Tips & Tricks

11A BAD LOSERS


WHAT ARE THESE SPORTS?

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The _______________ Countdown
We’re leaving ________________,
But still it’s farewell
And maybe we’ll ______________ ____________________
To earth, who can tell?
I guess _________________ ________________ no one to blame
We’re leaving ground (leaving ground)
Will things ever be the ________________ ________________________?
It’s the_____________ countdown
The ____________________ countdown

WHAT DOES THIS SONG MEAN TO YOU?

HERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT TAKES ON THIS SONG. WHICH ONE DO YOU LIKE BEST. JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWER.

1- ´´Well, our sun has a life span of ten billion years and it is already middle aged. So, five billion years from now the Earth’s star will be no more. Humans will have to leave Earth and go “light years” away, if they want to survive as a species. (“I guess there is no one to blame.”)

Hopefully, humans will find another suitable planet in another solar system much sooner than 4,999,999,999 years from now. “Cause maybe they’ve seen us and welcome us all.” And humans will emigrate away from Earth by choice or necessity. There will be a “Final Countdown” for many people who want to move the new place or just check-out which planet is better (“and maybe we’ll come back to Earth, who can tell?”)´´.

 

2-  ´´This song is a metaphor for the usual couple who decides to give love a shot. They know they are heading for a total unknown adventure – love can ruin a person or be Heaven, we never know – so they compare it to going on a journey through the cosmos, far and unexplored, from where they may not return. “We’re heading for Venus” is way too clear. Venus being the symbol of love.

 

 

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