The Complexity of Love

Helena's Mixtape

Theme: Love is complex feeling and can be painful

This mixtape is about what Helena learns about love after being in love with Demetrius

Track 1: Falling for You: Colbie Caillat

I chose this song because it is about starting to fall in love.

In the beginning of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Helena is starting to fall in love with Demetrius, so she would listen to this song.

This song is just about falling in love. There is no component of sadness or jealousy in it. When Helena first fell in love with Demetrius, she wasn't insecure and whiny.

Falling For You: Colbie Caillat, Lyrics

TRACK 2: Boom Clap: Charlie XCX

I chose this song because in the beginning of the Demetrius - Helena relationship, they are in love with each other. This song is about being in love. Take the lyric "You are the light and I will follow, you let me lose my shadow, you are the sun the glowing halo, and you keep burning me up with all your love" can represent Helena because now she is really in love with Demetrius, and Demetrius loves her back.
The Fault In Our Stars I Charli XCX - Boom Clap I Official Video

TRack 3: Stay With Me: Sam Smith

Helena would listen to this song when Demetrius breaks up with her. When Demetrius broke up with her, she was completely crushed and was still in love with him, just like in the lyrics of this song. The lyric "Oh darling stay with me because you're all I need" can represent Helena's emotions when Demetrius breaks up with her.
Sam Smith - Stay With Me (Audio)

Track 4: I Wish : One Direction

I chose this song because it is about a boy who likes a girl that is taken.

Helena likes Demetrius, but his heart is already taken by Hermia. So the lyric "Oh I wish that was me" describes Helena perfectly because she would listen to this song when she wanted to be Hermia. This is when she realizes that Demetrius now loves Hermia and when she starts to grow jealous. So, this song represents Helena just starting to grow jealous of Hermia

I Wish - One Direction Lyric Video (With Pictures).wmv

Track 5: Love the Way You Lie Part II, Rihanna ft. Eminem

I chose this song because even though there are several parts that don't relate that well to Helena, there are also a lot of parts that describe Helena perfectly. For example the lyric "Just going to stand there and watch me burn, but that's alright because I like the way it hurts" is like the Demetrius - Helena relationship. Demetrius doesn't care how much he hurts Helena, but Helena is still in love with him. Also, take the lyric "and it's sick that all these battles are what keep me satisfied". This describes Helena perfectly because even Demetrius hates her and is absolutely horrible to her, it just makes Helena love him more. Helena would listen to this song when she was sad that Demetrius hates her but she still loves him.
Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie (Part II) Ft. Eminem

Track 6: Unpretty: TLC: Cover by Merron Addis

I chose this song because it is about wanting to be someone else. A lot of the lyrics can apply with Helena's life. For example the lyric "I was told I was beautiful but what does that mean to you" applies to Helena because in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Helena is supposed to be very pretty, but that doesn't matter to Demetrius. Also the lyric "Never been insecure til I met you" applies to Helena because after falling in love with Demetrius and knowing he's in love with Hermia instead makes her very sad, insecure, and jealous. So, I think that Helena would listen to this song when she was feeling super jealous of Hermia.
TLC - Unpretty (Cover by @ThisisMeron) #TBT

Track 7: Maps: Maroon 5

Helena would listen to this when Demetrius is going into the woods for Hermia. The lyrics in this song can apply to Helena a lot. The lyric "So I’m following the map that leads to you, The map that leads to you Ain't nothing I can do, The map that leads to you Following, following, following to you The map that leads to you Ain't nothing I can do The map that leads to you..." is like what Helena is doing. She is trying to "follow the map" leading to Demetrius's love by telling him where Hermia and Lysander are, but it doesn't work out.
Maroon 5 - Maps

Track 8: Hot n Cold: Katy Perry

I chose this song because it is about being angry because a guy is being to confusing. Helena would listen would listen to this song when she first discovers that magically, bother Lysander and Demetrius have fallen in love with her, but she thinks they're playing a joke on her. I feel like this song describes what her initial reaction is like. The lyrics "You're hot and you're cold you're yes and you're no" can represent Helena because she's mad that Demetrius had hated her for so long and caused her so much pain, and now he's head over in heels in love with her.
Katy Perry - Hot N Cold - Clean Version - Lyrics on Screen :]] DL

Track 9: Please Don't Leave me: P!NK

I chose this song because it is about being super angry at a guy that you still love. Helena would listen to this when she is confused and mad at Demetrius, Hermia, and Lysander; however, most of the lyrics in this song would apply to what she feels about Demetrius. Some of the lyrics are about being angry, but most of the lyrics are saying "Oh please don't leave me", just like what Helena was feeling. She was super duper mad and confused, but still is head over heels in love with Demetrius
Pink - please don't leave me lyrics

Track 10: I Choose You: Sara Bareilles

I chose this song because it is happy and about love. Helena would listen to this song when she is getting married to Demetrius in Athens. There are a lot of lyrics that would represent Helena in the situation. The lyrics "I choose you" would represent Demetrius and Helena in this situation because they are choosing to spend the rest of their lives with each other
Sara Bareilles - I Choose You