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Don't Know Why by Norah Jones

I waited 'til I saw the sun
I don't know why I didn't come
I left you by the house of fun
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come

When I saw the break of day
I wished that I could fly away
Instead of kneeling in the sand
Catching teardrops in my hand

My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever

Out across the endless sea
I would die in ecstasy
But I'll be a bag of bones
Driving down the road along

My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever

Something has to make you run
I don't know why I didn't come
I feel as empty as a drum
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come

 

Exercises
By  Isabel Pérez Torres

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Exercises

1. Fill in the blanks with the past simple tense of the verbs in brackets, then listen to the song and check your answers.

I ____________ 'til I saw the sun (wait)
I don't know why I ____________ (not come)
I left you by the house of fun
I don't know why I ____________ (not come)
I don't know why I ____________ (not come)

When I ____________ the break of day (see)
I ____________ that I could fly away (wish)
Instead of kneeling in the sand
Catching teardrops in my hand

2.Translate these sentences

I ____________ that I could fly away (wish)
Instead of kneeling in the sand
Catching teardrops in my hand

3. Listen to the second part of the song and match the phrases. Then write down the complete lines and listen to the song again.

My heart is
in ecstasy
But you'll be
as a drum
Out across
on my mind, Forever
I would die
the road along
But I'll be
the endless sea
Driving down
to make you run
Something has
drenched in wine
I feel as empty
a bag of bones

My heart is..
But...
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. I asked a friend to interpret the meaning of those lines, here you are what she said. Decide which of the following ideas correspond to each of the lines that you have matched in the previous exercises.

She is drunk and sad
She'd like to die
She'll remember him
She'll have to go on with her life
She'd like to vanish*
 
Her friend was scared
She thinks she has nothing
 
She feels very weak*
 

* vanish- desaparecer
* weak- débil

Do you agree with my friend's interpretation?

5. Complete the table with the words in the box according to the vowel sounds:

run, drum, sand, come, sun, bone, hand, along, fun,

 

   

 

6. Have you ever felt that way? What would be your advice to this girl?

 

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