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  • Hi, this is Crown

  • Today, I'll be introducing Closer from the Chain Smokers

  • Welcome back to Crown's English Song Spotlight

  • We introduced Fight Song from Rachel Platten in the last episode

  • Today, I'll be introducing the hottest song , Closer

  • Closer is from the popular DJ duo

  • The Chainsmokers ft Halsey

  • Because of this song

  • they reached No.1 on Billboard Hot 100

  • This song is an EDM hit

  • with strong beats and conversational lyrics

  • making it super real

  • The lyrics are about a couple who broke up long ago

  • suddenly met at the hotel's bar

  • When i first heard the song

  • I thought it was a romantic one

  • But after Googling on the Internet

  • the Chainsmokers have a really unique explanation themselves

  • You guys will know it soon

  • Today, We'll be reading behind the lyrics

  • The translation of the lyrics is in the info section

  • you can take a look if needed

  • Let's check the song out

  • Hey, I was doing just fine before i met you

  • I drink too much and that's an issue

  • But I'm OK

  • Hey, you tell your friends it was nice to meet them

  • But i hope i never see them again

  • The translation of this part is that

  • I'm pretty good before meeting you

  • There are two explanations regarding the timing

  • It could be the first time they met

  • or the time they bumped into each other

  • No matter which timing it is

  • the "was doing just fine" in the lyrics strongly suggests that

  • I'll be fine without you

  • "Was doing" suggests his condition

  • before meeting the girl

  • The just in "just fine" further emphasizes the message that I don't care about you

  • but you can feel there is something going on deep inside

  • The translation of the lyrics is

  • maybe I have some drinking issues, but I'm ok

  • According to the two timings

  • If it's before meeting the girl, he might be just saying

  • he has some drinking problems

  • but if it's the other timing, which is

  • when they met again, he might be suggesting

  • he relied alcohol to get out of the relationship

  • But he still emphasizes

  • he's perfectly fine and released now

  • No matter what, he's talking about his weakness

  • but denying his weakness at the same time

  • Issue can be seen as a debatable point

  • or just a problem

  • If we want to talk behind a person with our BFF

  • and the person is really annoying

  • or acting like a moron

  • we can say that he or she has some serious issues

  • Don't tell anyone that I taught you this

  • I know it breaks your heart

  • Moved to the city in a broke-down car

  • And four years, no calls

  • Now you're pretty in a hotel bar and

  • I, I, I, I, I can't stop

  • No, I, I, I, I, I can't stop

  • The translation of the lyrics is

  • I know i broke your heart

  • But i still left you and drove that broke-down car to city

  • The guy admitted that he's the one who dumped the girl

  • and hurt the girl completely

  • After ending this relationship

  • he moved to a major city

  • You can see they used the same word twice

  • which are break and broken

  • Break is a verb

  • On the other hand, broke is an adjective

  • Break someone's heart means 傷透了某個人的心

  • Broke-down car described that

  • the car's condition couldn't be worse

  • so you can see the guy drives a broke-down car

  • he must be poor

  • The translation of the lyrics is

  • You haven't contacted me in four years

  • but now i met you in the hotel bar

  • When Drew and Alex were writing this song

  • they really wanted to create an unexpected atmosphere

  • when meeting their ex accidently

  • When you meet people in this condition

  • you will be struck by the memories

  • and there would be some kind of chemical

  • "four years, no calls" I personally think that

  • they not only didn't call each other

  • but also haven't heard anything of each other

  • You look as good as the day I met you

  • I forget just why I left you

  • I was insane

  • Stay, and play the Blink-182 song

  • That we beat to death in Tucson

  • OK

  • The translation of the lyrics is

  • you're still as handsome as before

  • I totally forgot why I left you

  • I was probably insane

  • four years past

  • you still look so handsome and charming

  • WTH did i break up with you

  • I kinda regret it now

  • This part is very interesting

  • They both thought that

  • they were the person who dumped the other

  • as good as means 一樣好, 一樣帥

  • phrases with the same meaning are

  • as far as, as long as, and as soon as

  • but the "just" here

  • is different from the one previously mentioned

  • here, it kinda has the feeling like

  • WTH did I make this decision

  • insane means 發瘋 or 發神經

  • The translations of the lyrics is

  • Stay and lets think about Tucson, where

  • we heard the song from Blink-182 millions of times

  • Now, the girl seems to be attracted to the guy

  • so she invited him

  • to relive their happy memories four years ago again

  • Bline-182 is an American rock band formed in 1992

  • The song mentioned in the lyrics

  • is probably "I Miss You"

  • or "All the Small Things"

  • hearing "Beat to death", we might thought that

  • someone was beaten to death

  • But if it's beat something to death

  • the meaning is completely different

  • Beat something to death is

  • you've done something so repeatly

  • that you lose the fun doing it

  • So here is means you heard the same song too many times

  • the pronunciation of "2 song"

  • Is similar to Arizona's Tucson

  • that's why they arranged the lyrics

  • So, baby pull me closer

  • In the back seat of your Rover

  • That I know you can't afford

  • Bite that tattoo on your shoulder

  • Pull the sheets right off the corner

  • Of that mattress that you stole

  • From you roommate back in Boulder

  • We ain't never getting older

  • the translation of the lyrics is

  • Put me in your warms in the back seat of the car that i know you can't afford

  • In the story the girl is a rich kid

  • so she can't afford Rover, a pretty expensive car

  • It was given to her straight by her family

  • compared with her ex's broke-down car

  • they come from different classes

  • this may be one of the reasons that they broke up

  • Pull me closer is the main idea

  • so in the back seat of your Rover

  • and that i know you can't afford

  • are just describing the situation

  • Back seat is how we describe 車子的後座

  • Rover is a car brand

  • can't afford something is 付不起

  • we've taught about this phrase before

  • in our 10 English Phrases series

  • You can check it out by clicking the card

  • The translation of the lyrics is

  • 我們永遠不會老去

  • We'll live in this moment forever

  • There are also two explanations as well, the first one

  • is that even though it has been a long time

  • four years has passed, neither of the couple has grown up

  • they broke up before and they're making the same mistake now

  • They didn't learn their lesson

  • Another explanation is that, in that moment

  • it was as if they had traveled back in time

  • It gives people tje feeling that time has frozen and

  • youth stays forever

  • " Ain't " is an abbreviation of various phrases

  • it may be am not, is not, are not

  • has not, have not

  • anyways, it just mean not, no or not gonna

  • this is our English Spotlight today

  • If you want to listen to the original song, click here

  • I made this song because of

  • the poll in the last episode Fightsong

  • Closer won by a lot in the poll

  • What song would you like to hear for the next episode?

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"Closer" // English Song Spotlight (The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey)

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