Love, Music, Death, & Books

All things in life end are best ended with music.  Whether it be a movie, play, relationship, funeral, or birthday and since we are officially done with The Great Gatsby in class I thought the best way to end it was with music.

I’m going to put certain scenes of The Great Gatsby to the music of John Mayer’s (with Katy Perry) Who You Love.

The lyrics to the song will be in blue and what scene it overlays will be in purple.

My girl, she ain’t the one that I saw coming

This would be from Gatsby’s point of view and it’s him telling of when he first met Daisy and how blown away and awestruck he was by her.  

And sometimes I don’t know which way to go
And I tried to run before

He didn’t know what to do back then and then had to go into the army.
But I’m not running anymore
Cause I’ve fought against it hard enough to know

 Gatsby  is determined to get Daisy back with everything he has and everything he can possibly do.

Oh, you can’t make yourself stop dreaming
Who you’re dreaming of
If it’s who you love
Then it’s who you love

Gatsby couldn’t let the idea of him and Daisy being together go.  He got Nick to get them two together again and he even told Nick that you can repeat the past when Gatsby fell for Daisy and before he had to war.

My boy, he ain’t the one that I saw coming

When Gatsby moved across from East Egg, Daisy’s house, he didn’t expect to have so many problems with getting Daisy away from Tom.  He also didn’t expect for Tom to be as unloyal and deceiving as he was.

And some have said his heart’s too hot to hold

Tom can be a little much to take both on Daisy and on Gatsby because Tom has affairs with women everywhere they move and then they have to move again.  Gatsby is pressed with challenges because of how Tom has gotten Daisy to love him a few times in the past and how secure Tom keeps Daisy money wise and protection wise from other people like Myrtle.
And it takes a little time
But you should see him when he shines
Cause you never wanna let that feeling go

When you do see how much Tom cares for Daisy in the hotel scene, though it rarely comes out besides then, it’s really quite spectacular to see his real feelings instead of how he normally acts.  It would be nice, just being a reader and for Daisy I’m sure, if Tom was like that more often instead of having affairs and then apologizing every time and repeating that cycle constantly.

Oh, you can’t make yourself stop dreaming
Who you’re dreaming of
If it’s who you love
Then it’s who you love

Gatsby couldn’t help loving Daisy so much since it was true love, as far as we know from the book, and he dedicated his entire life, up until the moment he died, to getting her back.

That’s the end and I hope you enjoyed it because it was fun making all of the connections since it was with music.  Have a good weekend everybody

– Gold Glitter Pumps


2 thoughts on “Love, Music, Death, & Books

  1. ahhhh that was so cute!! I never really thought about applying the story of Gatsby to a song and I think that this one just captures everything perfectly. I can just imagine putting this into story form and it sounds like it’d be so much fun. I’d really love to try this with Grapes of Wrath and I thank you so much for giving me an idea to play with for blogs :DD

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