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On and on about stress and anxiety and dealing with it: This is still an unbelievable video, the Cure falling off a cliff  in a wardrobe. Chris mentioned it on his blog in a comment on how having limited resources increases creativity.

Can you use this to teach English? Of course. But teaching in the sense of having a short time out together in English, before launching into a new bit that might well evolve out of the topic of expressing anxiety – this could work well with a group preparing for an exam – and we might use some of the grammar (yes) in the song to get some of it out of everyone’s system. (“I never thought! I’ve waited! If only! If I had!”). Nice: the absurd bits here, the laughing under water, those puppets.

OK, back to work.


The Cure – Close To Me

V | Myspace Video

I’ve waited hours for this
I’ve made myself so sick
I wish I’d stayed
asleep today

I never thought this day would end
I never thought tonight could ever be
this close to me

just try to see in the dark
just try to make it work
to feel the fear before you’re here
I make the shapes come much too close
I pull my eyes out
hold my breath
and wait until I shake…

but if I had your faith
then I could make it safe and clean
if only I was sure
that my head on the door was a dream

I’ve waited hours for this
I’ve made myself so sick
I wish I’d stayed asleep today
I never thought this day would end
I never thought tonight could ever be
this close to me

but if I had your face
then I could make it safe and clean
if only I was sure that my head on the door was a dream too

englisch lernen mit liedern :-) learning english with songs