Learning by song: How long – Charlie Puth

Nếu như “Attention” mang giai điệu pop rock đầy bắt tai với phần điệp khúc đầy nhấn nhá, thì “How long” bước qua sự ngọt ngào và

cay đắng của R&B, pop, và một chút electro. Tất cả đều được hòa quyện với liều lượng vừa đủ và tinh giản, tạo thành một món ăn

gây nghiện từ lần đầu tiên. “How long” đánh dấu sự trở lại của Charlie Puth với giai điệu mạnh mẽ nhưng không kém phần tinh tế.

 

I’ll admit, I was wrong

What else can I say, girl?

Can’t you break my head and not my heart?

I was drunk, I was gone, that don’t make it right but

I promise there were no feelings involved

She said “Boy, tell me honestly

Was it real or just for show?” Yeah

She said “Save your apologies

Baby, I just gotta know”

How long has this been goin’ on?

You’ve been creepin’ ’round on me

While you’re callin’ me baby

How long has this been goin’ on?

You’ve been actin’ so shady (shady)

I’ve been feelin’ it lately, baby

Ooo-oh, yeah

Ooo-oh, encore

Oooh-ooh-oh

I’ll admit, it’s my fault

But you gotta believe me

When I say it only happened once, hmm

I tried and I tried, but you’ll never see that

You’re the only I wanna love, oh, yeah

She said “Boy, tell me honestly (honestly)

Was it real or just for show?” (real or just for show)

She said “Save your apologies (apologies, yeah)

Baby, I just gotta know”

How long has this been goin’ on?

You’ve been creepin’ ’round on me (on me)

While you’re callin’ me baby (baby)

How long has this been goin’ on?

You’ve been actin’ so shady (shady)

I’ve been feelin’ it lately, baby (baby)

Ooo-oh, yeah

Ooo-oh, encore

Oooh-ooh-oh

How long has this been going on, baby?

Ooo-oh, yeah

Ooo-oh, you gotta go tell me now

Oooh-ooh-oh

La la, la la

She said “Boy, tell me honestly

Was it real or just for show?” Yeah

She said “Save your apologies

Baby, I just gotta know”

How long has this been going on? (on, on)

You’ve been creepin’ ’round on me (on me)

While you’re callin’ me baby (baby)

How long has this been goin’ on?

You’ve been actin’ so shady (shady)

I’ve been feelin’ it lately, baby

(Ooo-oh, yeah)

How long has this been goin’ on?
(Ooh, encore)

You’ve been creepin’ ’round on me
(Oooh-ooh-oh)

How long has it been goin’ on, baby? Oh
(Ooo-oh)

How long has this been goin’ on?
(Ooh, encore)

(You gotta go tell me now)

(Oooh-ooh-oh)

You’ve been actin’ so shady (shady)

I’ve been feelin’ it lately, baby

 

  • Vocabulary:

gotta /ˈɡɒtə/ = got to: phải, cần phải

creepin’ /ˈkriːpɪŋ/ (v): lén lút

Shady /‘∫eidi/ (adjective): đáng nghi ngờ.

Drunk (adjective): say rượu.