With my not-so-secret collaborator, a collection of songs was begun with the idea of “have” and “have not,” feast or famine, greed and gratitude in an effort to contrast “more” and “less.” With just a couple of exceptions, the selections turned out to be more relationship driven than I had intended. But the results are still interesting, with the longing for more that is part of relationships that can never be and with gratitude when one finds the relationship that fulfills one’s hopes and dreams. And one song reminds us that even though we can’t always have what we want, we can often find what we really need.
I’m Not That Girl (Wicked)
I Want It NOW! (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
This one shows the greed of someone who is spoiled, used to getting her own way. And no matter what she has, she always wants more. Her father has given her the idea that money can give her whatever she wants, and she is good(!) at throwing temper tantrums.
On My Own – Samantha Barks (Les Miserables 2012)
I Could Not Ask For More (Edwin McCain)
(There’s Gotta Be) More to Life (Stacie Orrico)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Glee)
All You Need is Love (Glee)
Links to the other participants:
Bear: MORE OR LESS? http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/music-themes-more-or-less/
Eva: MORE AND LESS. OR, IS IT SUPPOSED TO BE LESS OR MORE? MUSICAL THEME. AN OPEN INVITATION TO GEESE AND MORE. LESS WAR DESIRED. http://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/more-and-less-or-is-it-supposed-to-be-less-or-more-musical-theme-an-open-invitation-to-geese-and-more-less-war-desired/#comment-10933