A simple, Sri lankan Dry Bean Curry mixed in with sautéed Onions and flavoured with Pepper and Cummin.
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I’m often the only witness to my kids singing. There is no place to run and hide.
Some I enjoy many I don’t. Today, you get to read the songs I often hear. I’m not sure if they like these songs for their tunes or for the words in it but I was surprised by the meanings behind their words. The words are thought provoking.
Here are some of the lyrics. Please note all words are attributed to their original singers.
She sings (15),
What would I do without your smart mouth,
drawing me in and you kicking me out,
got my head spinning, no kidding, I can’t pin you down.
What’s going on in that beautiful mind, I’m on your magical mystery ride and I’m so dizzy, don’t know what hit me, but I’ll be alright.
My head’s under water but I’m breathing fine, You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind.
Cause all of me, Loves all of you,
love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections,
give your all to me, I’ll give my all to you,
You’re my end and my beginning even when I lose I’m winning.
‘Cause I give you all of me And you give me all of you..
.How many times do I have to tell you even when you’re crying you’re beautiful too.
The world is beating you down, I’m around through every mood,
You’re my downfall, you’re my muse, my worst distraction, my rhythm and blues,
I can’t stop singing, it’s ringing, in my head for you
…(John Legend, All of me)
I fell in love with the song just listening to it.
And then sometimes I find her(15) singing with him(14) joining in the background,
She sees them walking in a straight line, that’s not really her style and they all got the same heartbeat but hers is falling behind.
Nothing in this world could ever bring them down.
Yeah, they’re invincible and she’s just in the background and she says I wish that I could be like the cool kids, ‘Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in.
He sees them talking with a big smile but they haven’t got a clue yeah, they’re living the good life, can’t see what he is going through, they’re driving fast cars but they don’t know where they’re going in the fast lane, living life without knowing and he says I wish that I could be like the cool kids,’Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in,I wish that I could be like the cool kids… ( Cool kids by Echosmith)
And he( 14) sings his favorite,
When your dreams all fail and the ones we hail are the worst of all and the blood’s run stale,
I wanna hide the truth, I wanna shelter you but with the beast inside, there’s nowhere we can hide, No matter what we breed, we still are made of greed, this is my kingdom come, this is my kingdom come.
Don’t get too close, it’s dark inside, it’s where my demons hide.
So they dug your grave and the masquerade will come calling out at the mess you made. Don’t wanna let you down
but I am hell bound though this is all for you, don’t wanna hide the truth.
They say it’s what you make, I say it’s up to fate, It’s woven in my soul, I need to let you go.
Pinch the ends of the beans and remove the string that runs on both sides of the bean and cut the beans to the required size.
On medium heat temper the chopped onion with the Cinnamon until onions turn translucent.
Add the Beans, cook on medium heat for a few minutes.
Once the beans are semi cooked add the Cummin, Pepper and continue to cook on medium heat before removing the pan from the fire add Salt to taste.
Flavoured with Pepper and Coriander a simple, Srilankan Dry Bean Curry mixed in with sautéed Onions.
- 500g Green beans
- 1 large onion
- 1/2 a piece of cinnamon
- 3 Tablespoons oil
- 1 Teaspoon Cummin Powder
- 1 Teaspoon of ground Pepper
- Pinch the ends of the beans and remove the string that runs on both sides of the bean and cut the beans to the required size.
- On medium heat temper the chopped onion with the Cinnamon until onions turn translucent.
- Add the Beans, cook on medium heat for a few minutes.
- Once the beans are semi cooked add the Cummin, Pepper and continue to cook on medium heat before removing the pan from the fire add Salt to taste.