I can relate these songs to how different characters in the novel Every Day by David Levithan are feeling throughout the story.
“Clarity” – A know that even though he loves Rhiannon, he feels like it would be much less complicated if he didn’t because then he wouldn’t have to visit her each day.
“Alive” – A finally feels at peace during the part where he and Rhiannon go and have a day off at the beach. He also wants that moment to last forever, hoping that he will not have to face the harsh reality where he changes into a different body every day.
“Stay With Me” & “Make It Work” – These two songs represent how A feels around the middle of the book after both Rhiannon and A admits to liking each other. Rhiannon isn’t really keen on keeping up with a relationship with a guy who changes into a different form every day. Eventually, A convinces her to stay with him.
“Happily” – This song describes how A is telling Rhiannon that he is the better for her and he can actually listen to her, rather than Justin. He is also saying that he knows that Rhiannon is happier with him and is puzzled on why she won’t just break up with him if she’s unhappy.
“Goodbye” – This song shows how A doesn’t want to say goodbye and leave Rhiannon but he has to cope with it since he knows that it isn’t fair for Rhiannon when he changes into a different body every single day. This song also shows that he still loves Rhiannon and in a different circumstance, he would definitely stay with her.