Last Christmas - Wham


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Chorus:

Last Christmas,
I gave you my heart
But the very next day,
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

I keep my distance but you still catch my eye
Tell me baby do you recognise me?
Well it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me

(Happy Christmas!) I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying "I Love You" I meant it
Now I know what a fool I've been
But if you kissed me now
I know you'd fool me again

Chorus

(Oooh. Oooh Baby) A crowded room, friends with tired eyes
I'm hiding from you and your soul of ice
My God I thought you were someone to rely on
Me? I guess I was a shoulder to cry on

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man undercover but you tore me apart
Oooh Oooh Now I've found a real love you'll never fool me again

Chorus

I'll give it to someone special who'll give me something in return
I'll give it to someone hold my heart and watch it burn
I'll give it to someone, I'll give it to someone special
I've got you here to stay
I can love you for a day
I thought you were someone special


Annoying it may be, but at some point you will hear this song over the holiday period.

Watch the video. Can you tell the story of what happens?

Listen and complete the lyrics to Last Christmas.




How are you planning to spend it this year?
What are some of the Spanish traditions at this time of year?
What do you usually do on Xmas Day?

Comments

Carmen said…
Hi Graham,
Do you enjoy Christmas holidays? Christmas days are, undoubtedly, my favorite time of the year. After summer holidays, of course.
It is said that there is a syndrome called “Peter pan”. People who suffer of this tend to feel nostalgic about things that remind them of their childhood. In other words, they don’t like growing up so they behave as if they were less mature. Despite being the opposite to the typical attitude of youngsters looking forward to being adults, it is not a weird symptom at all. Although I don´t behave as if I was younger, and that I find “nostalgic” an exaggerate word to describe how I feel when I think about my early memories, I could say I have this syndrome because I have no interest at all on getting older.
The reason why I´m telling you all this, is because I think that´s why I like Christmas so much. It might sound childish but I enjoy living this days with the same excitement with which I did years before. It takes me back to no more than ten years ago, but that´s enough to appreciate it in a different way.
Besides this, I also love it as I have the chance to see all my family together, I get presents, and I eat many delicious dishes from my grandmothers and so on.
Do you go back to Scotland for Christmas?

Carmen

PS: I din´t focus my answer on the questions, I hope that´s okay anyway!
Graham said…
Hi Carmen,

I think you are much too young to suffer from the so-called Peter Pan syndrome.

I am looking forward to going home for Christmas. I used to return to Madrid to celebrate New Year but I got fed up with it all. Now I prefer to spend the whole festive period in Scotland.

I'm not fussed about Christmas itself. I just wish that peace and goodwill to all would extend to the rest of the year.



It is said that there is a syndrome called “Peter pan”. People who suffer from it tend to feel nostalgic about things that remind them of their childhood. ... Although I don´t behave as if I was younger, and that I find “nostalgic” an exaggerated word to describe how I feel when I think about my early memories, I could say I have this syndrome because I have no interest at all on getting older.

The reason why I´m telling you all this, is because I think that´s why I like Christmas so much. It might sound childish but I enjoy living these days with the same excitement with which I did years before. It takes me back to no more than ten years ago, but that´s enough to appreciate it in a different way.