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    I will lay me down

    Can anyone try to answer the question? Thanks
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    take your part

    Hi, Does 'I'll take your part' mean 'I'll support you'? Thanks
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    I will lay me down

    Hi, "Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down" What's the difference in meaning between 'I will lay me down' and 'I will lie down'? Thanks BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER LYRICS
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    you're down and out / to fall so hard

    Hi, "When you're down and out When you're on the street" 1. Does 'you're down and out' mean you feel bad and you leave home? "When evening falls so hard I will comfort you" 2. What does 'evening falls so hard' mean? Thanks, BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER LYRICS
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    bridge over troubled water

    Hi, "Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down" 1. What is 'troubled water'? Is it a common phrase to say or write in English? Thanks BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER LYRICS
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    imagine

    Hi, 1. "Imagine all the people Living for today" Q1. What does 'for' mean? Any difference in meaning if it's rewritten as "imagine all the people living today" ? 2."Nothing to kill or die for" Q2. What does 'for' mean? Does 'for' mean some reasons to kill or some reasons to die. Any...
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    tell laura I love her

    Hi, I've noticed two inversions associated with 'say' in the song. "So to her mother, Tommy said" So, Tommy said to her mother. "With his dying breath, they heard him say" They heard him say with his dying breath. 1. Does a native speaker use it(the inversion in question) in their regular...
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    a stock car race

    Hi, a stock car race Why do you call it 'stock' ? Thanks
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    try so not to show

    Hi, RB. When I first heard it, it didn't make too much sense to me either. Maybe, the writer was trying to say, what she tried so (that) not to hide rather than ....she tried so (hard) not to hide. Does a native speaker use "S. try so not to V" at all in their speech/writing? Thanks and...
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    how can I tell her

    Hi, 1. "She's up in the good times and she's down in the bad." What does the quote mean? I wonder how the verse fits in the song? Does it mean 'she's up when I'm in the good times and she's down when I'm in the bad times, in other words, she's totally influenced by me, the song writer? 2...
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    try so not to show

    Hi, BK. "Now it took time for me to know what you tried so not to show" The words know, so and show rhyme. That's quite obvious, but my interests are more on the meanings of the lyrics. The song writer, Lobo, is American and he likes to use the following structure for his lyrics. What S...
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    the war is won

    Hi, 4. In regular, What would a native speaker say? 'the war has won' or 'the war is won' ? Which one is more common? Thanks Happy new year
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    live out

    Hi, Soup. Based on the definition, confusions are still. Stoney liked to live out every day. = Stoney liked to survive every day. Does it make sense to you? It seems to me Stoney had quite a good time there. Remember the lyrics: Stoney, happy all the time.... The joy you find in living...
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    Stoney

    Hi, Soup. The one you provided says Stoney is a boy's name. Can Stoney be a girl's name? Happy new year.
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    what she tried so not to hide

    "Now, I don't recollect the time I fell in love with this old friend of mine Or when I first saw in her eyes What she tried so not to hide" [what one tried so not to V] 1.Is 'so' a conjunction = so that ? 2. Is 'what one tried so not to V' a common pattern? What does it mean? Please give...
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