Brandy – Have you ever?

This song comes with a worksheet to use in the classroomPractice the present perfect and especially the interrogative form have you ever… ? in your ESL class with this song, Have you ever? by Brandy.

The 8 different examples of have you ever… in this song are: have you ever loved…, have you ever needed…, have you ever tried…, have you ever been…, have you ever had…, have you ever searched…, have you ever found…, have you ever closed…, but it also contains the forms: you’ve dreamed & you’ve given.

There is a suggestion on how to use this song in your ESL classes below, but for more ideas, click here.

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Lyrics

Have you ever loved somebody so much it makes you cry?
Have you ever needed something so bad you can’t sleep at night?
Have you ever tried to find the words but they don’t come out right?
Have you ever, have you ever?

Have you ever been in love, been in love so bad
you’d do anything to make them understand?
Have you ever had someone steal your heart away
you’d give anything to make them feel the same?
Have you ever searched for words to get you in their heart
but you don’t know what to say and you don’t know where to start?

Have you ever loved somebody so much it makes you cry?
Have you ever needed something so bad you can’t sleep at night?
Have you ever tried to find the words but they don’t come out right?
Have you ever, have you ever? Ooh

Have you ever found the one you’ve dreamed of all of your life?
you’d do just about anything to look into their eyes
Have you finally found the one you’ve given your heart to
only to find that one won’t give their heart to you?
Have you ever closed your eyes and dreamed that they were there
and all you can do is wait for the day when they will care?

Have you ever loved somebody so much it makes you cry?
Have you ever needed something so bad you can’t sleep at night?
Have you ever tried to find the words but they don’t come out right?
Have you ever, have you ever? Ooh

What do I gotta do to get you in my arms, baby?
What do I gotta say to get to your heart
to make you understand how I need you next to me?
Gotta get you in my world
‘Cause, baby, I can’t sleep

Have you ever loved somebody so much it makes you cry?
Have you, have you ever needed something so bad you can’t sleep at night?
Have you ever tried to find the words but they don’t come out right? Ooh
Have you ever, have you ever?

Have you ever loved somebody so much it makes you cry?
Have you ever needed something so bad you can’t sleep at night?
Have you ever tried to find the words but they don’t come out right?
Have you ever, have you ever, ever, ever?
Ooh, have you ever?

Suggested activity: correct the mistakes

Download this exercise (PDF)

Listen to the song and correct the mistakes in the underlined phrases.

CHORUS

Have you always loved somebody1 so much it makes you cry?
Have you ever wanted something2 so bad you can’t sleep at night?
Has she ever tried3 to find the words but they don’t come out right?
Have you ever, have you ever?

Have you ever fallen in love4, been in love so bad
you’d do anything to make them understand?
Have you not had someone steal your heart5 away
you’d give anything to make them feel the same?
Did you ever search for words6 to get you in their heart
but you don’t know what to say and you don’t know where to start?

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Have you finally encountered the one7 you’ve dreamed of all of your life?
you’d do just about anything to look into their eyes
Have you finally found the one you gave8 your heart to
only to find that one won’t give their heart to you?
Has someone ever opened your eyes9 and dreamed that they were there
and all you can do is wait for the day when they will care?

CHORUS

What do I gotta do to get you in my arms, baby?
What do I gotta say to get to your heart
to make you understand how I need you next to me?
Gotta get you in my world
‘Cause, baby, I can’t sleep

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Brandy NorwoodAmerican singer (born 1979)

Brandy Rayana Norwood, better known mononymously as Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Her sound is characterized by heavy voice-layering and riffs. As of 2024, she has sold over 40 million records worldwide, with approximately 8.62 million albums sold in the United States. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award and an American Music Award.