Fire (Under My Feet) – Leona Lewis

Tune #2! This is a catchy one by the 2006 X Factor winner Leona Lewis from Islington, London. I used this as a musical lead-in to a lesson about the body with a class of intermediate 15 year olds, creating a gap fill and lyrics mix-up for them to do, followed by a brief discussion about their opinion of the song using 3 adjectives and what they think it is about. I also got them to describe the people in the video to assess their prior knowledge of appearance adjectives.

Fire Leona Lewis gap fill

See video here.

Fire (Under My Feet) – Leona Lewis (2015)

I got fire under my feet
And I feel it in my heartbeat
Oh, you can’t put out these flames
You can’t keep me down in my seat
I got fire under my feet
And I feel it in my heartbeat
Oh, go get out of the blaze
If you can’t take the heat
Fire

Oh… Oh… Oh… Oh…

I tripped and I stumbled
Watch my world crumble
Sometimes you eat dirt
You live and you learn

Thrown in with the lions
The tigers and titans
Afraid to get hurt
But now I’m making them purr

I got fire under my feet
And I feel it in my heartbeat
Oh, you can’t put out these flames
You can’t keep me down in my seat
I got fire under my feet
And I feel it in my heartbeat
Oh, go get out of the blaze
If you can’t take the heat
Fire
Oh… Oh…
Fire
Oh… Oh…

Was drowning in quicksand
Nobody grabbed my hand
Thought it’d bury me
Instead, I’m set free

Moving onto bigger things
I began to spread my wings
No longer in chains
I’m dancing over these flames

I got fire under my feet
And I feel it in my heartbeat
Oh, you can’t put out these flames
You can’t keep me down in my seat
I got fire under my feet
And I feel it in my heartbeat
Oh, go get out of the blaze
If you can’t take the heat
Fire
Oh… Oh…
Fire
I got, I got fire
Oh… Oh…

This may not be, not be perfect
But I’m happy and I’ve earned it
Every tear shed will be worth it
Step by step, ain’t looking back
Got no regrets, cause I got

I got fire under my feet
And I feel it in my heartbeat
Oh, you can’t put out these flames
You can’t keep me down in my seat
I got fire under my feet
And I feel it in my heartbeat
Oh, go get out of the blaze
If you can’t take the heat
Fire
Oh… Oh
Fire
Yeah Yeah Yeah
I got fire
I got fire
Oh…

Fire, fire
Fire, fire
Damn feeling

Oh… Oh…

Fire
You can’t kill it, you can’t keep it
Fire
You can hold it, you can’t harm it
Fire
You can’t kill it, you can’t keep it
Fire

Fire
Can’t put out these flames

This could also be used to talk about being motivated and overcoming problems in life.

Enjoy this ELTune!

 

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