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Lyrics Yngwie Malmsteen «Miracle of life» + explanations

Yngwie Malmsteen «Miracle of life»


I was old
When I was born
I was feeling cold
And my soul was torn

I walked alone
In solitude and sorrow
I’ve been shown
I can see tomorrow

Then I found you
And we were one
A new life found
A new life found
It’s a miracle of life

My life has been
A journey full of hop
And all I’ve seen
Is the end of my rope

Well I have lost
And I have won
Counting the cost
My Faith was never gone

Then I found you
And we were one
A new life found
A new life found
It’s a miracle of life

I’ve made ​​the sacrifice
Lord knows I paid the price
A Miracle of life
I always had a dream
But it’s never what it seems
A miracle of life

So it is time
We were meant to be
Always with you
Always with me

Then I found you
And we were one
A new life found
A new life found
It’s a miracle of life

Then I found you
And we were one
A new life found
A new life found
It’s a miracle of life

Read the lyrics, you might wonder why I chose it. After all, it is simple enough to understand. But it is this, and it caught my attention. For each level of language is different. And for those who started to learn English not so long ago, it is a fertile material. The abundance of simple grammatical forms will lock in your memory. And the vocabulary of a new vocabulary will be superfluous.

Unfamiliar words and expressions

It is possible that these words are familiar to you, but all the same:

  • soul — the soul;
  • solitude — solitude, solitude;
  • sorrow — sorrow, sadness;
  • miracle — a miracle;
  • hop — flying, jump;
  • rope — rope;
  • counting (to count) — counting;
  • faith — faith, trust;
  • sacrifice — the sacrifice;
  • Lord — Lord.

Grammar

The text of the song is replete with grammatical forms of the simple past tense, and not only in fact, but the passive voice:

  • I was born — I was born (passive, «born» — the past participle of the verb to bear)
  • I was old — I was an old man (active, «was» — past tense form of the verb to be)
  • My soul was torn — My soul has been wounded (passive, «torn» — the past participle of the verb to tear)
  • I walked alone — I wandered alone (active, «walked» — past tense form of the verb to walk)
  • I found you — I found you (active, «found» — past tense form of the verb to find)
  • We were one — we were one (active, «were» — past tense form of the verb to be)
  • My faith was never gone — I never lost faith lit.. Faith never went away from me (passive, «gone» — past tense form of the verb to go)
  • I paid the price — I paid the price (active, «paid» — past tense form of the verb to pay)
  • I always had a dream — I’ve always had a dream (active, «had» — past tense form of the verb to have)
  • We were meant to be — We were meant to be together (passive, «meant» — past tense form of the verb to mean).

If you have forgotten how generated during Past Simple, or want to refresh your knowledge about the passive voice in English (Passive Voice), see the following articles: «Time Past Simple (simple past tense)» and «Active and passive voice in English «.

It is worth to remember, with the help of some auxiliary verbs created now is the perfect time Present Perfect. For examples of the use of the grammatical forms also exist in the text of the song «Miracle of life»:

  • I’ve been shown = I have been shown — I was shown (passive, «shown» — the past participle of the verb to show)
  • I’ve seen = I have seen — I saw (active, «seen» — the past participle of the verb to see)
  • My life has been a journey full of hop — My life is a journey, which has a lot of ups / jumps (active, «been» — the past participle of the verb to be)
  • I have lost — I lost (active, «lost» — the past participle of the verb to lose)
  • I have won — I won the (active, «won» — the past participle of the verb to win)
  • I’ve made ​​the sacrifice = I have made ​​the sacrifice — I sacrificed something (active, «made» — the past participle of the verb to make).

Do not miss:

  1. Form last a long time Past Continuous:

    I was feeling cold — I was cold.

  2. The modal verb can:

    I can see tomorrow — I can see tomorrow.

It is unlikely that someone does not agree that the grammar in the text of this song is not difficult. Unless, of course, no problem to navigate the irregular verbs in English and their forms. Let us consolidate this grammatical and lexical material.

 

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