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My name is Luka by Susan Vega


"Luka" is a song recorded by Suzanne Vega. This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

My name is Luka by Susan Vega

Level

Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song:
    Luka

  • Album:
    Solitude Standing
  • Date of release:
    1987
  • Genre:
    Alternative rock
  • Length of the song:
    3 minutes and 48 seconds.
  • Writer:
    Susan Vega

Interesting information about the song

This song was one of the earliest to deal with child abuse and domestic violence. One critic said,

"the 'happy' music is a metaphorical denial, making this seem beautiful and serene while discussing something terrible and devastating. It is a wonderful use of tune as a metaphor for how many abuse victims also deny their abuse, and is a profound classic."

The video

The Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • My name is luka
    I live on the second floor
    I live upstairs from you
  • Yes I think you've seen me before
  • If you hear something late at night
    Some kind of trouble. some kind of fight
    Just don't ask me what it was

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here