How the Lyrics from the Song Iris Reflects the Theme of Falling in Love in Act I Scene V of Romeo and Juliet

How the Lyrics from the Song Iris Reflects the Theme of Falling in Love in Act I Scene V of Romeo and Juliet

In Act I, scene v of Romeo and Juliet, the handsome Romeo sets his sights on the beautiful, flawless Juliet, and soon falls in love with her. The lyrics from the song “Iris,” reflect the theme of falling in love.
“And I'd give up forever to touch you
Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now.”
These lines tie into the text from that scene when Romeo says,
“And touching hers, make blessed my rude hand.
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” (Shakespeare 692)
In all, these lines from the song and text relate in the fact that they both deal with falling in love and believe that no one else can ever fulfill that position in your life.

Being the light of someone’s life is something that Romeo and Juliet portrayed very well in the play. When Romeo is in the Capulet’s garden looking up at Juliet he whispers,
“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon.” (Shakespeare 699)
When Johnny Cash sang “You Are My Sunshine,” he was telling someone that they were the light of his life, and that he never wanted that light to stop shining by bellowing out the words,
“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy, when skies are grey,
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you.”

After Romeo and Juliet got married, Romeo and the Nurse made plans for Romeo to sneak into Juliet’s room for a honeymoon type of night. This plan is reflected in the song “My Own Worst Enemy,” by Lit.
“I came in through the window last night.”
At the end of this little rendezvous, Romeo is leaving Juliet and he says,
“One kiss, and I’ll descend.” (Shakespeare 737)

In Act 4 scene I, Juliet makes the decision to drink the potion that Friar Lawrence gave her, and she states,
“And hide me with a dead man in his shroud –
Things that, to hear them told, have made me tremble –
And I will do it without fear or doubt,
To live an unstained wife to my love.” (Shakespeare 749) Coelho 3
These lines relate to the song, “Tortured, Tangled Hearts,” by the Dixie Chicks.
“Oh love, oh love you fickle thing,
Such pretty words and golden rings.
It was a broken dream right from the start,
Bless their tortured, tangled hearts.”
These two forms of poetry reflect the theme of love being ever - changing. At first Juliet couldn’t make up her mind as to whether she should marry Paris, or stay true to her husband, Romeo, and the song clearly states that, “It was a broken dream right from the start.”

In the last Act of Romeo and Juliet, in scene iii, Romeo drinks the poison that he bought from the apothecary, with the words,
“Here’s to my love! O true apothecary!
Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” (Shakespeare 768)
In the song, “Toxic,” by Local H, Scott Lucas sings,
“It’s getting late to give you up,
I took a sip from the Devil’s cup
Slowly it’s taking over me.”
All of this relates in the theme of drinking poison for a reason. Romeo drinks it to be ‘dead’ with his love, and Scott Lucas sings of ‘drinking’ the poison of being in love with a girl.