Take me away to the hiding Place

Discussing Natasha Bedingfield’s song, Pocketful of sunshine

I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it’s all mine.
Oh, ooh oh oh.
Do what you want, but you’re never gonna break me.
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me.
No.
I got a pocket, gota pocketful of sunshine
I got a love, and I know that it’s all mine, oh, ooh oh oh.
Wish that you could, but you ain’t gonna own me
do anything you want, you can’t slow me down, no oh.
Take me away: A secret place.
A sweet escape: Take me away.
Take me away to better days.
Take me away: A hiding place.
There’s a place that I go,
But nobody knows.
Where the rivers flow,
And I call it home.
And there’s no more lies.
In the darkness, there’s light.
And nobody cries.
There’s only butterflies.
The sun is on my side.
Take me for a ride.
I smile up to the sky.
I know I’ll be all right.

Discussion Questions ( Prepared by Samuel Thambusamy)

1) What is this song about?

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Do what you want, but you’re never gonna break me.
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me.
Wish that you could, but you ain’t gonna own me
Do anything you want, you can’t slow me down

2)The lyrics talks about a different kind of attitude towards life, particularly the harsh realities of life. Is this possible? How?

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3) We constantly worry about what others do to us. We let them hurt us. We let them break us. We let them slow us. How does this song deal with situations like this? What do you think about this?

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There’s a place that I go,
But nobody knows.
Where the rivers flow,
And I call it home.

And there’s no more lies.
In the darkness, there’s light.
And nobody cries.
There’s only butterflies.

4) What does it take to have a pocket full of sunshine that creates a magic? Where could this possibly be? Can we find it?

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Take me away: A secret place.
A sweet escape: Take me away.
Take me away to better days.
Take me away: A hiding place.
There’s a place that I go,
But nobody knows.
Where the rivers flow,
And I call it home.

5) Take me away! Is this a  “get-away solution’ or pro-active response to difficult interactions?

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6) What have you learnt from this song?

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