The Pearl By John Steinbeck Song

Kyle Propson

Song of The Family/Dirt

Kino cares much about his family and every morning (page 1-3) he observes everything about his family while he hears the Song of the Family in his head, which is what he observes. It is peaceful, loving, and soothing to Kino. It lets him know that all is okay.
In the song "Dirt", it talks about how dirt is in every aspect of life; fun, family, and ultimately life. Kino's Song of the Family is every aspect of his life.
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Lyrics-Dirt-Florida Georgia Line

You get your hands in it, plant your roots in it
Dusty head lights dance with your boots in it
You write her name on it, spin your tires on it
Build your corn field, whiskey bonfires on it
You bet your life on it

It’s that elm shade, red rust clay you grew up on
That plowed-up ground that your dad damned his luck on
That post-game party field you circle up on
And when it rains you get stuck on
Drift a cloud back behind county roads that you run up
The mud on her jeans that she peeled off and hung up
Her blue-eyed summertime smile looks so good that it hurts
Makes you wanna build ten percent down white picket fence house on this dirt

You mix some sweat with it, taking a shovel to it
You stuck some crosses and some painted goal posts through it (damn)

You know you came from it and someday you’ll return to this...

...elm shade, red rust clay you grew up on
That plowed-up ground that your dad damned his luck on
That post-game party field you circle up on
And when it rains you get stuck on
Drift a cloud back behind county roads that you run up
The mud on her jeans that she peeled off and hung up
Her blue-eyed summertime smile looks so good that it hurts
Makes you wanna build a ten percent down white picket fence house on this dirt

You know you came from it and someday you’ll return to this...

...elm shade, red rust clay you grew up on
That plowed-up ground that your dad damned his luck on
That post-game party field you circle up on
And when it rains you get stuck on
Drift a cloud back behind county roads that you run up
The mud on her jeans that she peeled off and hung up
Her blue-eyed summertime smile looks so good that it hurts
Makes you wanna build a ten percent down white picket fence house on this dirt
Makes you wanna build a ten percent down white picket fence house on this dirt

You know you came from it and someday you'll return to it

Florida Georgia Line - Dirt

Song of the Enemy/Highway Don't Care

The music of the Song of the Enemy is heard by Kino for the first time in this book on page 4. He hears it along with the song of Evil. He again begins to hear it when the priest had entered on page 27 shortly after finding the pearl, where he clenches tightly to the pearl while he searches for who may of brought the evil music to him.
Kino's enemies don't care what Kino loves, thinks, or wants. The scorpion doesn't care that Kino loves Coyotito; it just cares about living. The highway in Highway Don't Care is just there to provide a sooth path to drive on. It doesn't care about keeping people safe while driving on it, no matter who they are.
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Lyrics-Highway Don't Care-Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Bet your window's rolled down and your hair's pulled back
And I bet you got no idea you're going way too fast
You're trying not to think about what went wrong
Trying not to stop 'til you get where you goin'
You're trying to stay awake so I bet you turn on the radio
And the song goes

I can't live without you, I can't live without you, baby
I can't live without you, I can't live without you, baby, baby

The highway won't hold you tonight
The highway don't know you're alive
The highway don't care if you're all alone
But I do, I do.
The highway won't dry your tears
The highway don't need you here
The highway don't care if you're coming home
But I do, I do.

I bet you got a dead cell phone in your shotgun seat
Yeah, I bet you're bending God's ear talking 'bout me.
You're trying not to let the first tear fall out
Trying not to think about turning around
You're trying not to get lost in the sound but that song is always on
So you sing along

I can't live without you, I can't live without you, baby
I can't live without I can't live without you baby, oh baby

The highway won't hold you tonight
The highway don't know you're alive
The highway don't care if you're all alone
But I do, I do.
The highway won't dry your tears
The highway don't need you here
The highway don't care if you're coming home
But I do, I do.

I can't live without you, I can't live without you, baby
I can't live without I can't live without you, baby, oh baby

The highway don't care
The highway don't care
The highway don't care
But I do, I do.

I can't live without you, I can't live without you, baby
I can't live without I can't live without you, baby, oh baby
(The highway don't care
The highway don't care
The highway don't care
But I do, I do)

[x3]

Highway Don't Care

Song of the Pearl (Beginning of the Book)/I Wanna Talk About Me

When Kino finds the "Pearl of the World" (page 20), he started to talk for the better of his family, like he usually does. On pages 24-25, Kino lists off things he wants for his family, like a baptism for Coyotito, Coyotito to go to school, a formal wedding for him and Juana, clean clothes, and a rifle to help him hunt. But, he begins to think of things for himself, and only himself.

Even though the tone is much different, as Toby Keith sings about usually talking about another person (you), but now he wants to talk about himself, but not in an evil way. Kino begins talking about others, bu then he turns and begins thinking about himself and his future.

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Lyrics-I Wanna Talk About Me-Toby Keith

Yeah, Yeah
That's right

We talk about your work how your boss is a jerk
We talk about your church and your head when it hurts
We talk about the troubles you've been having with your brother
About your daddy and your mother and your crazy ex-lover
We talk about your friends and the places that you've been
We talk about your skin and the dimples on your chin
The polish on your toes and the run in your hose
And God knows we're gonna talk about your clothes
You know talking about you makes me smile
But every once in awhile

I wanna talk about me
Wanna talk about I
Wanna talk about number one
Oh my me my
What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see
I like talking about you you you you, usually, but occasionally
I wanna talk about meeeeee (me,me,me,me-background singers)
I wanna talk about me (me,me-background singers)

We talk about your dreams and we talk about your schemes
your high school team and your moisturizer creme
We talk about your nanna up in Muncie, Indiana
We talk about your grandma down in Alabama
We talk about your guys of every shape and size
The ones that you despise and the ones you idolize
We talk about your heart, bout your brains and your smarts
And your medical charts and when you start
You know talking about you makes me grin
But every now and then

I wanna talk about me
Wanna talk about I
Wanna talk about number one
Oh my me my
What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see
I like talking about you you you you, usually, but occasionally
I wanna talk about me (me,me,me,me- background singers)
I wanna talk about meeeeeeee (me,me- background singers)
(I wanna talk about me- background singers)mmmm me me me me
(I wanna talk about me- background singers)mmmm me me me me
You you you you you you you you you you you you you

I wanna talk about ME!

I wanna talk about me
Wanna talk about I
Wanna talk about number one
Oh my me my
What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see
I like talking about you, you, you, you, usually, but occasionally
I wanna talk about meeeeeeee (me,me,me,me-background singers)
I wanna talk about me (me,me,-background singers)
I wanna talk about me (me,me,me,me,me,me-background singers)
Oh me!
Toby Keith - I Wanna Talk About Me

Song of the Pearl (End of the Book)/Blown Away

The music of the pearl becomes distorted and evil (pages 88-90) and is gray and ulcerous. It is so evil Kino finally decides to get rid of it. He throws it back into the ocean, where you can see it for a moment until a curious crab kicks up a cloud of mud, obscuring the evil pearl, and when the cloud settles, the pearl is gone.
In Blown Away, Carrie Underwood sings about how there isn't enough of anything to get rid of the evil created by her father, an alcoholic. It has brought much evil upon her, so much it is nearly impossible and she is ready to get rid of it at all costs. Kino's pearl is evil, and it is difficult to get rid of it. Unlike in Blown Away, Kino doesn't realize it is evil. Once he does, he also begins to believe there is no getting rid of it. Juana, and some of the other villagers believed the pearl was evil for 95% of the time, but there was no changing Kino's mind about the pearl.
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Lyrics-Blown Away-Carrie Underwood

Dry lightning cracks across the skies
Those storm clouds gather in her eyes
Her daddy was a mean old mister
Mama was an angel in the ground
The weather man called for a twister
She prayed blow it down

There's not enough rain in Oklahoma
To wash the sins out of that house
There's not enough wind in Oklahoma
To rip the nails out of the past

Shatter every window 'til it's all blown away,
Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away
'Til there's nothing left standing, nothing left of yesterday
Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away,
Blown away

She heard those sirens screaming out
Her daddy laid there passed out on the couch
She locked herself in the cellar
Listened to the screaming of the wind
Some people call it taking shelter
She called it sweet revenge

Shatter every window 'til it's all blown away,
Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away
'Til there's nothing left standing, nothing left of yesterday
Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away,
Blown away

There's not enough rain in Oklahoma
To wash the sins out of that house
There's not enough wind in Oklahoma
To rip the nails out of the past

Shatter every window 'til it's all blown away (blown away)
Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away (blown away)
'Til there's nothing left standing, nothing left of yesterday (blown away)
Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away,

Blown away, blown away, blown away, blown away, blown away

Carrie Underwood - Blown Away

Song of Evil/Somethin' Bad

Kino hears the Song of Evil when the Scorpion is about to strike Coyotito (page 5). He hears the song when danger is near or attacking, like when selling his pearl.
In "Somethin' Bad", two girls go around doing illegal and evil things. When they come around, it is known evil has come. In the book, this song is heard when evil is here or is coming. Kino knows he better be ready for evil when he hears this song.
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Stand on the bar, stomp your feet, start clapping
Got a real good feeling something bad about to happen

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Pulled up to the church but I got so nervous
Had to back it on up, couldn’t make it to the service
Grabbed all the cash underneath my mattress
Got a real good feelin’ something bad about to happen

Ran into a girl in a pretty white dress
Rolled down a window, where you heading to next?
Said I’m heading to the bar with my money out the mattress
Got a real good feeling something bad about to happen…

Stand on the bar, stomp your feet, start clapping
Got a real good feeling something bad about to happen
Drinks keep coming, throw my head back laughing
Wake up in the morning’ don’t know what happened
Whoa… Something bad
Whoa… Something bad

Now me and that girl that I met on the street
We’re rollin’ down the road, down to New Orleans
Got a full tank of gas and the money out the mattress
Got a real good feelin’ something bad about to happen


Bout to tear it up down in New Orleans
Just like a real-life Thelma & Louise
If the cops catch up, they’re gonna call it Kidnapping
Got a real good feelin’ something bad about to happen

Stand on the bar, stomp your feet, start clapping
Got a real good feeling something bad about to happen
Drinks keep coming, throw my head back laughing
Wake up in the morning’ don’t know what happened
Whoa… Something bad
Whoa… Something bad

Stand on the bar, stomp your feet, start clapping
Got a real good feeling something bad about to happen
Now the drinks keep coming, throw my head back laughing
Wake up in the morning’ don’t know what happened
(yeah, yeah, yeah)
Whoa… Something bad
Whoa… Something bad

Miranda Lambert - Somethin' Bad ft. Carrie Underwood

Song of the Book/If You're Going Through Hell

Kino, in pages 1-3, Kino loves his family and is content with his life, even though he lives in poverty compared to many people of the stone and plaster houses of most of the rest of the town. He is fine until a scorpion stings his baby, Coyotito, on page 5. The doctor refuses to see the baby on page 11, so Kino goes pearl diving in his prized canoe. He finds the "Pearl of the World" on page 20, and word of it travels fast through the village. Other greedy people, including the priest of the church and the doctor, start planning on ways to get the pearl. The doctor comes to see the baby and to see where the pearl is hidden. Kino is making plans about what he is going to do with the money from the pearl, like send Coyotito to school, new clothes, a formal wedding, a baptism for Coyotito, and a rifle (pages 24-25). Later that night, on page 38, a robber comes to steal the pearl, but he doesn't succeed. The next day, he goes to sell the pearl, but refuses the offer on page 52 for 1500 pesos. On page 58-59, Juana gets up in the night to toss the pearl in the ocean. Kino stops her, than beats her. On his walk home, Kino is attacked and in turn he kills the attacker on pages 59-60. They return home, only to find their house burning down. They hide in Kino's brother's house. Kino's brother is Juan Tomas. On pages 66-67, Kino and his family leave and head north. On page 73, trackers began to follow them. They begin to run from the trackers, and then they rest. Kino leaves Juana and Coyotito behind when he goes to attack the 3 trackers. On page 86, Kino's plan is foiled when Coyotito cries. Kino then kills the 3 trackers on pages 86-87. Before they were killed, the one tracker had shot off a round with his rifle, which hit and killed Coyotito. Juana and Kino return to town with their dead baby and through the pearl, which had turned gray and ulcerous, back into the ocean on pages 89-90.
The song "If You're Going Through Hell" by Rodney Atkins tells about how if you are going through hard times, you shouldn't stop no matter how bad it is because you'll get out of it in time. Kino and Juana were having a happy life until they found the pearl. The pearl destroyed much of them, soul and all, yet they kept on going and they did get out of it.
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Lyrics-If You're Going Through Hell-Rodney Atkins

Well you know those times
When you feel like there's a sign there on your back
Says I don't mind if ya kick me
Seems like everybody has
Things go from bad to worse
You'd think they can't get worse than that
And then they do

You step off the straight and narrow
And you don't know where you are
Use the needle of your compass
To sew up your broken heart
Ask directions from a genie
In a bottle of Jim Beam
And she lies to you
That's when you learn the truth

If you're going through hell
Keep on going, don't slow down
If you're scared, don't show it
You might get out
Before the devil even knows you're there

Well I been deep down in that darkness
I been down to my last match
Felt a hundred different demons
Breathing fire down my back
And I knew that if I stumbled
I'd fall right into the trap that they were laying, yeah

But the good news
Is there's angels everywhere out on the street
Holding out a hand to pull you back up on your feet
The one's that you've been dragging for so long
You're on your knees
You might as well be praying
Guess what I'm saying

If your going through hell
Keep on going, don't slow down
If you're scared don't show it
You might get out
Before the devil even knows you're there

Yeah, If you're going through hell
Keep on moving, face that fire
Walk right through it
You might get out
Before the devil even knows you're there

If you're going through hell
Keep on going, don't slow down
If you're scared don't show it
You might get out
Before the devil even knows you're there

Yeah, If you're going through hell
Keep on moving, face that fire
Walk right through it
You might get out
Before the devil even knows you're there
Yeah, you might get out
Before the devil even knows you're there.
Rodney Atkins - If You're Going Through Hell (Official)