Outsiders Soundtrack

Faith, Period 3

Paramore: Ain't It Fun [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

1. Ain't it Fun // Paramore

The lyrics of this song portray the time Johnny and Ponyboy ran away to the church. The song is basically about being hit with the reality that being on your own isn't fun at all.

By being alone, Johnny and Ponyboy had to provide for themselves. Johnny had to go out and buy a week's supply of food, and they had to get rid of the most important trait as Greasers; their hair. "Oh, no! No, Johnny, not my hair!" (Hinton, page 79) Their hair was very significant to them. "It was my pride. Our hair labeled us greasers, too - it was our trademark. The one thing we were proud of." (Hinton, page 79)


// Ain't it fun?

Being on your own

Ain't it good?

Being all alone

Don't go crying

To your mama

Cause you're on your own

In the real world.

Fall Out Boy - Alone Together

2. Alone Together // Fall Out Boy

This song also relates to when Johnny and Ponyboy hid away in the abandoned church. Ponyboy didn't care that he didn't really do anything when Johnny killed Bob, but he didn't want Johnny to be alone in the whole mess. Although Johnny didn't want to drag a little thirteen-year-old boy along with him, Ponyboy refused to leave him. "No! I screamed at him. I'm fourteen! I've been fourteen for a month! And I'm in it as much as you are." (Hinton, page 82-83)

// I don't know where you're going
But do you got room for one more troubled soul?
I don't know where I'm going
But I don't think I'm coming home and I said
I'll check in tomorrow If I don't wake up dead
This is the road to ruin
And we're starting at the end.
The Beatles - Can't buy me love

3. Can't Buy Me Love // The Beatles

The title says it all, doesn't it? This song pertains to the part in the book where Dally first met Cherry Vallance. He was teasing her, and even bought her a soda, but things backfired because she threw it in his face. "She gave him an incredulous look; and then she threw her Coke in his face. That might cool you off, greaser." (Hinton, page 32)

This even applies to Bob's parents. No matter how much they spoiled him, he couldn't bring himself to appreciate them. All he simply wanted was to be disciplined. "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." (Hinton, page 124)


// I'll give you all I got to give

If you say you love me too

I may not have a lot to give

But what I've got I'll give to you

I don't care too much for money

Cause money can't buy me love


// I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend

If it makes you feel all right

I'll get you anything my friend

If it makes you feel all right

Cause I don't care too much for money

Money can't buy me love

The Strokes - Alone, Together (Lyrics)

4. Alone, Together // The Strokes

Alone Together by The Strokes is a perfect way to describe the way Ponyboy is feeling about Johnny's passing. At first, Ponyboy couldn't bring himself to believe Johnny was actually dead. He kept pretending as if Johnny wasn't dead so it wouldn't hurt so much. Johnny's death was surreal to Ponyboy. "Johnny was dead. But he wasn't. That still body back in the hospital wasn't Johnny.. 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." (Hinton, page 158)


// Take me away

See, I've got to explain

Things, they have changed

In such a permanent way

Life seems unreal

Can we go back to your place?

J. Cole - Rich N*ggaz (Clean, HD)

5. Rich N*ggaz // J. Cole

Although this is an explicit rap song, the lyrics fit perfectly with how the Greasers feel towards the Socs. The Greasers absolutely despise the Socs because they're snotty rich kids! "Not like the Socs, who jump greasers and wreck houses and throw beer blasts for kicks, and get editorials in the paper for being a public disgrace one day and an asset to society the next." (Hinton, page 11) The Greasers, on the other hand, are poorer than the middle class, and are classified as "hoods". Nothing comes free to them. They have to work hard for what they have, unlike the Socs. The lyrics to J. Cole's song describe exactly what the Greasers have to do in order to survive in a "hood". But, money isn't everything...


// I hate rich n*ggaz

Cause I ain't never had a lot

Who you had to kill, who you had to rob

Just to make it to the top d*mmit


// Worst fear going broke

Cause I'm bad with money

I realized deep down you a coward

Getting high off of power


// But listen here

I got a bigger fear

Of one day that I become you

And I become lost

And I become heartless

Tad bit extreme I know

Money can't save your soul

Girls - The 1975 (lyrics)

6. Girls // The 1975

This song relates especially to Sodapop. Obviously, this song is about girls, and with the heartbreak Sodapop's been through, I don't think he'll admire them anymore. Sandy broke his heart twice, to be exact. First, she moved away at the thought of marriage. "Sodapop was staring at his feet, but his ears were reddening. She went to live with her grandmother in Florida," (Hinton, page 119) And when Soda wrote a letter to her, it came back to Soda "returned unopened". Sodapop was in love with her, but apparently she didn't feel the same way.


// Because they're just girls

Breaking Hearts

Eyes bright, uptight, just girls

But she can't be what you need

If she's 17

They're just girls

They're just girls.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge (Official Music Video)

7. Under The Bridge // Red Hot Chili Peppers

All Apologies - Nirvana

Fell In Love With A Girl - The White Stripes

Amy Whinehouse - You know Im no Good

5SOS
Why Can't We Be Friends?
Lean On Me

fix you - coldplay
Want You Back - Jackson 5
Sam Smith- Stay With Me
Katy Perry- Unconditionally
The Black Keys