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Ethan here from RealLife English with another kick-ass learn English with music lesson for you
I think you're really going to dig this week's lesson you're going to love it because
It is here by popular request. Are you ready?
this week's song is a classic from the Beatles and
Although the Beatles are British this song actually is a really great way for you to practice your "American T" and "glottal stop T"
I'm not exactly sure why the Beatles song sounds quite American, but there you go and
The song was a little bit hard to explain at times because it is very full of metaphors
That are quite open to interpretation by the listener so I tried to bring you some good insight
By doing some research online and also just from some of my own
interpretations based on the lyrics
And I would love to hear what do you think this song is about just comment below?
after listening to this lesson
Alright guys without any further ado let's jump in. Aww Yeah!!
To find oneself
this expression means to suddenly encounter oneself in a certain state or
situation that was probably unexpected
although this can mean to not interfere with something or
what someone is doing.
In this case it is used more as a slang expression
which would probably be more common in British English than American English
This expression is not very common, but for the sake of the song it means a period of depression or suffering
This could also be considered nighttime
Whisper. This is to speak softly or secretly in this song it probably refers more to speaking quietly
So when you are doing something with someone, and then you leave them, you could also say that you are parting them
But it can also refer to someone dying. It's up to discussion which definition would be correct in the song
This has several definitions, but in the song it means probability
This is another definition which is up for interpretation in the song?
This is a phrasal verb meaning to stop sleeping
although many people
Interpret this as being the Virgin Mary
Jesus's mother from Christianity
Paul McCartney is actually referring to his own mother whose name was Mary
She died when he was a young child so much of this song is about her
When you use right plus a preposition it emphasizes the proximity
So when you say something is right in front of you
It means it is directly in front of you in contrast to being somewhere in the general direction in front of you
Similarly you could say right behind you right next to you
it is similar to the expression every cloud has a silver lining I
this most likely is Paul McCartney saying that he is able to arise
with inspiration because he is a musician so he is able to come out of a dark time and still create music about it
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So now let's jump back into the lesson and learn all about the pronunciation from let it be
Hey guys, I'm back. I hope that you enjoyed learning with the Beatles. I know a lot of you
had wanted to see something that was not new so there you go
And I just wanted to wrap this up to end this video by
by actually sharing with you a bit more of the meaning from what I found online
but first what I would like you to do is press pause and
go down in the comments and write. What do you think that this song is about
before I actually tell you what I found online
Are you ready?
Alright are you back did you write what you think below?
So what I found through my research was that this song is actually based on a dream that Paul McCartney had
Where his mother came to him and told him the words let it be
this was very meaningful to Paul because his mother died when he was very young and
some other insights that I saw about it was that it may have perhaps come at a difficult period in
Paul McCartney's life when the Beatles were actually breaking up so only Paul knows for sure
But I hope that helps you to understand the lyrics a little bit better
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