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Wake Up Everybody ( How to Pronounce the Song )

 
Lyric    : Wake Up Everybody  ( Verse 1 )
Artist   : John Legend with The Roots ft Common & Melanie Fiona

Wake up everybody
[weIk  Λp  ‘efrIbΛdI]

No more sleepin’ in bed
[nəU  mƆ:  sli:piŋ  In  bed]

No more backward thinkin’
[neU  mƆ:  bæk’wa:d  θInkIŋ]

Time for thinkin’ ahead
[taIm  f Ɔ:(r)  θInkIŋ  ə’hed]


The world has changed
[δə  ‘wərld  hæz  ʧeInʤId]

So very much
[sə  ‘verI   ma:ʧ]

From what it used to be
[frəm  ‘wΛt It  ju:sd  tə  bi: ]

There is so much hatred
[δeə(r)  Iz sə  ma:ʧ ‘heItrId]

War and poverty
[wƆ:(r)  end  ‘pa:və(r)tI]


Wake up, all the teachers
[weIk  Λp   Ɔl  δə  ‘ti:ʧə(r)z]

Time to teach a new way
[taIm  tə  ti:ʧ ə nju:  weI]

May be then they’ll listen
[meI  bi:  δen  δeIl  lisən]

To what’cha have to say
[tə  ‘wΛʧə hæf  tə  seI]

‘Cause they’re the ones who’s coming up
[kə:z  δeərə  δə  wΛn  hu:z  ‘kΛmiŋ  Λp]

And the world is in their hands
[end  δə  ‘wərld  Iz  In  δeIr  ‘hændz]

When you teach the children
[wen  ju ti:ʧ δə  ‘ʧIldrən]

Teach’em the very best you can
[ti: ʧəm  δə  ‘verI  best  ju  kæn]

Analyzed by :
Vilya Lakstian
Student of English Letters
State Islamic Institute (IAIN Surakarta)
Indonesia

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The writer has attention towards Linguistics. It makes him focus on Linguistic research since he was in Bachelor Degree. He is now studying in Master of Linguistics. He is a researcher staff and Literature Division in "Balai Penelitian dan Kajian Sosial". He always watches and participates in many events, then writes them in this blog. He also develops his talent in music with Solo Jazz Society, a Jazz community in Solo, Indonesia. So, enjoy....!! Thanks

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