M.M.S.P by Dante, Michele, Sean and Rose pd. 9/10. 4. Everything we had-The Academy Is…
Everything we had-The Academy Is…
This song by The Academy Is… is about a boy who can’t forget the love he once had with a lover. He is in love with her and can’t get her out of his mind. The singer says ‘I will be watching wherever you go, through the eyes of a fly on the wall.’ This quote can relate to Gatsby and how he basically stalked Daisy since he got back from the war. Although these guys are just in love and want the girl back, it doesn’t change the fact that they are creepers.
In one of The Police’s most recognizable songs, “Every Breathe You Take” is obsessing over someone to the point of knowing their every move. This is like Gatsby moving across the bay from Daisy, just to be able to know what’s going on with her. Gatsby’s heartache over Daisy can be portrayed in the line “Since you've gone I've been lost without a trace, I dream at night, I can only see your face”. You can see in this line that the singer has gone through similar romantic troubles like Gatsby did.
The song “No Sleep” by Wiz Khalifa is about himself and lots of other people with him partying and drinking and some illegal activities all night long. Gatsby’s parties were known to be big and wild.
This song just embodies Gatsby’s huge and flashy life, well his seemingly huge and flashy life given off by his weekly parties. This would be played while the party is being introduced.
What goes around comes around from Justin Timberlake is about adultery and karma. Justin’s girlfriend is cheating on him with a friend and he tells her that karma will get her back. In the end of this song, the girl that cheated on Justin dies in a car accident and is ironic since Mrytle also dies by a car and she too cheated on her lover.