Video: “Movin’ Out” – Inglés Esencial 5

Watch the video, listen to the lyrics, read the vocabulary, and fill in the blanks. Billy Joel: Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)

Anthony works in the g_____________________ store
Saving his pennies for someday
Mama Leone left a note on the d_____________________,
She said, “Sonny, move out to the country.”
Working too hard can give you a heart attack ackackackackack
You ought to know by now
Who needs a house out in Hackensack?
Is that all you get for your m_____________________?

And it seems such a waste of t_____________________
If that’s what it’s all about
Mama, if that’s moving up then I’m moving out.
Mmm, I’m moving out. Ooh-hoo, uh-huh, mmmm

Sergeant O’Leary is walking the beat
At night he becomes a b_____________________
He works at Mister Cacciatore’s down on Sullivan Street
Across from the medical center
Yeah and he’s trading in his Chevy for a Cadillac acacacacacacac
You ought to know by n_____________________
And if he can’t drive with a broken b_____________________
At least he can polish the fenders

And It seems such a waste of time
If that’s what it’s all a_____________________
Mama, If that’s moving up then I’m m_____________________.
Mmm, I’m moving out. Ooh-hoo, uh-huh, mmmm

You should never argue with a crazy mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mind
You ought to know by now
You can pay Uncle Sam with the overtime
Is that all you get for your m_____________________?

And if that’s what you have in mind
Yeah if that’s what you’re all a_____________________
Good luck moving up because I’m m_____________________.
Mmm, I’m moving out. Ooh-hoo, uh-huh, mmmm

I’m moving out…

Vocabulary
Across from – enfrente de
All – todo
Argue – discutir
At least – al menos
At night – por la noche
Back – espalda
Bartender – barman
Beat – ruta diaria de policía
Because – porque
Become – volverse/hacerse
Broken – roto, quebrado
Can – poder
Crazy – loco
Door – puerta
Fenders – tapabarros
Get – recibir
Good luck – buena suerte
Grocery store – supermercado
If he can’t drive – si no puede manejar
If that’s what it’s all about – si eso es todo lo que es importante
If that’s what you have in mind – si eso es lo que tienes en mente
Left – dejo
Medical center – centro médico
Mind – mente
Move out – mudarse
Moving up – subiendo, ascendiendo
Need – necesitar
Never – jamás
Overtime – sobretiempo
Pay – pagar
Pennies – centavos
Polish – darle brillo a
Saving – ahorrando
Seem – parecer
Should – deberías
Someday – algún día
Sonny – joven
Street – calle
The country – el campo
Too hard – demasiado duro
Trading in – entregando para parte de pago
Walking – caminando
Waste of time – perdida de tiempo
You ought to know by now – ya deberías saber 

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About sarahjpurdy

I am a writer, editor, English teacher, and Spanish student living in Valparaíso, Chile, where I teach English at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. I also telecommute to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), where I have worked as a marketing publications writer and editor since 2004. Prior to joining UNR, I worked as a journalist, editing and writing features and news stories for the Reno Gazette-Journal. I earned a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from UNR, where I was chosen for a graduate research assistantship in Victorian literature and graduated with a 4.0/4.0 cumulative GPA. I also taught at UNR for three semesters as a discussion leader for cross-disciplinary Core Humanities 201 and 202 courses, which examine Western literature, history, and culture from Mesopotamia and Ancient Greece through the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution to World War II, the postcolonial era, and postmodernity. For eight months prior to moving to Chile in February 2011, I volunteered as ESL tutor for the ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada. In fall 2010 I earned a 50-hour TEFL Certificate from the University of Arizona and a 30-hour Social Media Marketing Certificate from UNR, and completed a graduate TESOL course through UNLV.
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