Sing Along – Lucky

Era il 1999 quando con il suo album di esordio “…Baby One More Time” Britney Spears, a soli diciassette anni, ha conquistato la vetta delle classifiche di mezzo mondo.
Da allora, di successi discografici la cantante ne ha collezionati uno dietro l’altro, tanto da guadagnarsi in breve tempo il titolo di Princess of Pop. La sua vita privata, però, non è sempre stata altrettanto felice, anzi. Un po’ come quella della protagonista di questo brano, il secondo singolo estratto dall’album Oops!… I Did It Again.
Lucky è una star di Hollywood la cui carriera va a gonfie vele, And the world is spinning, and she keeps on winning. Ma se dalla vita ha tutto ciò che si possa desiderare, premi, successo, corteggiatori, allora perché quelle lacrime la sera, quando si spengono i riflettori e rimane sola nella sua stanza? If there’s nothing missing in my life, then why do these tears come at night?

Ho scelto questa canzone perché il testo non è particolarmente complicato e perché, dal punto di vista della grammatica, ci dà l’occasione di rispolverare sia il Present Simple (e.g. Early morning, she wakes up) sia il Present Continuous (e.g. It’s you they’re all waiting for).

And now let’s sing!

“This is a story about a girl named Lucky…

Early morning, she wakes up
Knock, knock, knock on the door
It’s time for makeup, perfect smile
It’s you they’re all waiting for

They go
“Isn’t she lovely, this Hollywood girl?”
And they say

She’s so lucky, she’s a star
But she cry-cry- cries in her lonely heart, thinking
If there’s nothing missing in my life
Then why do these tears come at night?

Lost in an image, in a dream
But there’s no one there to wake her up
And the world is spinning, and she keeps on winning
But tell me what happens when it stops?

They go
“Isn’t she lovely, this Hollywood girl?”
And they say

She’s so lucky, she’s a star
But she cry-cry- cries in her lonely heart, thinking
If there’s nothing missing in my life
Then why do these tears come at night?

“Best actress, and the winner is…Lucky!”
“I’m Roger Johnson for Pop News standing outside the arena waiting for Lucky”
“Oh my God…here she comes!”

Isn’t she lovely, this Hollywood girl?

She is so lucky, but why does she cry?
If there’s nothing missing in her life
Why do tears come at night?

And they say
She’s so lucky, she’s a star
But she cry-cry-cries in her lonely heart, thinking
If there’s nothing missing in my life
Then why do these tears come at night?

She’s so lucky
But she cry-cry-cries in her lonely heart, thinking
If there’s nothing missing in my life
Then why do these tears come at night?

A proposito del Present Simple e del Present Continuous, se volete ripassare come si costruiscono e come si usano, potreste riguardarvi, per esempio, il post What are you doing? – Present Continuous part 2.
Bye for now, j


Janet L. Dubbini

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