A Sky Full of Stars

Music can be a fun way to learn English.  Today I would like to share with you the song, “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay.  Watch the video below.  While listening to the song, see how much of the song you can understand.   

Link to the Youtube Video of ‘Sky Full of Stars’

Now that you have watched the video, Here are the lyrics (words) to the song.  Listen to the video again while reading the lyrics below:

(Be)cause you’re a sky, cause you’re a sky full of stars
I’m going to give you my heart
(Be)cause you’re a sky, cause you’re a sky full of stars
And (be)cause you light up the path

I don’t care, go on and tear me apart
I don’t care if you do
(Be)cause in a sky, cause in a sky full of stars
I think I saw you

(Be)cause you’re a sky, cause you’re a sky full of stars
I want to die in your arms, arms
(Be)cause you get lighter the more it gets dark
I’m going to give you my heart

And I don’t care, go on and tear me apart
I don’t care if you do
(Be)cause in a sky, cause in a sky full of stars
I think I see you

Because you’re a sky, you’re a sky full of stars
Such a heavenly view
Such a heavenly view

Expressions:
Try and rewrite the expressions below using your own words. 

  • I’m going to give you my heart.
  • You light up the path.
  • I don’t care.   Tear me apart.
  • I want to die in your arms.
  • Such a heavenly view

Discussion:

  1. Who do you think this song is written for?
  2. If the song is written for a wife or girlfriend, do you think they are still a couple?  Why?
  3. Does he want to continue a relationship with this person?  
  4. Do you think the video fits the song?  Why?
  5. Where do you think the video was made?   Why?

Further Study:

This song was written by Chris Martin while he and his wife, the famous actress, Gwyneth Paltrow were having marital problems.   There were rumors that they were both cheating.  They are now separated and no longer living together.   Do you think think this song is written about Gwyneth Paltrow or possibly another woman? How do you think Gwyneth Paltrow may feel about this song?

Vocabulary:

1. When you cheat on someone you _________________________.
2. To spread rumors means to ______________________________.
3. Marital is the advective form of the word ___________________.
4. When you are separated from your husband or wife it means ____________________.   

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