5-Minute Listening Exercise: Practise your English with Conan Gray’s ‘People Watching’

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  • Check out the new single by the 22-year-old YouTuber and singer-songwriter behind the hit singles 'Heather' and 'Maniac'
  • Scroll down for the lyrics and for answers to the questions in our print edition
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Lyrics

Verse 1
That wasn’t funny
But she laughed so hard, she almost cried
They’re counting months they’ve been together
Almost forty-nine
He’s making fun of how she acted around the holidays
She wears a ring, but they tell people that they’re not engaged
They met in class for metaphysical philosophy
He tells his friends, “I like her
‘Cause she’s so much smarter than me”
They’re having talks about their futures until 4am
And I’m happy for them
(And I’m happy for thеm, and I’m happy for them, and I’m happy for them)

Chorus
But I wanna feel all that love and еmotion
Be that attached to the person I’m holding
Someday I’ll be falling, without caution
But for now, I’m only people watching

Verse 2
I’m only looking just to live through you vicariously
I’ve never really been in love, not seriously
I had a dream about a house behind a picket fence
Next one I choose to trust, I hope I use some common sense
But I cut people out like tags on my clothing
I end up all alone, but I still keep hoping

Chorus
I wanna feel all that love and emotion
Be that attached to the person I’m holding
Someday I’ll be falling, without caution
But for now, I’m only people watching

Bridge
Cut people out like tags on my clothing
I end up all alone, but I still keep hoping
I won’t be scared to let someone know me
Life feels so monotone, but I still keep hoping
Cut people out like tags on my clothing (I feel)
I end up all alone, but I still keep hoping (Love emotions)
I won’t be scared to let someone know me (I feel)
Life feels so monotone, but I still keep hoping (Love emotions)
I feel love emotion

Chorus
I wanna feel all that love and emotion
Be that attached to the person I’m holding
Someday I’ll be falling, without caution
But for now, I’m only people watching

Answers
1. D
2. B
3. C
4. B
5. A
6. C
7. D
8. D
9. A
10. B

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