【听歌练听力】合辑 (三)《Today Is the Day》

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A tribute to my husband and his all-time favorite band: Yo La Tengo. 

My husband and I met 20+ years ago, when I was fresh off the boat. Back then I didn't speak much English, and I could hardly understand what other people said to me either. I didn't know anyone there, and it wasn't easy. He was the one who came to introduce himself to me, patiently talked to me even though I didn't understand much of what he said. 

Later, he introduced me to various music bands, old classic movies, the history of baseball games -the American's pastime, American football, people's history of the United States, and etc. And more importantly, he introduced me to his family, my open-minded and accepting American family! They accepted me without any hesitation or conditions. They opened their arms wide to welcome me into the family. Over the years, they taught me a lot of things, and they are one of the factors that made me who I am today. So, I thought today is a good day to pay a tribute to him and his favorite band: Yo La Tengo. :)

Yo La Tengo is an American indie rock band formed in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1984. Despite achieving limited mainstream success, Yo La Tengo has been called "the quintessential critics' band" and maintains a strong cult following.

Yo La Tengo, is a Spanish name. It means “I have it”, or “I got it”. There is a story behind this name.

The name came from a baseball anecdote. During 1962 season, New York Mets Center Fielder Richie Ashburn and Venezuelan short stop Elio Chacon found themselves colliding in the outfield. When Ashburn went for a catch, he would scream, “I got it!” only to run into Chacon, who spoke only Spanish. Ashburn learned to yell, “Yo la tengo! Yo la tengo!” instead. In a later game, Ashburn happily saw Chacon backed off. He relaxed, positioned himself to catch the ball, and was instead run over by left fielder Frank Thomas, who understood no Spanish and had missed a team meeting that proposed using the words “Yo la tengo!” as a way to avoid outfield collisions. After getting up, Thomas asked Ashburn, “What the hell is a Yellow Tango?”

“Today Is the Day”was released in 2003 on Matador Records. I decided to choose this song the second when I heard the first note. The music is simply beautiful! Hope you'll enjoy it too. Happy filling in the blanks! :)

 

 

Today Is the Day

I followed you (foolishly)
You were at a (smoky) bar, you were out till three
Sat alone inside my car, it was nearly four
Couldn't wait for you all night, so I (broke) the door

I was gonna spend the night, coulda been okay
We were gonna talk all night till I went away
Remember how you (used) to say, "Can't stay up late"?
A minute later and I'm older now, I can't stay awake
I'm driving by your parents' farm in the Chevrolet
I remember that (rusty) car like it was yesterday

Saw my brother driving by the other day
Wish that I'd gone (out) to him, but he drove away
Saw my sister standing there, (accepting)  blame
Then I thought about nothing that feels the same

Another day come and gone
Don't think I can ever sing that song
Little () we bring along
I'm taking my time
(Trailing) behind, I (thought) of you

Another day come and gone
Don't think I can ever sing that song
Little (secrets) we bring along
Today is the day
Today is the day I think of you

Another day come and gone
Don't think I wanna sing that song
It's always (trouble) that makes us (strong)
Today is the day
Today is the day I think of you

 

Here is another nice song from this band that both he and I like:

I Threw It All Away

I once held her in my arms
She said she would always stay
But I was cruel and treated her like a fool
I threw it all away

One side's mountains in the palm of my hand
Rivers that ran through everyday
Now I must've been mad or I never knew what i had
I threw it all away

Love is all there is
And it makes the world go round
Love and only love it can't be denied
No matter what you think about it
You won't be able to live without it
Take a tip from one who's tried

So if you find someone
Who gives you all of their love
Take it to your heart
Don't let it stray
Because one thing is for certain
You'll surely be hurting
If you throw it all away
Just don't throw it all away

 

 

 


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Good morning Yang Yang :) Thank you! -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 08:00:34

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A moving story of marriage. Race doesn't exist. Love does. -LYJiang- 给 LYJiang 发送悄悄话 LYJiang 的博客首页 LYJiang 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 17:58:44

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"A marriage made in heaven," which is not a cliche to me. -LYJiang- 给 LYJiang 发送悄悄话 LYJiang 的博客首页 LYJiang 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 20:20:28

Thank you for your kind words! Counting my blessings:) Good nigh -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 22:24:34

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谢谢虫虫主持听歌练听力并分享你的love story还有有趣的乐队轶事!欢迎大家来听歌,练习英文歌词的感觉! -beautifulwind- 给 beautifulwind 发送悄悄话 beautifulwind 的博客首页 beautifulwind 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 09:16:49

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我也喜欢这个节目,期待你的答案 :) -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 10:40:24

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谢谢虫虫!很好听的歌,她的发音的确轻柔,有的我就猜了。我多年教课,都得侧耳倾听学生的问题,是个好训练 ~ -天玉之- 给 天玉之 发送悄悄话 天玉之 的博客首页 天玉之 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/15/2021 postreply 20:41:32

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交作业 (God knows I tried, but ... :) ) -ibelieu- 给 ibelieu 发送悄悄话 ibelieu 的博客首页 ibelieu 的个人群组 (1615 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 10:03:09

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那个 broke door,我听着是 blocked door -Marauders- 给 Marauders 发送悄悄话 Marauders 的个人群组 (38 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 12:49:39

还有这个 -Marauders- 给 Marauders 发送悄悄话 Marauders 的个人群组 (183 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 12:54:27

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喜欢虫虫讲故事;)坐在地毯上边听虫虫的爱情故事边听歌,很美! -忒忒绿- 给 忒忒绿 发送悄悄话 忒忒绿 的博客首页 忒忒绿 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 16:04:00

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谢谢绿绿!看来以后应该多讲故事 :) -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 16:40:07

My shot: -忒忒绿- 给 忒忒绿 发送悄悄话 忒忒绿 的博客首页 忒忒绿 的个人群组 (1559 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 16:26:00

叙事歌曲,忒好听了,填空忒难了;) -忒忒绿- 给 忒忒绿 发送悄悄话 忒忒绿 的博客首页 忒忒绿 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 16:37:00

很棒呢! -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (856 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 16:39:11

中美爱情是美好的 中美完全脱钩不好 -唐古- 给 唐古 发送悄悄话 唐古 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 16:58:30

谢谢唐古!爱情应该都是美好的:)中美能完全脱钩吗? -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 19:07:18

trusted me. I tried. I listened many times. But still .... like -天边一片白云- 给 天边一片白云 发送悄悄话 天边一片白云 的博客首页 天边一片白云 的个人群组 (5307 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 17:09:43

Thank you for sharing your stories and introducing the band -天边一片白云- 给 天边一片白云 发送悄悄话 天边一片白云 的博客首页 天边一片白云 的个人群组 (2803 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 17:30:29

Thank you white clouds! You're so sweet! -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (965 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 19:12:33

Thank you. -天边一片白云- 给 天边一片白云 发送悄悄话 天边一片白云 的博客首页 天边一片白云 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/15/2021 postreply 12:52:58

被虫虫开篇美好的爱情故事打动了。。 -盈盈一笑间- 给 盈盈一笑间 发送悄悄话 盈盈一笑间 的博客首页 盈盈一笑间 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 18:32:34

谢谢盈盈,当初总是非常的美好的 :) -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 19:17:32

交作业: -beautifulwind- 给 beautifulwind 发送悄悄话 beautifulwind 的博客首页 beautifulwind 的个人群组 (2741 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 19:12:12

It's quite a challenging one. You did a great job! -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (1180 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 19:20:48

做了一个合辑,虫虫更新一下主帖,好吗? -beautifulwind- 给 beautifulwind 发送悄悄话 beautifulwind 的博客首页 beautifulwind 的个人群组 (439 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 20:24:56

加了。谢谢美风! -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 21:12:07

把题目也改成这个吧:【听歌练听力】合辑 (三)《Today Is the Day》 -beautifulwind- 给 beautifulwind 发送悄悄话 beautifulwind 的博客首页 beautifulwind 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 21:27:47

Done! :) -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 22:22:49

文章写得好,歌也很好听! -Lily2005- 给 Lily2005 发送悄悄话 Lily2005 的博客首页 Lily2005 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 20:35:00

谢谢Lily!有时间多来交流啊,喜欢你写的东西 :) -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/14/2021 postreply 21:13:20

答案加在主贴里了。谢谢各位的参与!这首歌相信大多数人都是第一次听,我也是前天晚上做贴的时候才第一次听到。 -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (495 bytes) () 07/15/2021 postreply 10:09:01

谢谢虫虫!每次主持都那么出色! -beautifulwind- 给 beautifulwind 发送悄悄话 beautifulwind 的博客首页 beautifulwind 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/15/2021 postreply 12:29:41

谢谢美风支持!:) -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/15/2021 postreply 20:06:36

恭喜虫虫。首页进来,谢谢网管,听歌练听力 合辑(三)《Today Is the Day》推荐成功 -beautifulwind- 给 beautifulwind 发送悄悄话 beautifulwind 的博客首页 beautifulwind 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/17/2021 postreply 10:56:37

谢谢美风和网管的支持鼓励!!:) -甜虫虫- 给 甜虫虫 发送悄悄话 甜虫虫 的博客首页 甜虫虫 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 07/18/2021 postreply 14:08:48

testtinge -beautifulwind- 给 beautifulwind 发送悄悄话 beautifulwind 的博客首页 beautifulwind 的个人群组 (3957 bytes) () 09/22/2021 postreply 19:01:03

code tingge -beautifulwind- 给 beautifulwind 发送悄悄话 beautifulwind 的博客首页 beautifulwind 的个人群组 (4004 bytes) () 09/22/2021 postreply 19:35:05

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