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    Default here comes the sun

    1. "It feels like years since it's been here "
    What does the quote mean? Please explain.
    Does the second 'it' refer to the sun?

    2. "I feel that ice is slowly melting "
    Any difference if I say, "It feels that ice is slowly melting"?

    3. "It seems like years since it's been clear "
    What does quote mean? Please explain.
    Does the second 'it' refer to the sky?

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    Default Re: here comes the sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    1. "It feels like years since it's been here "
    What does the quote mean? Please explain.
    Does the second 'it' refer to the sun? Yes

    2. "I feel that ice is slowly melting "
    Any difference if I say, "It feels that ice is slowly melting"? It doesn't scan, and the difference is that "I feel" is personal, whereas "It feels" is impersonal.

    3. "It seems like years since it's been clear "
    What does quote mean? Please explain.
    Does the second 'it' refer to the sky? Yes

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    Song - Here Comes The Sun
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    Default Re: here comes the sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    1. "It feels like years since it's been here "
    What does the quote mean? Please explain.
    Does the second 'it' refer to the sun?

    2. "I feel that ice is slowly melting "
    Any difference if I say, "It feels that ice is slowly melting"?

    3. "It seems like years since it's been clear "
    What does quote mean? Please explain.
    Does the second 'it' refer to the sky?

    Thanks

    Song - Here Comes The Sun
    IMHO (In My Humble Opinion), the "it" in 3 is the Sun again. But in songs/poetry exact meanings are often pretty fluid. In 2, for example, there are (at least) two interpretations: 'I feel that [conjunction] ice is slowly melting [what he feels]', and 'I feel [that, now that the Sun has come] that [demonstrative adjective] ice is slowly melting'. My feeling is that since the vowel in the conjunction is often reduced to a schwa, but never in the demonstrative, the second meaning is more probable; but YMMV ('Your Mileage May Vary'- a general statement that things may be different in some cases).

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    Hi BK.

    Have you seen the 'Bee Movie'?
    "Here comes the sun" is the theme music of the movie.

    Sheryl Crow was the singer of the song.

    She sang, "I feel the ice is slowly melting." (FYI) You can go to 'youtube.com' to listen.


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    1. Is it OK to say, "the sun is clear' rather than "the sky is clear"? Which usage is more often used?


    "It feels like years since it's been here."
    "It seems like years since it's been clear."
    2. Do both the quotes mean the sun has appeared may be a few hours but more like a few years?

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Re:
    "It feels like years since it's been here."
    "It seems like years since it's been clear."
    In the first sentence, "it's" refers to the sun. In the second sentence, "it's" refers to the sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi BK.

    Have you seen the 'Bee Movie'?
    "Here comes the sun" is the theme music of the movie.

    Sheryl Crow was the singer of the song.

    She sang, "I feel the ice is slowly melting." (FYI) You can go to 'youtube.com' to listen.


    ____________
    1. Is it OK to say, "the sun is clear' rather than "the sky is clear"? Which usage is more often used?


    "It feels like years since it's been here."
    "It seems like years since it's been clear."
    2. Do both the quotes mean the sun has appeared may be a few hours but more like a few years?

    Thanks for the reply.
    Ron and Anglika are right about 3 :doh: - I was relying on a very old memory of the original (which I have on black vinyl, but can't play!). 'The sun is clear' makes no sense and isn't a collocation. Sorry, folks

    Re 2:The singer, George Harrison, says /ət/ - I think, but could well be wrong again! - which leads me to believe that he meant "that" as a conjunction. Elsewhere - again, this could be a dodgy memory - George sings


    "I look at you all see the love there that's [/əts/] sleeping
    While my guitar gently weeps"

    Of all the four, George had the 'laziest' voice, in my view.

    But I haven't seen the Bee movie Nefertiti. [Do you get the pun in the title - on "B-movie"? - or am I 'teaching my grandmother to suck eggs' {=explaining something to someone who doesn't need the explanation}]


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    Last edited by BobK; 28-Apr-2008 at 12:15. Reason: Fix typo

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