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Hey guys! It’s “Positive Tunes” right here.
Where we sing and learn positive English songs.
No bad language, no provocative stuff.
And that’s a guarantee!
Why do I keep doing this?
Have you ever had those big dreams in life
that sounded so unrealistic that
people started making fun of you?

Well, I bet you have.
‘cos everybody’s been through that at one point in life.
Like when I was a kid I wanted to be the president.
Well, in real life it didn’t really work out that way.
So I probably deserve that mockery.
But when I wanted to go in to radio,
when I wanted to apply for a radio host,
I always remember this girl that said to me.
In your dreams!
And a couple months later I made it in.
Look at me now.
I forgive you by the way.
So today’s song is about that
about turning the table on the people
who’ve ever looked down upon you.

And it’s by “Imagine Dragons”
“Thunder”
This is what it sounds like.
[Music]
Dan Reynolds dreamed of being a big star
hitting the stage under the spotlight
when he was a kid in school

and he was made fun of for that.
So this song is literally him
getting back at these people who’ve
made fun of him in the past saying

“Hey! Look at me now!”
By the way, they are coming to Taiwan next year!
So do get ready for that!
And now it’s time for us to sing the song.
I know a lot of people have been suggesting me
to play the guitar or something when I’m singing
so that it’s not that dry.
I would love to!
The thing is…
I… I can’t.
I can’t.
I wasn't born with that gift.
I’m a total idiot in instruments.
So as much as I would love to,
I can’t.
So live with it!
Just a young gun with a quick fuse
I was uptight, wanna let loose
I was dreaming of bigger things and
Wanna leave my old life behind
Not a yes-sir
Not a follower
Fit the box, fit the mold
Take a seat in the foyer
Take a number
I was lightening before the thunder
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightening and the thunder
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightening and the thunder
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightening and the thunder
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightening and the thunder
Kids were laughing in my classes
While I was scheming for the masses
Who do you think you are
Dreaming 'bout being a big star
They say you're basic
They say you're easy
You're always riding in the back sea
Now I'm smiling from the stage while
You were clapping in the nosebleed
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightening and the thunder
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightening and the thunder
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightening and the thunder
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightening and the thunder
And there you go!
Okay, there are three things we can learn from this song.
And we are learning how to express our feelings
and how to diss others in English as well.
Yes, how to diss others
in English.
Let's go!
[Music]
I was uptight, wanna let loose
"uptight" is an adjective.
Worried or nervous and not able to relax.
uptight
The opposite of "uptight"
"let loose" is an informal way of saying to be relaxed.
"let loose" is an informal way of saying to be relaxed.
"let loose" means to be relaxed.
To do something or let something
happen which is out of control.

For example
Man! Life has got me all uptight.
I really need to let loose a bit.

That’s why I went to Guam!
That's right!
Check out my vlogs over here!
Next!
[Music]
Who do you think you are?
Dreaming ‘bout being a big star!

It’s a way to diss others.
Who do you think you are?
I’m Superman!
Next!
[Music]
Okay! They say you’re basic. They say you’re easy.
What does that mean?
Saying someone is “basic” or “easy” seems harmless
but it actually means to look down on someone.
“Basic” means someone who is unwilling to or afraid to show individuality. Not unique.
You're not special.
Doing the same thing as others.
Listening to the same music as others.
Watching the same movies as others.
You're not unique.
You're basic!
As for "easy"
We know what "easy-going" mean.
"easy-going" means "easy to get along with"
When people say "you're easy"
it actually means
You will accept any choice or decision that someone else makes for you.
It also means you don't have a personality.
You will accept any choice or decision that someone else makes for you.
They say you're basic. They say you're easy.
Both of them mean to look down on someone.
[Music]
Now I'm smiling from the stage while
you were clapping in the nosebleed
Now I'm smiling from the stage while
you were clapping in the nosebleed
What does "the nosebleed" mean?
"the nosebleed" means "the nosebleed section"
the nosebleed section
It's the uppermost part of a sports arena or a performance venue.
Like in a baseball stadium,
the nosebleed section has the seats that are highest
and farthest from the main stage
with cheapest tickets, right?
So they jokingly called that section ”the nosebleed”
‘cos high altitudes give you nosebleeds.
the nosebleed
The opposite of "the nosebleed" is
"the mosh pit"
the mosh pit
Alright, that’s about it for today.
Song of the day, “Thunder,” has a positive message that tells us not to mock others but to achieve our dreams.
Song of the day, “Thunder,” has a positive message that tells us not to mock others but to achieve our dreams.
Song of the day, “Thunder,” has a positive message that tells us not to mock others but to achieve our dreams.
Song of the day, “Thunder,” has a positive message that tells us not to mock others but to achieve our dreams.
Also, it’s for you to learn some English, right?
Alright! Thank you very much for
watching “Positive Tunes”

I'm JR right here.
And I will be back next week with more
So do keep it tuned in.
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