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Ye Playlist of Hermia (And Lysander)


Almost constantly throughout the play, Shakespeare puts up obstacles as a way to be able to develop their personalities. Love is a hard thing to be able to pin down, and and many challenges are referenced. Also, Hermia falls apart when Lysander gets juiced, and is stung psychologically by the lack of love. However, Oberon and Puck are apparently swayed, because why else would you bother with random Athenians? Lysander, too, has to fight against Demetrius for the love of Helena.
Save me - Remy Zero Lyrics (Smallville Theme)

Track One: Save Me by Remy Zero

This would be the song of choice for Hermia in the wedding scene where Theseus wants her to marry Demetrius but she doesn't want to. During the scene, she is pleading to her father, Theseus, and even Demtrius at points. Shew wants to be saved from death and marrying Demtrius, so the words" Somebody save me" work quite well here. Also, there was the "All my dreams are falling down" line which shows that Hermia wanted to marry Lysander, but that apparently isn't an option. This is starting to show Hermia that love needs to be earned, as she might be put to death because of it. (Plus, this is the Smallville theme, and go Smallville!)
I Swear - All 4 One - Lyrics

Track Two: I Swear by All 4 One

I feel like this would be a good song because of Hermia swearing by basically everything in Greek mythology that she would join Lysander. This shows that she has given up the easy way (pleading with males) to actually earn the marriage with Lysander. Also, the song references all of the hopes and dreams being at stake, which Hermia is basically doing by hooking up with Lysander as they can get married and live full lives which wouldn't be possible if she didn't go, as she would either be bitter with Demetrius or dead.

Track 3: Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce

Lysander would be listening to this during the forest bit, and his sentiments would be directed at Hermia. He is now infatuated by Hermia, and has staked his entire life around her now, as there has to be some retaliation via Egeus. Also, earlier, he had been talking about the obstacles that were in the way of love. Time is certainly an obstacle, and he might be reminding himself of that so he has the motivation to persevere and marry his flame. (Quicksilver FTW)
The Eagles-Journey of the Sorcerer ( Long Version)

Track 4: Journey of the Sorcerer by The Eagles

This would be listened to by both of the characters, and the sentiment would be directed toward each other. They would be listening to it as they are traveling from Athens, as it is really great traveling music, and it is inspiring. It will allow them to remember their goals and remind them why they are doing it and what they have to face. It will also calm them (to me, that is the whole point), and make them feel at peace with the surroundings. This ties into the theme as it shows the path you must take to earn love. Now, if only Hermia likes Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...
I Believe In You - Rumer with lyrics [Johnny English]

Track 5 I Believe In You by Rumer

Lysander would be listening to this right about the time that he falls in love with Helena. He would direct the sentiment to Helena, and it would show that despite the fact that Helena thought that he was mocking her, bu he thinks that Helena is so amazing, which in turn makes him feel small, then he would want Helena to come down to his level for a bit.
Jessica Lowndes - I don't want you anymore lyrics

Track 6: I Don't Like You Anymore by Jessica Lowndes

Lysander would be listening to this when Hermia asks him what is wrong after he has been juiced. It shows that, despite Hermia really loving him more than anything, his "love" for Helena is too powerful, and this is just another obstacle in love, which ties back earlier with the near impossibility of love.
Billy Ray Cyrus Achy Breaky Heart Lyrics

Track 7: Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus

This would be listened to be Hermia, with anger directed at Lysander. Hermia realy doesn't want Lysander to leave her, her heart can't really take all of that, she has loved him forever, and this proves that love is essential, as without Lysander, she would be nothing.
Five For Fighting - Superman (Lyrics)

Track 8: Superman by Five For Fighting

This would be listened to by Hermia as she starts to feel sad about herself when Lysander is infatuated by Helena. She doubts that she is actually useful , and not just a random person. Love is too hard to get from these people who hate her.
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon ( Theme from the Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me )

Track 9: Nobody Does It Better by Carly Simon

This would be listened to by Hermia when she finally gets Lysander back form the spell of the juice. This shows Hermia's love for Lysander, and it proves that no matter the weird visions, which in those days could be interpreted as prophecies, they will be together always.
Auld Lang Syne (With Lyrics and English Translation)

Track 10: Auld Lang Syne

This would be listened to by Lysander as he "wakes up" from his "dream". He would be happy as those weird visions were behind him, showing how quickly he can get back to his love, which is essential.