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Songs that represent Their Eyes were Watching God

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Mireya Rodriguez

on 29 May 2014

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Transcript of Songs that represent Their Eyes were Watching God

Songs that represent Their Eyes were Watching God
Say Something by Christina Aguilera
Say something by Christina Aguilera is about giving up on the one they love. Janie's love for Joe was slowly fading away. She didn't really love him anymore. It says in the book, "her love for Joe was shattered." Eventually in their relationship the love was no longer strong.
Compass by Lady Antebellum
The song compass by Lady Antebellum is about letting your heart guide you. Janie never really followed her heart. She would always let her imagination take control over her heart. She always jumped right into relationships because she wanted to find this "perfect guy" that she had pictured in her head.
Good Life by One Republic
Good Life by One Republic is about enjoying everything about life. The first time Janie laid her eyes on Tea Cake she thought he was "the one". The guy that she had been looking for all of her life. When Janie and Tea Cake moved from Eatonville to the Everglades, it was going to be a new life for them.
Better Man by Pearl Jam
This song is about an abusive husband. It represents the time when Joe hit Janie. She thought the person that loved her would never hit her. The lyrics represent that Janie does not love Joe anymore.
Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
Beautiful by Christina Aguilera is about being confident and not letting people's words bring you down. All the towns people always had something to say about Janie. At the end of the book she ran off with Tea Cake and they did not agree with the choices she was making. But Janie never let the townspeople words affect her.
Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
This song is about learning from your mistakes to become a stronger person. After everything Janie went through, she always had remained stable. She learned from her past and made a better outcome from it. After Joe died Janie realized she didn't need a man to live a life with.
Let Me Love You by NeYo
Let Me Love You by NeYo is about being open minded by giving the guy a chance to show the woman she can be loved and protected. Janie's entire life she was looking for love. Instead of looking at men for who they were, she had a dream man.
Paradise by ColdPlay
Paradise by ColdPlay is about a girl dreaming of the perfect life (being in paradise.) Janie's whole life she dreamed of unrealistic things. She was stuck in a fantasy and did not want to wake up. She wanted to live in this fantasy world where she would marry the perfect man and they would have a perfect life together.
My Baby Shot Me Down by Nancy Sinatra
This song is about being shot down by the one they love. Janie and Tea Cake's relationship ended with Janie shooting and killing Tea Cake. He got bit by a vicious dog and tried to attack Janie. Janie ended up shooting Tea Cake and he died in result of it. This song represents Janie killing Tea Cake.
Today in the modern world African American women don't see themselves for who they are. They are always trying to change the way they look for example getting weave cause they don't their hair is pretty or long enough. Sometimes getting it cause they feel as if it makes them more beautiful.
Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
This song is about being free and independent. When Janie was young, she found herself watching the bees in the pear tree. She wonders to herself what life will be like and if she will find happiness. This song relates to how Janie’s grandmother has different ideals for her future than what Janie would like for herself. The song relates to Janie because it shows how she is independent and needs to make her own future instead of someone determining it for her.
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