Category Archives: Songs

This category is for songs. Please note that songs listed for no educational purpose is a copyright violation. To be eligible for the Fair Use Doctrine, the song posting must have an educational focus — analysis of its vocabulary, idioms, phrases; discussion of it meaning; etc. See Teacher Lee’s song posts to see what is intended here by educational value.

‘Stand By Me’

Song facts: Written and recorded in 1960, this song by Ben E. King zoomed to the top of the charts as soon as it was released in 1961. It was named the fourth most-performed song of the 20th century with … Continue reading

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“Over in the Meadow” – Vocabulary Lesson [Elementary +]

[Picture source] This vocabulary lesson will help you learn some adjectives as well as regular and irregular verbs; You’ll learn/review the pronunciation of -ed in the Past Simple; You’ll learn/review the spelling rule (doubling of final consonant); You’ll learn/review the … Continue reading

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El Condor Pasa (If I Could) by Simon and Garfunkel

In this grammar lesson you will learn how to express what you prefer to do or who you prefer to be using the structure I would rather do… than… and I would rather be… than ….  I would like to … Continue reading

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So This Is Christmas (Xmas)

This song expresses it best! Lyrics So this is Christmas And what have you done (1) Another year over And a new one just begun And so this is Christmas I hope you have fun The near and the dear … Continue reading

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Little Drummer Boy (Xmas)

Story This is one of my favorite Christmas songs because it is a song of peace and respect, something sadly missing in today’s world. It tells a story from the Christian Bible, but to me, it is not about religion; … Continue reading

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Lemon Tree

Song (right-click on song link and open in a new window or tab) Lyrics 01 Up every morning just to keep a job, 02 I gotta fight my way through the hustling mob. 03 Sounds of the city pounding in … Continue reading

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In the Year 2525

  The Story This song philosophize about the future of mankind as technology exerts its tremendous influence on society. It expresses a pessimistic view of the future evolution of mankind, that we will become dehumanized, like unthinking automatons. It theorizes … Continue reading

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Hotel California

Irina asked me to discuss this song, and I also read that this is one of Crina’s favorite songs, so here it is for our examination. This song is what I would call a haunting melody. Right-click on the title … Continue reading

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Five O’clock World

Lyrics 01 Up every morning just to keep a job, 02 I gotta fight my way through the hustling mob. 03 Sounds of the city pounding in my brain, 04 While another day goes down the drain (yeah, yeah). 05 … Continue reading

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Dracula’s Tango

I imagine that most of you know about vampires and Count Dracula. There have been myriad (numerous) movies made about this topic. There is a curious song called Dracula’s Tango. If you have never heard it, it’s got a nice … Continue reading

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Big Bad John

I would like to introduce you to an favorite, old ballad of mine that tells about a shy man who sacrifices himself to save others and thus becomes a hero. By way of review, you should know that a song … Continue reading

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