Exploring Song Lyrics in Movies and Songs

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Today Marie’s Movies and Songs class were studying the song “House of Cards” by Radiohead.

And, in order to help her students understand the lyrics and the video, they built their own houses of cards.

Mike said it made him feel extreme focus on one thing. Andrew felt annoyed. DK and Reto felt a sense of achievement because it took so long to build it. Gabriel felt stressed at how fragile it was. Arthur felt relaxed because it reminded him of being a kid again. Vitor felt stressed because it was so easily destroyed. Thiago felt a sense of patience because he had to concentrate and Shota thought it was easier to build alone than in pairs or groups. 

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Here are the lyrics, what do you think the song is about? What is the house of cards?

House of Cards

By Radiohead

I don’t wanna be your friend

I just wanna be your lover

No matter how it ends

No matter how it starts

Forget about your house of cards

And I’ll do mine. 

Fall off the table,

And get swept under

Denial, denial

The infrastructure will collapse

From voltage spikes

Throw your keys in the bowl

Kiss your husband ‘good night’

Forget about your house of cards

And I’ll do mine.

Fall off the table,

And get swept under

Denial, denial

Your ears are burning

Denial, denial

andrew

gab

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