(1)make sense to

(2)straighten up


(4)stiffen up

(5)pull together

(6)[You're/She's/It's/...] all [I've/you've/she's] got [in this world]





(11)in a daze

(12)on the move



(15)I don't see [it/us/you/...] ever [being together/working/doing---] again

(16)[not] meant to be

(17)have [no] control over

(18)keep food on the table

(19)break into


(21)fall apart

(22)develop a habit



(25)trip me out

(26)has a ring to it

Speaking Topic

1. The singer, talking to his daughter, says "I try to keep you sheltered from it but somehow it seems
  the harder that I try to do that, the more it backfires on me." In other words, he wants to improve
  the situation, but it didn't work the way he hoped - it only made it worse. Have you ever done some-
  thing you hoped would have a positive effect on a situation, but it had the opposite - a negative
  effect? Tell me about it.

2. The singer says, "But everything happens for a reason." People often tell themselves this when
  something bad happens. "Well, it seems like a bad thing, but their must be a reason, a purpose." They
  try to make the best of a bad situation. Have you ever done this?