Catcher In The Rye Soundtrack Essay

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Soundtrack to “The Catcher in the Rye” Song # 1: Lonely Street Lyrics by Andy Williams In this 50’s classic, Andy Williams expresses his desperate feelings of lost love and loneliness vividly, using the lower register of his voice. The song starts loud, and gradually gets softer when the story proceeds, and slowly fades away which create a gloomy, depressing, and lonely emotions. The tone of the song is perfect for Holden when he is saying goodbye to Pencey Prep forever, walking down the street of New York or feeling helpless and alone in a crowd. There are many lyrics in the “Lonely Street” that mirrors Holden’s personality and his catastrophic life experiences. Consider for example, “I've got a sad, sad tale to tell. I need a place to…show more content…
The song features soulful harmonies and vocal imitations of instruments. The mood and atmosphere of the song captures the flashback in Holden and Jane’s relationship and how Holden constantly thinks, cares and misses Jane throughout the novel. In the lyrics, “Maybe millions of people go by. But they all disappear from view. And I only have eyes for you”, describing that Jane is one of the few girls whom Holden respects and finds attractive.” “I don't know if we're in a…show more content…
Unable to deal with the complexity of the world, Holden decides to leave. However, Phoebe’s demand of going with Holden touches him and makes him realize that there is someone in the world who cares about him. “When we go walking side by side in the moonlight. We count the stars as we go strolling by” demonstrates true interaction, both selflessly giving and humbly taking from each other. It is the kind of intimacy Holden has been longing for and sorely

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