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EMELI SANDE -CLOWN

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EMELI SANDE

CLOWN

 
 
TASK 1 - FILL IN THE BLANKS WHILE LISTENING TO THE SONG. THE FOLLOW-UP TASKS ARE BELOW.
 

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/emelisand/clown.html

"Clown"

I guess it's  from where you're standing
Cause from over here I missed the

Clear the way for my  landing
I've 
it again
Another number for your notes

I'd be smiling if I wasn't so

I'd be patient if I  the time
stop and answer all of your questions
As soon as I find out
How I can move from the back of the


[Chorus:]
I'll be your clown
 the glass
Go 'head and

Cause it's funny
I would 
if I saw me
I'll be your clown
On your favourite

My life's a circus circus
Round in

I'm  out tonight

I'd be 
angry if it was my decision
And the money was just rolling in
If I had more 
my ambition
I'll have time for 'Please'
I'll have time for 'Thank you'
As soon as I


[Chorus]

From a 
my choice is simple
From a distance I can

So you can see me
I put make-up on my

But there's no way you can feel it
From so far away

[Chorus]
 
 
TASK 2 - FIND THE CORRECT MEANING FOR THE PHRASES FROM THE SONG.
 
from where you're standing
I missed the joke
my crash landing
as soon as
I'm selling out
the money is just rolling in
 
TASK 3 - READ EMELI'S EXPLANATION FOR HER INSPIRATION FOR 'CLOWN'. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.
 

CLOWN

This is about the industry and the struggle to get into it. But I was also thinking about Jeremy Kyle’s show a lot when I wrote that – how we kind of laugh at these people on our TV screens who are desperate enough to go on and talk about their problems.

It was written very quickly – in two or three hours. I wanted it to be defiant... I’m going to be your clown, but I’ll still have the guts to put myself out there.

What industry is she talking about?
How long did it take to write the song?
What does 'defiant' mean?
What does it mean 'to put yourself out there'?
What's a struggle?
How does Emeli feel about people on J. Kyle's show?
 
TASK 4 - FILL IN EMELI'S BIOGRAPHY USING THE CORRECT WORDS FROM THE LIST.

 
Emeli Sandé (born Adele Emeli Sandé, March 10, 1988) is  a soul and R&B recording artist and songwriter  from Alford, Aberdeenshire. She has written for a number of artists, including Cher Lloyd, Susan Boyle, Preeya Kalidas, Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole, and Tinie Tempah.

Sandé first became known to the public after she 
on rapper Chipmunk's 2009 debut single, “Diamond Rings,”  was a Top 10 single on the U.K. Singles chart. In 2010, she appeared on Wiley's “Never Be Your Woman,” which became another Top 10 hit.

In 2010, she signed a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing, later announcing that Virgin Records had 
a record deal. Sandé released her first  single, “Heaven” in August 2011, debuting at #2 on the U.K. Singles chart.

Sandé then went on to appear on British rapper Professor Green's October 2011 single “Read All About It,” which reached #1 in the U.K. and Scotland. Sandé released her 
solo single, “Daddy” in November 2011, where it peaked at #21 in the U.K. A third single, “Next to Me” was then released in February 2012, peaking at #1 in Scotland and debuting at #2 in the U.K. It was succeeded by the release of the singer's  studio album, “Our Version of Events,” which debuted at #1 in the U.K.