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The Catcher in the Rye The Mixtape
Transcript of The Catcher in the Rye The Mixtape
" Young Forever "
Jay - z
" Empire State of Mind " Jay Z
" Solo Dolo " Kid Cudi
" Talking to myself " Eminem
The Beatles " Yesterday "
" Hear me "
This song relates to Holden in many ways. Throughout the novel, Holden feels like he is alone and no one understands him. He feels like he is "talking to himself" either outloud or mentally. The lyrics "Is anybody out there? It feels like I'm talkin to myself. No one seems to know my struggle And everything I come from" All seems to relate to him the best out of all the lyrics in the song. This song can show how misunderstood Holden really is.
This totally relates to Holden. This is similar to " Talkng to myself " but this song is mainly about a man against the world. Holden is travelng alone and likes to be alone but when it comes the adult life to Holden, he is a lonewolf.
This song relates to Holden because he does not want to grow up much like the song title suggests. “Forever young,I wanna be forever young. Do you really want to live forever? Forever and ever. Forever young I wanna be Forever young. Do you really want to live forever? Forever, forever” The lyrics can connect to Holden's life because he refuses to accept that he is growing up and is facing the real world. He keeps running away from his problems.
This song vividly depicts exactly what Holden is dreaming of when he wants to run away. A new life in a beautiful, exciting city. “New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There's nothin' you can't do. Now you're in New York. These streets will make you feel brand new. The lights will inspire you. Let's hear it for New York, New York, New York.” When Holden gets to NYC he feels like a brand new person and has almost a new life. Especially when he change into another person when he claims himself a " older " age when he enters the bar.
The song " Hear me " by Imagine Dragons describes Holden's emotion. The chorus of the song says, " Can nobody hear me ? I've got a lot that's on my mind. I can not breathe. Can you hear it , too? " Throughtout the book, we can see that Holden definitely has a lot in his mind. When the song says, " Can nobody hear me?" it reminds us of Holden because he has bad communication skills and therefore does not transmit his thoughts to other very well.
"Catcher in the Rye "
Guns N" Roses
Catcher in the Rye by Guns N’ Roses is perfect for this book, not only in title but also through the lyrics as well. This song is a lyrical interpretation done on the book and holds many similarities. The song like the book holds a lot of strong feelings. In the first verse it talks about death and its trigger from the older world. It also talks about them might being crazy which is seen in Holden’s character. Like Holden the narrator of the song is asking if he is crazy. The chorus of “Oooh, the Catcher In The Rye Again, Won't let ya get away from him, (Tomorrow never comes), It's just another day... Like today” references the “job” Holden wants later on in life. The song talks about being crazy a lot and being lonesome. “All at once the song I heard, No longer would it play , For anybody, Or anyone, That needed comfort from somebody, Needed comfort from someone , Who cared , To be, Not like you, And unlike me” talks about lonesomeness which relates back to the book because in the the story, Holden is always looking for companionship. We never really see a time in which Holden is not thinking about finding someone or trying to call someone up just so he won’t be lonely anymore.
"Hot and Cold"
The song "Hot and Cold" is a great fit for the Catcher in the Rye. The main message of the song is that there is a person who is "hot and cold," "yes and no," "in and out." This means that this person can not make up their mind, and always changes their opinion. The same is true for Holden. One minute we see him saying bad things about Stradlater, but the next he says good things about him. The same goes for Ackley, the boy who lives next to him. Holden is always complaining about Ackley, but when it comes down to it, he doesn't really mind having him around.
" Day n Nite "
This song contribute Holden. The lyrics " To free his mind in search of " Holden is a person who is searching for a goal so he can settle with. Throughout his childhood he has been expelled of many schools and now he just drop out of school and head out to New York. Holden doesn't know what to do in life but be as a kid forever.
This song relates back to Holden and his relationship with Allie. Although the song is more of a song that has to do with a romantic love, it still does a great job when describing some of the feeling Holden had after Allie died. In the song the lines "Nobody said it was easy, It's such a shame for us to part, Nobody said it was easy, No one ever said it would be this hard, Oh, take me back to the start." These lines can relate back to Holden missing Allie all the time and often turning towards him for support and company. The song talks about how it's hard to part with someone you love like Holden did. It also talks about going back to the start which is similar to Holden always reminiscing about Allie and when he tried to talk about Allie with Phoebe. The song it really slow and melancholy and refers back to the person coming back and "haunting" which in Holden's case would be how Allie is able to be there for Holden even though he is dead.
" The Scientist " Coldplay
"Another Brick in the brick" Pink Floyd
This song wonders around students they that want their teachers to leave them alone. The song keeps repeating “We don’t need no education…Teachers leave them kids alone”. Holden has been kicked out from countless colleges, and these lyrics are probably something he would be thinking in his mind, as he says it is his terrible situation. He is fed up with school and education, because he cannot stand the phonies that are connected with the system. In addition, the tone of the song sounds like it is directly coming from Holden’s mind since it is so demanding and angry sounding. Also, the music is very upbeat which amplifies the angry mood.
" In The End" Linkin Park
Holden's ideal job would be to keep the children in the rye field where they can play and enjoy life. However, no matter how hard he tries, he can never hold all of the children in the field and some fall off of a cliff. As the song says, time goes out the window and the children, metaphorically, must grow up and life will become harder. In the end, his efforts don't matter. Their future and destiny is unavoidable.
Holden mostly reflects back to his childhood and focuses on Phoebe's innocence. As the song indicates, love was an easier game to play (his summer with Jane) and his troubles seemed far away. This mindset is probably the inspiration for his "catcher in the rye" fantasy. In this fantasy, children are running through a rye field, young and carefree. This matches perfectly with his tone as he reminisces about the past.