Life, Love, and Liberty
Love takes unexpected turns.
Track 1 Papoutai by Stromae
Track 2- Time To Do or Die by Thirty Seconds To MARS
"I don't want to live a lie" - Hermia doesn't want to marry Demetrius and live a lie where she loves him.
"I will never forget the moment...". - Hermia will never forget the moment she chose to runaway
"And the story goes on" - Hermia and Lysander's story together will continue
"I will never forget this night "- Hermia probably won't forget the night she ran away!
"Fate is coming, that I know, time is running, got to go" - Hermia knows she has to make a decision and time is running out, so she has to run away.
The song is very hopeful and exciting, which is what Hermia would be feeling as she ran away. The tone is very upbeat and kind of makes you feel like everything will be alright in a way, and that is what Hermia wants. For everything to be alright.
Track 3 - Stand by Me by Ben. E. King
"And the land is dark, and the moon is the only light we'll see. No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid. Just as long as you stand, stand by me.": Hermia will be just fine as long as she does this with Lysander, because right now, he's her rock, because he's certain runnign away is the only thing and the right thing to do.
"If the sky that we look upon, should tumble and fall, and the mountains should crumble to the sea.... I won't cry, I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear, Just as long as you stand, stand by me.": If anything happens, Hermia will be okay as long as Lysander is there, no matter how drastic.
This is a very romantic and sweet song, and Hermia would probably listen to it to be assured her and Lysander's love will get them through this.
Track 4 - Sad Song by We The Kings
"You and I, We're like fireworks and symphonies exploding in the sky. With you, I'm alive
Like all the missing pieces of my heart, they finally collide.": This is a good description and good simile for how Hermia feels toward Lysander. She ran away with him, yet now he loves Helena!
"Without you, I feel broke. Like I'm half of a whole. Without you, I've got no hand to hold. Without you, I feel torn. Like a sail in a storm. Without you, I'm just a sad song.... I'm just a sad song.": These are all similes for how, now that Lysander seems to love Helena, Hermia has a broken heart and wants him back.
"You're the perfect melody, The only harmony I wanna hear. You're my favorite part of me, With you standing next to me, I've got nothing to fear.": This shows how powerfully Hermia loves Lysander, especially how it's sung with so much feeling. Basically, Lysander's the only person she'd ever dream of loving.
Hermia probably would show this to Lysander to explain how she feels about him, because it shows how she feels with him, and without him. Obviously being with him is better.
Track 5 - Nuvole Bianche By Ludovico Einaudi
Track 6 - Feel Again by OneRepublic
"I reached out trying to love but I feel nothing.": This explains how when Hermia reached out to Lysander because she still loved him, he didn't respond.
"But with you.... I fell again....": Hermia and Lysander we're back together, and Hermia felt Lysander's love again.
The song keeps saying how "my heart was numb", "I was a lonely soul" and all that. This is a bit of an exaggeration, but Hermia would probably exaggerate. She loves Lysander that much! The song is very happy and upbeat, which is how Hermia feels.
Track 7 - New York, New York, written by Fred Ebb & John Kander, sung by Frank Sinatra, Instrumental
Track 8 -Hakuna Matata from the Lion King
Track 9 - Fight Song by Rachel Platten
"Like how a single word can make a heart open": Those couple words egues said about how Hermia has to marry Demetrius caused her to run away.
"But I can make an explosion": Hermia isn't just someone who will go with the flow. She just may have a thing or two to say about what her dad wants to do with her.
"And all those things I didn't say, wrecking balls inside my brain! I will scream them loud tonight. Can you hear my voice this time?": Hermia has a lot of things she didn't have the courage to tell her father. But now she's married Lysander and is "his" so she can say what she wants to her father. She's also wondering if maybe this time, her father will hear what she has to say.
"This is my fight song, take back my life song, prove I'm alright song": Hermia is taking her life back from her father, finally fighting him and saying "I'm not some piece of furniture you can do anything with. I'll be fine on my own. Good riddance."
"Starting right now I'll be strong, I'll play my fight song. And I don't really care if nobody else believes.... 'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me": Hermia will be strong and not be controlled by anyone anymore. She doesn't care if Egeus comes for her, she'll still fight him.
This song starts out quite, then explodes into a loud dynamic song, telling everyone, "I'm just fine, I can stand on my own two feet, and no one can stop me!" This is how Hermia feels towards her father. She ran away with Lysander, and got to come back to Athens and marry him! So just maybe, she doesn't need a guy to own her and be strong for her. She is strong enough and can fight for herself.