Christmas from childhood. When I listened to this song, I felt mild like image of Christmas.
    I hope we will prepare happy Christmas in advance.^^

    • October 13, 2011 6:51 pm

      The Beatles are really, really, really, really fantastic. I posted one song of theirs earlier and spent about ten minutes trying to decide which song to post. They have so many great, simple songs that changed the face of music forever!

  14. Kim TaeGyeong(B) permalink
    October 13, 2011 8:51 pm

    Way back into love(Music And Lyrics OST)

    http://blog.naver.com/mylife15001?Redirect=Log&logNo=130116089046

    This song is OST of movie titled Music And Lyrics. It has been loved by a lot of people because of its lovely melody and sensitive lyrics.Especially, the lyrics was so poetic that it touched my heart. When I listen to the song, I feel like walking into the sky catching cloud! It makes me comfortable.
    Also, it is famous for its singers- Hugh Grant&Halley Bennet!
    Their voices are soooooooooooo attractive!
    If you want to feel something comfortable and lovely, just listen to this song!

  15. October 13, 2011 11:29 pm

    Frankie Valli-“Can’t take my eyes off you”

    I’ve heard this song many years ago but I wasn’t really attracted to the song. I’ve heard this song only on the comedy show when comedians play love scenes. This song is kind of a propose song. This song is about a guy describing his feelings when he looks at the woman he love, and proposing her. When I am listening to this song, I feel like I am in love with the woman who is being mentioned in the song.I will tell you the reason why I like this song. First, the melody of this song is so lovely and romantic that creates the atmosphere of romantic movie scene. Second, the lyrics are so related to me. For example, It includes “at long last love has arrived”, “can’t take my eyes off you”. It brings me to the time when I was in love with someone and It makes me feel very similar to what I felt then. Third, it’s arrangement of the song. I love the instruments the song includes. It is mostly played by a “Big band” which includes brass. Just hearing the sound of the brass in this song makes me dance with shoulders. This one of my favorite song will be a song I will sing for my girlfriend. I don’t know when though…

  16. ya(a) permalink
    October 14, 2011 3:00 pm

    Atc : “Thinking of you”

    http://tvpot.daum.net/clip/ClipView.do?clipid=30645166

    I’ve heard this song since I was a highschool student.
    Maybe it would make you feel a little gloomy, because the lylic and the melody is very calm.
    When I listen this song, I think I become lonely and hapepen to think of someone I love, hahaha!!!
    Everyone has someone they love and sometimes it doesn’t go well.
    Then we have no choice but to think of him or her…ㅠ
    I wish this song can console you if you are in tough love !!!!!

  17. Kim yi eun(A) permalink
    October 14, 2011 4:36 pm


    I love beyonce because her fantastic rich voice. And there are confidence that only she has in her song.
    I always listen beyonce’s sad and love song such as honesty, if I were a boy.
    But “irreplaceable” is not sad song. This song is like folk song. The guitar sound of the introduction is appealing for me.This song “irreplaceable”‘s lyric says the girl’s confidence.When i listening this music i feel like femme fatale. Because in the song, the girl’s boyfriend betray her and she kick(?) him right away. I love her attitude!!!!

    • Kim yi eun(A) permalink
      October 15, 2011 1:30 pm

      To speak frankly, the most singer I love is greenday!
      I love electronic guitar’s sound . especially the intro of “Holiday”, the sound of electronic guitar is fantastic and passionate!!!!!
      When I listening this music, I feel energetic! But the lyric of this song is very critical and difficult to explain(@.@) They say about iraq war. But the energetic sound and strong beat touched me~!

  18. (B) HSA permalink
    October 14, 2011 9:56 pm

    India Arie – Slow Down

    I listen to India Arie’s song when I get tired of doing so much work. Nowadays, people are so busy chasing after their dreams. As I understand, although it might be different from what lyrics intend to pass on, we need to slow down from living such a busy life. Listening to the words of the song makes me feel relaxed and think about what I have now. I can appreciate what I have and also what I don’t have because for livign the moment. But the song is not so depressing because it has a little bit of beat. So I hope everyone listens and enjoys the song when they are tired as well!

  19. HyeIn Song(A) permalink
    October 14, 2011 10:05 pm

    PLANETARY (GO!)-MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzBQqBBpceI&feature=share

    If you feel bored about your daily life, let’s listen to this excting music! The music that I want to introduce is “Planetary (Go!)” sung by “My Chemical Romance”, the band from USA. When I listen to this music I can get rid of any worries that depressed me. Its melodies consist of intense electronic beats and guitar sounds with main singer’s husky voice. It makes me feel like i’m in a highly exciting party that lasts whole night. Although maybe some people feel its lyrics are little rebellious but I think its melodies still make your mood more lively! How about enjoy this music that makes you feel movement?

  20. Yujin(B) permalink
    October 14, 2011 11:23 pm

    Westlife – More than words

    This song is consist of a little bit simple melody, but whenever I listen it, it helps me relax and feel better. When I heard this song for the first time, I like it because of just a sweet melody. However, the more I listen it, the more I love the lyrics as well as tune. Sometime, when I read the lyrics, I feel like as I read a poem. Originally, ‘More than words’ was sung by ‘Extreme’. ‘Westlife’ are one of the singers who remakes this song. Although Westlife did a cover version of the song by Extreme, I prefer Westlife’s version because of their mellifluous voise. I recommend this song to anyone who can’t easily fall asleep. Once they listen it, they could go to bed with an easy mind.

  21. bliss^.^(A) permalink
    October 15, 2011 4:16 pm

    I guess you have heard of this song before. “I left my heart in San Francisco.”  To the singer, Paris, Rome and Manhattan are not his city and in those cities, he feels lonely and uncomfortable. But in his Sanfrancisco, he feels ….I don’t know what to say. People who have been wandering and lonely will know this feeling. When they are finally in the comfortable place or with someone who they love , they ㅡfeel this.  When I heard just a title of this song, I think it is really romantic. I think the city that has a song whose name is inculding city’s name is rare and special.  And after I lived in San Francisco, now, I really sympathize with its lyrics. It reminds me of the memory of there, and makes me little bit sad and want to go there again. Whenever I listen to this song, I really miss there. Literally, I left my heart in San Francisco.

  22. AHN JE HO (A) permalink
    October 15, 2011 5:12 pm

    Oasis – Stop crying your heart out
    link : blog.naver.com/museandgaga/40140617924

    i would like to listen to this music when come in the rain (i stay at home)
    this music called oasis who famous british group sound especially, everyone really loves Noel Gallagher(leader and vocal) voice’s and i also like that.
    this song used the movie OST(Butterfly effect) so it’s known to many people.
    in my case, i first heard this song when was highschool student
    A rainy day i hear this song then I would love to meet someone so i feel depress or lonely, i do not listen to this song ^.^;;;;; maybe if i get a pretty girl friend, i never listen to this song
    hahaha

  23. Seongyoon Yoon(A) permalink
    October 15, 2011 5:41 pm

    http://blog.naver.com/dino21j?Redirect=Log&logNo=110034504687
    ‘reflection’ by Christina Aguilera

    Look at me You may think you see who I really am
    But you’ll never know me Every day It’s as if
    I play a part Now i see If I wear a mask I can fool the world
    But I cannot fool my heart Who is that girl
    I see Staring straingt back at me When will my reflection show
    Who I am inside I am now In a world where I have to hide my heart
    And what I believe in But somehow
    I will show world What’s inside my heart
    And be loved for who I am Who is that girl
    I see staring straight back at me Why is my reflection someone
    I don’t know Must I pretend that I’m Someone else for all time
    When will my reflection show who I am inside There’s a heart
    that must be Free to fly That burns with a need to know
    The reason why Why must we all conceal What we think how we feel
    Must there be a secret me Im forced to hide I won’t pretend that
    I’m someone else for all time When will my reflection show
    Who I am inside When will my reflection show Who I am inside
    ——————————————————————————————-
    This music is the OST of Mulan animation of Disney production. When I was young, I only thought this music is very beautiful because of Chistina’s rich voice. But these days, I really feel sympahty with this music’c lyric. In colleage, there are only few people that I can open my heart. Most people always think before they say something or firstly consider their benefis. It is different from high school or middel school. It is very sad to me:-(

  24. Star (B) permalink
    October 16, 2011 1:51 am

    Westlife – You raise me up
    Link- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bxc9hbwkkw&feature=player_popout

    Maybe this song is very familiar to everyone. ‘You raise me up’ consists of easy words and melody, so we can sing along the song easily. When I heard this song, I feel sadness and hope at the same time. It may sound like a religious song, but when I heard this I recall the people who I love like my mother.

    ” …….
    You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
    You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
    I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
    You raise me up, to more than I can be
    ……. ”

    This chorus is repeated many times. I like the last lyrics ( You raise me up, to more than I can be). It sounds very hopeful and it encourages me! I think this song is very charming because it makes me sinked into sensitivity.

  25. Judy Hwang permalink
    October 16, 2011 4:12 am

    My song is “Why Not” by Hilary Duff

    I have to say that this song is my all-time favourite.
    I’ve been listening to this since I was like 12 and I still love this song.
    It’s because it’s a great inspirational song.
    The lyrics are so inspiring.
    It tells you to never hesitate a chance, or you might regret it for life; making each moment count, and for once, stop listening to what your mind says and follow your heart’s desire.
    Also, it’s a cheerful, upbeat song that makes you feel happier and younger.

  26. Nam permalink
    October 16, 2011 10:58 am


    Elephants song by Rachael Yamagata is one of my favorite songs. I think most of her songs are good to hear when it rains or I feel down. Since there is sadness in her voice, her music let me think that she comforts me. Like I got a feeling that there is someone who could understand my feelings. But, be careful! It’s better for you to listen to this song when you are depressed. Elephants is the song about the feeling of a lovelorn girl. It is amazing song in that the singer made a connection between animals in the song and love. I think we can know what she wants to say with this song when we listen to the last part of the song.
    Here is the last part of lyrics in this song :
    so for those of you falling in love
    keep it kind, keep it good, keep it right
    throw yourself in the midst of danger
    but keep one eye open at night.

    • mina kim (a) permalink
      October 16, 2011 2:50 pm

      this song makes me tranqil. 🙂 i want to recommend you to listen norah jones’ songs. you may love them:)

  27. Hong Jung Eun permalink
    October 16, 2011 12:59 pm

    The calling – Wherever you will go
    I listen to this song everyday and I’m never sick of it.
    When I first heard this song, it was kind of amasing to me. Appearance of the singer was very “pretty”, but his low voice made a reversal and touched my mind.
    Lyrics of this song tells about strong love that can overcome any difficulties.

    This is my favorite part of this song :
    So lately, been wondering
    Who will be there to take my place?

    When I m gone you’ll need love. to light the shadows on your face
    If a great wave shall fall and fall upon us all
    Then between the sand and stone, could you make it on your own?

    If I could, then I would,
    I ll go wherever you will go
    Way up high or down low, I ll go wherever you will go.

    And maybe, I ll find out,
    A way to make it back someday.
    To watch you, to guide you, through the darkest of your days.
    If a great wave shall fall and fall upon us all.
    Then I hope there s someone out there who can bring me back to you

    If I could, then I would,
    I ll go wherever you will go
    Way up high or down low, I ll go wherever you will go.

    Run away with my heart
    Run away with my hope
    Run away with my love

    I know now, just quite how
    My life and love might still go on
    In your heart, in your mind, I ll stay with you for all of time

    If I could, then I would,
    I ll go wherever you will go
    Way up high or down low, I ll go wherever you will go.

    If I could turn back time, I ll go wherever you will go
    If I could make you mine, I ll go wherever you will go
    I ll go wherever you will go

    I ll go wherever you will go
    ——————————————
    Actually, this is all lyrics. I couldn’t choose only one part from this song. Narrator worries about his lover after leaving. Then he tells that he will always give his help secretely and finally wants to go back to her.
    Thus, this song is about love that is very strong and would not ever change.

  28. mina kim (a) permalink
    October 16, 2011 2:42 pm


    this is the song of Bruno mars, just the way you are.

    one day i heard my brother singing this song in his room. and it sounded familiar. even my brother doesn’t speak well english, he sang this song with clear lyrics. as soon as i heard it, i tried to find this song on the intrernet with only some lyrics that i had remember and i could figure it out it is ‘just the way you
    are’ of bruno mars. also i had known his another song ‘lazy song’. this is also one of my favorite song,too.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkyDKcxcqBo&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
    i could see this song is about love. i think the melody is fairly easy to remember and the lyrics are so romantic. if someone sing this song to me i would fall in love with him..lol

    i like this week’s assignment because i listened various good american music. i hope there are many opportunities to do these kind of homeworks. i would like that other students also love my song, too.

  29. Gabriel permalink
    October 16, 2011 3:07 pm

    “Fly me to the moon” When ever I listen to this song, it cheers me up.
    The music is calm and romantic. Perhaps when I want to feel that I’m loved by someone I listen to this song and it really helps me emotionally. I like the version from Evangelion because of the singer’s
    voice tone.

    -Link-

    -Lyrics-

    Fly me to the moon,
    And let me play among those stars
    Let me see what spring is like,
    On Jupiter and Mars

    In other words, hold my hand
    In other words, darling kiss me

    Fill my heart with song,
    And let me sing for ever more
    You are all I long for,
    All I worship and adore

    In other words, please be true
    In other words, I love you

    Fly me to the moon,
    And let me play among those stars
    Let me see what spring is like,
    On Jupiter and Mars

    In other words, hold my hand
    In other words, darling kiss me

    Fill my heart with song,
    And let me sing for ever more
    You are all I long for,
    All I worship and adore

    In other words, please be true
    In other words, I love you

  30. Chaily permalink
    October 16, 2011 6:14 pm

    Michael Jackson – “You Are Not Alone”

    Another day has gone
    I’m still all alone
    How could this be
    You’re not here with me
    You never said goodbye
    Someone tell me why
    Did you have to go
    And leave my world so cold

    Everyday I sit and ask myself
    How did love slip away
    Something whispers in my ear and says
    That you are not alone
    I am here with you
    Though you’re far away
    I am here to stay

    But you are not alone
    I am here with you
    Though we’re far apart
    You’re always in my heart
    But you are not alone

    ‘Lone, ‘lone
    Why, ‘lone

    Just the other night
    I thought I heard you cry
    Asking me to come
    And hold you in my arms
    I can hear your prayers
    Your burdens I will bear
    But first I need your hand
    Then forever can begin

    Everyday I sit and ask myself
    How did love slip away
    Something whispers in my ear and says
    That you are not alone
    I am here with you
    Though you’re far away
    I am here to stay

    You are not alone
    I am here with you
    Though we’re far apart
    You’re always in my heart
    You are not alone

    Whisper three words and I’ll come runnin’
    And girl you know that I’ll be there
    I’ll be there

    You are not alone
    I am here with you
    Though you’re far away
    I am here to stay
    You are not alone
    I am here with you
    Though we’re far apart
    You’re always in my heart

    • Chaily permalink
      October 16, 2011 6:25 pm

      It was by the time I was in intermediate school, started to love listening to Michael Jackson’s. I did not fully understand the lyrics not because of the language barrier itself, but I was too young. “You Are Not Alone” can be interpreted in many ways; whether as in a story of two lovers, or of anyone who is despaired and feel isolated and “alone.” In technical perspective of view on the song made me feel like to be a better musician, but the music itself, melody and lyrics, brought me a good value of a person, that I should be one who gives another hope, and hold their hands.

  31. Park Ji Su (B) permalink
    October 16, 2011 10:32 pm

    http://blog.naver.com/wnsgur3245?Redirect=Log&logNo=100130522547

    ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ is a 1967 single by Frankie Valli. The song was written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. But the song that I like to listen is ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ by Muse. I first new this song when I went to English Language and Culture department’s club, ‘SONG’ concert last year. It was so beutiful to hear this song. This song made my heart flutter as if I met my first love or was proposed by nice guy. I love this song’s title and lovely lyrics, too. For example, ‘Oh pretty baby, now that I’ve found you stay… Let me love you baby, let me love you…’. For these reasons, this song can be my favorite song.

  32. KoalaCoala permalink
    October 16, 2011 10:55 pm

    I can’t forget the feeling that is when I first listened this song.
    Actually I couldn’t hear very well this song when I first listened it, because the lyrics were written in English. In spite of that reason, I could feel what this song try to tell us just with melody and her voice. Then when I had known exactly lyrics, I felt more sad and beautiful than before I hadn’t known the lyrics. All I want say is this song make me to charmed for her voice, it was like the voice of heaven people. Lastly this song that is a Bodyguard’s OST has been famous since 1992 as an excellent pieces of music. If you haven’t heard this song before, try to listen right now. I’m sure her beautiful voice will awake the sleeping sensibility of you. But , be careful ! There is one thing you have to be careful. The one thing is that if you are addicted this song, it will be hard to sleep

    • Chaily permalink
      October 17, 2011 2:09 am

      Oh, shoot, your post really attracted me, and I’m listening to it! Really fabulous piece!

  33. Lia(B) permalink
    October 17, 2011 4:38 pm

    The song what I describe is ABBA’s MoneyMoneyMoney.I heard this song in the movie ‘Mamma Mia’. In this movie, the protagonist sing the song when she struggle with the money. This song has very singing rhydtm. Also I feel the same way with the protagonist about the money. We always want to get more money. for example, when I saw the pretty but expansive clothes, and want to go abroad, I think “Oh, if I had a lot of money, I could buy that clothes and go abroad. How can I get a lot of money?Should I buy lottery?”. Like, this, this song’s liric is surprisingly similar to my thoughts. this is because why I chose this song.

    http://blog.naver.com/whitesoul2?Redirect=Log&logNo=40064971025

  34. Bianca(B) permalink
    October 17, 2011 9:58 pm

    http://blog.naver.com/dhwnsgh12?Redirect=Log&logNo=120141819633

    The song that I want to introduce is Chasing cars by Snow patrol.
    This song was one of the OST of my favorite American drama called “grey`s anatomy”.
    Since then I fond of listening to it when I have free time.
    I was very interested that they described Chasing cars as lots of thinking.
    If someone gets really depressed and feel there is nothing that they can do, this song can give some energy to look back on themselves and find somebody that can always be with you. In some way, it looks like a love song but in my perspective, it can be anyone like friends. The place where we live in is very lonley place but if there is one person who is my side and cry for me, that will be enough to live a tough life especially when mid-term is coming. 🙂

    Chasing cars – Snow Patrol

    We’ll do it all everything, on our own
    We don’t need anyghing, or anyone
    If I lay here, If I just lay here
    Would you lie with me
    And just forget the world
    I don’t quite know how to say how I feel
    Those three words are said too much
    They’re not enough

    If I lay here, If I just lay here
    Would you lie with me
    And just forget the world
    Forget what you’re told
    Before we get too old
    Show me a garden
    That’s bursting into life

    Let’s waste time chasing cars
    Around our heads
    I need your grace to remind me
    To find my own

    All that I am, All that I ever was
    Is here in your perfect eyes
    They’re all I can see, I don’t know where
    Confused about how as well
    Just know that these things will never
    Change for us at all

  35. October 17, 2011 11:43 pm

    – Jamiroquai

    Reliance on technology, Destruction of humanity

    Overall beat is upbeat and funky. However the lyric that Jamiroquai sings doesn’t make you happy. Jamiroquai is saying we are not thinking about worlds but ourselves and we rely on technology too much. I believe that you are not thinking about the Earth, we should think about from now on

    • October 17, 2011 11:47 pm

      Oh yeah, what we’re living in let me tell ya
      It’s a wonder man can eat at all
      When things are big that should be small
      Who can tell what magic spells well be doing for us
      And I’m giving all my love to this world
      Only to be told
      I can’t see
      I can’t breathe
      No more will we be
      And nothing’s going to change the way we live
      Cos we can always take but never give
      And now that things are changing for the worse,
      See, its a crazy world we’re living in
      And I just can’t see that half of us immersed in sin
      Is all we have to give these
      Futures made of virtual insanity now
      Always seem to, be governed by this love we have
      For useless, twisting, our new technology
      Oh, now there is no sound, for we all live underground
      And I’m thinking what a mess we’re in
      Hard to know where to begin
      If I could slip the sickly ties that earthly man has made
      And now every mother, can choose the colour
      Of her child
      That’s not natures way
      Well that’s what they said yesterday
      There’s nothing left to do but pray
      I think it’s time I found a new religion
      Woah it’s so insane
      To synthesize another strain
      There’s something in these
      Future’s that we have to be told.
      Futures made of virtual insanity
      Always seem to, be governed by this love we have
      For useless, twisting, our new technology
      Oh, now there is no sound, for we all live underground
      Now there is no sound
      If we all live underground
      And now it’s virtual insanity
      Forget your virtual reality
      Oh, there’s nothing so bad.
      I know yeah
      Futures made of virtual insanity
      Always seem to, be governed by this love we have
      For useless, twisting, our new technology
      Oh, now there is no sound, for we all live underground

    • October 17, 2011 11:48 pm

      As I listened this song, iphone flash across my mind. Iphone is very poplular and all of the people want to buy iphones in the world and in Korea. There is people who line up to buy this phone and try to boast themselves. Don’t you think it is crazy? What is phone? We made this phone for convenience, but I think we are governed by what we made. It is so insane.

  36. Hwang Sung Won (a) permalink
    October 18, 2011 1:54 am

    http://pann.nate.com/video/218853912

    This song is one of the musical(rent) songs. I heard this song very recently. And I fall for this song. This song’s lyrics is about love. It ask to us “how do you measure a year in the life?”. Then it ask “how about love?” I think “love”is the most important and worthwhie thing in our lives. These days, weather becomes colder and colder. People need warm love more and more. Therefore, this song is well match to season. And it recalls how every normal days are full with love and how they are precious to us. it makes appreciate my common days. I really lone this song. it has really romantic lyrics.

  37. Son Eun Kyeong(B) permalink
    October 18, 2011 2:42 am

    “Fix you” by Coldplay
    This song is one of most famous song among the Coldplay’s album.
    The First reason,why I love this song,Melody of this song is very dynamic.
    At the introduction ,melody keep calm and quite.However,in the end, its melody builds steadily toward a climax.
    The Second reason is that Its lyrics are very impressed.
    There are many hard situations in this song.

    “When you try your best, but you don’t succeed”
    “When you too in love to let it go”
    “When you lose something you can’t replace
    When you love someone, but it goes to waste
    Could it be worse?”

    Also,This song give a great comforts, showing these lyrics

    “Tears stream down on your face
    I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
    Tears stream down on your face
    And I…
    Lights will guide you home
    And ignite your bones
    And I will try to fix you.”

    This song give me the strength when I’m tired of all of thing.
    I want to recommend this song to a people who are about to give up.
    Because this song contains a healing meaning like a title of this song. this song fix your scar.

  38. Jeong hyo kyeong permalink
    October 20, 2011 9:00 pm

    http://blog.naver.com/dkmales/120135003381

    “Ben”

    When ever I listen to this song, it make me happy.
    The music is clam and meaning.
    Perhaps when I want to feel that I’m loved by someone I listen to this song and it really helps me make a friends.
    I like Michael Jackson because of the Jackson’s voice.

    ben, the two of us need look no more

    we both found what we were looking for

    with a friend to call my own

    i’ll never be alone

    and you my friend will see

    you’ve got a friend in me
    ( you’ve got a friend in me )

    Ben, you’re always running here and there
    ( here and there )

    you feel you’re not wanted anywhere
    ( anywhere )

    if you ever look behind

    and don’t like what you find

    there’s something you should know

    you’ve got a place to go
    ( you’ve got a friend in me )

    i used to say, ‘ i ‘ and ‘ me ‘

    now it’s ‘ us ‘ now it’s ‘ we ‘
    (i used to say, ‘ i ‘ and ‘ me ‘
    now it’s ‘ us ‘ now it’s ‘ we ‘)

    Ben, most people would turn you away

    i don’t listen to a word they say

    they don’t see you as i do

    i wish they would try to

    i’m sure they’d think again

    if the had a friend like ben
    ( a friend )

    like ben
    ( like ben )

    like ben

  39. bliss^.^(A) permalink
    November 5, 2011 10:36 pm

    1.I heard this from my professor during the class. 

    Beautiful and beauiful
    Do you know the difference between them? The last one means… Beautiful without “t”
    In korea, it means something like…pure beauty!

    2. One man was sleeping in the subway opening his mouth wide periodically. The students who was sitting next to him strated pushing their fingers at the very moment that he opened it wide. It was thrilling and funny so they laughed when they succeeded it. The woman who was sitting very next to him and seeing it laughed loudly than any other people. 10 minutes later, she prepared to get off the subway and shouted to him who was sleeping, “Wake up, we arrived! Honey”

    • bliss^.^(A) permalink
      November 5, 2011 10:41 pm

      Oh…I posted it wrong. Sorry ; (

  40. Panda0928(B) permalink
    November 10, 2011 3:17 pm

    Musical Notre Dame de Paris ‘BELLE’

    I saw this musical at DVD, The musical content of the three men and a woman love is about what is happening. My favorite song of this musical is BELLE. This song`s content is three man praise and try to win her love.
    When i hear the song, I feel fulfill for love. So I hear this song I feel like loving .
    I saw France version. but I don’t know french. so I saw English version and Korean version too.
    My favorite version is
    “Who throwing stones at her?
    He does not deserve to be in the world
    Oh! Satan!
    Oh! to me once !
    My fingers stroked her hair, just once! ”
    I think, this lyrics is show man`s earnest desire to get her love. so I like this lyrics. if you listen this song, may be you feel passionate love.

  41. jasmine permalink
    December 5, 2011 9:20 pm

    David Guetta & Chris Willis ft Fergie & LMFAO – Gettin’ Over You

    One of my favorite DJ is David Guetta. When I first heard this music, this music really really makes me exciting. The reason I think this music is splendid and superb is because of the thumping beat and fantastic harmony of Chris Willis, Fergie, and of LMFAO. In addition, David Guetta’s ability to dj is that words cannot describe. I totally believe that if you hear this music, you will be very excited and shake your body.

  42. SUYEON(B) permalink
    December 7, 2011 5:19 pm

    A-Teens – Upside Down

    My grades are down form A’s to D’s
    I’m way behide in history
    l lost myself in fantasies
    Of you and me together
    l don’t know -l- l but dreaming’s all l do
    l won’t get by -l- on mere imagination

    Upside down
    Bouncing off the cealing
    Inside out
    Stranger to this feeling
    Got no clue what l should do
    But l’ ll go crazy lf l can’t get next to you

    My teacher says to concentrate
    So what – his name was Peter the Great
    The kings and queens will have to wait
    Cuz l don’t have forever
    I wish that I – I – I could walk right up to you
    Each time I try- I-I the same old hestitation

    Upside down
    Bouncing off the cealing
    lnside out
    Stranger to this feeling
    Got no clue what l should do
    But l’ ll go crazy lf l can’t get next to you

    Sometime someday
    You will love me too
    One day will be the day when all my dreams come true

    Upside down
    Bouncing off the cealing
    lnside out
    Stranger to this feeling
    Got no clue what l should do
    But l’ ll go crazy lf l can’t get next to you

    Upside down
    Bouncing off the cealing
    lnside out
    Stranger to this feeling
    Got no clue what l should do
    But l’ ll go crazy lf l can’t get next to you
    (But l’ ll go crazy lf l can’t get next to you)
    (But l’ ll go crazy lf l can’t get next to you)

    => When I was middle school student, I’ve first listened to this song. This song makes me feel happy and amused. Maybe most students know this song, but I would like to recommand this song again.

    I couldn’t find my recommand so I posted once again.

  43. December 15, 2011 12:31 am

    It reminds me of the memory about my ex-boyfriend. The song is happy and beautiful. But after listening to this song, I feel somehow sad

    Musiq Soulchild – yes

    “The answer is yes
    When 2 or 3 years from now
    you start having some doubts
    about if this love will last
    The answer is yes
    I’ll still think you’re beautiful
    ’cause I’m more attracted to what’s inside of you
    You don’t have to guess
    The answer is yes”

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