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#1328 Young Blood, Grumpy After 52, Wither, Joke: Two Kids Arrested
 
 
 
Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today we’re studying a song called Young Blood. This song came out this year and it’s by a New Zealand band calledThe Naked And Famous. And last month it won an award for Song of the Year.

I’m not exactly sure what this song’s about. Here’s one of the verses:

Can't help myself but count the flaws
Claw my way out through these walls
One temporary escape
Feel it start to permeate

flaw is a weaknessmistake or imperfection.

Can’t help but do sth is an idiom which means that it’s impossible to avoid doing something.

So they’re saying that they don’t want to count the flaws, but it’s impossible not to.

Permeate means: to affect every part of something, or to spread.

So I think this person is thinking about some flaws – maybe in a relationship, or feeling insecure about themselves in general – and they try not to think about the flaws and they are briefly successful, but then they start thinking about them again.

So it could be about a failing relationship or about a general lack of confidence in yourself.

Have you heard the song before? What do you think of it? And what do you think it’s about?
 
 
 

STICK NEWS
 
 
Reuters reported the survey found that people over 50 laughed far less than their younger counterparts and complained far more. 
They found infants laughed up to 300 times a day, teenagers 6 times a day and those over 60 had only 2.5 laughs a day. 
 
And that was Stick News for Friday 8th October.
Kia ora.
 

Why do they waste time doing these stupid surveys?!
LOL! Why are you wasting time reading about it?
 

ROFL!
LOL!
WTF?!
 
 

Word of the Day
 
Today’s word is wither.
 
If something withers it becomes weaker or less.
 
If a plant is withered it means it’s dry and shriveled and possibly about to die.
 
Other things can wither too, like hopes and dreams.
 
This is from today’s song:
 
As it withers
Brittle it shakes
Can you whisper
As it crumbles and breaks
As you shiver
Count up all your mistakes
 
So I think they’re talking about something becoming weaker. But it’s not clear what that is … maybe it’s a relationship that’s falling apart completely or that’s just having temporary trouble.
 
Or, as I said before, it could be about confidence - about your confidence becoming weaker.
 
 

friday joke
 
Police arrested two kids yesterday - one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.
 
 
charge means:
a. to accuse sb formally of a crime so that there can be a trial in a court of law
b. to pass electricity through sth so that it is stored there
 
let off means:
a.to not punish sb for sth they have done wrong, or to give them only a light punishment
b.to fire a gun or make a bomb, etc. explode
 
 

conversations with sarah

#853 More than two and a half?
 
Step 1: Repeat Frankie’s lines.
Step 2: Read Frankie’s lines and talk to Sarah.
 
Frankie How many times do you laugh every day?
 
Sarah I’ve never counted how many times I laugh.
 
Frankie Approximately.
 
Sarah Well, it depends on the day. Like, if I watch a funny TV show or go out with friends, then I laugh more.
 
Frankie More than two and a half?
 
Sarah Yeah, way more than two and a half. I’d say closer to twenty or thirty. If you count chuckles even more.
 
 
 
ESL Video Quiz: #1328 Young Blood
 
 

Young Blood by The Naked And Famous - LYRICS
 
We're only young and naive still
We require certain skills
The mood it changes like the wind
Hard to control when it begins
 
The bittersweet between my teeth
Trying to find the in-betweens
Fall back in love eventually
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
 
Can't help myself but count the flaws
Claw my way out through these walls
One temporary escape
Feel it start to permeate
 
We lie beneath the stars at night
Our hands gripping each other tight
You keep my secrets hope to die
Promises, swear them to the sky
 
The bittersweet between my teeth
Trying to find the in-betweens
Fall back in love eventually
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
 
As it withers
Brittle it shakes
Can you whisper
As it crumbles and breaks
As you shiver
Count up all your mistakes
Pair of forgivers
Let go before it's too late
Can you whisper
Can you whisper
Can you whisper
Can you whisper
 
The bittersweet between my teeth
Trying to find the in-betweens
Fall back in love eventually
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
The bittersweet between my teeth
Trying to find the in-betweens
Fall back in love eventually
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
 
 
The Naked And Famous @ 95bFM Summer Series, Albert Park, Auckland 2010 
 
 
 
links
 
music
 
show start
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Future Cha Cha
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States
 
WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France
 
friday joke start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: Sumbala
from: Annecy, France
 
cws start
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: The Jazz Woman
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France
 
qa bgm
artist: Rivers
album: House Juice
track: De funk
from: La Rochelle, France
 

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