Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The shoe song


In this song, Paolo Nutini talks about how great his new shoes make him feel. First, I want you to listen to the song and see how much you understand just listening and looking at the video without looking at the lyrics.



Artist: Paolo Nutini
Song: New Shoes
Album: Popular Songs


Now, look at the lyrics of the song. The paragraphs are jumbled (in a different order).

Which paragraph is the chorus?

Can you order the rest of the paragraphs correctly? You can listen to the song again.

A. Hey, I put some new shoes on,
And suddenly everything is right,
I said, hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody's smiling,
It so inviting,
Oh, short on money,
But long on time,
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine,
And I’m running late,
And I don’t need an excuse,
'cause I’m wearing my brand new shoes.

B. Woke up cold one Tuesday,
I'm looking tired and feeling quite sick,
I felt like there was something missing in my day to day life,
So I quickly opened the wardrobe,
Pulled out some jeans and a T-Shirt that seemed clean,
Topped it off with a pair of old shoes,
That were ripped around the seams,
And I thought these shoes just don't suit me.

C. Take me wandering through these streets,
Where bright lights and angels meet,
Stone to stone they take me on,
I’m walking to the break of dawn.

Take me wandering through these streets,
Where bright lights and angels meet,
Stone to stone they take me on,
I'm walking to the break of dawn.

D. Woke up late one Thursday,
And I’m seeing stars as I’m rubbing my eyes,
And I felt like there were two days missing,
As I focused all the time,
And I made my way to the kitchen,
But I had to stop from the shock of what I found,
A room full of all my friends dancing round and round,
And I thought hello new shoes,
Bye-bye them blues.


Now, match these words with their definition looking at the text



  1. To be short on money

  1. To stroll/ to wander

  1. Brand new

  1. To top it off

  1. Ripped

  1. Seams

  1. To suit

  1. Dawn

  1. To take a walk

  1. To have very little money

  1. Broken, when we refer to clothes or shoes (rasgados)

  1. To look good on somebody

  1. To complete something successfully

  1. The borders of clothes or shoes (costuras)

  1. When the day begins

  1. Completely new


What things make you feel better? Leave a comment!

Monday, May 7, 2007


This is the last Spiderman trailer. What do you think the film is about? What kind of deductions can you make from the trailer?