The Outsiders

jaelah lopes period 2

The Climb by : Miley Cyrus

The reason why i chose this song was because i felt that the greaser brother hood had a lot of obstacles to overcome, the part in the song "There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose"

reminded me of the things the boys wanted to change in their past and tried to overcome but somethings you can't change, in life things happen for a reason and i think Miley stated that clearly in her song the climb.


"Darry thinks his life is enough without inspecting other people's. Or I could have gotten one of the gang to come along, one of the four boys Darry and Soda and I have grown up with and consider family" (chapter 1)


"You want to know something, Ponyboy? I'm scared stiff. I used to talk about killing myself..." He drew a quivering breath. "I don't want to die now. It ain't long enough. Sixteen years ain't long enough. I wouldn't mind it so much if there wasn't so much stuff I ain't done yet--- and so many things I ain't seen. It's not fair. You know what? That time we were in Windrixville was the only time I've been away from our neighborhood." (chapter 8)
Miley Cyrus - The Climb

Home by: phillip phillips

I chose this song because every where ponyboy went he had someone who always had his back in the song he says "Settle down, it'll all be clear
Don't pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found" it reminds me of all the times that ponyboy felt scared or unsure about something.


"Dally was so real he scared me.
Johnny and I never went to the front of the church." (chapter 5)


"How it is, when you wake up in a strange place and wonder where in the world you are, until memory comes rushing over you like a wave. I half convinced myself that I had dreamed everything that had happened the night before. I'm really home in bed, I thought. It's late and both Darry and Sodapop are up. Darry's cooking breakfast, and in a minute he and Soda will come in and drag me out of bed and wrestle me down and tickle me until I think I'll die if they don't stop. It's me and Soda's turn to do the dishes after we eat, and then we'll all go outside and play football. Johnny and Two-Bit and I will get Darry on our side, since Johnny and I are so small and Darry's the best player" (Chapter 5)
Phillip Phillips - Home

We are Young by: Fun

The reason i chose this song was because it describes how young people are, because when they look at life it only gets harder , why wait lets do everything now!!


" WAS HARDLY AWAKE when Johnny and I leaped off the train into a meadow. Not until I landed in the dew and got a wet shock did I realize what I was doing. Johnny must have woke me up and told me to jump, but I didn't remember it. We lay in the tall weeds and damp grass, breathing heavily. The dawn was coming. It was lightening the sky in the east and a ray of gold touched the hills. The clouds were pink and meadow larks were singing. This is the country, I thought, half asleep. My dream's come true and I'm in the country." ( chapter 4)
Fun.: We Are Young ft. Janelle Monáe [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

How to save a life by : The Fray

This song was when johnny killed that soc to save ponyboy from drowning in the fountain


"He was sitting next to me, one elbow on his knee, and staring straight ahead. He was a strange greenish-white, and his eyes were huger than I'd ever seen them.
"I killed him," he said slowly. "I killed that boy."
Bob, the handsome Soc, was lying there in the moon­light, doubled up and still. A dark pool was growing from him, spreading slowly over the blue white cement" (chapter 4)
The Fray - How to Save a Life

Thinkin Bout you: Frank ocean

I chose this song to honor the relationship that Ponyboy and Johnny and Dally had.


"He was dead before he hit the ground. But I knew that was what he wanted, even as the lot echoed with the cracks of shots, even as I begged silently--- Please, not him... not him and Johnny both ---I knew he would be dead, because Dally Winston wanted to be dead and he always got what he wanted." ( chapter 9)


"No," I said slowly. "Darry, I'm not ever going to be able to make up the school I've missed. And I've still got to go to court and talk to the police about Bob's getting killed. And now... with Dally..." ---I took a deep breath--- "Darry, do you think they'll split us up? Put me in a home or something?"

Frank Ocean- Thinking About you (Lyrics On Screen)

Lean on me: Bills Withers

I chose this song because i felt that the greaser family was a shoulder for ponyboy to cry on and i felt that this song had a lot to do with the tight-knit family the greasers had to uphold in order to stay strong.


" Dallas and Johnny were dead. Don't think of them, I thought. (Don't remember how Johnny was your buddy, don't remember that he didn't want to die. Don't think of Dally breaking up in the hospital, crumpling under the street light. Try to think that Johnny is better off now, try to remember that Dally would have ended up like that sooner or later. Best of all, don't think. Blank your mind. Don't remember. Don't remember.)" (chapter 10)

Bill Withers - Lean on me