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1
Coldplay — "Viva La Vida"

Очень хорошо тренирует конструкции "used to" и "would", которые указывают на повторяющееся действие в прошедшем ("I USED TO RULE the world, seas WOULD RISE when I gave the word").

Lyrics
I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing
"Now the old king is dead, long live the king"

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
Roman cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
Once you'd gone there was never
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

It was a wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh, who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
Roman cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
I know St. Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

Ohh...

Hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
Roman cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
I know St. Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world
2
Imagine Dragons — "Radioactive"

Забыли Present Simple и Present Continuous? Вам срочно нужно послушать "Radioactive".
Примеры использования: "I'm waking up to ash and dust" - Present Continuous.
"I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust" - Present Simple.
Lyrics
I'm waking up to ash and dust
I wipe my brow, and I sweat my rust
I'm breathing in the chemicals

I'm breaking in and shaping up
Then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa

I'm waking up
I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my system blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age

Whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh
Whoa-oh-oh-oh, I'm
Radioactive, radioactive

Whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh
Whoa-oh-oh-oh, I'm
Radioactive, radioactive

I raise my flag, and dye my clothes
It's a revolution, I suppose
We're painted red to fit right in
Whoa

I'm breaking in and shaping up
Then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa

I'm waking up
I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my system blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age

Whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh
Whoa-oh-oh-oh, I'm
Radioactive, radioactive

Whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh
Whoa-oh-oh-oh, I'm
Radioactive, radioactive

All systems go
The sun hasn't died
Deep in my bones
Straight from inside

I'm waking up
I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my system blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age

Whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh
Whoa-oh-oh-oh, I'm
Radioactive, radioactive

Whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh
Whoa-oh-oh-oh, I'm
Radioactive, radioactive
3
OneRepublic — "I Lived"

Целый куплет, написанный в Zero и First Conditional
"Hope when you take that jump
You don't fear the fall
",
"Hope when the moment comes,
You'll say".

Припев в Past Simple как бонус!
"I owned every second that this world could give, I saw so many places, the things that I did".
Lyrics
Hope when you take that jump, you don't fear the fall
Hope when the water rises, you built a wall
Hope when the crowd screams out, it's screaming your name
Hope if everybody runs, you choose to stay

Hope that you fall in love, and it hurts so bad
The only way you can know is give it all you have
And I hope that you don't suffer but take the pain
Hope when the moment comes, you'll say...

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
With every broken bone, I swear I lived

Hope that you spend your days, but they all add up
And when that sun goes down, hope you raise your cup
Oh, I wish that I could witness all your joy and all your pain
But until my moment comes, I'll say...

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
With every broken bone, I swear I lived

Oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

With every broken bone, I swear I lived
With every broken bone, I swear I...

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
With every broken bone, I swear I lived

Oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
I swear I lived
Oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
4
Beyoncé "If I Were A Boy"

Тоже тема любимых Conditionals, но теперь уже Second Conditional, так как ситуация нереальная:
"If I were a boy I think I could understand".
Lyrics
If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I'd roll outta bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted and go
Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I'd kick it with who I wanted
And I'd never get confronted for it
'Cause they'd stick up for me

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I'd be a better man
I'd listen to her
'Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
'Cause he's taken you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

If I were a boy
I would turn off my phone
Tell everyone it's broken
So they'd think that I was sleepin' alone
I'd put myself first
And make the rules as I go
'Cause I know that she'd be faithful
Waitin' for me to come home (to come home)

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I'd be a better man
I'd listen to her
'Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted (wanted)
'Cause he's taken you for granted (granted)
And everything you had got destroyed

It's a little too late for you to come back
Say it's just a mistake
Think I'd forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
You thought wrong

But you're just a boy
You don't understand
Yeah, you don't understand, oh
How it feels to love a girl someday
You wish you were a better man
You don't listen to her
You don't care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
'Cause you've taken her for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

But you're just a boy
5
Arctic Monkeys — "Do I Wanna Know?"

Do you wanna know как задавать вопросы на английском? Если да, то в этой песне их много! "Have you got color in your cheeks?", "Do you ever get the fear that you can't shift the tide…".
Да еще и разных типов! — "How many secrets can you keep?" — вот это special question, например).
Lyrics
Have you got colour in your cheeks?
Do you ever get that fear that you can't shift
The type that sticks around like summat in your teeth?
Are there some aces up your sleeve?
Have you no idea that you're in deep?
I dreamt about you nearly every night this week
How many secrets can you keep?
'Cause there's this tune I found that makes me think of you somehow and I play it on repeat
Until I fall asleep
Spilling drinks on my settee

(Do I wanna know?)
If this feeling flows both ways?
(Sad to see you go)
Was sort of hoping that you'd stay
(Baby, we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can't say tomorrow day

Crawling back to you

Ever thought of calling when you've had a few?
'Cause I always do
Maybe I'm too busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I've thought it through

Crawling back to you

So have you got the guts?
Been wondering if your heart's still open and if so I wanna know what time it shuts
Simmer down and pucker up
I'm sorry to interrupt. It's just I'm constantly on the cusp of trying to kiss you
I don't know if you feel the same as I do
But we could be together if you wanted to

(Do I wanna know?)
If this feeling flows both ways?
(Sad to see you go)
Was sort of hoping that you'd stay
(Baby, we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can't say tomorrow day

Crawling back to you (crawling back to you)

Ever thought of calling when you've had a few? (you've had a few)
'Cause I always do ('cause I always do)
Maybe I'm too (maybe I'm too busy) busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I've thought it through

Crawling back to you

(Do I wanna know?)
If this feeling flows both ways?
(Sad to see you go)
Was sort of hoping that you'd stay
(Baby, we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can't say tomorrow day

(Do I wanna know?)
Too busy being yours to fall
(Sad to see you go)
Ever thought of calling darling?
(Do I wanna know?)
Do you want me crawling back to you?
6
Tom Walker — "Leave a Light On"

Немного Zero Conditional — "If you look into the distance, there's a house upon the hill".
Ну и запоминающийся припев в будущем времени Future Simple — "I will leave the light on…"
Кстати, другие тексты парня ничем не хуже!
Lyrics
The second someone mentioned you were all alone
I could feel the trouble coursing through your veins
Now I know, it's got a hold
Just a phone call left unanswered, had me sparking up
These cigarettes won't stop me wondering where you are
Don't let go, keep a hold

If you look into the distance, there's a house upon the hill
Guiding like a lighthouse it's a place where you'll be
Safe to feel our grace 'cause we've all made mistakes
If you've lost your way...

I will leave the light on
I will leave the light on
I will leave the light on
I will leave the light on

Tell me what's been happening, what's been on your mind
Lately you've been searching for a darker place
To hide, that's alright
But if you carry on abusing, you'll be robbed from us
I refuse to lose another friend to drugs
Just come home, don't let go

If you look into the distance, there's a house upon the hill
Guiding like a lighthouse it's a place where you'll be
Safe to feel our grace 'cause we've all made mistakes
If you've lost your way...

I will leave the light on
I will leave the light on
I will leave the light on
I will leave the light on
I will leave the light on

If you look into the distance, there's a house upon the hill
Guiding like a lighthouse, it's a place where you'll be
Safe to feel our grace and if you've lost your way
If you've lost your way (I will leave the light on)
And I know your down and out now, but I need you to be brave
Hiding from the truth ain't gonna make this all okay
I see your pain if you don't feel our grace
Then you've lost your way
I will leave the light on
I will leave the light on
'Cause I will leave the light on
7
Hozier — «Take Me To Church»

Эту песню вспоминаем, если есть сомнения ставить ли артикль перед словами «church», «school»,"prison".
Hozier не ставит, и мы не будем.
Lyrics
My lover's got humour
She's the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody's disapproval
I should've worshipped her sooner

If the heavens ever did speak
She's the last true mouthpiece
Every Sunday's getting more bleak
A fresh poison each week

"We were born sick," you heard them say it

My church offers no absolutes
She tells me, "Worship in the bedroom"
The only heaven I'll be sent to
Is when I'm alone with you

I was born sick
But I love it
Command me to be well
Aaay. Amen. Amen. Amen

Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life
Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

If I'm a pagan of the good times
My lover's the sunlight
To keep the Goddess on my side
She demands a sacrifice

Drain the whole sea
Get something shiny
Something meaty for the main course
That's a fine-looking high horse
What you got in the stable?
We've a lot of starving faithful

That looks tasty
That looks plenty
This is hungry work

Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me my deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life
Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me my deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

No Masters or Kings
When the Ritual begins
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin

In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
Only then I am human
Only then I am clean
Ooh oh. Amen. Amen. Amen

Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life
Take me to church
I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life
8
Maroon5 — "She Will Be Loved"

"Она будет любима" поет Adam Levine, а мы замечаем, что это Passive Voice в Future Simple. И на всякий случай вспоминаем и другие формы.
Lyrics
Beauty queen of only eighteen
She had some trouble with herself
He was always there to help her
She always belonged to someone else

I drove for miles and miles and wound up at your door
I've had you so many times but somehow I want more

I don't mind spending every day
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
And she will be loved

Tap on my window, knock on my door
I want to make you feel beautiful
I know I tend to get so insecure
Doesn't matter anymore

It's not always rainbows and butterflies
It's compromise that moves us along, yeah
My heart is full and my door's always open
You come anytime you want, yeah.

I don't mind spending every day
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved

I know where you hide alone in your car
Know all of the things that make you who you are
I know that goodbye means nothing at all
Comes back and begs me to catch her every time she falls

Tap on my window knock on my door
I want to make you feel beautiful

I don't mind spending every day
Out on your corner in the pouring rain.
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved

[In the background:]
Please don't try so hard to say goodbye
Please don't try so hard to say goodbye

I don't mind spending every day
Out on your corner in the pouring rain

Please don't try so hard to say goodbye
А теперь песни, которые нас научат, какие ошибки в английском делать не нужно.
9
Merk & Kremont — «Sad Story (Out Of Luck)»

Очень «catchy» (легко запоминаемый) припев, а значит и легко запоминающаяся ошибка «he don't talk too much» вместо «he doesn't».
Lyrics
A sad story, might find it boring
Lost his Mum to a drug named heroin
Father's gone, so Grandma's left with everything
Two grandkids and a daughter's coffin
I never really knew him when he was growing up
But I assumed that it was a little fucked
No parents for him to look up too
Just a brother whom I knew was a dodgy fuck
Shit, I used to think he was a dick
Tried too hard to fit
And never grow out of it

Now he don't talk too much, talk too much
He's probably given up, given up
I think he's had enough, had enough
Cause he ran out of luck, out of luck
[x2]

Never left his home town
That's what probably did it
Never saw the other worlds
That he didn't want to go and get it
Occupied by fitting in where minds
A small west, small things
Make the small things feel so tall
Will he ever change?
Well apparently
He reapplied for college and was waiting for his grades
It wouldn't help his case
Oh, I couldn't ever say

Now he don't talk too much, talk too much
He's probably given up, given up
I think he's had enough, had enough
Cause he ran out of luck, out of luck
[x2]

But wait my life's out, a night out
Brothers in town, some doubt
A few fights, now kicked out clubs, shit the suns up
One looks all it took for his girl to cuss at another
Dudes being dudes
They blow at the chest to impress these breasts
That'd just started this mess
They must protect the damsel in distress
So other girls man decides to clench his fists
And then he threw and missed
Brothers hit, as did his
Dropped him quick, then one kick to the head
Oh shit other man is dead

Now he don't talk too much, talk too much
He's probably given up, given up
I think he's had enough, had enough
Cause he ran out of luck, out of luck
[x2]

And now he's locked away
21 years of age
How many lives will go to waste?
As far as graves
Until I see some fucking change
Oh, and I don't even know how
We can change it too!
I want another life

Now he don't talk too much, talk too much
He's probably given up, given up
I think he's had enough, had enough
Cause he ran out of luck, out of luck
[x3]
10
Fergie — «A Little Party Never Killed Nobody»

Двойное отрицание в песнях уже почти норма, ну, а мы не поддаемся и знаем, что по всем правилам должно быть A little party never killed ANYBODY.
Lyrics
Just one night's all we got
Just one night's all we got
Just one night's all we got
Just one night's all we got

[Fergie:]
I ain't got time for you baby, either you're mine or you're not
Make up your mind sweet baby, right here, right now's all we got

A little party never killed nobody, so we gon' dance until we drop
A little party never killed nobody, right here, right now's all we got

Islands, diamonds, trips around the world
Don't mean a thing if I ain't your girl

[Fergie:]
A little party never killed nobody, so we gon' dance until we drop
A little party never killed nobody, right here, right now's all we got

A little party never killed nobody, so we gon' dance until we drop
A little party never killed nobody, right here, right now's all we got

[Q-Tip:]
All we got, all we got, all we got, all we got
All we got, all we got, all we got, all we c'mon, all we got, god damn

Glad that you made it, look around
You don't see one person sitting down
They got drinks in their hand and the room's a bust
At the end of the night maybe you'll find love
Fake chit chat 'bout the things they got
And my stout reputation keeping it hot
It's the party of the year and my master plan
Is to make you realize I'm your man

[Fergie:]
If the people get loud,
Underneath the moonlight
Hotsy-totsy, paparazzi,
Hold it while I take this flick
Speakeasy,
Rocking the feathers I'm breezy
Hope you can keep up boys,
'Cause believe me,
I'm the bee's knees

It don't mean a thing if I give you my heart
If you tear it apart, no, uh, uh, ah, oh
It don't mean a thing if I ain't in your eyes
Probably ain't gonna fly, no, uh, uh, ah, oh

It don't mean a thing if I give you my heart
If you tear it apart, no, uh, uh, ah, oh
It don't mean a thing if I ain't in your eyes
Probably ain't gonna fly, no, uh, uh, ah, oh

Just one night's all we got
Just one night's all we got
Just one night's all we got
Just one night's all we got

What do you think GoonRock?
Are you ready?

[Fergie:]
A little party never killed nobody, so we gon' dance until we drop
A little party never killed nobody, right here, right now's all we got

A little party never killed nobody, so we gon' dance until we drop
A little party never killed nobody, right here, right now's all we got
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