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Video: “So Many Ways to Die”

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Here’s a great music video that not only has accessible lyrics for English Language Learners, but also very engaging images for them to describe. I’ve pasted the lyrics below the video.

So Many Ways To Die

so many ways to die
so many ways to stay alive
but if you wouldn’t mind to wait a while
you could give another day a try

you tell me all that you cherished is through
well that’s not true it isn’t true
it isn’t true
i read it in the news it is but really isn’t you
you are exactly who you choose
you’re only lying to you

so many ways to think
how differently we interpret the brink
between the side of life worth living
and the point at which you’re better off to sink

so many ways to laugh
chortle chuckle giggle cachinnate guffaw like william howard taft
science has proven it’s correlated
with the number of days your life will pass

so many ways to die
so many different ways to lie
should a community allow
or should society continue to deny

what could i say where do you go
what could i do what could i know

so many different lives
so many different ways to hide
but if you open your shutters
you might find the joy that only lives outside

so many ways to dance
so many different meanings for glance
but you only get a few if you keep staring at your shoes
you will miss every single chance

three thousand different ways
they could’ve rearranged your dna
but I believe just for today that
you can conquer your affliction of the brain

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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