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Dramatic Song (Toby Turner)
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A dramatic song with a twist. Find out.

 This song sounds dramatic
But I'm bad at writing words
If you don't speak English
This probably sounds pretty good.

You'd probably think I'm singing
'Bout some pretty serious stuff
But in reality I'm singing about
The lack of stuff I'm singing 'bout

This part's intense, and emotional!
As long as you don't understand it.
Your foreign grandma would love this song
Please send it to her and she'll probably
Tell her foreign friends about the song
Her grandson or daughter sent her today.
This song might hit the charts in her country
If parts sounded like Cold Play.

If it sounds like Cold Play.
Then I put some la, la, las in there
La la la la la la la la la la la
Cold Play!

Hopefully your foreign grandma
listens to this song every day
and if she asks you to translate
A perfect translation does not exist,
Well at least, not in your language.
But if you must know, well, picture this:

Fifty billion rainbows and the sun is setting
And the moon is setting also and you're there
In a gazebo, and then God descends from heaven
and he gives you a million dollars.

Take that feeling, and put it into a song
I could translate word by word
But that'd take too long.
And I've got stuff to do, Grandma

I don't have time for this
You gotta trust me
You gotta trust me, Grandma
This freakin' song is brilliant.

BOUT= (coll.) About.

STUFF= (coll.) Thing; things.

THE LACK OF= The absense of.

AS LONG AS= If; while.

GRANDMA= (familiar) Grandmother.

COLD PLAY= A very famous British band (see a video here)

HOPEFULLY= I hope, I wish.

PICTURE= Imagine (create a mental picture of something imaginary on your mind)

RAINBOWS= An arc of seven colours that appear in the sky when the sun shines after the rain.

SETTING= When the sun or the moon sets, it goes below the horizon and disappears.

GAZEBO= A freestanding, roofed, usually open-sided structure providing a shady resting place. (see picture)

YOU GOTTA= (coll.) You've got to, you have to; you must.

FREAKING= (coll.) A word we use to emphasize the following word.

BRILLIANT= (coll. BrE) Wonderful.

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