Just Breathe



Vocabulary, video and discussion activity


This is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. It was released in 2009 as the second single from the band's ninth studio album, Backspacer.

1. Watch the video and check the words you hear in the lyrics.



EARTH


PAIN

HUMAN BEING

SIN

LIFE


FEEL

LUCKY

FOOL

HANDS


WORLD

WALL

LIVE

SEA


FOOD

HURT

YEAR



2. The Lyrics: read aloud and check the meanings of the words you don’t know.

Just Breathe, by Pearl Jam

Yes, I understand that every life must end...
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go...
Oh I'm a lucky man, to count on both hands
the ones I love,..

Some folks just got one,
yeah, others, they got none.

Stay with me,..
Let's just breathe.

Practiced all my sins,
never gonna let me win..
Under everything, just another human being..
Yeah, I don't wanna hurt, there's so much in this world
to make me bleed.

Stay with me,..
You're all I see.

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool you see,..
No one knows this more than me.
As I come clean.

I wonder everyday
as I look upon your face..
Everything you gave
And nothing you would take,..
Nothing you would take
Everything you gave...

Nothing you would take,..
Everything you gave.
Hold me till I die,..
Meet you on the other side.


3.Discuss: 


  • What are the feelings described? How does the singer feel? Happy, sad, confussed, irritated, thankful? Why (not)?  Find proof in the lyrics.

  • Brainstorm ideas for a videoclip. How could you communicate the message of the song through video? Imagine a story to tell through images and music.



4.Sing along to the music.

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