Lemonheads Being Around- Second Conditionals
Without matching the lines, read through the song quickly. Do you think the song is a love song?
If I was in the fridge, would you mow your lawn?
If I was the grass, would you open the door?
If I was your body, Would you eat it?
If I was a booger, would you blow your nose?
Would you keep it? would you still wear clothes?
I’m just trying to give myself a reason, for being around.
If I was the front porch swing, would you shake your thing?
If I was the dance floor, would you let me bounce
If I was a rubber check, would you let me hang?
Up and down inside your bank account?
Would you trust me, not to make you,
I’m just trying really hard to break you?
Notice me being around.
If I was a haircut, could I clean your flat?
If I was a maid, would you wear a hat?
If I was the carpet, would you wipe your feet,
In time to save me from mud off the street?
If you like me, if you love me,
Why don’t you get down on your knees
And scrub me?
I’m a little grubby
From being around.
Read through one more time and try to match the sentence halves. Listen and check.
Do you think the song is romantic? With a partner, try to make some more romantic similar second conditional sentences.
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Why you used …If I was and NOT If I were ? For me, I think ‘were’ would be a better one because ‘Second Conditional’ refers to an imaginary situation. For an example, If I were/was Donald Trump,…which one ? … My answer : If I were Donald Trump,…….because I can never be Donald Trump. It’s just an imaginary situation… What you say? I’m a bit confused here.
In this case, it’s the actual lyrics of the song. More generally, “If I was” is more casual/ informal/ spoken, and “If I were” is more formal/ written in modern English, but with certain examples like “If I were you” still fairly common in speech.