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Brave New World
Transcript of Brave New World
Soma Holiday - Gods of Luxury
This song is about the feeling of going on a soma holiday. It also uses quotes directly out of the Brave New World, "Half a gramme for a half holiday." "There she remained, but wasn't there at all, was all the time away, infinitely far away, on holiday," this refers to Linda, and how she feels when she goes on a soma holiday.
Hug Me - Meg and Dia
This song uses many references from
Brave New World
, "Hug me 'til you drug me, honey," which is directly from the novel. This song looks at both John's and Lenina's point of view of their love in the novel. It goes with theme of love and sexuality.
Short People - Randy Newman
Imagine - John Lennon
This song, by John Lennon relates to the plot and the overall themes of
Brave New World.
"Imagine all the people, Living for today," the people in the World State live for today and never have any worries nor emotions. Another thing that relates to the World State is "Nothing to kill or die for, and no religion, too," which is all true in the World State, they live a life of happiness and nothingness, no religion, no problems.
I Don't Know How to Love Him - Jesus Christ Superstar
This song is from the movie Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) the lyrics to the song "He's a man, he's just a man. And I've had so many men before in very many ways: He's just one more" relate to Lenina's feelings for John, the Savage. Yet, if he said he loved me I'd be lost, I'd be frightened. I couldn't cope, just couldn't cope .I'd turn my head, I'd back away, I wouldn't want to know -He scares me so. I want him so.I love him so." this shows the struggle about the World State and how she is actually is feeling an emotion for once as described in the novel she is scared, because of John not loving her. although John does love her is looking for marriage, which she is scared of.
This song relates to the epsilons in the Brave New Word. Epsilons are described to be short and unintelligent. "Short people got no reason to live," in the
Brave New World
epsilons are only conditioned to do simple jobs like being an elevator operator, because it does not require any knowledge.
Soma - The Strokes
Soma is the drug that the population of the World State voluntarily use to dispel any anxieties and negative emotions. "Soma is what they would take when, hard times opened their eyes."
In the Year 2525 - Zager and Evans
This song goes with the theme of science and technology. It describes a nightmarish vision as man's technological inventions gradually dehumanize him. "Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie, everything you think, do and say, is in the pill you took today."
Brave New World - Iron Maiden
"I have seen many things, in a lifetime alone, mother love is no more, bring this savage back home," this is about John, the Savage. He is the child of the Brave New World. He has seen a lot of life and misery and mistakes of civilization. This song is about the the Savage and what he goes through when he comes to the World State.