Tips & Tricks

TIGER PARENTING


What do you think the title of this class means?

Where do you think it originates from?

What is your opinion on the topic?

Are you one of them, or do you know any?

SONG

This song reminds me a bit of the topic of this class. can you imagine why? What makes you think so?

INSTRUCTIONS:

PAUSE AFTER EVERY MAJOR PART OF THE SONG AND DISCUSS WITH YOUR TEACHER.

Lyrics

No one ever thought this one would survive
Helpless child, gonna walk a drum beat behind
Lock you in a dream, never let you go
Never let you laugh or smile, not you.

Well, I just want to walk right out of this world,
‘Cause everybody has a poison heart
I just want to walk right out of this world,
‘Cause everybody has a poison heart.

Making friends with a homeless torn up man
He just kind of smiles, it really shakes me up.
There’s danger on every corner but I’m okay
Walking down the street trying to forget yesterday.

Well, I just want to walk right out of this world,
‘Cause everybody has a poison heart.
I just want to walk right out of this world,
‘Cause everybody has a poison heart,
A poison heart, a poison heart, a poison heart … yeah!

You know that life really takes its toll
And a poet’s gut reaction is to search his very soul
So much damn confusion before my eyes,
But nothing seems to phase me and this one still survives.

I just want to walk right out of this world,
‘Cause everybody has a poison heart.
I just want to walk right out of this world,
‘Cause everybody has a poison heart,
Well, I just want to walk right out of this world,
‘Cause everybody has a poison heart.
A poison heart, a poison heart, a poison heart.
A poison heart, a poison heart, a poison heart, a poison heart.

SPEAKING

NOW IT IS YOUR TURN TO TELL YOUR TEACHER WHAT YOU THINK THIS SONG MEANS

RESOURCE

I LOVE READING ABOUT SONGS ON WWW.SONGMEANINGS.COM

HERE IS ONE I READ:

This is undeniably one of the very best of the Ramones; this is really the kind of punk rock song that only a more experienced band could pull off. From lyrics right on down to musicianship and singing.

I love this song a lot. I think its a lot about Dee Dee’s life. When he was a child, he used to be counted out. Forgotten. He’s a drum beat behind. Locked in a dream, never let you go, is about how your parents can hold you too close, so that some days you can’t breathe. You don’t have any personal space.

But through it all, when life does take its toll, we poets and artists ultimately do what comes naturally, we sing the song of our lives, or a song about our lives. Because there’s nothing else you really can do. And in spite of the confusion or interference or whatever, there is the expression that we create as artists, and that’s what gives us hope and life. And in spite of all of the bullshit, we still embrace life, and in spite of being one step behind, and everything else, we still survive.

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