Julius Caesar Soundtrack

Audie Bethea, Hix Fifer, Jack Davenport

Kanye West

REAL FRIENDS by Kanye West

Real Friends By Kanye West


Real friends, how many of us?

How many of us, how many jealous? Real friends

It's not many of us, we smile at each other

But how many honest? Trust issues

Switched up the number, I can't be bothered

I cannot blame you for havin' an angle

I ain't got no issues, I'm just doin' my thing

Hope you're doin' your thing too

I'm a deadbeat cousin, I hate family reunions

Fuck the church up by drinkin' after communion

Spillin' free wine, now my tux is ruined

In town for a day, what the fuck we doin'?

Who your real friends? We all came from the bottom

I'm always blamin' you, but what's sad, you not the problem

Damn I forgot to call her, shit I thought it was Thursday

Why you wait a week to call my phone in the first place?

When was the last time I remembered a birthday?

When was the last time I wasn't in a hurry?

Tell me you want your tickets when it's gametime

Even to call your daughter on her FaceTime

Even when we was young I used to make time

Now we be way too busy just to make time

Even for my...

Real friends

I guess I get what I deserve, don't I?

Word on the streets is they ain't heard from him

I guess I get what I deserve, don't I?

Talked down on my name, throwed dirt on him

I couldn't tell you how old your daughter was

Couldn't tell you how old your son is

I got my own Jr. on the way, dawg

Plus I already got one kid

Couldn't tell you much about the fam though

I just showed up for the yams though

Maybe 15 minutes, took some pictures with your sister

Merry Christmas, then I'm finished, then it's back to business

You wanna ask some questions 'bout some real shit?

Like I ain't got enough pressure to deal with

Please don't pressure me with that bill shit

Cause everybody got 'em, that ain't children

Oh you've been nothin' but a friend to me

Niggas thinkin' I'm crazy, you defendin' me

It's funny I ain't spoke to niggas in centuries

To be honest, dawg I ain't feelin' your energy

Money turn your kin into an enemy

Niggas ain't real as they pretend to be

Lookin' for all my real friends

How many of us? How many of us are real friends

To real friends, to the real end

'Til the wheels fall off, 'til the wheels don't spin

To 3 A.M., callin'

How many real friends?

Just to ask you a question

Just to see how you was feelin'

How many?

For the last you was frontin'

I hate when a nigga text you like, "what's up, fam, hope you good"

You say, "I'm good" then great, the next text they ask you for somethin'

How many?

What's best for your family, immediate or extended

Any argument, the media'll extend it

I had a cousin that stole my laptop that I was fuckin' bitches on

Paid that nigga 250 thousand just to get it from him

Real friends

Huh?

Real friends

I guess I get what I deserve, don't I

Word on the streets is they ain't heard from him

I guess I get what I deserve, don't I

Talked down on my name, throwed dirt on him

Real friends, how many of us?

How many of us, how many jealous? Real friends

It's not many of us, we smile at each other

But how many honest? Trust issues

Switched up the number, I can't be bothered

I cannot blame you for havin' an angle

I ain't got no issues, I'm just doin' my thing

Hope you're doin' your thing too

I'm a deadbeat cousin, I hate family reunions

Fuck the church up by drinkin' after communion

Spillin' free wine, now my tux is ruined

In town for a day, what the fuck we doin'?

Who your real friends? We all came from the bottom

I'm always blamin' you, but what's sad, you not the problem

Damn I forgot to call her, shit I thought it was Thursday

Why you wait a week to call my phone in the first place?

When was the last time I remembered a birthday?

When was the last time I wasn't in a hurry?

Tell me you want your tickets when it's gametime

Even to call your daughter on her FaceTime

Even when we was young I used to make time

Now we be way too busy just to make time

Even for my...

Real friends

I guess I get what I deserve, don't I?

Word on the streets is they ain't heard from him

I guess I get what I deserve, don't I?

Talked down on my name, throwed dirt on him

I couldn't tell you how old your daughter was

Couldn't tell you how old your son is

I got my own Jr. on the way, dawg

Plus I already got one kid

Couldn't tell you much about the fam though

I just showed up for the yams though

Maybe 15 minutes, took some pictures with your sister

Merry Christmas, then I'm finished, then it's back to business

You wanna ask some questions 'bout some real shit?

Like I ain't got enough pressure to deal with

Please don't pressure me with that bill shit

Cause everybody got 'em, that ain't children

Oh you've been nothin' but a friend to me

Niggas thinkin' I'm crazy, you defendin' me

It's funny I ain't spoke to niggas in centuries

To be honest, dawg I ain't feelin' your energy

Money turn your kin into an enemy

Niggas ain't real as they pretend to be


Lookin' for all my real friends

How many of us? How many of us are real friends

To real friends, to the real end

'Til the wheels fall off, 'til the wheels don't spin

To 3 A.M., callin'

How many real friends?

Just to ask you a question

Just to see how you was feelin'

How many?

For the last you was frontin'

I hate when a nigga text you like, "what's up, fam, hope you good"

You say, "I'm good" then great, the next text they ask you for somethin'

How many?

What's best for your family, immediate or extended

Any argument, the media'll extend it

I had a cousin that stole my laptop that I was fuckin' bitches on

Paid that nigga 250 thousand just to get it from him

Real friends

Huh?

Real friends

I guess I get what I deserve, don't I

Word on the streets is they ain't heard from him

I guess I get what I deserve, don't I


Talked down on my name, throwed dirt on him

Analysis

I chose this song because I could picture the hook or chorus being


played over the famous ”Et tu, Brute?” scene. In this song Kanye discusses


how we think we have lots of friends but then questions “how many of them


are truly our friends?” which is what Caesar realized when he was betrayed


by his “friends.” - Hix Fifer

Old 97's Murder (Or A Heart Attack)

Murder (Or A Heart Attack) By Old 97’s

And the hole in the screen is barely big enough for you

And not near enough for me to go

And the whole damn complicated

Situation could've been avoided if I'd only shut the window


And I may be leavin' myself open

To a murder or a heart attack

But I'm leavin' the back door open

'Til you come back, 'til you come back

And I may be movin' myself closer

To a real untimely end

But I'm leavin' the back door open

'Til you come home again, you come home again


And I told the neighbors, I put pictures up

And handed out some flyers at the show

And the whole town speculating

Situations could've been avoided if I'd only shut the window


And I may be leavin' myself open

To a murder or a heart attack

But I'm leavin' the back door open

'Til you come back, 'til you come back

And I may be movin' myself closer

To a real untimely end

But I'm leavin' the back door open

'Til you come home again, you come home again

'Til you come home again


And I may be leavin' myself open

To a murder or a heart attack

But I'm leavin' the back door open

'Til you come back, 'til you come back

And I may be movin' myself closer

To a real untimely end

But I'm leavin' the back door open

'Til you come home again, you come home again

'Til you come home again, 'til you come home


Analysis

Murder (Or A Heart Attack) by The Old 97’s represents almost perfectly Caesar’s overconfidence and his inability to recognize danger. The idea for the song is from when the singer, Rhett Miller, was left alone at home one night with his cat outside. He has to leave the door open in case the cat comes home but the whole night he worries about someone sneaking in his house and murdering him. In this same sense, Caesar “leaves the back door open” by disregarding all of the signs of coming danger and then is killed. In the song, Miller says “And I may be movin' myself closer; To a real untimely end; But I'm leavin' the back door open; 'Til you come home again.” This perfectly shows how Caesar not only acknowledges that he could be putting himself in harm’s way but then blatantly disregards it. The repetition of the line “Situation could've been avoided if I'd only shut the window” shows that all of this drama in the play could’ve easily been avoided if Caesar had just paid attention to all of the signs of danger around him. The song also has an ironic tone to it, as does Caesar’s death. If the singer were to die, it ironic considering how he died. The same could be said for Caesar’s death. -Audie Bethea

Cage The Elephant

Come A Little Closer by Cage The Elephant

Come a Little Closer By Cage The Elephant

Time shakes, found you at the water

At first you were my father, now I love you like a brother

Earthquakes shake the dust behind you

This world at times will blind you

Still I know I'll see you there

Come a little closer, then you'll see

Come on, come on, come on

Things aren't always what they seem to be

Come on, come on, come on

Do you understand the things you been seein'

Come on, come on, come on

Do you understand the things that you've been dreaming

Come a little closer, then you'll see

Heartbreaks, the heavy world's upon your shoulders

Will we burn or we just smolder

Somehow I know I'll find you there

Ooh, I wanna see if you can change it, change it

Still I know I'll see you

Come a little closer, then you'll see

Come on, come on, come on

Things aren't always what they seem to be

Do you understand the things you been seein'

Come on, come on, come on

Do you understand the things that you've been dreaming

Come a little closer, then you'll see

Come a little closer, then you'll see

Ten thousand people stand alone now

And in the evening the sun sets

Tomorrow it will rise

Time flies by, they all sang along

Time flies by, they all sang along

Time flies by, they all sang along

Time flies, by, by

Analysis

The song Come a Little Closer by Cage the Elephant is about looking closely at a situation that seems fine but when you look closer is actually going very poorly. This very similar to Caesar’s situation. Caesar is completely oblivious to what is going on. Some people figure out what the conspirators are going to do, Caesar doesn't care what they have to say. By the time the conspirators had “come a little closer”, it was too late for Caesar to see what was happening despite people warning him. The songs says “things aren't always what they seem to be” and that's exactly what happened in Julius Caesar. - Jack Davenport