Listening with Songs – Kings of Leon – Use of Somebody

USE SOMEBODY -Kings of Leon

I…….. ………… roaming around
Always ………………… …………….at all I see
Painted ……………, build the …………….I can’t reach

You know that I ……………. …………. ……………….
You know that I …………….. ……………. ………………..

Someone like you, …………… ………… ………… ………………and how you speak
Countless lovers ……………. ………………. of the street

You know that I ……………. …………. ……………….
You know that I …………….. ……………. ………………..

Someone like you

Off in the night, while you live ………. …………. , I’m ………. ……….. …………….
Waging wars to shake the …………..and the ………….
I hope it’s ……………… ……………… you notice
I hope it’s ………………. ………………you notice

Someone like me
Someone like me
Someone like me, somebody

Someone like you, somebody
Someone like you, somebody
Someone like you, somebody

I’ve been roaming around
Always looking down at all I see

Understanding the lyrics

Do you think the singer is happy or sad? Why?
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Who is the singer talking to?
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What does the singer hope the person do?
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Vocabulary

 I’ve been roaming around.
To roam around.
Meaning: to wander freely
Everyday language: My cat roams around the house all day.

 Always looking down at all I see.
To look down (on)
Meaning: to think someone/something is not good enough for you
Everyday language: The manager looks down on his employees.

 Under cover of the street.
Meaning: to pretend to be someone else; to be concealed
Everyday language:
He works as an undercover detective.
The Foundation has to maintain its undercover status if it’s going to accomplish anything.

 While you live it up.
Meaning: to have a good time
Everyday language: She goes out every weekend, she’s living it up.

 Waging wars.
To wage
Meaning: to fight
Everyday language: The president needs the Congress’ permission to wage war on another country.

 Countless lovers.
Meaning: too many to be counted
Everyday language: I’ve heard this song countless times on the radio.

 I’m off to sleep.
Meaning: away from a place
Everyday language: She’s off to France next week.

 Off in the night.
Meaning: out
Everyday language: The bear is off in the forest.

Grammar

 Present Perfect

Exercises

1. Rewrite the sentences using the vocabulary you learned:

a) They were working on a secret police operation.
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b) The country is fighting a war against poverty.
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c) He went out to buy more snacks.
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d) The school undervalues the interchange program students.
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e) She’s having a lot of fun in her trip to London.
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f) I like to wander around the park on weekends.
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g) The fish are out in the ocean.
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h) There are too many books in this library.
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