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chanson: Tom’s Diner (exercice d’articulation anglaise)

Cette chanson est parfaite pour montrer l’articulation anglaise. Sachez que les mots importants (verbes, noms, adjectifs) reçoivent plus de temps et sont articulés plus que les petits mots ‘grammaticales’ (prépostitions, articles, auxiliaires, etc).

Dans la chanson, le ‘beat’ tombe systematiquement sur les syllabes accentuées:

I am SITTing in the MORNing at the DINer on the CORNer

Je vous conseille fortement de mémoriser cette chanson par coeur et la chanter régulièrement!

I am sitting

in the morning
At the diner

on the corner
I am waiting at the counter
For the man to pour the coffee

And he fills it only halfway
And before I even argue
He is looking out the window
At somebody coming in

“It is always nice to see you”
Says the man behind the counter
To the woman who has come in
She is shaking her umbrella

And I look the other way
As they are kissing their hellos
I’m pretending not to see them
And instead I pour the milk

I open up the paper
There’s a story of an actor
Who had died while he was drinking
It was no one I had heard of

And I’m turning to the horoscope
And looking for the funnies
When I’m feeling someone watching me
And so I raise my head

There’s a woman on the outside
Looking inside
Does she see me?
No she does not really see me
Cause she sees her own reflection

And I’m trying not to notice
That she’s hitching up her skirt
And while she’s straightening her stockings
Her hair has gotten wet

Oh, this rain it will continue
Through the morning as I’m listening
To the bells of the cathedral
I am thinking of your voice…

And of the midnight picnic
Once upon a time
Before the rain began…

I finish up my coffee
It’s time to catch the train

Chanson: Scarlett Johansson, Pete Yorn – Relator

When I met you,
I didn’t know what to do. I was tired,
I was hungry,
I fight.

Now I’m away,
I write home everyday and I see you on the TV at night.
(Chorus)
You can see that life’s for us to talk about.
You can leave whenever you want out.
Whoa. You don’t relate to me,
no girl,
you don’t respect me,
no girl,
no girl. Oh yeah.

When I met you,
I didn’t know what to do,
but I noticed that I didn’t really feel.
Now you’re away,
you write home everyday. I don’t beg,
I don’t borrow,
I steal.
(Chorus)
You don’t think that life’s for us to talk about.
You can leave whenever you want out,
you want out. Well,
you don’t relate to me,
no girl. You don’t respect me,
no girl. (you can leave when ever you want out)
And you don’t relate to me,
no girl. And you don’t respect me,
no girl. (You can leave whenever you want out)
No you don’t relate to me,
no girl. And you don’t respect me,
no girl. No girl. Yeah.

Chanson: Owl City – Fireflies

firefly/lightning bug = luciole

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep

‘Cause they’d fill the open air
And leave teardrops everywhere
You’d think me rude
But I would just stand and stare

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems

‘Cause I’d get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance

A foxtrot above my head
A sock hop beneath my bed
A disco ball is just hanging by a thread

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

Leave my door open just a crack
(Please take me away from here)
‘Cause I feel like such an insomniac
(Please take me away from here)
Why do I tire of counting sheep
(Please take me away from here)
When I’m far too tired to fall asleep

To ten million fireflies
I’m weird ’cause I hate goodbyes
I got misty eyes as they said farewell

But I’ll know where several are
If my dreams get real bizarre
‘Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
Because my dreams are bursting at the seams

chanson: Fool’s Garden – Lemon Tree

I’m sitting here in the boring room
It’s just another rainy Sunday afternoon
I’m wasting my time
I got nothing to do
I’m hanging around
I’m waiting for you
But nothing ever happens and I wonder

I’m driving around in my car
I’m driving too fast
I’m driving too far
I’d like to change my point of view
I feel so lonely
I’m waiting for you
But nothing ever happens and I wonder

I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon-tree
I’m turning my head up and down
I’m turning turning turning turning turning around
And all that I can see is just another lemon-tree

I’m sitting here
I miss the power
I’d like to go out taking a shower
But there’s a heavy cloud inside my head
I feel so tired
Put myself into bed
Well, nothing ever happens and I wonder

Isolation is not good for me
Isolation I don’t want to sit on the lemon-tree

I’m steppin’ around in the desert of joy
Baby anyhow I’ll get another toy
And everything will happen and you wonder

I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see is just another lemon-tree
I’m turning my head up and down
I’m turning turning turning turning turning around
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon-tree
And I wonder, wonder

I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see, and all that I can see, and all that I can see
Is just a yellow lemon-tree

Chanson: Mika – Rain

Is it really necessary
Every single day
You’re making me more ordinary
And every possible way
This ordinary man is broken
You did it and you don’t even know
You’re leaving me with words unspoken
You better get back because I’m ready for

More than this
Whatever it is
Baby, I hate days like this

Caught in a trap
I cannot get by
Baby I hate days like this

When you let it rain
You let it rain
When you let it rain
You let it rain
When you let it rain
You let it rain
When you let it rain
You let it rain

More than this
Baby I hate days like-

Is it really necessary
Every single day
You’re making me more ordinary
In every possible way

This ordinary man is broken
You did it and you don’t even know
You’re leaving me with words unspoken
But you better get back because I’m ready for

More than this
Whatever it is
Baby, I hate days like this

Caught in a trap
I cannot get by
Baby I hate days like this

When you let it rain
You let it rain
When you let it rain
You let it rain
When you let it rain
You let it rain
When its raining rain
Raining rain

When you let it rain
You let it rain
When you let it rain
You let it rain
When you let it rain
You let it rain
When you let it rain
You let it rain
When its raining rain
Raining rain

More than this
Baby I hate days like this

More than this, baby
I hate days lïke