The Outsiders Soundtrack
Crystal Santana Pd. 3
Young Girls by Bruno Mars
"Still, lots of times I wondered what other girls were like. The girls who were bright-eyed and had their dresses a decent length and acted as if they'd like to spit on us if given a chance. Some were afraid of us, and remembering Dallas Winston, I didn't blame them. But most looked at us like we were dirt--- gave us the same kind of look that the Socs did when they came by in their Mustangs and Corvairs and yelled "Grease!" at us. I wondered about them. The girls, I mean... Did they cry when their boys were arrested, like Evie did when Steve got hauled in, or did they run out on them the way Sylvia did Dallas? But maybe their boys didn't get arrested or beaten up or busted up in rodeos." (S.E. Hinton Chapter 1).
Dally always went with the girls that Ponyboy didn't really like. For example, Dally's girlfriends wore too much make up and swore too much. Dally's ex-girlfriend Sylvia ran out on him when he was getting arrested. His girlfriends caused him trouble.
In the song Young Girls it says "I spent all my money bought a big ol' fancy car For these bright eyed honeys Oh yeah you know who you are...All these roads steer me wrong But I still drive them all night long...Yeah you young wild girls I always come back to you..."
Liquor Store Blues by Bruno Mars ft. Damian Marley
"I'm sick of all this. Sick and tired. Bob was a good guy. He was the best buddy a
guy ever had. I mean, he was a good fighter and tuff and everything, but he was a real person too. You dig?" I nodded "He's dead--- his mother has had a nervous breakdown. They spoiled him rotten. I mean, most parents would be proud of a kid like that--- good-lookin' and smart and everything, but they gave in to him all the time. He kept trying to make someone say 'No' and they never did. They never did. That was what he wanted. For somebody to tell him 'No.' To have somebody lay down the law, set the limits, give him something solid to stand on. That's what we all want, really. One time..."--- Randy tried to grin, but I could tell he was close to tears--- "one time he came home drunker than anything. He thought sure they were gonna raise the roof. You know what they did? They thought it was something they'd done. They thought it was their fault--- that they'd failed him and driven him to it or something. They took all the blame and didn't do anything to him. If his old man had just belted him--- just once, he might still be alive." (S.E. Hinton Chapter 7).
In the song it says "I'll take one shot for my pain. One drag for my sorrow. Get messed up today. I'll be okay tomorrow" This has to do with how Bob always drank liquor to get rid of the pain and make trouble. He wanted people to reject him but they didn't, so he decides that he'll just have to find trouble by getting drunk and getting into fights.
Grenade by Bruno Mars
In the song it explains that when you really care for someone you will do anything for them. You'll go through so much pain to show you really love them. It doesn't matter how hurt you get because you're doing everything for the one you really care about, which in this case the Greasers' goal is to beat the Socs for Johnny.
"Don't talk," Two-Bit said, pulling up a chair, "just listen. We'll bring you some
hair grease next time. We're havin' the big rumble tonight" "It's too bad you and Dally can't be in it. It's the first big rumble we've had--- not countin' the time we whipped Shepard's outfit"...Two-Bit reached into his back pocket for his prize possession. It was a jet handled switchblade, ten inches long, that would flash open at a mere breath. It was the reward of two hours of walking aimlessly around a hardware store to divert suspicion. He kept it razor sharp. As far as I knew, he had never pulled it on anyone; he used his plain pocketknife when he needed a blade. But it was his showpiece, his pride and joy--- every time he ran into a new hood he pulled it out and showed off with it. Dally knew how much that knife meant to Two-Bit, and if he needed a blade bad enough to ask for it, well, he needed a blade. That was all there was to it. Two-Bit handed it over to Dally without a moment's hesitation. "We gotta win that fight tonight," Dally said. His voice was hard. "We gotta get even with the Socs. For Johnny." (S.E. Hinton Chapter 8)
Talking to the Moon by Bruno Mars
"Dally had taken the car and I started the long walk home in a stupor. Johnny was dead. But he wasn't. That still body back in the hospital wasn't Johnny. Johnny was somewhere else--- maybe asleep in the lot, or playing the pinball machine in the bowling alley, or sitting on the back steps of the church in Windrixville. I'd go home and walk by the lot, and Johnny would be sitting on the curb smoking a cigarette, and maybe we'd lie on our backs and watch the stars. He isn't dead, I said to myself. He isn't dead. And this time my dreaming worked. I convinced myself that he wasn't dead." (S.E. Hinton Chapter 10)
Ponyboy had to keep the pain he felt bundled up inside himself. He made himself believe that Johhny was still alive. He felt like like Johnny was still out there.
Count On ME by Bruno Mars
In the song it talks about how you and a friend or loved one can always count on each other. You will always be there for each other no matter how far the distance or whatever happens in the process.
"Darry looked real worried. I suddenly realized that Darry was only twenty, that he wasn't so much older that he couldn't feel scared or hurt and as lost as the rest of us. I saw that I had expected Darry to do all the understanding without even trying to understand him. And he had given up a lot for Soda and me." (S.E. Hinton Chapter 12)
"No more fights. Okay, Ponyboy?" Darry said. "Okay," I said. And I meant it. Darry and I would probably still have misunderstandings--- we were too different not to--- but no more fights. We couldn't do anything to hurt Soda. Sodapop would always be the middleman, but that didn't mean he had to keep getting pulled apart. Instead of Darry and me pulling me apart, he'd be pulling us together." (S.E. Hinton Chapter 12)