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Take Someone Back
Take Someone Back English, baby! Video Lesson

Gerunds and Infinitives

Date: Mar 20 2012

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives


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Not very long ago, Devan and Jason were engaged to be married. But things changed quickly. Jason got cold feet and wanted to call off the wedding. So Devan broke up with him.

Neither of them has been happy since then. Though Jason wanted to fix things, he didn’t know how. He hurt Devan, so why would she take him back? He knew he would have to do something big to show her that he had learned from his mistake.

Then, when he saw Dale face the music about his weight, Jason got an idea. See if Jason’s grand gesture will be enough to get Devan to take him back.


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Jason:  Devan.

Devan:  I don’t want to talk to you.

Jason:  I know. I know talking isn’t gonna convince you to take me back. That’s why I’m gonna sing. Dale!

Devan:  What?


Well, a man doesn’t quit when times get tough.
And a man doesn’t run when he’s had enough.
And though I was lost before, now I understand
That I, I’m your man.
I’ve got these here socks made of wool.
To keep my feet from getting cool.
So I will stand my ground, I ain’t never backing down
Because I, I’m your man.
So if you will take me back,
I promise never to lose track
Of the fact that I’m your man.
What do you say? Will you take me back?

Devan:  Yes.

Jason:  Yes!

Devan:  I forgive you. I’ll take you back.

Jason:  Yes.

Devan:  But you can never do something like this to me ever again. Do you understand?

Jason:  I promise.

Devan:  I love you.

Jason:  I love you.

Dale:  Is that it? Are you guys together?

Devan:  Yeah.

Jason:  She took me back. That’s what she said.

Dale:  Alright, man. I’ll take you back too!

Jason:  No, you can’t take me back. We never dated, and we never broke up.

Dale:  Oh. That was a pretty darn good song.

Jason:  Thanks, man.


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Jason says hello to Devan, but she’s angry with him and doesn’t want to talk. So he starts to sing.

The song says that he won’t lose track of what’s important again and asks her to take him back. She agrees! The grand gesture worked.

In fact, the song worked so well that Dale offers to take Jason back as well. Jason explains that that makes no sense because he and Dale never dated and they never broke up.

Have you ever taken someone back? Have you ever convinced someone to take you back? How did you do it?

Original music by Jason Simms.



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Unsay stuff, unleash consideration,restore links,undo harms and lock arms again with people that I have unnerved. retie ties I had untied .if only I had this power that’d would have been uncannily unbelievable

Tongue out

02:31 PM Mar 20 2012 |

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sometimes I wish I could “unsay” stuff  ;’(

02:26 PM Mar 20 2012 |



Saudi Arabia

  Good news :)   they be together agian .

02:22 PM Mar 20 2012 |




I pick up body language frequencies rather quickly , Butta. no silver bullet!

the tone of voice, body language, eye contact, etc…

they say a frown can be detected during a telephone conversation.


02:14 PM Mar 20 2012 |

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Butta, I like the term “tickle pink”


the second after Devan had pouted and said “I don’t want to talk to you”, I said ” Jason is so going to marry that girl” : )


02:05 PM Mar 20 2012 |




ThiagoKami, she played you like a violin : )

She filled your heart with hopes and promises, only to leave your soul deflated and empty.

This isn’t “goodbye” Thiago. because in reality you never met her, she never showed you her real face.


01:58 PM Mar 20 2012 |




Yes, I have taken someone back, but my plan didn’t work out. In the end she said “I am sorry but I never liked you. You say you like me but I know that is not true. If one day you really say to me that you love me and I turn to you and say I don’t like you, What are you going to do?”

When I heard that, I didn’t have any answers. All I said “So I guess this is a good bye.

01:51 PM Mar 20 2012 |




Jason beat me, I had already composed a song for Devan Tongue out

“And Devan if the notes I sing sound a little broken.

It’s only because my heart is in the middle broken.

 If you see my sneakers laces untied and a little weary.

Thousand miles I walked to find the one I am to marry.

 Love of my dreams I’m begging you please take me back

‘cause without you my life will never be on the right track

I hope you don’t mind my prose and my deepest apologies

 As long as you are by my side baby I won’t need memories

Now that I’m on English, Baby, the world’s watching me.

Though I took too long, I need you badly my lovely lady.”

 (yawning) : )

All I have to say is well done! Jason, give her something she didn’t expect.

When someone whom you loved you so much, hurt you and is man enough to come forward and offer a sincere apology , and serenade you on top of that!. You are telling me that you’re going to be so insensitive and reject him? bless your heart.

Love hurts people! yet we can’t seem to live without it. No relationship is perfect, and sooner or later Devan is likely going to hurt Jason, if she hadn’t before, and the tide is going to turn and she’s going to feel sorry and she’d be happy if Jason could forgive her.

I believe in second chances when the person comes clean and deserve it. Those things happen, there are just bumps on the path not the end of the road. If you’re allergic to forgiving, then stay in your bubble, because love is out there and it has a lot of side effects.

01:40 PM Mar 20 2012 |




want to take him back

01:22 PM Mar 20 2012 |




Anja, see the link “Cold as ice”


01:00 PM Mar 20 2012 |




Seems to be he has written this song himself. It is not the first song of him.

I must go. Will try to join all of you later on Smile

12:57 PM Mar 20 2012 |

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Jason was adorable, I agree, Anja. I like him in the video “Cold as ice” so much :)

12:55 PM Mar 20 2012 |

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But I would not refuse if Jason let me to copy the mp3 version of this song Wink

12:48 PM Mar 20 2012 |

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Anja, my dear, hello :) 

My words are joke of course Laughing

12:45 PM Mar 20 2012 |

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Jason, Devan I’m so happy for both of you. Live in love <3 <3 <3

The great event happened today!!! You are together forever. 

This lesson is very  emotional. I like with all my heart. 

JASON, I did not know you are an excellent singer. Your song is like a serenade. Did you write it yourself?

Women usually forget about everything and fall in your embrace when they get such approach to their heart.

I have already downloaded your song to my walkman.WinkLaughing

12:35 PM Mar 20 2012 |




Don’t trust man who already had disappointed you lol

10:40 AM Mar 20 2012 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Actually this lesson killed me I think everything here reflect my status , Really I don’t know How I can start ,Which words I should beginning my words .

There are some things in our lives deserve  the sacrifices , as the same time some things make us more happy , I had a nice love story with a woman ,In fact I felt my life is going to change to forward , day after day I feel everything with her .

If I want to say some words to her Really all words for her isn’t enough , She has a big heart , she is very tender woman , I confess I have never meet anyone like her .

Unfortunately  the love need a positive move , I don’t have ability to continue  with someone I can’t meet her .

Finally I have to say Regardless I love you . 

you will remain my dear forever .

09:56 AM Mar 20 2012 |




Wooooow, it’s agreat way to convince somebody, i really like the unexpected ways. Honestly, if my partner do this to me i would take him back tooSmile

07:44 AM Mar 20 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of


I was very surprised of this lesson!!! Amazing!!!

And Dear Irene! After what you wrote, I cant write anything more!

Excellent and complete comment.:)

07:41 AM Mar 20 2012 |




It’s unbelievable!how come this fantastic idea struck Jason’s mind???

I have to say that it IS romatic.No wonder Devan could take him back.No girls are ummune to this.I think Jason is bold and crazy.As a matter of fact,man needs to be bold to win the girls.

07:34 AM Mar 20 2012 |

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