Songs That Describe Hamlet

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Pink Floyd- What Do You Want From Me
As you look around this room tonight
Settle in your seat and dim the lights
Do you want my blood, do you want my tears
What do you want
What do you want from me
Should I sing until I can't sing any more
Play these strings until my fingers are raw
You're so hard to please
What do you want from me

Do you think that I know something you don't know
What do you want from me
If I don't promise you the answers would you go
What do you want from me
Should I stand out in the rain
Do you want me to make a daisy chain for you

I'm not the one you need
What do you want from me

You can have anything you want
You can drift, you can dream, even walk on water
Anything you want

You can own everything you see
Sell your soul for complete control
Is that really what you need

You can lose yourself this night
See inside there is nothing to hide
Turn and face the light

What do you want from me
I chose this song because it’s a hard song but soft at the same time. The tone and beat of the song is very mixed and a little confusing like Hamlet was during that entire seen of the play. Also, the background singers are very crucial because it reminded me of the thoughts going through one's head. The lyrics at also very fitting for the scene too. This song is supposed to represent the moments before Hamlet sees the ghost of his father and what he was thinking as he is going to see him.  

Trapt- Stand Up
Why don't you let me be
Leave me alone
You start a fire inside that I could never control
You wanna see a reaction
Come on and cut me down
You've gone as far as I'll go
Now you're crossing the line
And I am letting you know
Well here's your reaction
Stand up
I have had enough
Walk away before I finish what you started
Face to face I will put you in your place
End this game before I finish what you started
Face to face everything will change
You planted the seed
How my anger has grown
Got an feeling inside that I can't seem to control
You wanna see a reaction
Come on and cut me down
You've gone as far as I'll go

Now you're crossing the line and I am letting you know
Well here's your reaction
Stand up
I have had enough
Walk away before I finish what you started
Face to face I will put you in your place
End this game before I finish what you started
Face to face everything will change
Insult
After insult [9x]
Stand up
I have had enough
Walk away before I finish what you started
Face to face I will put you in your place
End this game before I finish what you started
Face to face everything will change
Walk away
Everything will change
End this game
You wanna see a reaction
You wanna see a reaction
Stand up
I chose this song for this scene not only because of the lyrics I selected but because of the aggression in the song. Hamlet was so mad when his father told him he was murdered. The aggression in this song also seems to be uncontrollable just like Hamlet's. This song is supposed to represent Hamlet's reasoning and motivation for his revenge and the moment after hearing the news that Claudius was the one that killed his father.

Ozzy Osbourne- Crazy Train
All aboard! Ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaa!

Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay

Crazy, but that's how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe it's not too late
To learn how to love
And forget how to hate

Mental wounds not healing
Life's a bitter shame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

Let's Go!

I've listened to preachers
I've listened to fools
I've watched all the dropouts
Who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and you live the role

Mental wounds still screaming
Driving me insane
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

I know that things are going wrong for me
You gotta listen to my words...
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