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  1. MIAMI 2 IBIZA- SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA
  2. TWO SONGS CELEBRATING WOMEN
    1. WOMAN- NENEH CHERRY
    2. JUST A GIRL- NO DOUBT
  3. I GOT LOVE- THE KING BLUES
  4. YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT- THE ROLLING STONES
  5. WHAT IT'S LIKE- EVERLAST

MIAMI 2 IBIZA - Swedish House Mafia

The following song is great for practising the alphabet in English, as the words are full of acronyms, though it may not be very "correct" in many other ways . Can you guess what they stand for? Go here if you don't want to guess.


She says she likes my watch, but she wants Steve’s AP
And she stay up all hours watching QVC
She said she loves my songs, she bought my mp3
And so I put her number in my Bold BB
I got a black BM, She got a white TT
She wanna see what’s hiding in my CK briefs
I tell her wear suspenders and some PVC
And then I’ll film it all up on my JVC

Uhh, scene one. Everybody get in your positions.
Pay attention, and listen.
We’re tryna get this in one take, so lets try and
make that happen.
Take one, action!

She pose for FHM, She like my Black LV
We spinnin’ LPR, up on my APC
I’m in my PRPS and my Nike SB’s
Ravin’ with SHM, London to NYC
I got my Visa and My Visa
A diva and her dealer
B***h I’m up on the guest list with the Swedish House
Mafia
You can find me on a table full of vodka and tequila
Surrounded by some bunnies, and it aint f***ing easter
I wake up in the morning with a mild case of amnesia
With a girl that like a girl like Lindsey Lohan, Queen
Latifah
If you n****z are pullin, Yeah boy i must be fever
And that’s standard procedure from Miami 2 Ibiza

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TWO SONGS CELEBRATING WOMEN

There are many songs celebrating women , these are two examples:

WOMAN- NENEH CHERRY

You gotta be fortunate
You gotta be lucky now
I was just sitting here
Thinking good and bad
But I'm the kinda woman
That was built to last
They tried erasing me
But they couldn't wipe out my past
To save my child
I'd rather go hungry
I got all of Ethiopia
Inside of me
And my blood flows
Through every man
In this godless land
That delivered me
I've cried so many tears even the blind can see
Chorus:
This is a woman's world.
This is my world.
This is a woman's world
For this man's girl.
There ain't a woman in this world,
Not a woman or a little girl,
That can't deliver love
In a man's world.
I've born and I've bred.
I've cleaned and I've fed.
And for my healing wits
I've been called a witch.
I've crackled in the fire
And been called a liar.
I've died so many times
I'm only just coming to life.
Chorus
My blood flows
Through every man and every child
In this godless land
That delivered me
I cried so many tears even the blind can see
Chorus

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JUST A GIRL- NO DOUBT

Take this pink ribbon off my eyes 
I'm exposed 
And it's no big surprise 
Don't you think I know 
Exactly where I stand 
This world is forcing me 
To hold your hand 
'Cause I'm just a girl, little 'ol me 
Don't let me out of your sight 
I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite 
So don't let me have any rights 

Oh...I've had it up to here! 
The moment that I step outside 
So many reasons 
For me to run and hide 
I can't do the little things I hold so dear 
'Cause it's all those little things 
That I fear 

'Cause I'm just a girl I'd rather not be 
'Cause they won't let me drive 
Late at night I'm just a girl, 
Guess I'm some kind of freak 
'Cause they all sit and stare
With their eyes 

I'm just a girl, 
Take a good look at me 
Just your typical prototype 

Oh...I've had it up to here! 
Oh...am I making myself clear? 
I'm just a girl 
I'm just a girl in the world... 
That's all that you'll let me be! 
I'm just a girl, living in captivity 
Your rule of thumb 
Makes me worry some 

I'm just a girl, what's my destiny? 
What I've succumbed to Is making me numb 
I'm just a girl, my apologies 
What I've become is so burdensome
I'm just a girl, lucky me 
Twiddle-dum there's no comparison 

Oh...I've had it up to! 
Oh...I've had it up to!! 
Oh...I've had it up to here!

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I GOT LOVE- THE KING BLUES

This is the song I Got Love by the King Blues. I love the (working class) London accent: pay attention to it.

Here's the lyrics to the song:
Well I'm gonna dance like nobody's watchin
I'm gonna sing like no-one's listenin
I'm gonna kiss you like we're all alone
Cause this world is ours
We're the have not but the have all's
At twice the speed of lightning I travel.
Through the universe i will runt
to write your name in the stars.
Cos some truths will last forever.
Music can bring the world together
I got life man, I will use it til they lay me down to rest
So let’s party in the supermarkets
Move to the rhythm of my heartbeat
I’ll take my tie right off my neck
and wear it tied up round my head

Chorus
I got love, I got so much love
Love in my heart and this feeling I can’t let it go
I got love, I got so much love
Love in my heart and this feeling I can’t let it go

Mountains crumble as I pass
This life’s too beautiful to last
I feel a spirit rise inside me
Something’s happening in the air,
With my feet right on the ground
And my head up in the clouds
We are one people, we are equal
You are wonderful and rare

Chorus
I got love, I got so much love,
Love in my heart and this feeling I can’t let it go
I got love, I got so much love
Love in my heart and this feeling I can’t let it go

Though we try so hard, they disdain us
But these walls they can’t contain us

I laugh right in the face of death,
I’ll fight this fight til my last breath,
For the frightened fall as often yet far closer than the brave,
We only got one life, let’s use it,
You can’t stop the movement,
So choke on that, you can quote that
You can write it on my grave,

"I got love", I got so much love
Love in my heart and this feeling I can’t let it go
I got love I got so much love
Love in my heart and this feeling I can’t let it go
I got love I got so much love
Love in my heart and this feeling I can’t let it go
I got love, I got so much love
Love in my heart and this feeling I can’t let it go

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YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT- THE ROLLING STONES



This is a video for the Rolling Stones' You Can't Always Get What You Want





 Here's the lyrics:



I saw her today at a reception

A glass of wine in her hand

I knew she would meet her connection

At her feet was her footloose man



No, you can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

And if you try sometime you find

You get what you need



I saw her today at the reception

A glass of wine in her hand

I knew she was gonna meet her connection

At her feet was her footloose man



You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

But if you try sometimes you might find

You get what you need



Oh yeah, hey hey hey, oh...



And I went down to the demonstration

To get my fair share of abuse

Singing, "We're gonna vent our frustration

If we don't we're gonna blow a 50-amp fuse"

Sing it to me now...



You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

But if you try sometimes well you just might find

You get what you need

Oh baby, yeah, yeah!



I went down to the Chelsea drugstore

To get your prescription filled

I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy

And man, did he look pretty ill

We decided that we would have a soda

My favorite flavor, cherry red

I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy

Yeah, and he said one word to me, and that was "dead"

I said to him



You can't always get what you want, no!

You can't always get what you want (tell ya baby)

You can't always get what you want (no)

But if you try sometimes you just might find

You get what you need

Oh yes! Woo!



You get what you need--yeah, oh baby!

Oh yeah!



I saw her today at the reception

In her glass was a bleeding man

She was practiced at the art of deception

Well I could tell by her blood-stained hands



You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

But if you try sometimes you just might find

You just might find

You get what you need



You can't always get what you want (no, no baby)

You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

But if you try sometimes you just might find

You just might find

You get what you need, ah yes... 

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WHAT IT'S LIKE- EVERLAST


Here's the video and lyrics to a song I really like, I hope you like it
too. Pay attention to the lyrics, they are quite meaningful. (I have
censored a few words, sorry! Now I feel like MTV!)

What it's like by Everlast



We've all seen the man at the liquor store beggin' for your change

The hair on his face is dirty, dreadlocked and full of mange

He ask the man for what he could spare with shame in his eyes

Get a job you f*****' slob's all he replied



God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes

'Cause then you really might know what it's like to sing the blues

Then you really might know what it's like [x4]



Mary got pregnant from a kid named Tom who said he was in love

He said don't worry about a thing baby doll I'm the man you've been dreamin' of

But three months later he said he won't date her or return her call

And she sweared god damn if I find that man I'm cuttin' off his balls

And then she heads for the clinic and she gets some static walkin' through the doors

They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner, and they call her a w*****



God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in her shoes

'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to choose

Then you really might know what it's like [x4]



I've seen a rich man beg

I've seen a good man sin

I've seen a tough man cry

I've seen a loser win

And a sad man grin

I heard an honest man lie

I've seen the good side of bad

And the down side of up

And everything between

I licked the silver spoon

Drank from the golden cup

Smoked the finest green

I stroked the fattest dimes at least a couple of times

Before I broke their heart

You know where it ends

Yo, it usually depends on where you start



I knew this kid named Max

He used to get fat stacks out on the corner with drugs

He liked to hang out late at night

Liked to get shit faced

And keep pace with thugs

Until late one night there was a big gun fight

Max lost his head

He pulled out his chrome .45

Talked some shit

And wound up dead

Now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of his pain

You know it crumbles that way

At least that's what they say when you play the game



God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news

'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to lose

Then you really might know what it's like [x3]



To have to lose...

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