Suzanne Vega The Queen and the Soldier

Suzanne Vega The Queen and the Soldier

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Jöjjön ismét egy dalos feladat, ezúttal Suzanne Vega előadásában! 

Listen to the song and try to fill in the missing words.

"The Queen & The Soldier"

The soldier came 1.…………. upon the queen's door
He said, "I am not 2……….. for you any more"
The queen knew she'd seen his face someplace before
And slowly she let him 3……….

He said, "I've watched your 4…….. up here on the hill
And I've wondered who's the woman for whom we all 5…..
But I am leaving tomorrow and you can do 6………..
Only first I am asking you why."

Down in the long narrow hall he was led
Into her rooms with her 7………. red
And she never once took the 8……. from her head
She asked him there to sit down.

He said, "I see you now, and you are so very young
But I've seen more 9…….. lost than I have 10……… won
And I've got this 11………., says it's all for your fun
And now will you tell me why?"

The young queen, she fixed him with an arrogant eye
She said, "You won't understand, and you may as well not try"
But her face was a child's, and he thought she would 12…..
But she closed herself up like a 13…...

And she said, "I've swallowed a secret burning 14…….
It cuts me inside, and often I've bled"
He laid his hand then on top of her head
And he 15…… her down to the ground.

"Tell me how 16…… are you? How weak you must feel
As you are living here alone, and you are never revealed
But I won't 17…… again on your battlefield"
And he took her to the window to see.

And the sun, it was 18……, though the sky, it was 19….
And she wanted more than she ever could say
But she knew how it frightened her, and she turned away
And would not look at his face again.

And he said, "I want to live as an 20. ……. man
To get all I 21…….. and to give all I can
And to love a young woman who I don't understand
22…………, your ways are very strange."

But the 23……., it had fallen, and she thought she would break
And she stood there, ashamed of the way her heart 24…….

She took him to the doorstep and she asked him to wait
She would only be a moment inside.

Out in the distance her 25……. was heard
And the soldier was 26……, still waiting for her word
And while the queen went on strangling in the solitude she preferred
The battle 27………. on

Key:

1. knocking  2. fighting   3. inside  4. palace 5. kill  6. what you will  7. tapestries  8. crown  9. battles  10. battles  11. intuition  12. cry  13. fan  14. thread  15. bowed  16. hungry  17. march  18. gold 19. gray  20. honest  21. deserve 22. Your Highness  23. crown 24. ached  25. order  26. killed  27. continued

 

"The Queen & The Soldier"

The soldier came knocking upon the queen's door
He said, "I am not fighting for you any more"
The queen knew she'd seen his face someplace before
And slowly she let him inside.

He said, "I've watched your palace up here on the hill
And I've wondered who's the woman for whom we all kill
But I am leaving tomorrow and you can do what you will
Only first I am asking you why."

Down in the long narrow hall he was led
Into her rooms with her tapestries red
And she never once took the crown from her head
She asked him there to sit down.

He said, "I see you now, and you are so very young
But I've seen more battles lost than I have battles won
And I've got this intuition, says it's all for your fun
And now will you tell me why?"

The young queen, she fixed him with an arrogant eye
She said, "You won't understand, and you may as well not try"
But her face was a child's, and he thought she would cry
But she closed herself up like a fan.

And she said, "I've swallowed a secret burning thread
It cuts me inside, and often I've bled"
He laid his hand then on top of her head
And he bowed her down to the ground.

"Tell me how hungry are you? How weak you must feel
As you are living here alone, and you are never revealed
But I won't march again on your battlefield"
And he took her to the window to see.

And the sun, it was gold, though the sky, it was gray
And she wanted more than she ever could say
But she knew how it frightened her, and she turned away
And would not look at his face again.

And he said, "I want to live as an honest man
To get all I deserve and to give all I can
And to love a young woman who I don't understand
Your Highness, your ways are very strange."

But the crown, it had fallen, and she thought she would break
And she stood there, ashamed of the way her heart ached
She took him to the doorstep and she asked him to wait
She would only be a moment inside.

Out in the distance her order was heard
And the soldier was killed, still waiting for her word
And while the queen went on strangling in the solitude she preferred
The battle continued on.

Vocabulary

 

narrow

keskeny, szűk

tapestry

kárpit

battles lost

elvesztett csaták

battles won

megnyert csaták

intuition

megérzés, intuíció

fixed him with an arrogant eye

gőgösen nézte

closed herself up

becsukta magát

fan

legyező

to swallow

lenyelni

thread

fonal

to bow

meghajtani, lehajtani

to reveal

felfedni  itt: a valódi lényét

 

to march

masírozni

battlefield

harcmező

honest

őszinte

to deserve

megérdemelni, kiérdemelni

Your Highness

Felség

to be ashamed of something

szégyenkezni valami miatt

to ache

fájni

doorstep

küszöb, bejárati lépcső

order

parancs

to strangle

megfojtani itt: fuldokolni

solitude

magány

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