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  • Hey hey hey! “Positive Tunesright here! I'm JR.

  • And this is where we sing and learn English with all these positive cool beats.

  • No swearing, no sex, no violence. Only positivity!!

  • Alright! I bet today's tune is definitely gonna strike a chord with all the young hearts out there

  • 'cos it was definitely my teenage reflection.

  • Kind of the song that makes you wanna sing your heart out to

  • [Ah ah ah ah ah…]

  • And if you're a little bit older, it's totally okay.

  • As long as you embrace a young heart like me it's… good.

  • Okay, so this is Simple Plan's song back in 2004

  • Welcome To My Life

  • [Music]

  • When you're 17 or 18, you're young, you're sort of caught up in between adulthood and childhood.

  • Sometimes people tell you to grow up

  • while other times they tell you to keep out of grown-up's business.

  • And you're confused. You're bewildered.

  • You're kind of caught up in between, and that's sucks!

  • Do you want me to be a kid or do you want me to be a grown up?

  • And when you're young, the mind is so sensitive.

  • It's kind of like how kid's taste buds are much more sensitive in various ways compared to the adult.

  • So when kids are eating and they say something's spicy.

  • That's spicy!

  • And the parent keeps telling them, “ No, it's not.”

  • No! Take it from the kid.

  • It is spicy. You just don't feel it.

  • [Oh...]

  • Parentsmy advice... just feed your kids candy.

  • That'll make everybody happy including your dentist.

  • So this song is about that teenage angst you get

  • when you're in middle school or high school where everything doesn't seem right.

  • So let's sing it out, and hear out the lyrics.

  • Do you ever feel like breaking down

  • Do you ever feel out of place

  • Like somehow you just don't belong

  • And no one understands you

  • Do you ever want to run away

  • Do you lock yourself in your room

  • With the radio on turned up so loud that no one hears you screaming

  • No you don't know what it's like

  • When nothing feels alright

  • You don't know what it's like to be like me

  • To be hurt

  • To feel lost

  • To be left out in the dark

  • To be kicked when you're down

  • To feel like you've been pushed around

  • To be on the edge of breaking down

  • And no one's there to save you

  • No you don't know what it's like

  • Welcome to my life

  • Okay, that's the song. I hope you like it.

  • Very emo, right?

  • No, not Elmoemo!

  • There's nothing wrong about being emo.

  • You know we've all been through that when we were kids, when we were young.

  • And this is the part where we break down the lyrics and teach you some or the related phrases and vocabulary.

  • So today's phrases and vocabulary are all emotion-related. So here it goes.

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  • The first phrase, “break down,” means fail or collapse.

  • The first phrase, “break down,” means fail or collapse.

  • Do you ever feel like breaking down?

  • breakdownis a noun.

  • breakdownis a noun.

  • I had a nervous breakdown.

  • Another phrase, “out of place

  • What doesout of placemean?

  • Not comfortable in or suitable for a certain situation occasion.

  • Do you ever feel out of place?

  • I feel out of place in class.

  • Or...

  • His comment was really out of place.

  • out of place

  • Alright, next!

  • [Music]

  • Okay, here we need to take a look atleft out

  • What doesleft outmean?

  • If somebody feels left out

  • he or she is sad because she or he is not included in a group of activity.

  • left out

  • left out

  • For example,

  • I feel left out at school.

  • left out

  • [Music]

  • on the edge of

  • on the edge of sth

  • The lyrics, "On the edge of breaking down"

  • The lyrics, "On the edge of breaking down"

  • I'm on the edge of losing my temper.

  • I'm on the edge of freaking out.

  • I'm on the edge of bursting into tears.

  • [burst into tears…]

  • Next!

  • [Music]

  • desperate

  • To need or want something extremely much.

  • Or, showing a hopeless sense.

  • So it's like

  • you want something extremely much and feel you have no hope that you are ready to do anything to change the situation you are in.

  • The lyrics, "Are you desperate to find sth more before your life is over."

  • The lyrics, "Are you desperate to find sth more before your life is over."

  • We all desperate to live a more meaningful life

  • especially when we are youngfull of dreamslonging.

  • Say no more. I understand.

  • Okay, and that's the song for today.

  • Simple Plan's “Welcome To My Life

  • And I bet it spoke your mind in some way. I hope you like it.

  • Just one more thing,

  • I just want you to know that it's okay to be alone.

  • And loneliness sometimes is just a part of life. It's just a part of growing up.

  • Sometime you feel alone, you feel isolated, you feel fragile, you feel afraid.

  • But you just gotta keep in mind that

  • time like these, they come and go. It's just like daytime and nighttime, how they circulate.

  • And you gotta know that there are always people out there who love you.

  • I used to talk to the sky when I felt lonely.

  • That was my thing when I was in high school. You can try it if you want.

  • And there are very important lessons that you can actually take away from these specific moments,

  • and only these moments alone.

  • So when you're lonely,

  • when you feel isolated, when you feel like

  • on the edge of breaking down.

  • Just try to think what can you take away from this

  • 'cos it won't last forever.

  • It's just a part of life.

  • Maybe just even a dot in life.

  • It's not the entire picture. Okay?

  • Don't feel lonely.

  • I'm always here with you guys.

  • See you guys next week!

  • [Music]

Hey hey hey! “Positive Tunesright here! I'm JR.

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