I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up, no, not yet

I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up, no, not yet

 

 

 [PS22 CHORUS KIDS]

PS22 Chorus kids always like to employ good grammar, but even better is when they employ the GREAT Andy Grammer to sing along with them!! Check out this performance of Andy’s theme song to FIVE FEET APART that moved him to tears….

The Webby Award-winning PS22 Chorus was formed in the year 2000. We are an ever-changing group of 5th graders from a public elementary school in Staten Island, New York. PS22 is NOT a “school for the arts,” and the chorus is not a magnet program. PS22 Chorus just features ordinary children achieving extraordinary accomplishments — musically and otherwise.

 

Source : Andy Grammer

Lyrics

Lyrics

I will fight
I will fight for you
I always do until my heart
Is black and blueAnd I will stay
I will stay with you
We’ll make it to the other side
Like lovers doI’ll reach my hands out in the dark
And wait for yours to interlock
I’ll wait for you
I’ll wait for you’Cause I’m not givin’ up
I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up, no, not yet
Even when I’m down to my last breath
Even when they say there’s nothin’ left
So don’t give up on
I’m not givin’ up
I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up, no, not me
Even when nobody else believes
I’m not goin’ down that easily
So don’t give up on meAnd I will hold
I’ll hold onto you
No matter what this world’ll throw
It won’t shake me looseI’ll reach my hands out in the dark
And wait for yours to interlock
I’ll wait for you
I’ll wait for you’Cause I’m not givin’ up
I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up, no, not yet
Even when I’m down to my last breath
Even when they say there’s nothin’ left
So don’t give up on
I’m not givin’ up
I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up, no, not me
Even when nobody else believes
I’m not goin’ down that easily
So don’t give up on meSo don’t give up on me

Source: Musixmatch

Together we are bolder, braver and stronger!

Together we are bolder, braver and stronger!

for KING & COUNTRY 

KING & COUNTRY just released their powerful video for their brand new song “Together (feat. Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly)” which brings multiple ethnicities, nationalities, and styles to form one powerful voice and a message all of us need right now.

Filmed in quarantine in the artists’ homes during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, the new music video for “Together” contains video submissions sent in from thousands of fans that remind us that what unites us is ultimately so much stronger than what divides us. “In a time where this virus is not isolated to one people group or country or social class – it has become the great equalizer,” shares Joel and Luke Smallbone. “It is helping us all reconsider this beautiful concept that we all bleed the same blood. And if we are able to unite, and support — be a neighbor to someone, serve someone, reach out to someone – how might those acts of kindness change the scope of our futures, together?”

Together Remix – Dance Music Video

Official Music Video :

We need a little Christmas

We need a little Christmas

[PTX official]
 

Pentatonix (abbreviated PTX) is an American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, consisting of vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee.

Characterized by their pop-style arrangements with vocal harmonies, basslines, riffing, percussion and beatboxing, they are widely known for their covers, mostly of modern pop works or Christmas songs, sometimes in the form of medleys, along with original material.          Visit PTX HERE

#Pentatonix #WeNeedALittleChristmas #AmazingGrace

Lyrics video :

Something’s got to give

Something’s got to give

#SomethingGotToGive #Labrinth #ImaginationAndTheMisfitKid
Learn English expressions from the lyrics

 

Something’s got to give

You know that time never sleeps
Keep one eye open like
I’ve got my head full of dreams
All shattered and broken like

Never chose love, it chose me
But I’m still here making stones bleed
So I’ll go on swimming upstream
Till I come tumbling down

Oh, when the working don’t pay
Oh, when you’re living on faith
Something’s got to give
Something’s got to give
Oh, when you’re giving your all
Oh, when it’s coming up short
Something’s got to give
Something’s got to give

Gotta give a little more
Woah, yes
When the going gets tough
Gotta give a little more
Woah, yes
In the name of the Father

Hey, I’ve been caught in the red
Needing the breath of life
But I came back from the dead
Diamond like, golden like

Never chose love, it chose me
But I keep burning endlessly, so
Go tell them angels I’m blessed (Go, go tell ’em)
There ain’t no taking me down

Oh, when the working don’t pay
Oh, when you’re living on faith
Something’s got to give
Something’s got to give
Oh, when you’re giving your all
Oh, when it’s coming up short
Something’s got to give
Something’s got to give

Gotta give a little more
Woah, yes
When the going gets tough
Gotta give a little more
Woah, yes
In the name of the Father

Give a little more
Woah, yes (woah, yes)
When the going gets tough
Gotta give a little more
Woah, yes
When the going gets tough
Gotta

Say it (woo hoo)
We’ve made it
I said love it when a plan comes together
Baby, say it (woo hoo)
We’ve made it
I said love it when a plan comes together hey

Say it (woo hoo)
We’ve made it
Hey I love it when a plan comes together
Baby, say it (woo hoo)
We’ve made it
Say I love it when a plan comes together
Hey

Source: Labrinth 
Are you wild about cats and wild dogs?

Are you wild about cats and wild dogs?

During the nationwide lockdown, the Endangered Wildlife Trust  will be offering a series of free webinars (times indicated in South Africa Standard Time ‎(UTC+2)‎,  allowing you to discover the outdoors, indoors. Be the first to know about upcoming Wild Chats by signing up to their mailing list   for more information. Zoom  link will be shared the day before each talk.

In it together

In it together

Green Renaissance

The last few weeks have been a roller coaster of intense emotions. All of us, all over the world, have had to start to change the way we do things. Many have cut back on travel plans, some are avoiding crowded spaces, and most have dropped handshakes and hugs for elbow bumps and foot shakes.

As hard as it might be for some of us right now, it seems that what we need is more empathy, understanding, and compassion for one another. Most of us are some version of scared – this is a change and a big change. Like with any change, we don’t know what will happen and how it will turn out. But what we do know for sure, is that we can’t really do too much without each other.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

The conductor is not just a time beater
It has different elements to it
We are going to make music
It’s not a shouting match
Taking the rubbish out
It’s a calling
Infectious energy
Your fellow musicians
A positive vibe
We need positive vibes these days
Ode to Joy
Everybody knows the tune
I could not imagine the world without music
I would like to be a fly on the wall
There you go
Nature is such a powerful force
Belting down with rain
An amazing show of power
The purpose of life
To live life that is full of interesting things
Not stuck in a rut
Read about new things
Be interested
Have you heart open for new ideas
Seeking perfection

 

i’m running after you

i’m running after you

 

matthew mole

Of all of the places
and all of the spaces that I’ve ever seen and that I’ve ever been its true
I’d walk through a town I could only have dreamed but the beauty surrounding means nothing to me, it’s you
Where you are is where I always want to be
Anywhere as long as you are there with me
I will take you to the places I have seen
Take my heart and run along
‘Cause I’m running after you,
I’m running after you,
And i’ll do what I can do,
And I’ll do it all for you
We’ll come back home,
we’ll come back home one day
But right now we are called to see a place
Where you and I will change the world we know
Anywhere that I’m with you is home
Where you are is where I always want to be
Anywhere as long as you are there with me
I will take you to the places I have seen
Take my heart and run along
Cause I’m running after you,
I’m running after you,
And I’ll do what I can do,
And I’ll do it all for you
All the things that we will see and all the things we’ll know
Take my hand and walk with me, we’ll never be alone
‘Cause I’m running after you,
I’m running after you,
And I’ll do what I can do,
I’ll do it all for you,
And I’ll do it all for you

Learn English with Lyrics – South African Artists – English Vocabulary – English Videos – Lexical Chunks
my people

my people

Jeremy Loops
Jeremy Hewitt, (born 4 March 1984), known by his stage name Jeremy Loops, is a South African singer and songwriter.
People go without wait for my honey
Waiting here for you
Others choose to stay in the tiny cage
Not my people, not you
So won’t you stay, we can figure it out
Find our hope, maybe lose our doubt
You should know whatever I do, when distance calls
I’ll be sending for you
Singing
My people, oh my people
Nothing compares to the soul of my people
My people, oh my people
Nothing compares to you. ooh
‘Cause people like you
‘Cause people like
‘Cause people like you
Oh my people
‘Cause people like you
‘Cause people like
‘Cause people like you
My people, Oh my people
I tried to find my place out there
To start with something new
To try to find my way out there
To escape from all that I knew
I had to find a way to make peace out there
To try to grow up alone to
Find a way to make peace out there but
It never felt like home
Without
My people, oh my people
Nothing compares to the soul of my people
My people, oh my people
Nothing compares to you. ooh
‘Cause people like you
‘Cause people like
‘Cause people like you
Oh my people
‘Cause people like you
‘Cause people like
‘Cause people like you
My people, Oh my people
Say I
I found a place I love
I found a place I love
And there’s something about it
It is keeping me honest
Been living with a cold heart
Now I’m moving to the darkness now
I’m just getting started
Yeah I’m just getting started
I found a place I love
I found a place I love
Where
My people, oh my people
Nothing compares to the soul of my people
My people, oh my people
Nothing compares to you. ooh
‘Cause people like you
‘Cause people like
‘Cause people like you
Oh my people
‘Cause people like you
‘Cause people like
‘Cause people like you hmm and me
My people, oh my people
Artists: Jeremy Loops, James Hersey
Learn English with Lyrics – South African Artists – English Vocabulary – English Videos – Lexical Chunks
Meet South Africa

Meet South Africa

South African Tourism

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

 

  • What is Mbhaco you may ask
  • A Xhosa Bride
  • He needed to find inspiration elsewhere
  • Where was this elsewhere
  • If any inspiration needed finding it would be here
  • Cows with horns that stab the rain
  • Perhaps rubbing shoulders with kings and queens
  • Consult the elders
  • It was further than a short walk away
  • He wasn’t one to give up
  • He looked to the mountains
  • The valley of a thousand hills
  • Ballroom dancing
  • So inspired
Real Magic

Real Magic

Great Big Story

Tim Linhart was sculpting ice in Colorado when he decided to try something new  : creating a giant, frozen violin. When a friend jokingly asked how Tim thought his violin would sound, it sparked an idea. Why not make an entire, functional orchestra out of ice? That was 21 years ago. These days, Tim is based in Sweden and gathers his icy ensembles to play in cosmic igloos. Grab a seat, and best don’t forget your coat.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

  • An ice instrument
  • The purity and the clarity
  • A wooden instrument
  • An acoustic material
  • The founder of ice music
  • The idea first came to me about 21 yeas ago
  • An ice sculptor
  • To build a giant violin
  • The instruments are made of white ice
  • A mixture of snow and water
  • The ice part takes about  5-6 days
  • Classical music
  • A wide variety of different things
  • We’ll put on about 45 concerts
  • The concert hall
  • A giant ice cave
  • They cannot wrap their brain around a piece of ice making a sound
  • Very pleasantly surprised