Soundtrack for 1984 by George Orwell

Track # 1
Song: Satellite
Artist: Guster
Album: Joining forces against the Sun

Shining like an artwork
Holding on a wall of stars
Are you what I believe you are?
You’re my satellite
You’re riding with me this evening
Guest side, lighting the sky
Always the very first star that I find
You’re my satellite
Elevator to the moon
Whistling our favorite tune
Attempting to get a better view
You’re my satellite
You’re riding with me tonight
Guest side, lighting the sky
Constantly the very first star that I find
You’re my satellite
Possibly you will always be
Just a little out of reach
You’re my satellite
You’re riding with me tonight
Traveler side, lighting the sky (cont.)
Always the very first star that I find
You’re my satellite
You’re my satellite

“Satellite” significance: One of the primary concepts of this song is desiring something unattainable, as seen in the lines “Perhaps you will constantly be,
simply a little out of reach,
you’re my satellite”.

The exact same takes place in 1984 with how Winston (the main character) concerns Julia (his love interest), since he likes her despite the fact that it’s hard for them to be together under the strict rules and guidelines of Huge Sibling.

Track # 2
Song: Holocene
Artist: Bon Iver
Album: Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Someway, child, it becomes part of me, apart from me
You’re desolating Halloween
You messed it, friend, it’s on its head, it struck the street You’re in Milwaukee, off your feet
And at the same time I understood I was not magnificent
Strayed above the highway aisle
(Rugged vacance, close ice)
I might see for miles, miles, miles
3rd and Lake, it burnt away, the hallway
Was where we learned to commemorate
Automatic purchased the years you ‘d talk for me
That night you played me ‘Lip Parade’
Not the needle, nor the thread, the lost decree
Stating absolutely nothing, that suffices for me
And at once I understood I was not magnificent
Hulled far from the highway aisle
(Jagged vacance, close ice)
I might see for miles, miles, miles
Christmas night, it clutched the light, the hallow intense
Above my bro, I and twisted spines
We smoked the screen to make it what it was to be
Now to understand it in my memory
And simultaneously I knew I was not stunning
High above the highway aisle
(Rugged vacance, close ice)
I could see for miles, miles, miles

“Holocene” significance: Winston is frequently self-deprecating, analytical and downhearted. He believes it’s important to hold on to memories of the past, due to the fact that if the reality is forgotten, the expected evil would win. The lines “Not to understand it in my memory, and simultaneously I knew I was not spectacular.” mimic Winston’s believed procedure.

Track # 3
Tune: Waiting …
Artist: City and Colour
Album: Bring Me Your Love

A coma may feel much better than this
Trying to find where to begin
You’re weighed down, you have lots of something
Of illness and desertion
You’re weighed down, you’re full of something
You’re underneath all of it
So bid farewell to love
And hold your head up high
There’s no requirement to hurry
We’re all simply waiting, waiting to pass away
Hope and better location is all I require
With minutes of innocence and secret
Oh, it’s the little things you miss
Like awakening all alone
Oh, it’s the little things you miss out on
When you’re underneath it all
So say goodbye to like
And hold your head up high
There’s no requirement to hurry
We’re all simply waiting, waiting to die
All your buddies look like enemies
When you’re broken down and empty, oh
All your pals appear like enemies
When you’re broken down and empty, oh
So say goodbye to enjoy
And hold your head up high
There’s no requirement to rush
We’re all simply waiting, waiting to pass away

“Waiting …” significance: Winston frequently refers to Huge Sibling and the Idea Cops catching him breaking guidelines and he’s awaiting them to “vaporize” him, which is being murdered and all personal records being damaged. Winston is likewise paranoid that anyone he enters contact with is an associate with Huge Brother or the Thought Police due to the fact that people in his life are really conniving and sly. So the lyrics “We’re all just waiting, waiting to die/all your good friends seem like opponents when you’re broken down and empty” match his situation.

Track # 4
Tune: The World At Large
Artist: Modest Mouse
Album: Excellent News for Individuals Who Love Problem

Ice-age heat wave can’t complain
If the world’s at large, why should I stay? (cont.)
Left to another airplane
Gon na discover another location, maybe one I can stand
I carry on to another day
To an entire brand-new town with an entire new method
Went to the porch to have a thought
Got to the door and once again, I could not stop
You don’t understand where and you don’t understand when
However you still got your words and you got your good friends
Stroll along to another day
Work a little more difficult, work another way
Well uh infant I ain’t got no strategy
We’ll float on maybe would you comprehend?
Gon na drift on maybe would you comprehend?
We’ll float on perhaps would you understand?
The days get much shorter and the nights get cold
I like the fall however this location is getting old
I pack up my personal belongings and I head for the coast
It might not be a lot however I seem like I’m making the most
The days get longer and the nights smell green
I guess it’s not surprising but it’s spring and I must leave I like songs about drifters, books about the same
They both appear to make me feel a little less ridiculous
Strolled on off to another spot
I still have not gotten anywhere that I desire
Did I desire love? Did I require to understand?
Why does it constantly feel like I’m captured in an undertow?
The moths beat themselves to death versus the lights
Including their breeze to the summer nights
Outdoors, water like air was terrific
I didn’t know what I had that day
Stroll a little farther to another airplane
You said that you did, but you didn’t comprehend
I understand that starting over is not what life’s about
But my thoughts were so loud, I could not hear my mouth
My ideas were so loud, I could not hear my mouth
My ideas were so loud

“The World At Large” significance: Throughout the book, Winston assesses why he’s still alive although the world is in chaos from corrupt politics and mass murder. He attempts to discover a function to keep surviving everyday although at the start of the story he had no friend or family. The line “If the world’s at big, why should I remain?” represents his self-doubt about survival and questioning his presence.

Track # 5
Tune: My Silhouette (Acoustic)
Artist: Arms Like Yours
Album: Inhale Exhale

Sleep has actually become my escape from reality, she remains in my dreams
Someone wake me up due to the fact that this isn’t real, and it’s just a game that I can’t escape Over again, this terrible cycle repeats and repeats
I got her hand but it gradually slipped away
Somebody wake me up, can someone wake me up
She moves with me in my dreams, but I’m foolish to think that this is the way it ends I see her shape, but it’s simply a test for me to leave the past with the past She moves with me now but it’s just a test

I should stop this cycle and cut out my shape
I smile as her lips brush my neck but I understand that this is just a vision in my head Kiss me in my dreams if you’re truly made with me
It’s too fitting to interfere with, oh can someone wake me up
But you can’t change me, however she’s pulling me back

“My Shape” significance: While Winston was held prisoner by the Thought Police, he often had dreams of Julia. He would awaken interrupted from these dreams because he was fretted about her, because she was recorded at the exact same time he was and he assumed she was suffering too. He missed her until doctors at the facility managed to persuade him and Winston was left void of sensations for her.

Track # 6
Tune: Two Weeks
Artist: Grizzly Bear
Album: Veckatimest

Save up all the days
A routine malaise
Similar to the other day
I told you I would remain
Would you always
Perhaps in some cases
Make it easy?
Take your time
Think of all the ways
Momentary stage
Similar to the other day
I informed you I would remain
Every time you try
Quarter half the mile
Just like yesterday
I informed you I would remain
Would you always
Perhaps in some cases
Make it easy?
Take your time
Would you always

Possibly in some cases
Make it simple?
Take your time
Always, often
Easy, time

“Two Weeks” significance: Though Winston and Julia have a secret relationship; they appear to care about each other and try to make time for each other whenever they can. There were a couple of instances where Winston was terrified Julia was going to ditch strategies with him and not show approximately where they were supposed to fulfill, however she constantly remained with him even when he would question her. The lyric “Much like the other day, I told you I would remain” signifies Julia needing to remind Winston of her excellent intents.

Track # 7
Tune: Awaken
Artist: Game Fire
Album: Funeral service

Somethin’ filled up
My heart with nothin’
Someone told me not to cry
Now that I’m older
My heart’s colder (cont.)
And I can see that it’s a lie
Kids wake up
Hold your error up
Before they turn the summer into dust
If the kids don’t grow up
Our bodies get bigger
But our hearts get destroyed
We’re just a million
Little God’s causin’ rainstorms
Turnin’ every good thing to rust
I guess we’ll just have to adjust
With my lighnin’ bolts a glowin’
I can see where I am goin’ to be
When the reaper, reaches
And touches my hand
With my lighnin’ bolts a glowin’
I can see where I am goin’
With my lighnin’ bolts a glowin’
I can see where I am go, goin’
You ‘d better look out listed below

“Get up” significance: Winston often recollects about his past and how various it is from his present circumstances. He misses the innocence of childhood and how the world was a much better location throughout that time, so the lyrics “Turnin’ every good idea to rust, I guess we’ll just need to adjust” symbolizes him trying to deal with his brand-new environment despite the fact that it’s a horrible place.

Track # 8
Tune: Viola Lion
Artist: Isles & & Glaciers
Album: The Hearts of Lonely Individuals

I am a million pieces of the sky
I found a method to be alone
I’m gon na wait until you want me
Until you finally decide to go house
Diamonds, diamonds are you all in the sky?
I can’t believe all of these gorgeous lies
As they surround me I will take a photograph of the sky
Bury me, bury me
Come on, bury me alone in the light
I am, I’m gon na run this like a lion
Another way to be alone
And I will wait till you find me
Until you lastly choose to go house
(Do not go house! Don’t go home!)
Diamonds, diamonds are you all in the sky?
I can’t think all of these lovely lies
As they surround me I will take a photograph of the sky
Bury me, bury me
Begin, bury me alone in the light
I have actually never had a reason to take me away
I want it to be over
But I sit here and wait [x2]
I saw her smiling from the top of the world
I saw her sleeping on, remarkable I know
If you lower, lower, lower me down
You lower me plainly, so come and decrease me
Diamonds, diamonds are you all in the sky?
I can’t believe all of these gorgeous lies
As they surround me I will take a photo of the sky
Bury me, bury me
Diamonds, diamonds are you all in the sky?
I can’t think all of these beautiful lies
As they surround me I will take a picture of the sky
Bury me, bury me
Bury me, bury me

“Viola Lion” significance: Throughout the course of the novel, Winston is persuaded that the federal government is lying to individuals, so he meets a leader of an underground revolt organization to uncover these top-secret lies, which he never ever actually ends up doing. By the end he’s brainwashed and thinks anything the Celebration does is ideal and they can do no incorrect, so the line “I can’t think all of these stunning lies” truly ends up being true in the most actual sense.

Track # 9
Song: Midnight City
Artist: M83
Album: Rush, We’re Dreaming

Waiting in a car
Waiting on a ride in the dark
The night city grows
Look and see her eyes, they glow
Waiting in a cars and truck
Waiting for a ride in the dark
Drinking in the lounge
Following the neon signs
Waiting for a roar
Taking a look at the mutating skyline
The city is my church
It covers me in the shimmering twilight
Waiting in an automobile
Waiting for the correct time
Waiting in a vehicle
Awaiting the right time
Waiting in a car
Waiting for the correct time
Waiting in a car
Waiting on the correct time
Waiting in a vehicle
“Midnight City” significance: The novel and this tune do not relate merely on lyrics, but relate to each other due to the fact that of the high-energy vibe this tune has, which is mirrored by the Celebration’s constant tenacity to make Huge Brother as powerful as it can be, and to squash all opposing forces. They appear to know no bounds, and their energy is always exceptionally high whenever they’re volunteering for their federal government.

Track # 10
Tune: July
Artist: Youth Lagoon
Album: The Year of Hibernation

Surges pillaging the night
From the fireworks on the 4th of July
It’s simply my lady, our good friends, and I
Smoking cigars and yelling at vehicles as they drive by
We scaled a ladder rising to the roof
While 5 years ago I wept and no one knew
Holding my guitar, I strummed a tune
I sang “I love you however I need to cut you loose”
As the next-door neighbor lights off the little bombs we watch
from the roof … securely, so safely
If I had never let go, then just God understands where I would be understand I made a bridge in between us then I slowly burned it
Five years ago, in my backyard I sang love away (cont.)
Little did I understand that genuine love had not quite yet found me

“July” significance: While Winston was incarcerated, tortured and brainwashed at the Idea Cops center, he was thinking about his real feelings for Julia. He recognized he would never ever see her again, which to stay alive as long as possible he needed to direct his mind in other places. After all the psychological and physical pain he was experienced there, he lost the ability to feel emotions. He just thought of the impulse for survival, all the while doctors were harming him more by declaring that he was crazy. The line “I love you but I have to cut you loose” relates Winston forgetting about Julia, since he did love her when he got jailed, but those sensations ended up fading.

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