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Solsbury Hill

Listen to the song 'Solsbury Hill' by the English rock singer Peter Gabriel and complete the gaps missing in the lyrics below while listening. It really is quite amazing how something as everyday as listening to song lyrics can improve overall listening comprehension skills. If you're feeling particularly clever you could try and guess the missing words from their context before you listen!



Climbing   on Solsbury Hill
I could see the   lights
Wind was blowing, time stood   
Eagle flew out of the   
He was something to   
Came in close, I heard a   
Standing stretching  nerve
Had to listen had no   
I did not believe the   
I just had to   imagination
My    going boom boom boom
"Son," he said "Grab your   ,
I've come to take you   ."

To  in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a  
Turning water into  
Open doors would soon be  
So I went  day to day
Tho' my  was in a rut
"Till I thought of what I'd 
Which connection I  cut
I was feeling  of the scenery
I walked right out of  machinery
My  going boom boom boom
"Hey" he said " your things
I've come to take you  ."
(Back home.)

When illusion spins her 
I'm never where I   to be
And   she pirouette
When I think that I am 
Watched by   silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can   
No one   them etiquette
I will show   me
Today I don't   a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my   meant
My   going boom boom boom
"Hey" I said "You can keep my  ,
They've come to  me home."





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