WRITING PROMPT – 7

AS YOU LISTEN TO SWEET BILLY PILGRIM’S SONG DESCRIBE WHAT YOU CAN SEE IN THE RECORDING ROOM. IT’S A BIT OF A MESS, TO SAY THE LEAST.

CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THE SONG LYRICS?

WHY DO YOU THINK THE SONG IS ENTITLED “FUTURE PERFECT TENSE”?

NA-1 By the time you read this…

FILL IN THE GAPS:

By the time you read this, I ………………………………………
Do not reply to this, it is only to be read
By the time you read this, I …………………………………………
Do not reply to this, but notify my next of kin

Self administrate your estate,
Pick up the pieces and give them away
Let them take all the things they want and dispose of yourself

Photos and notes go into the sink
Under all the hot water the faucet could give
Now my dreams are just running ink
Going down the dream

By the time you read this, ……………………………………………
Do not reply to this, but realize what you have done
By the time you read this, ………………………………………………
Do not reply to this, but realize what you made me do

Oh, oh

By the time you read this, ………………………………….. the way good men go
When they go bad, where they go bad
By the time you read this, ………………………………………. to the place where good men go
Where they go wrong, when they go wrong

By the time you read this, ……………………………………………………
Do not reply to this, after I’ve experienced maximum pain
No longer good to anyone, and never would be again
Know that I spent my final days, endlessly tying the endless loose ends

One last look around the place, with sun shining into empty room
For the final time I close the door that will open for someone new

The only change I make before I leave, is in the bedroom of my dreams
Where I covered the walls in deep blue paint, rather than my blood and my brains

By the time you read this, ………………………………………………….
Do not reply to this, it is only to be read
By the time you read this, ………………………………………………

FULL LYRICS HERE

NA-1 FUTURE CONTINUOUS AND FUTURE PERFECT – ASK THE CRYSTAL BALL

JUST FOR FUN….

CLICK ON THE IMAGE AND ASK QUESTIONS IN THE FUTURE PERFECT OR FUTURE CONTINUOUS. YOU CAN USE TIME EXPRESSIONS LIKE  “in the 22nd century” or “in twenty years’ time” or “by the year 2070”.

SEE WHAT THE BALL PREDICTS!!!

crystal ball

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