Verb Tense Tip:
Franti uses the Present Perfect Simple twice to illustrate a past life experience in this song.
In both these sentences, he is expressing what he’s experienced in his life so far. It makes us understand that his journey is still ongoing.
The Perfect Perfect used to express life experience is often connected to time markers like “Have you ever…?”, “I’ve never…”, I’ve already…”. “I’ve done it before.”
Michael Franti is a 46 year old Californian singer, songwriter & outspoken activist for social causes. He fuses hip hop, jazz, reggae and funk together in his own original way. In 2011, he worked with Jovanotti on a special song called “The Sound of Sunshine” only for Italy. I hear that he is vegan and that he’s been going around barefoot for over 10 years now except for situations that require shoes such as getting on a plane or going to certain restaurants . I love his cd “Stay Human” that was released in 2001 because it simulates a radio talk show where they’re following the execution of ‘Sister Fatima’ & there is also a guest appearance by Woody Harrelson. Great music, great guy…Rock on MF!
What’s your favorite Michael Franti tune?