The Journey of Love
Theme: Following Your Heart is a Journey of Obstacles, Courage, and Love
Track #1: What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) by Kelly Clarkson
I think that these lyrics are good examples of how this song corresponds with Hermia's actions.
“What doesn’t kill you makes you strongerstand a little taller”
Track #2: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
"Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I'm afraid to fall?
But watching you stand alone,
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow."
Track #3: The Climb by Miley Cyrus
I think that this song represents Hermia running away with Lysander. She knows that she is taking a huge risk, but she is following her dream and her love. There are times she is shaken and worried, but she perseveres. This part of the theme is about a solution to one of the obstacles in the way of Hermia and Lysander's love.
“There's a voice inside my head saying
You'll never reach it
Every step I'm takin'
Every move I make
Feels lost with no direction,
My faith is shakin'
But I, I gotta keep tryin'
Gotta keep my head held high”
Track #4: Forever and Always by Parachute
"I want you forever, forever and always
Through the good and the bad and the ugly
We'll grow old together
Forever and always"
Track #5: Breathe by Taylor Swift
"I see your face in my mind as I drive away,
Cause none of us thought it was gonna end that way.
People are people, and sometimes we change our minds.
But it's killing me to see you go after all this time."
Track #6: Vanilla Twilight by Owl City
"The stars lean down to kiss you
And I lie awake and miss you
Pour me a heavy dose of atmosphere
'Cause I'll doze off safe and soundly
But I'll miss your arms around me"
Track #7: Come Back to Me by Vanessa Hudgens
This song is about wanting to get back together, and that is how Hermia feels after Lysander announces that he no longer loves her. She continues to love him and want him. This is a classic example of, "the heart wants what the heart wants".
"Baby Come back to me
In my heart I still believe
We were meant to be…
Together so whatever it takes (Baby Come Back)
Baby come back to me"
Track #8: Reunited by Peaches
This song would be listened to right after Puck's magical mistake was corrected, and Hermia was once again loved by Lysander. I can imagine her listening to this while she is rejoicing that he is once again her perfect match. I think that this represents the theme because this is sort of the climax of the story, right before the happy ending.
"Reunited and it feels so good
Reunited 'cause we understood
There's one perfect fit
And, sugar, this one is it
We both are so excited 'cause we're reunited, hey, hey"
Track #9: I Choose You by Sara Bareilles
"My whole heart
Will be yours forever
This is a beautiful start
To a lifelong love letter"