Thursday, 19 May 2011

Idiom & Song & Event: You Don't Miss Your Water -- Craig David X Memories of King Kowloon

This is a rewritten article after Google Blogger has deleted it.

Some days ago, something happened to me and reminded me of a song by Craig David, called "You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til the Well Runs Dry)", from the album Slicker Than Your Average.

Image from Wikipedia
The song talks about a guy who loves a girl very much and believes that he will be with this girl for a long time; however, this girl does not know how to treasure anything and only realises her loss after it is too late, so the guy sang this song to warn the girl, saying that if the girl ever thinks about cheating on him and he will leave her, and by then, it will really be too late for her to regret.





Lyrics: (Beautiful lines are underlined)



As I sail with you across the finest oceans
On a way to find the key to our emotions
Together we will move the clouds to brighter days
Some people question what I say
Try to break up you and me
But I know this love between us is growing stronger
You can call me whenever from wherever
Just remember that
I'll be there
Through all the stormy weather
Us break up never
No we'll be together
Forever

You don't miss your water 'til the well runs dry
But I believe so strongly in you and I
Can't somebody answer me the question why
You don't miss your water til the well runs dry

As I close my eyes
Sit back while reminiscing
Of when we used to fuss and fight but end up kissing
There may be sad and painful times along the way
But in my heart you'll always be everything and more to me
For I know this love between us is growing stronger
You can call me whenever from wherever
Just remember that
I'll be there
Through all the stormy weather
Us break up never
No we'll be together
Forever

You don't miss your water 'til the well runs dry
But I believe so strongly in you and I
Cant somebody answer me the question why
You don't miss your water til the well runs dry

For you are always on my mind
You are always on my mind
Girl you know that you
You are always
You are always on my mind
You are always forever

You don't miss your water 'til the well runs dry
But I believe so strongly in you and I
Cant somebody answer me the question why
You don't miss your water til the well runs dry

You don't miss your water girl no
But I believe so strongly in you and I yeah
Cant somebody answer me the question why
Cause you don't miss your water 'til the well runs dry yeah listen
If you ever get the feeling
You wanna play around start cheating, remember
You don't miss your water 'til the well runs dry




Opinions:

The Memories of King Kowloon exhibition will end on the 31st May, so if you still haven't paid a visit to it, then you should go ASAP! Don't miss your water till the well runs dry!




Exhibition Date and Time: 20 April - 31 May, 2011, 10am - 8pm*  
(*No admission after 7:30pm. Exhibition closes at 5:30pm on 27 May)
Venue: ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, TaikKoo Place
FREE ADMISSION
Other activities:
Student exhibition at the linbridge of Lincoln House, TaiKoo Place
Free weekend guided tours
Talk series in May (in Cantonese)
Visit www.islandeast.com.hk for latest programme details.





Vocabulary:

You don't miss your water 'til the well runs dry -- (from a proverb) "You never miss the water till the well runs dry", meaning "People are not grateful for what they have until they lose it"
reminisce -- (vb) [I] formal to talk or write about past experiences which you remember with pleasure
fuss -- (n) [S or U] a show of anger, worry, lack of satisfaction or excitement, usually one which is greater than the situation deserves
play around -- (UK also play aboutinformal disapproving If someone who is married or has a serious relationship plays around, they have sex with another person or people
cheat (on sb) -- 

phrasal verb 


informal 
If you cheat on your husband, wife or usual sexual partner, you secretly have a sexual relationship with someone else


Resources:

Craig David - You Don't Miss Your Water @ YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=183aYqvHCTs

You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til the Well Runs Dry) @ Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Don%27t_Miss_Your_Water_(%27Til_the_Well_Runs_Dry)

Craig David - You Don't Miss Your Water (Til The Well Runs Dry) Lyrics @ Lyrics007
http://www.lyrics007.com/Craig%20David%20Lyrics/You%20Don't%20Miss%20Your%20Water%20Lyrics.html

Event: Memories of King Kowloon @ Locky's English Playground
http://lockyep.blogspot.com/2011/04/event-memories-of-king-kowloon.html

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/You+never+miss+the+water+till+the+well+runs+dry
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/reminisce
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/fuss_1
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/play-around_2#play-around_2__2
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/cheat-on-sb#cheat-on-sb__2