Great  Gatsby Soundtrack

Nabil  Ranjbar

Chapter 1     
"Ocean Avenue"

Nick explains that Gatsby is looking across the water towards a green light. Gatsby is looking for someone as so he stretches his arms out towards Tom's house. From the novel, the green light represent the dream of having Daisy. In "Ocean Avenue", the singer says "things would be better."

Lyrics

If I could find you now things would get better
We could leave this town and run forever
Let your waves crash down on me and take me away

There's a piece of you that's here with me
It's everywhere I go, it's everything I see
When I sleep, I dream and it gets me by
I can make believe that you're here tonight
That you're here tonight

If I could find you now things would get better
We could leave this town and run forever
I know somewhere, somehow we'll be together

Let your waves crash down on me and take me away

Chapter 2    
"Dirty   Little   Secrets"

Chapter 2 is the affair of Myrtle and Tom. Catherine tells Nick that Myrtle nor Tom love their spouses and that Tom would leave Daisy. In actuality, Tom does not want to leave Daisy; He want Myrtle for his "Dirty Little Secret". When Tom and Myrtle fight, Tom does not want Myrtle to talk about his wife.

Lyrics

Tell me all that you've thrown away
Find out games you don't wanna play
You are the only one that needs to knowI'll keep you my dirty little secret
(Dirty little secret)
Don't tell anyone or you'll be just another regret
(Just another regret, hope that you can keep it)
My dirty little secretWho has to know
When we live such fragile lives
It's the best way we survive
I go around a time or two

Just to waste my time with you

Chapter  3
"This  How   We   DO"

Nick tells the reader the experiences at Gatsby's party. In the novel, many people were both invited and invented. The song stays to "show off to all your friends," and Gatsby is throwing parts in hope that Daisy will come to one and be amazed. The song talks about "trophy boys" and with the representation of Gatsby's wealth of luxuries.

Lyrics

Show us off to all your friends,
We're the trophy boys from here to if and when,
we break and break your dreams of,
keeping us a secret.
We're the back-pocket believers,
we're the locals who went postal,
call it treason while you can.

I'm just a face for every picture,
a smile for your scrap-books,
and a story to be told, and told, but I'm
but I'm loving every second
so commemorate this hour,
as the last I spend regretting what I have.

Chapter 4
"When  You're   Gone"

Gatsby tells Nick about his life. Nick starts to believe Gatsby's life stories and he offers by Gatsby to meet with his business man, Wolfsheim. At the end of the chapter, Jordan Tells Nick about her conversation with Gatsby at the party. Jordan tells Nick about how Daisy and Gatsby had known for years and that Gatsby wants to see Daisy again. Since Gatsby is sensitive of talking to Daisy, he still loves Daisy from the inside.

Lyrics

I always needed time on my own
I never thought I'd need you there when I cry
And the days feel like years when I'm alone
And the bed where you lie
Is made up on your side

[Pre-chorus:]
When you walk away I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?

[Chorus:]
When you're gone
The pieces of my heart are missing you
When you're gone
The face I came to know is missing too
When you're gone
The words I need to hear to always get me through the day
And make it OK

I miss you

Chapter   5
"Hanging   by  A  Moment"

Gatsby and Daisy meet at Nick's house for the first time in five years. At the first meeting, Gatsby is so nervous but it eventually gets better. The song says "I'm living for the only thing I know," this represent Gatsby to have Daisy in his life. The song also has the lyrics "you take all of me," this represents the of Gatsby willing to give more money for Dais to stay.

Lyrics

Desperate for changing, starving for truth

I'm closer to where I started, I'm chasing after you

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you

Forgetting all I'm lacking, completely incomplete
I'll take your invitation, you take all of me now

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you
I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running and not quite sure where to go
And I don't know what I'm diving into
Just hanging by a moment here with you

Chapter 6
"Unwell"

Nicks tells the reader about Gatsby's life. Not the rumors or Gatsby's version but truly what has happened. This chapter has many rumors of Gatsby, and a reporter come to Gatsby's mansion to get a story. This songs represents the rumors by saying "I know they've all been talking 'bout me." Nick wants that Gatsby cannot live back into the past, but Gatsby believe he can revise the past. The song says this when "soon you'll see me as how I use to be."

Chapter 7
"I   Want  You  To Want  ME"

Tom and Gatsby's have a conflict with Daisy. The high conflict come with a uncomfortable state of mentality of the main characters. When Gatsby tells Tom that Daisy does not love him, and that she would only married was because Gatsby was poor at the time. Tom gets real angry with Gatsby. Gatsby does not understand that Daisy loved both of them at one point in time.

Tom does not really believe what Gatsby is saying about him and Daisy.

Lyrics

All day staring at the ceiling
Making friends with shadows on my wall
All night hearing voices telling me
That I should get some sleep
Because tomorrow might be good for something

Hold on
Feeling like I'm headed for a breakdown
And I don't know why

[Chorus]

But I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know right now you can't tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you'll see
A different side of me
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little impaired
I know right now you don't care
But soon enough you're gonna think of me

And how I used to be...me

Chapter  8
"Let  this  Go"

Gatsby tells Nick about his relationship with Daisy in Louisville. Gatsby still think he can live in the past. Nick tries to convince Gatsby that his life is worth more than the Buchanans' friends put together. This song represents the fact that Gatsby will "never let this go" even after Nick tried to advice him to leaving Long Island, but Gatsby tries not to leave Daisy behind.

Lyrics

Maybe if my heart stops
Beating it won't hurt this much
And never will I have to
Answer again to anyone

Please don't get me wrong
Because I'll never let this go,
But I can't find the words to tell you
I don't wanna be alone,
But now I feel like I don't know you

One day you'll get sick of saying
That everything's alright
And by then I'm sure I'll be
Pretending just like I am tonight

Chapter  9
"Airplanes"

This chapter is talking about Gatsby's funeral after his death two years ago. Nick is very disappointed that only four people came to Gatsby's funeral, and none of his close friends came to see funeral. The reader address Gatsby's father. Gatsby's father was very proud of his accomplishments he made. The song is represents Gatsby.

Lyrics

Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shootin' stars
I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shootin' stars
I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now

Yeah, yeah I could use a dream or a genie or a wish
To go back to a place much simpler than this
Cause after all the partying and smashing and crashing
And all the glitz and glam and the fashion
And all the pandemonium and all the madness
There comes a time when you fade to the blackness
And when you're staring at the phone in your lap
And you hoping but them people never call you back
But that's just how the story unfolds
You get another hand soon after you fold
And when your plans unravel in the sand
What would you wish for, if you had one chance?
So airplane airplane sorry I'm late
I'm on my way so don't close that gate
If I don't make that then I'll switch my flight and
I'll be right back at it by the end of the night

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