Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hit the Lights - Selena Gomez - video and guitar tabs

 Selena Gomez started out as an 11 year old actress on a cute TV series called "The Wizards of Waverly Place."  It ran for a number of years, and Selena, as the bad girl character "Alex" matured into the singer we see now.  She has an amazing voice and works well with different pop songs. 




As and English and Guitar teacher, I might also teach this song in different ways.

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/s/selena_gomez/hit_the_lights_crd.htm

Vocabulary: 
Hit the lights- go out at night 
freeked out - to get upset 
wanna - slang for want to 
totally screwed up - made a big problem 
rafters - the roof 
Vegas - The city of Las Vegas
gotta - have to 

[Selena Gomez - Verse 1]
        D
It's the boy you never told I like you
         A
It's the girl you let get away
         Bm
It's the one you saw that day on the train
        G
But you freeked out and walked away
         D
It's the plane you wanna catch to Vegas
           A
Things you swear you'll do before you die
         Bm
It's the city of love that waits for you
           G
But you're too damn scared to fly

[Chorus]
        D               A          
Hit the lights, let the music move you
Bm              G            D
Lose yourself tonight, come alive
        A                Bm             G
Let the moment take you, lose control tonight
        D               A
Hit the lights, let the music move you
Bm              G            D
Lose yourself tonight, come alive
        A                Bm             G
Let the moment take you, lose control tonight

[Selena Gomez - Verse 2](same chords)
It's the time that you totally screwed up
Still you're trying get it out your brain
It's the fight you had when you didn't make up
It's the past that you're dying to change
It's all the money the you're saving
While the good life passes by
It's all the dreams that never came true
'cause you're too damn scared to try



[Chorus]
Hit the lights, let the music move you
Lose yourself tonight, come alive
Let the moment take you, lose control tonight
Hit the lights, let the music move you
Lose yourself tonight, come alive
Let the moment take you, lose control tonight

[Bridge]
       D                    A
It's a mad mad world, gotta make an escape
       Bm                      G
It's a perfect world, when you go all the way
        D               A
Hit the lights, let the music move you
Bm              G
Lose yourself tonight
         D
So let's go go go go
A                       Bm
All the way, yeah let's go go go
G                       D
Night and day, from the floor to the rafters
A
People raise your glasses
Bm                G
We could dance forever

[Chorus]
Hit the lights, let the music move you
Lose yourself tonight, come alive
Let the moment take you, lose control tonight
Hit the lights, let the music move you
Lose yourself tonight, come aliveLet the moment take you, lose control tonight





Questions 

 The first stanza talks about situations between boys and girls that never met, 
Which one do you identify with?

The chorus is where Selena gives us advice about how to solve these problems
Where does Gomez tell us to go? What does she want us to do? 
Looking at the video which scene would you like to be in? 
What activity would you like to do? 
What does "Lose yourself" mean to you? 
 Why does she want to lose control? 

The second stanza has negative allusions, why is that? 
Which one do you see your self? 

The Bridge  has two metaphors, a mad world and a perfect world.  
How does she change the mad world into the perfect world? 





Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - English Teacher



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