Pedalo

It is the first music post in my blog, thanks to my son with whom I played tonight and hit on this amazing song Pedalo in my iPhone 4S. The melody in this song sounds like the sunshine in morning performing ballet on the piano, and is inducing me something in my own childhood sitting with my mother and playing. It’s a long long way to go on. Another reason why I recorded this song is that there are several less common but still indispensable words in the lyrics that are worth remembering. I gave the explanations for these words later on in my post. So let’s learn English with the memorable song.

The lyrics is also fabulous as you can see them below.

It seems as good a day as any
To start my trek across the ocean
With no funds for ship or sail
I’ll use my legs and my devotion.
An aqua bike will be my vessel
And high adventure the land I seek
So farewell friends who’ve come to gather
Waving hankies, tear on cheek, oh…
It’s a long long way to go on a pedalo, a pedalo…
It’s a long long way to go on a pedalo, a pedalo…
My joy was surging, spirit soaring
The sky was huge, the sea was placid
But soon my vim was somewhat dimmed
By bucketloads of lactic acid.
And then a ship took me aboard
Was full of whiskey and hearty sailors
I rested up, then pedaled onwards
Once I found out they were whalers
It’s a long long way to go on a pedalo, a pedalo…
It’s a long long way to go on a pedalo, a pedalo…
I saw a mermaid, thwarted pirates
Wrestled sea squids, this and more
But as I ponder that horizon
I fancy someone moved the shore,
Oh, Hope can come, and hope can go
But for the most part seems to go
But still I huff, and still I puff
On my yellow pedalo
It’s a long long way to go on a pedalo, a pedalo…
It’s a long long way to go on a pedalo, a pedalo…
It’s a long long way to go on a pedalo, a pedalo…
It’s a long long way to go on a pedalo, a pedalo…
It’s a long long way to go
It’s a long long way to go
It’s a long long way to go

Pedalo: a small pleasure boat that you move through the water by pushing pedals with your feet.

Aqua: a bluish-green colour.

Hankie: a small piece of material or paper that you use for blowing your nose, etc.

Surge: to fill somebody with a strong feeling.

Placid: calm and peaceful, with very little movement.

Vim: energy.

Lactic acid: an acid that forms in sour milk and is also produced in the muscles during hard exercise.

Mermaid: (in stories) a creature with a woman’s head and body, and a fish’s tail instead of legs.

Thwart: to prevent somebody from doing what they want to do.

Ponder: to think about something carefully for a period of time.

Huff: to say something or make a noise in a way that shows you are offended or annoyed.


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