Friday, June 16, 2017

Stitches” by Shawn Mendes


Before you start, download or print the lyrics here.

If you watch the music video for this song, you’ll see the singer getting beaten up by someone invisible. This is meant to be a metaphor—a statement used to represent a different meaning. In other words, the singer isn’t actually getting hurt, but he’s hurt inside by his lover leaving him.
  • Stitches: You can make a stitch by pulling a needle and yarn through something. You might also need stitches to sew up a big cut.

  • Cut deeper than a knife: This phrase means something non-physical hurts as much as a knife would. It’s usually used when someone’s mean words or actions really hurt.

  • Aching: To hurt in a prolonged or intense way. You can have a toothache or a stomach ache, but you can also have an emotional ache: an intense feeling of longing or sadness.

  • Lure: To tempt someone away by offering something appealing. Lures on fishing lines tempt fish to bite them. The popular new mobile game Pokémon Go lets you set up lures to attract Pokémon to a spot.

  • Reap what you sow: To reap and to sow are both farming words. To sow means to plant a crop (plant meant for food), while to reap means to cut or gather it. (A popular depiction of death calls him “the grim reaper,” because he collects souls like a farmer might collect crops). The old phrase “you reap what you sow” means that you gather what you plant. In other words, you’ll have to face the consequences of your actions.

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Holy

(adj): Sacred, divine, blessed.


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