Shawn
Seeing for the First Time by Britt Nicole : Another Great English Song to Practice with

Okay, here is another really beautiful song by the American singer-songwriter Britt Nicole for you to practice English with. You should note one thing about these lyrics though. She starts the song singing "I lay here" which is technically incorrect. It should be "I lie here". Americans say "lay" instead of "lie" all the time though. Why? I think because most people get confused about which they should actually use and over time this mistake has become the norm and the natural way of saying it in the United States. I would still use "lie" in any formal situations in America though, for instance, job interviews, college papers, etc. Use "lay" in casual situations with your American friends.

 

Anyhow, I always try to correct my fellow Americans whenever I hear it but it isn't going to change anytime soon. In fact, I even had a semi-argument about it with some other Americans before and I had to direct them to several grammar sources to prove their mistake. They said they didn't care what the grammar books say though because that is how we naturally say it here. Hahaha! *shakes my head* Anyhow, just note this as a difference between American and British English. I'm 90% sure they say "lie" in the UK, although, I could be wrong. Maybe they are making the same mistake. Beats me. Hehehe. An explanation of when to use both verbs is here: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/lay-versus-lie

 

Grammar mistake aside, this is a sweet song. Have any of you ever felt this way about someone?

 

You can listen to the song on Youtube at:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayJAzp42TUw

 

Seeing for the First Time by Britt Nicole

 

I lay here under the stars in awe of who you are.
You've never been so real.
I'll never understand it fully.
Lost here in your beauty,
No words could say how I feel.

 

It's like I'm seeing for the first time,
Like you opened my eyes to show me
Everything I've missed before
And I want more!

 

I used to think we were worlds apart
But look, here you are.
Let's stay here for awhile!
Where heaven touches earth, my heart begins to turn.
I've never felt so alive.

 

It's like I'm seeing for the first time,
Like you opened my eyes to show me
Everything I've missed before
And I want more!

 

How many years did you plan this moment here...
To show me how you love me!
How many years did you plan this moment here...
To show me how you love me!

 

It's like I'm seeing for the first time,
Like you opened my eyes to show me
Everything I've missed before!
It's like I'm seeing for the first time,
Like you opened my eyes to show me
Everything I've missed before
And I want more of you!!!!!!

 

I want more... I want more...
More More More More...

Apr 30, 2014 6:19 PM
Shawn
Language Skills
Danish, English, French, Gaelic (Irish), German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian
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