Songs For Every Book

Songs for Every Book: Rubblebucket and Catherine Earnshaw from Wuthering Heights

Rubblebucket is an alternative rock group who recently came out with a song with major Catherine Earnshaw vibes. “If U C My Enemies” has a lot in common with her frenzied, mentally unstable state just before her death in Emily Brontë’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights.

I come from a greener place
And a lawless past
I was raised with the cows and birds
And a toothless laugh

At first there were the simple days when she and Heathcliff were fast friends–just two kids playing out on the moors.

What’s wrong with nothing being wrong, mama?

But Catherine’s mother hated Heathcliff with a passion and didn’t want her to associate with him.

And if you see my enemies, tell ‘em I stand correct, stand corrected
And if you see my enemies, tell ‘em I stand corrected
And if you see them run away, tell ‘em I want to connect, want to connect it
And if you see my enemies, tell ‘em I want to be friends again

The chorus reminds me of how Cathy might have thought of Heathcliff on her deathbed. After all, he becomes her “enemy” of sorts when he refuses to support her marriage to Edgar Linton and runs away. And it’s just like Cathy to both ask for forgiveness and swear she never did anything wrong at the same time…

Things get hairy in the cemetery in the fall, my fault
Dance around ‘em like the ghosts in the ground ’til I’m one of them

Umm, so things get hairy INDEED when Heathcliff sleeps next to her grave. (Yikes.) And the sing-song nature behind these serious words fits Cathy to a T. She just doesn’t seem to care about the consequences of her actions. Plus, in terms of becoming a ghost there’s that famous quote by Heathcliff…

“Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living. You said I killed you–haunt me then. The murdered do haunt their murderers. I believe–I know that ghosts have wandered the earth. Be with me always–take any form–drive me mad. Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!” –Heathcliff

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What do you think of Rubblebucket? What other songs do you know that fit Cathy’s character? Let me know in the comments below!

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