Lesson 1 – Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

Click on one of the images to link to an activity pages or scroll down for some practice singing and speaking. Feel free to modify activities to use with friends. If you don’t enjoy or can’t do an activity simply try another.

Below are some activities to repeat some of the lessons learning. Try each part until you can do it.

點擊其中一個圖片鏈接到活動頁面或向下滾動瀏覽一些歌唱和說話的練習。隨意修改活動,與朋友一起使用。如果你不喜歡或不能做那一個練習,就嘗試另一個吧。

下面是一些練習,重複一些課程的學習。嘗試每個部分,直到你能做到。

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Verse 1 Singing – Line 1 – 4

Line 1

Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it

Line 2

I tried to be chill, but you’re so hot that I melted

Line 3

Verse 1 Speaking – Line 1 – 4

Line 1

Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it


Line 2

I tried to be chill, but you’re so hot that I melted


Verse 1 Singing – Line – 5 – 8

Line 5

Before the cool done run out I’ll be giving it my bestest

Line 6

And nothing’s gonna stop me but divine intervention.

Verse 1 Speaking – Line 5 – 8

Line 5

Before the cool done run out I’ll be giving it my bestest

Line 6

And nothing’s gonna stop me but divine intervention.

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Verse 1 Singing

Verse 1 - whole verse

Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill, but you’re so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
Now I’m trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I’ll be giving it my bestest
And nothing’s gonna stop me but divine intervention.
I reckon, it’s again my turn
To win some or learn some.

Verse 1 Speaking

Verse 1 - whole verse

Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill, but you’re so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
Now I’m trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I’ll be giving it my bestest
And nothing’s gonna stop me but divine intervention.
I reckon, it’s again my turn
To win some or learn some.

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Singing chorus 1

Chorus 1 - whole verse

But I won’t hesitate
No more, no more.
It cannot wait,
I’m yours.


Speaking chorus 1

Chorus 1 - whole chorus

But I won’t hesitate
No more, no more.
It cannot wait,
I’m yours.


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Lyrics

Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill, but you’re so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
Now I’m trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I’ll be giving it my bestest
And nothing’s gonna stop me but divine intervention.
I reckon, it’s again my turn
To win some or learn some.
But I won’t hesitate
No more, no more.
It cannot wait,
I’m yours.
Well, open up your mind and see like me,
Open up your plans and damn you’re free.
Look into your heart and you’ll find love, love, love, love.
Listen to the music of the moment, people dance and sing, we’re just one big family
And it’s our God-forsaken right to be loved, loved, loved, loved, loved
So I won’t hesitate
No more, no more.
It cannot wait,
I’m sure.
There’s no need to complicate.
Our time is short.
This is our fate,
I’m yours.
Do you want to come on, scooch on over closer, dear
And I will nibble your ear
I’ve been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and I laughed.
I guess what I’ll be saying is there ain’t no better reason
To rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons.
It’s what we aim to do.
Our name is our virtue.
But I won’t hesitate
No more, no more.
It cannot wait,
I’m yours.
 Well, open up your mind and see like me,
Open up your plans and damn you’re free.
Look into your heart and you’ll find that the sky is yours.
So please don’t, please don’t, please don’t…
There’s no need to complicate.
‘Cause our time is short.
This oh, this oh, this is our fate.
I’m yours.
Songwriter: Jason Thomas Mraz
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Insights

What is the song about?

From: www.songfacts.com

Insight

Mraz explained that this song is “about finally giving into love and life’s possibilities.” When we spoke with the singer in 2014, he said it came to him very quickly – so fast that he doesn’t even remember sitting down to write it. “‘I’m Yours’ just came out of joy,” he said. “It came out of this spirited, joyful hour.”

Songfacts

Who is Jason Mraz?

From: www.billboard.com

Insight

California-based singer/songwriter Jason Mraz makes laid-back, melodic pop with stylistic nods toward folk, jam band music, hip-hop, and soft rock. Since coming to the public’s attention with his 2002 hit single “The Remedy (Don’t Worry)”, Mraz has proven himself to be a reliable pop craftsman whose crowd-pleasing melodies can encompass both cheeky humor and earnest sincerity.

Billboard

Strange English?

What are these strange words?

Language twists

Many songs, and local English dialects, use strange words and grammar that you won’t find in standard English language lessons. With New Style teaching we believe that if you can understand the context or setting of a conversation (or song) you can find the meaning of these phrases more easily. Speaking English will vary from place to place, even within a city. Learning these ‘bad English’ situations will help you identify how to speak in the local dialect.

In this song line 1 uses done done; this used in this song instead of did. The songwriter most likely used done done to match the beat and also refer to the phrase you have done me over.

Try to identify strange English when you can and adapt your speaking when needed. In everyday conversation you would not use done done, but you may use done me over.

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Words and Phrases

Key word

Hesitate

Hesitate

A pause in indecision before saying or doing something.

To be reluctant to do something.

Unsure

Key phrase

Won't hesitate

Won't hesitate

Won’t creates a negative meaning to the word hesitate

Won’t hesitate means I am certain.

or I will do something.

Key word

Chill

Chill

Chill means to cool or cold

But in this case Chill means to be relaxed

as in Chill out

Key phrase

I tried to be chill

I tried to be chill

Tried creates a negative meaning to the word chill

I tried to be chill means I could not relax.
or I want to be relaxed.

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