Springsteen moment

Springsteen

Springsteen’s ‘Queen of the Supermarket’ song is a fun way to learn some new vocabulary. To get the most out of this learning activity be disciplined about following below sequence:

  • First listen to the song without reading below lyrics yet. (Be good, don’t peak however tempting!)

 

  • Then listen again, this time listen out for words with a similar meaning to:

1. you have wished for
2. passageways
3. trolley
4. extremely happily
5. worktop
6. protective clothing
7. goods (shopping)
8. queue where you pay the bill

 

  • write down the ones you caught

Now check with the lyrics.

 

lyrics:

There’s a wonderful world where all you desire
And everything you’ve longed for is at your fingertips
Where the bittersweet taste of life is at your lips
Where aisles and aisles of dreams await you
And the cool promise of ecstasy fills the air
At the end of each working day she’s waiting there

I’m in love with the Queen of the Supermarket
As the evening sky turns blue
A dream awaits in aisle number two

With my shopping cart I move through the heart
Of a sea of fools so blissfully unaware
That they’re in the presence of something wonderful and rare
The way she moves behind the counter
Beneath her white apron her secrets remains hers
As she bags the groceries her eyes so bored
And sure she’s unobserved

I’m in love with the Queen of the Supermarket
There’s nothing I can say
Each night I take my groceries and I drift away
And I drift away

Guidance from the gods above
At night I pray for the strength to tell her
why I love I love I love I love her so
I take my place in the check-out line
For one moment her eyes meet mine
I’m lifted up, lifted up, lifted up, lifted up

I’m in love with the Queen of the Supermarket
Though a company cap covers her hair
Nothing can hide the beauty waiting there
The beauty waiting there

I’m in love with the Queen of the Supermarket
I’m in love with the Queen of the Supermarket

As I lift my groceries into my cart
I turn back for a moment and catch a smile
That blows this whole *#! place apart

I’m in love with the Queen of the Supermarket
I’m in love with the Queen of the Supermarket
I’m in love with the Queen of the Supermarket
I’m in love with the Queen of the Supermarket

 

  • Did you find them?

 

They were:

1. you’ve longed for
2. aisles (noticed the pronunciation? not the way it is spelled…also compare aisle seat in a plane)
3. shopping cart
4. blissfully
5. counter
6. apron
7. groceries
8. check-out line

Hope you enjoyed it 🙂

If you’re not a Springsteen fan, you can do the same with any of your own favourite songs (as long as the lyrics aren’t limited to ‘I love you so’ repeated a hundred million times.) 🙂

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