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Only Teardrops

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final Denmark (DR)
Performed by Emmelie de Forest

The sky is red tonight
we're on the edge tonight
no shooting star to guide us

Eye for an eye
why tear each other apart
please tell me why
why do we make it so hard
look at us now
we only got ourselves to blame
it’s such a shame

How many times can we win and lose
how many times can we break the rules
between us
only teardrops
How many times do we have to fight
how many times till we get it right
between us
only teardrops

So come and face me now
here on the stage tonight
let’s leave the past behind us

Eye for an eye
why tear each other apart
please tell me why
why do we make it so hard
look at us now
we only got ourselves to blame
it’s such a shame - tell me

How many times can we win and lose
how many times can we break the rules
between us
only teardrops

How many times do we have to fight
how many times till we get it right
between us
only teardrops
What’s gone between us
has come between us
only teardrops

What’s gone between us
has come between us
How many times..

Exercises

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By
Isabel Pérez

1. – Before you listen to the song, read the lyrics and guess the right word in each case. Give a reason for your choice (use the dictionary when necessary). Then, listen to the song and check your answers.

The sky is white/red tonight
we're on/in the edge tonight
no shooting star/car to guide us / we

Eye for an eye
why tear each other/others apart
please tell/say me why
why do us/we make it so hard/black
look at us/we now
we only got us/ourselves to blame
it's such a shame

How many times can we win and spend / lose
how many times can we take / break the rules
between us/we
only teardrops
How many times do we have to wait/fight
how many times till we get it right/white
between us/we
only teardrops

So come and face/help me now
here on/in the stage tonight
let's leave the dust/past behind us/we

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What's gone between us/we
has come between us/we
only teardrops
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