Donnie Darko Music and lyrics By Michael
Mad world • I think this song fits into this movie at the end because the lyrics stand for some of the things that happened in the movie. The lyrics in the song are sad, and they represent loneliness as Donnie was sort of different to everyone. • The words ‘mad world’ in the song must represent how the world is coming to an end and how Donnie’s family and other people think he is mad, and also how a lot of strange things happen. • “The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had” this sentence in the song might represent how Donnie could have dreams about dying to save everyone, and because he's saving people in his dream its his best dream. But this happens in real life so maybe he thinks he will be doing great because he's saving people, which he is.
Head over heels • “I made a fire and watching it burn” these lyrics might represent how Donnie is told to burn the house of Jim Cunningham, which he does at night time when he isn’t home, when Donnie burns Jim’s house he stands there and watches the house get incinerated. • “Funny how...TIME FLIES!!!” These lyrics might represent time travel because they are saying that time is almost going into the future so its like time travel.
Brilliant mind • “I'm must be out of my brilliant mind” these lyrics could mean how Donnie seems to be crazy to everyone, but he is actually very smart that he can out argue people without losing, making them feel bad. Donnie gets in trouble for being that smart though, because some people don’t like other people winning argument against them all the time.