ESL Video Quiz: syoneda: Chantal Kreviazuk: Leaving on a Jet Plane

Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
Quiz #: 15479
(ESL Category: listening) Winnipeg's Chantal Kreviazuk resurrects an old classic folk song and makes it new again
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Leaving on a Jet Plane

"Leaving On A Jet Plane"

I'm ... I'm ...

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go
I'm standin' here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye

But the dawn is breakin', it's early morn
The taxi's waitin', he's blowin' his horn
Already I'm so lonesome I could die

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go

'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go

I'm ...

There's so many times I've let you down
So many times I've played around
I'll tell you now, they don't mean a thing

Every place I go, I think of you
Every song I sing, I sing for you
When I come back I'll wear your wedding ring

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go

'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go

Now the time has come to leave you
One more time, oh, let me kiss you
And close your eyes and I'll be on my way

Dream about the days to come
When I won't have to leave alone
About the times that I won't have to say ...

Oh, kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go

'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go

And I'm leaving on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go

But I'm leaving on a jet plane
(Ah ah ah ah)
Leaving on a jet plane
(Ah ah ah ah)
Leaving on a jet plane
(Ah ah ah ah)
Leaving on a jet plane
(Ah ah ah ah)
Leaving on a jet plane
(Ah ah ah ah)
Leaving on a jet plane
(Ah ah ah ah)
Leaving on a jet plane
(Ah ah ah ah)
Leaving on a jet plane
(Ah ah ah ah)
(Leaving) On a jet plane

songwriter: John Denver

performed by: Chantal Kreviazuk

date released: 1998 by Chantal Kreviazuk

Chantal Kreviazuk was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba; she is of Ukrainian and Pakistani ancestry. A singer-songwriter, Kreviazuk is also a classically-trained pianist and guitar player. She credits her success to growing up in the Winnipeg where the summers were hot and the winters were bitterly cold. Without a lot to do, she developed her inner resources and learned to entertain herself with music at a young age.

Her life has been a litany of tragedy, but she continues to perform and write music for movies and television shows. Her songwriting has brought success for many other performers, but she is admired by Canadians largely for her courage in the face of adversity.

In 1994, Kreviazuk endured multiple jaw and leg fractures in a serious motorcycle accident in Italy spending several months in hospital recuperating. During her recovery she turned to her piano to create music and found the connection that led to her dynamic music career. She believes as many of us do: Everything happens for a reason. There can be many inspirational and growth opportunities when life takes a turn for the worse.

She appeared on the Armageddon movie soundtrack with her smash hit remake of “Leaving in a Jet Plane”, who gave Kreviazuk a break into the American music industry.

Later in life, she began to use her success to work tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.



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