Tuesday, 11 October 2011

for once

Learn some expressions with Stevie Wonder singing "For Once in my Life"

Expression Meaning Example
For once this time, even if at no other time For once, stop talking and start working!
Used to used for saying what was true or what happened regularly in the past I used to smoke, but I quit last year.
As long as provided that, inasmuch as, in the degree that You can walk there, as long as you arrive on time.
To make it to succeed If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.

by Stevie Wonder

For once in my life I have someone who needs me
Someone I've needed so long
For once, unafraid, I can go where life leads me
Somehow I know I'll be strong

For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of
Long before I knew
Ooooh someone warm like you
Would make my dream come true

For once in my life I won't let sorrow hurt me
Not like it's hurt me before
For once, I have something I know won't desert me
I'm not alone anymore

For once, I can say, this is mine, you can't take it
As long as I know I have love, I can make it
For once in my life, I have someone who needs me

Written by Ron Miller and Orlando Murden for Motown Records

for once: pour une fois
used to do: faisait
as long as: pourvu que
sorrow: chagrin, tristesse profonde
to make it: réussir, y arriver


  1. I think the song was written for his daughter ; am I right ?
    It's beautiful.

  2. No, that was another song, called "Isn't she Lovely," written for his daughter, Aisha.


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