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Friday, 22 October 2010

U2 and the Present Perfect: "I still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - Year 3



  "I still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" is an old song by U2.  This was one of their first big hits.

The song is used to learn English because it has many examples of the
present perfect.  
The present perfect is a verb tense in English that uses "have" or "has" and a past participle. U2 use this tense because they talk about one's past experiences in an indefinite time, saying that he still (non ancora) hasn't found what he is searching.

Watch the video with the lyrics and pay attention to the examples of the present perfect.


video



I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For  - 1987

I have climbed the highest mountain
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you

I have run, I have crawled
I have scaled
these city walls
These city walls
Only to be with you

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I have kissed honey lips
Felt the healing in her fingertips
It burned like fire
This burning desire
I have spoken with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I believe in the kingdom come
Then all the colors will bleed into one
Bleed into one
Well, yes, I'm still running

You broke the bonds and you
Loosed the chains
Carried the cross
And all my shame
All my shame
You know I believe it

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

present perfect .... ok .... for my brain I listen a wonderful song!
U2's fun