5-Minute Listening Exercise: Practise your English with Alessia Cara’s ‘Sweet Dream’

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  • Scroll down for the lyrics and for answers to the questions in our print edition
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Lyrics

Verse 1
4:55, everybody else is snoring
My heavy eyes, I can never seem to close them
My running mind, just can’t catch you when it’s going
Is it late at night or is it early in the morning?

Pre-Chorus 1
Only, so many sheep a girl can count
Patchouli candles burning out
I try to meditate it all away
But damn, it is too quiet now
Daylight helps distract my head
Monsters hide under my bed
They bother me with all kinds of things like
“Where do I go when I’m dead?”

Chorus
Is it too much to ask for a sweet dream?
Need a step back from my feelings
Life is not so bad when I’m sleeping
Is it too much to ask, too much to ask for a
Sweet dream
For a sweet dream

Verse 2
6:58, sun’s peaking through the curtains
I drift away, suddenly the wheels are turning
Songs are in my head, scary thoughts begin to worsen
Once I’m wide awake, it’s too hard to reverse it

Pre-Chorus 2
Chirping birds are flying around my house
Patchouli candles burning out
I try to meditate it all away
But damn, it is too quiet now
Daylight helps distract my head
Monsters hide under my bed
They bother me with all kinds of things like
That one stupid thing I said

Chorus
Is it too much to ask for a sweet dream? (sweet dream)
Need a step back from my feelings (feelings)
Life is not so bad when I’m sleeping
Is it too much to ask, too much to ask for a
Sweet dream
For a sweet dream
A sweet dream
For a sweet dream

Bridge
Sandman, can you visit me?
All I want is a sweet dream

Verse 3
8:31, I’m slurring every word now
I pray this cold coffee helps me with the rebound
How does everybody I know, know how to sleep sound?
When we’re all a mess, I guess the only way out is a

Outro
A sweet dream (sweet dream, sweet dream)
Is a sweet dream (ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah)
A sweet dream (oh yeah, yeah, ayy, ayy)
Is a sweet dream (yeah, ayy, ayy)

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

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