Lenka “Everything at Once”

I came across this by chance, I teach a student called Lenka, I was looking for quiz questions connected to my students’ names.

This is a quirky song and video with an almost op art backdrop, I really like it.

Some interesting metaphors the “wanna” is not good English but the rest could make for a useful lesson:

As sly as a fox, as strong as an ox As fast as a hare, as brave as a bear As free as a bird, as neat as a word As quiet as a mouse, as big as a house All I wanna be, all I wanna be, oh All I wanna be is everything As mean as a wolf, as sharp as a tooth As deep as a bite, as dark as the night As sweet as a song, as right as a wrong As long as a road, as ugly as a toad As pretty as a picture hanging from a fixture Strong like a family, strong as I wanna be Bright as day, as light as play As hard as nails, as grand as a whale All I wanna be, oh, all I wanna be, oh All I wanna be is everything, everything at once Everything at once, oh, everything at once As warm as the sun, as silly as fun As cool as a tree, as scary as the sea As hot as fire, cold as ice Sweet as sugar and everything nice As old as time, as straight as a line As royal as a queen, as buzzed as a bee As stealth as a tiger, smooth as a glider Pure as a melody, pure as I wanna be All I wanna be, oh, all I wanna be, oh All I wanna be is everything, everything at once.

Music video by Lenka performing Everything At Once. (C) 2012 Sony Music Entertainment

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