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Hello naturals, what is up? It's me, Gabi your American English teacher

And today we are going to explore English learning through music. I have learned so much of my own

Second languages like Spanish through songs that I love I used to wait tables

and when I was either cleaning the tables or going back and forth between the kitchen and the

Tables I was serving I would sing and dance to myself like movie Ndola Carreras movie end o las carreras movie end

Hola que eres muy bien de las carreras a derecha. I let's care that a la derecha Alex care the movie end

Hola, que eres muy bien, you know logic are dead

So today we're going to take a look at one of the songs that you asked me about one of the most popular songs

right now in the United States and maybe in the world Old Town Road by lil nas X

This song whether you love it or love to hate it

In this video we're gonna answer some of the questions that I've been getting from you about this song

For example, what is the meaning of Old Town Road by little NASA X?

Why does he use so many negatives? And is it correct to say can't nobody tell me nothing

What does it mean to lean all in my bladder?

Is that what can we learn about American culture from this popular song and finally, what can we learn about?

Real-life English using this song. So again, I love this song personally

I want to know what you think of the song if you like it or not

I welcome your comments and I want to give a shout out to everyone all of you who are in the United States

Who are studying who are working hard to improve your English?

And if you are watching from Brazil Thank You Brazil

You guys watch a lot of go natural English a shout out to India

You guys are also watching a lot of good natural English and I would love to name all the countries

But let me ask you to name your country in the comments below. I want to see where you are watching from

Let me know your country now. So what's the meaning behind?

Town Road, well, it's all about hard work and

Perseverance, which means not giving up you keep going no matter what to achieve your goals and here at go natural English

that's what we're all about - this is a simple but an

Amazing song that has a great message behind it

When he says I'm gonna take my horse to the Old Town Road

The horse is like not having much. He doesn't have a car. He doesn't have a lot of money

He's not famous yet and the Old Town Road. Is that road to success?

So he's really trying hard. He's not gonna give up. He's gonna take what he has

He's gonna work with what he has and get to where he desires to be

I'm gonna take my horse to the Old Town Road and I'm gonna ride till I can't

No more

So he's not gonna give up the horse

Would be like not having much and Old Town Road would be like that path success and you know

You taking the horse to Old Town Road will not explain to the New York Times. I felt like a loner

Cowboy I wanted to take my horse to the old town road and run away

The horse is like a car the old town road. It's like a path to success in the first verse I pack up

Ready to go

Then he says I got horses in the back horse tack is attached hat is Matt a black got the boots

That's black to match riding on a horse. You can whip your Porsche. I've been in the valley

You ain't been up off that porch

So basically he's saying he's like a true cowboy with his horses and he's chasing after his dreams

He's going after what he wants what he dreams of his dream life

Which is to make music?


and he has been to the valley which is a far away and difficult place to go and

You you sir are just sitting on your porch

Doing nothing waiting for your dreams to come to you

You know when he doesn't have a Porsche he doesn't have resources like a lot of other artists have

But he's still gonna make this happen. He's gonna reach his dreams no matter how hard it is and then

Favorite part of the song because it really is not correct English

But it's popularly correct can nobody tell me nothing?

You can't tell me nothing so is this really

Correct. No, of course

It's not because the use of a double negative is not technically correct or proper grammar in English

However, it is widely used it is commonly used

It is popular English and this lyric is actually a reference to the Kanye West song. Can't nobody tell me nothing

So it means like no one is going to tell me I can't do what I want to do

No one is gonna tell me I can't reach my dreams. I'm gonna believe in myself and I'm gonna do it. I love this

I love this so much. Plus it's really catchy

I can't get it out of my head and then we have this kind of mysterious

Verse that took me a while to figure out riding on a tractor lean all in my bladder shooting on my baby

You can go and ask her. My life is a movie bull riding in boobies

So basically lil nas ex is talking about his future when he has made it

He's talking about his future as a star. These are things that he associates with Hollywood like being in a movie

Cheating on his baby doing drugs, which is lean

Apparently lean is the name of a drug and he makes it clear that he does not endorse or promote this lifestyle

But he's just reflecting what he has seen in the Hollywood lifestyle

Finally cowboy hat from Gucci Wrangler on my bootie

this is where he's just talking about how nicely he's dressed and talking about how much money he

Will have in the future now culturally in the u.s

this song was a controversy because it came out on the top country song list only to be

Taken off to be removed because it wasn't country enough but a lot of people

Disagreed with this there was a lot of controversy and many people thought that it was racist

so there was a lot of controversy little NASA X was everywhere in the news and then recently he also

Publicly came out as gay which can be a big deal for some people

so there's just been a lot of talk about willness x and he's had a

Really big summer now for the english learning a portion of this video

Let's talk about what we can learn from this song to apply to your English speaking skills

Now I love that the lyrics in this song are actually quite simple. So let's look at the pronunciation

When he says I'm gonna take my horse to the Old Town Road notice that the lyrics do not say I am

Going to take my horse there

I'm gonna I'm gonna take so this is very common when we're singing or when we're speaking in a natural

Native fast way in English you want to say gonna it sounds much more natural

But be aware that it is also more casual. So if you are in a very formal situation, you might want to

Clearly say I am going to however even in a lot of formal

Situations people do say gonna I'm gonna ride till I can't no more. So let's talk about no more

This is a very casual way to say

Anymore the proper way to say this would be I'm gonna ride until I can't anymore

But this is a colloquial way a casual way to say it no more. Okay, so no, it's not correct

But yes, it is common and you should understand that. It means anymore. I got the horses in the back and got the boots

That's black to match

Notice that he does not say I have the horses in the back or I have the boots. He says I

Got which is not even I have got it's just I got meaning I have

Now a lot of you have asked me why do native speakers say got instead of have again?

It's a colloquial way to say have it is not the most proper English

but it is real-life English you guys and you have to

Understand real-life English the way that native speakers use it so I don't necessarily recommend

Saying got but it's super common two words that look alike, but are pronounced differently are

Porsche the car which actually in the song I think he says Porsche which is technically not correct

but I think that's the way that most people pronounce it even though it's supposed to be Porsche and


Porch where you sit outside your home where you might have a little patio or balcony?

That is a porch a porch is normally on ground level

You know when you open your front door, maybe your back door and you have a little deck area. So that is poor


Not a Porsche but a porch

Let's also take a look at when Lughnasa ex says my hat is Matty black

I thought that he was saying my tea black like

very black because my tea could mean very but then I looked at the lyrics and it's actually

Matte, like not shiny so he actually mispronounces this word

It's okay. No bad feelings little NASA X

But it should actually be pronounced matte. Now. The reason why he says mati is

totally understandable


when you have a tea sound between two vowels like the a and the e in


we do make a D sound as North American English speakers take words like water or

butter, for example or City or pretty they all sound like they're spelled with DS but it's actually 8 T in

Spelling at least if not the sound and so mad a is often

Mispronounced because there is an e at the end and it comes from French

So a lot of people think that you would pronounce the e at the end, but there's no accents on it

and so we don't pronounce it's

Incorrect English pronunciation. Just keep that in mind if you need to talk about a matte color

We often talk about Matt when we talk about makeup like Matt's lipstick or paint for your house

Do you want it to be matte or shiny?

It's always more fun improving your language skills with things like music and movies

So I want to share a video I made about the top 10 movies to learn

English with that's right over here

And if you haven't heard this song that we were talking about by little NASA X Old Town Road

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