Holden's Playlist

"I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" by the Soggy Bottom Boys.

Lyrics

I am a man of constant sorrow,

I've seen trouble all my day.

I bid farewell to old Kentucky,

The place where I was born and raised.

(The place where he was born and raised )

For six long years I've been in trouble,

No pleasures here on earth I found.

For in this world I'm bound to ramble,

I have no friends to help me now.

(He has no friends to help him now.)

It's fare thee well my old lover.

I never expect to see you again.

For I'm bound to ride that northern railroad,

Perhaps I'll die upon this train.

(Perhaps he'll die upon this train.)

You can bury me in some deep valley,

For many years where I may lay.

Then you may learn to love another,

While I am sleeping in my grave.

(While he is sleeping in his grave.)

Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger

My face, you'll never see no more.

But there is one promise that is given

I'll meet you on God's golden shore.

(He'll meet you on God's golden shore.)

I believe that this song talks about how Holden thinks he is troubled and how he's all "alone" and everyone else is a fake.

Human-Rag´n´Bone Man

Maybe I'm foolish

Maybe I'm blind

Thinking I can see through this

And see what's behind

Got no way to prove it

So maybe I'm blind

But I'm only human after all

I'm only human after all

Don't put your blame on me

Don't put your blame on me

Holden makes many mistakes in his life and tends to blame it on human desires.

Mr. Sandman-The Chordettes

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream (bung, bung, bung, bung)

Make him the cutest that I've ever seen (bung, bung, bung, bung)

Give him two lips like roses and clover (bung, bung, bung, bung)

Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over

Sandman, I'm so alone (bung, bung, bung, bung)

Don't have nobody to call my own (bung, bung, bung, bung)

Please turn on your magic beam

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream

Make him the cutest that I've ever seen

Give him the word that I'm not a rover

Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over

Sandman, I'm so alone

Don't have nobody to call my own

Please turn on your magic beam

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream

Mr. Sandman is a song about being alone and wanting to find love and success.

On The Road Again-Willie Nelson

On the road again

Just can't wait to get on the road again

The life I love is making music with my friends

And I can't wait to get on the road again

On the road again

This song talks about the want to leave and be free.

Lose Yourself-Eminem

Look

If you had

One shot

Or one opportunity

To seize everything you ever wanted

In one moment

Would you capture it

Or just let it slip?

It talks about trying to be successful and wanting to be a free artist and do what you want.

Stressed out-Twenty One Pilots

I was told when I get older all my fears would shrink,

But now I'm insecure and I care what people think.

My name's 'Blurryface' and I care what you think.

My name's 'Blurryface' and I care what you think.

Wish we could turn back time, to the good ol' days,

When our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out (oh).

Wish we could turn back time (oh), to the good ol' days (oh),

When our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out.

This song is about how they want to stay young and innocent but society is forcing them to grow up.

Stephen-Crossfire

He'd trade his guns for love

But he's caught in the crossfire

And he keeps wakin' up

But it's not to the sound of birds

The tyranny, the violent streets

Deprived of all that we're blessed with

And we can't get enough, no

This song is about how he feels caught in the crossfire of the real world.

Green Day-American Idiot

Don't wanna be an American idiot

Don't want a nation under the new media

And can you hear the sound of hysteria?

The subliminal mind-fuck America

This song is like the "common teen mind" doesn't want to grow up and become part of the common work force.

Red Hot Chili Peppers- Dani Californa

Getting born in the state of Mississippi

Her papa was a copper, and her mama was a hippy

In Alabama she will swing a hammer

Price you got to pay when you break the panorama

She never knew that there was anything more than all

What in the world does your compliment take me for?

Black bandanna, sweet Louisiana

Robbing on a bank in the state of Indiana

She's a runner

Rebel, and a stunner

Come to Mirawais saying baby, watcha gonna?

Looking down the barrel of a hot bell forty-five

Just another way to survive

This song is a representation of Holden's vague mistrust of people and society.

Credits:

Created with images by Films42 - "sunset stonnal aldridge"

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