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Duet with myself (Charlie McDonnell)

Do you like Charlie? Well, then why have just one when you can have two of them?

On this video composition, Charlie McDonnell is singing a duet... with himself. And "they" don't seem to get too well sometimes by the look of it.

 

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OUR CHARLIE SELECTION

I am you, you are me
Together we make a perfect Charlie
And when I'm feeling down
We know that we will always be around

...2...3...
Our relationship is complicated
Sometimes it's hard to remember
That you're even there
But when I feel I'm being hated
Feeling lonely in December
Facing hardships that we can't bear
You'll help me come through the other side
You build up my confidence, and raise my pride
Together there's nothing that we can't face
Just as long as we embrace ourselves
It's just a shame that I hate you
I hate you

You're insufferable, your acne's terrible
Your sunny disposition is completely unbearable
And worst of all, you've got no friends
They're just on the internet
You're a waste of space, you've got no life
Got a mole on your face, you should take a knife
To your head, and do it before I do it instead

You're not that perfect either, mate
In fact you're way too easy to hate
What 19-year-old can't get a date?
I guess it's fate, that you'll never find a soul mate
You're going to die alone, on your own
Making crappy YouTube videos

I am you, you are me
Together we make a
Spotty, unfit, neurotic, unfunny, forgetful, weedy Charlie
And when I'm feeling down
We know that we will only ever have each other around

...2...3...
Our relationship is complicated
Sometimes it's hard to remember
That you're even there
But when I feel I'm being hated
Feeling lonely in December
Facing hardships that we can't bare
You'll help me come through the other side
You build up my confidence, and raise my pride
Together there's nothing that we can't face
Just as long as we embrace ourselves
You know that I really, really, really love you
I really love you too
Yeah, even though it's vain, I think we feel the same
You need to be able to love yourself
But not in that way
what way?
(laughs)

You’ve just had the almost imponderable joy of watching charlieissocoollike, which makes you, like, cool!

That'll do lad, that'll do. Look, there's nobody there. Magic, magic of video.

FEELING DOWN= Feeling sad, depressed.

WE WILL ALWAYS BE AROUND= We'll always be together. If you say "I'll be around" maybe you simply mean "I'll be near you" or "near here", but maybe you mean "I'll always be there for you, ready to help you if you need me and to keep you company".

DECEMBER= Winter is cold and dark, so it is often used as a metaphor for hard and sad times. And December is the coldest and darkest month of the year (because that's when days are the shortest) so we can use that month as a metaphor of the hardest and saddest times.

FACING= Comfronting. If you face a bad situation you have to go through it.

HARDSHIPS= Difficult times, problems.

WE CAN'T BEAR= We can't resist, they are too bad to experience.

CAN'T= BrE /kɑ:n/ (you can check the difference of pronunciation between CAN and CAN'T here: Pronouncing CAN)

YOU'LL HELP ME COME THROUGH THE OTHER SIDE= You'll help me pass the bad times until things go fine again.

YOU BUILD UP MY CONFIDENCE= You help me to feel confident, sure of myself.

IT'S A SHAME THAT...= It's a pity that... (it's a bad thing)

INSUFFERABLE= If a person is insufferable, it's really difficult to be with them because you don't like the way they are.

ACNE= /ækni:/ An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin that is marked by the eruption of pimples or pustules, especially on the face. Ok, ok, more simple: this problem most teenagers have on their face with little red things start erupting all over the place.

SUNNY DISPOSITION= Cheerful behaviour.

UNBEARABLE= Impossible to suffer. If something is unbearable you find it really hard to live with it.

AND, WORST OF ALL,= And this is the worst thing about it: (we use this expression when we are saying bad things about something and we want to introduce the worst thing of all)

ON THE INTERNET= Remember that we always use the preposition ON to talk about the Internet (and TV and websites) and we need the article (we can say "the Internet" or "the Net"). The Internet is supposed to be written with a capital letter but it is getting common to write it with a small letter, so we can write "the internet" (although it's not "correct"). But we can't say "the net", we need a capital letter for that (the Net).

A WASTE OF SPACE= Something useless that should be removed. If something is "a waste", it is useless, valueless.

YOU'VE GOT NO LIFE= You don't have a social and/or exciting life, you don't have good relationships with people and your life is boring. If someone thinks your life is boring and they want to insult you, they can tell you "get a life!".

MOLE= A big brown spot on your skin (see picture)

BEFORE I DO IT INSTEAD= Before I take the knife instead of you. (if you don't do it, I'll do it)

EITHER= /i:ðə/ (in BrE it is more usual to say /ðə/) (in AmE they say /i:ðər/) In this sentence it's the opposite of TOO because it is used with a negative verb. Or we can use an affirmative verb with NEITHER (but we can't use a negative verb with NEITHER because that would be "a double negative" and it's incorrect):
- I love her and she loves me too
- I don't love her and she doesn't love me either
- I don't love her and neither does she.


MATE= (col.) This colloquial word is the British equivalent to the American expression "man" used when you're talking to somebody (used for males):
- (AmE) Hi man, how you doin'? = (BrE) Oh, hi mate, how are you?

WAY= We can use this word to emphasize a comparative or TOO when it means "in excess" (before an adjective).
- You're too big, and you're certainly way too big for this little car.
- Oh yea? Well, my brother is way bigger than me and he's got this car, so why can't I?


A 19-YEAR-OLD= (noun) A person who is 19 years old. (you can do the same with all the numbers)

A DATE= In American English a date is usually a girlfriend/boyfriend (e.g. Jessica is my new date, do you like her?). In British English young people can use this word with that meaning too, but usually a British person will use DATE with the meaning of "appointment", so if you're talking about love relationships, a date is an appointment with your girlfriend/boyfriend (e.g. I have a date tonight with Susan, it's the third time we're dating). So I suppose Charlie is using "date" with this second meaning.

WHAT 19-YEAR-OLD CAN'T GET A DATE?= You are the only boy your age who can't find a girlfriend.

I GUESS= (col.) I suppose.

FATE= Destiny.

A SOUL MATE= A perfect match, a lover that really suits you and makes you happy.

ON YOUR OWN= Alone, without company, with nobody around.

CRAPPY= (kind of rude word) Horrible, of a very poor quality.

SPOTTY= Uneven, not consistent, not uniform, with lots of changes.

UNFIT= Not appropriate, not working properly.

NEUROTIC= Causing mental problems.

UNFUNNY= Not funny. This is not a normal word, but the prefix UN- gives a negative meaning to the word, so he is creating this word that sounds strange but everybody can understand.

FORGETFUL= Easy to forget.

WEEDY= With no strength, unhealthy.

EACH OTHER= This phrase expresses a bidirectional relationship: A to B and B to A
- We still have each other = I have you and you have me
- They love each other = He loves her and she loves him

EVEN THOUGH= We can use EVEN to emphasize THOUGH (but the meaning doesn't change).

RAISE MY PRIDE= Make me feel more important (raise = lift, make grow)

VAIN= If you are vain you think you are too important.

IN THAT WAY= In that manner.

IMPONDERABLE= So important that it's impossible to calculate it's value.

JOY= Happiness.

THAT'LL DO= ætəl du:/ That's enough, stop it.

LAD= (col. BrE) Boy (the feminine is "lass" = girl)

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