The Great Gatsby


This first song "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" describes the classism in The Great Gatsby. This song talks about unwealthy people and rich people can get away with a lot of things. Daisy ran over Myrtle and she went on vacation after getting in no trouble. "There ain't no rest for the wicked, money don't grow on trees. I got bills to pay, i got mouths to feed, ain't nothing in this world for free." It shows how hard working people are able to make money and don't abuse the money they have. It's about knowing the worth of a dollar.

This second song relates to Gatsby's feelings for Daisy. Telling her to leave Tom and be with him. "Come a little closer don't you see?" He wants her to open her eyes and see what's right in front of her. Gatsby is in love with her and wants her to marry him and spend her life with him.

Young and Beautiful is how Daisy feels toward Gatsby. It also describes the major scene of when they are both in Gatsby's mansion and Daisy whispered "I wish it could be like this all the time.." and Gatsby replies with "It will be." She is in love with him but doesn't know if it will be worth it in the long run. She wants to know if Gatsby will love her even in their old ages. If their young love will survive as long as they want it to.

The Heart Wants What It Wants relates to the feeling Daisy has toward Jay. The song talks about loving someone and knowing you don't need them but your heart can't help but love them. Even though she's with Tom, she's still in denial of her love toward Gatsby.

Do I Wanna Know helps relate Tom's feelings toward Daisy and Gatsby. It also describes the mood of anger in this book. It has an aspect of regret. At first he doesn't want to believe that Daisy is in love with Gatsby. Tom is wondering if ignorance will be bliss? Does he want to know what's really going on? Or is he in need of a moment of clarity? This song describes his thoughts to himself he probably had after he found everything out.

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