Iridescent: learn academic vocabulary from a Linkin Park video

You may be familiar with the music of Linkin Park, the band from Chicago, especially since they played the music for the Transformers movies.  Their lyrics are quite serious, and their singing is quite clear, so you can learn some high-level academic vocabulary from their music.  Here is a worksheet with some of the vocabulary, as well as the lyrics with a few missing words.  See if you can catch the main idea of the song.  “Let it go” is often used as a phrase suggesting to someone that they release their angry or upset feelings, and move on.

“Iridescent”

Linkin Park

 

Songwriters: MIKE SHINODA, CHESTER CHARLES BENNINGTON, JOSEPH HAHN, DAVE FARRELL, BRAD DELSON, ROBERT G. BOURDON

  1. Impossibly
A) Toughened, hardened
2. Cataclysm B) Heaviness, seriousness
3. Desperation C) Feeling of disappointment, exasperation, or weariness caused by goals being thwarted or desires unsatisfied
4. Devastation D) Disaster:  a sudden and violent upheaval or disaster that causes great changes in society
5. Gravity E) Extremely,  to an extent that is almost unbelievable
6. Frustration F) Destruction, Desolation
7. Tempered G) Hopelessness

You were standing in the wake of ____________
And you were waiting on the edge of the unknown
And with the ____________ raining down
Insides crying “Save me now”
You were there ____________, alone

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and ______________
And let it go. Let it go

And in a burst of light that blinded every angel
As if the sky had blown the heavens into stars
You felt the ___________of ____________grace
Falling into empty space
No one there to catch you in their arms

Do you feel cold and lost in _____________?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

Let it go
Let it go
Let it go
Let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

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