The Outsiders Soundtrack

Joanna, Period 2

Avril Lavigne - Runaway

Runaway by Avril Lavigne

This song relates to Ponyboy running away from Darry because Darry slapped him across the face for passing his curfew. After Darry slapped Ponyboy,he got so mad and just ran out the door without even thinking. "I was running away. It was plain to me that Darry didn't want me around."(Hinton, pages 58-59).

//I just wanna scream and lose control
Throw my hands up and let it go
Forget about everything and run away, yeah
I just wanna fall and lose myself
Laughing so hard it hurts like hell
Forget about everything and run away, yeah.//

One Direction - Last First Kiss (Official Music Video)

Last First Kiss by One Direction

This song relates to Soda's feelings towards Sandy. He was in love with Sandy. "I think I'm gonna marry Sandy. After she gets out of school and I get a better job and everything." (Hinton, page 26)

This song is basically about love. Soda was so in love with Sandy, he was planning to marry her! The lyrics "last first kiss" basically means, "I wanna be the last person you kiss, forever.", which is totally how Soda feels towards Sandy.

// I wanna be last yeah, baby let me be your

Let me be you last first kiss

I wanna be first yeah

Wanna be the first to take it all the way like this. //

Fall Out Boy - Young Volcanoes (Clean)

Young Volcanoes by Fall Out Boy

This song relates to the rumble, and how the Greasers felt during and after the fight. The Greasers were pumped to fight the Socs, and were even more pumped when they beat them.

// Tonight the foxes hunt the hounds

It's all over now

Before it has begun

We've already won!

"... but he was grinning happily because the Socs were running.. We beat the Socs." (Hinton, page 153) They Greasers were very satisfied that they beat their enemy, even if they were a little cut up and bruised.

Avicii - Wake Me Up (Official Video)

Wake Me Up by Avicii

This song relates to how Ponyboy felt about Johnny and Dally being gone. Ponyboy didn't want to live with the reality that Johnny and Dally were really dead, so he pretended as if they weren't. He pretended as if he was the one who killed Bob, and not Johnny. "Johnny is not dead. My voice was shaking. Johnny is not dead." (Hinton, page 173)

In this case, Ponyboy was "dreaming". "I had just thought that maybe if I played like Johnny wasn't dead it wouldn't hurt so much." (Hinton, page 186) While Ponyboy was "dreaming", Johnny was still alive, and everything was okay.

// So wake me up when it's all over

When I'm wiser and I'm older

All this time I was finding myself

And I didn't know I was lost

Bruno Mars - Grenade [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Grenade by Bruno Mars

This song relates to how Soda feels about Sandy. He really loved her, but in the end, she didn't feel the same way. Soda proposed to Sandy, but she ended up moving to Florida. Soda was heartbroken. "It's the letter he wrote Sandy... Returned unopened." (Hinton, page 182)

// Gave you all I had

And you tossed it in the trash, you did

To give me all your love is all I ever asked cause

What you don't understand is

I'd catch a grenade for you

Throw my hand on a plane for you

I'd jump in front of a train for you


Yes, I would die for you baby,

But you won't do the same.//