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Apr. 13th, 2006 | 07:29 pm
posted by: ashmael in sn_eighttrack

SPN music analysis episode-breakdown... something-or-other. (what do i even call this insanity? -_-) aka Xiola's crazy theory about Eric Kripke, Blue Oyster Cult, and the "You Can Never Read Too Much Into the Lyrics On this Show" rule. ;P

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When I started downloading this show, one of the things that got instant bonus points was Dean's cheesy/awesome taste in music. To me, it just adds another level of awesome to an already addictive show. The fact that Eric Kripke had insisted that there would be no "anemic new-rock" made me happy, but I didn't think anything else about it… until episode 5. In that ending scene it really dawned on me that there was defenitely something MORE meant to be implied with the lyrics, and the more I watched, the more it became increasingly apparent that there is so much music geeking and lyric innuendo going on. I kept thinking I should post about it, but never got around to it, until it practically exploded in my face in episode 17. So. here it is, and hopefully someone finds this interesting, coz god knows most people won't care and the damn thing took me over a week to finish! I can't believe what a geek I am sometimes. *sighs*

[this is pretty much a beta version and I'll totally be editing it, and definitely adding to it after new episodes! if there's something I missed feel free to comment :D]

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please read: please do not copy any large part of the written content in this post (ie the stuff other than the lyrics) without letting me know, please? not that i know why anyone would even want to, but it took a ton of geek-love/time so i don't want to see it end up copied in full without credit on some random webpage next month, ok? :P
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DOWNLOAD in case anyone needs it: [ zip file of all music discussed in this post ]
(currently: all songs up to 01x18, 90MB) (currently uploading to YSI as well... let me know when the link is broken and i'll try to reupload for you :) will update the dl with 01x19 songs this weekend)
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The following is an episode breakdown of the music in each episode (songs played, which lyrics are played, editing, and why (i think) they're important/not-important/omgawesome) in which I attempt to demonstrate the following:

A) None of the lyrics in the ending songs are EVER accidental. after episode 5, most of the opening songs start throwing around hints and foreshadowing and random significances.
B) all ending song lyrics say something about the characters, i.e. almost always Dean and Sam, provided they're in the scene (if only the villain is on screen at the end or something, then it's probably not about Dean/Sam ;P).
C) starting in episode 6, they start with the geeky music clues and villain-hints in the music. Sometimes the hints are pretty obvious and sometimes they are a very vague or obscured foreshadow that only becomes apparent in retrospect and seems like it's done more for the writer's geekiness than to actually tip you off.
D) because everything else is so obviously on purpose, it's perfectly fair to assume that any innuendo in the lyrics is ALWYAYS INTENTIONAL (note: ok, to cover my ass: by innuendo i don't neccessarily mean to say "omg GAY" :P not that i mind that picture of course, but realistically i mean more along the lines of... "they express some emotion that goes beyond the direct dialogue" and "whether or not the producers are screwing with us, they give us the lyrics on purpose".
E) I am currently 75% CONVINCED that Eric Kripke based 90% of the Winchester backstory on Blue Oyster Cult Lyrics. totally convinced of it! It's not just a coincidence that the songs in Hell House describe the entire Winchester family.
F) When applicable, the ending music is a guide to Dean's "significant glances". Dean emotes more through looking angsty than through direct dialogue, the music CAN essentially be used as the key to "what exactly did Dean's significant look mean this time?".


some other general ideas that have to do with the music:

NOTE: most of these are just whims, i'm not 100% convinced of them, i'm just putting them down so i don't forget later....

- MOST of the time, ending songs with the boys in the car can be applied to Dean but occasionally they can be applied to Sammy or both of them - I think the songs are most often about Dean rather than Sam because a) he is obviously the one who voice his emotions less
- Dean is Eric Kripke's Gary Stu (ie, Male Mary-Sue). wish-fufillment character. (if Sam is closer to how he is, Dean is closer to the "ideal cool guy" wish fufillment). plus they DID make a memorable point that Dean has control of the car stereo, but that's a petty point ;P
- Since there's a lot of Eric Kripke thrown into the characters, they certainly also have adopted his music listening habits (even though he didn't write it, I think Hell House is totally the "Tribute to Everything Eric and the Writers are Geeks About" episode - and the fact that the B.O.C. songs in that episode EXPLAIN THE ENTIRE WINCHESTER FAMILY is not just a coincidence. they could have used any band for that, but they chose B.O.C... i mean it COULD be a coincidence but it's a pretty damn close one. :P)
- variable: sometimes all of the lyrics of a song are significant, and sometimes it's only the verse that they PLAY that's meant to be significant.
- exception: the opening songs in the first few episodes do not mean much - they upgrade significantly later on once they realize what they can do with them. I think they were only concentrating on the closing songs at first, because they are significant from the start. In the first few eps I believe they were just throwing in songs that sounded cool and implied “badass boy who likes hot chicks” in some form or another for the opening car shots ;P but the opening songs become significant later too, really! :p
- My going theory is that when the ending song edit frames the beginning and end of the song, it means the whole song is significant, as opposed to when they just chop selected lyrics out of the middle, the rest of the song may or may not be significant.
- from what i can understand, from listening to the commentary tracks on other tv show DVD's, *buying the rights to play licensed music* is considerably more expensive than *hiring someone to write music for you*, so you know, given that most of the music isn't by new bands who's producers are whoring out their music to teenager audiences, i'd say they had to really really want some of this music to make it worth it to them to put so much of it in so many episodes. or something.

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BY EPISODE:
(**/**** = the most important ones, music-wise. i.e. the music in this episode is hella significant. ;P)


SPN01x01 Pilot

SPN01x10 Pilot : The best Hits of Mullet Rock

Songs:

1. AC/DC Back in Black
2. AC/DC Highway to Hell


these ones are pretty straightforward, but still dead-on with the "appropriate to the situation" vibe, including slight foreshadowing, setting the tone for the subtle-yet-significant role the music will play in this show. The foreshadowing is the kind you don't think is significant until you look back and go "oh, i thought they were just playing that song for fun, but uhh... i guess they had a good reason for putting it there!".

1. Back in Black: is the first recognizable song they play - this is, of course, the one Dean puts in after the "House Rules" speech. parts played: they only play the first verse and that's really the only important part - the lyrics are mostly inaudible after "let loose from the noose", but it plays until the car stops when the first chorus comes in, and, conveniently, that's where the song stops "fitting".

it's preeetty self-explanatory, but moreso in hindsight. i mean, what is Dean in this episode? he's like, a badass who shows up from nowhere (1), as much as he won't outright say it, he wants to be with his brother again (2), he apparently does crazy shit and lives off credit card scams and enjoys the rebel life and faking his identity and such (3), he doesn't shy way from getting in trouble and and is confident in his ability to get out of it (4)



Back in black, I hit the sack (1)
I've been too long, I'm glad to be back (2)
Yes I'm let loose from the noose,
That's kept me hangin' about
I been livin like a star 'cause it's gettin' me high,(3)
Forget the hearse, 'cause I never die (4)
I got nine lives, cat's eyes (4)
abusing every one of them and running wild

[Chorus]
'Cause I'm back! Yes, I'm back!
Well, I'm back! Yes, I'm back!
Well, I'm baaack, baaack...
Well, I'm back in black,
Yes, I'm back in black!

(Back in a band,i got Cadillac,
Number one with a bullet, I'm a power pack
Yes I'm in a band with a gang,
they gotta catch me if they want me to hang
'Cause I'm back on the track and I'm beatin' the flack,
Nobody's gonna get me on another rap
So look at me now, I'm just a makin' my pay,
Don't try to push your luck, just get outta my way)


2. Highway to Hell: this is played on the very short bit between the driving-home chat and arriving at Sammy's place. this is pretty much pure foreshadow selection and nothing else, and AC/DC because it'll fit right in with the previous song and not make you think anything unusual - the ONLY lyrics we hear are "I'm on a Highway to Hell…Highway to Hell…". Of course, they are driving straight towards the next scene, which is, of course, *Jessica's death*. That one's pretty obvious, no accident, I'd say. :P

(there's no ending song. it would ruin the effect of the whole trunk slamming thing ;P)

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SPN01x02 Wendigo

SPN01x02 Wendigo

Songs:

1. Foreigner, Hot Blooded. (keep in mind I still hold that the opening-drive songs don’t become significant until later. oh but they DO, later. They totally do. )
2. Rush - Fly by Night


1. Foreigner - Hot Blooded: opening songs don't appear mean anything in the first few episodes - I mean you COULD read this in a wincest way but IMHO that would be a load of bull at this point in the game - don't worry the music gets totally gay later on (ok ok, NOT gay. dammit. *is trying to keep this file somewhat realistic...* uh... um... well how do you say "platonic but totally hot and angsty for another boy nonetheless"?? lol. coz whatever that word is, that's what i mean. >D). plus the lyrics are way too blunt and tacky for this one to be meant on purpose - and the girl that Dean gets in the episode obviously doesn't really fit these lyrics either. so whatever. stick with me here, it's probably the weakest one - the ending song has a lot more to do with everything. :)

this song is lame, so lyrics are here


2. Rush - Fly by Night: see, this one is obviously about Sammy, right? (another clue: Sammy is driving :p)In this episode Sam is all about coming to terms with his sudden new direction in life, saying goodbye to Jessica, and figuring out what he has to do now... trying to be autonomous and rebelling against his brother while still following him away from his old life, and starting a new darker one, trying not to be too worried but being worried anyway... all while staring out a car window, even! ("Moonrise, thoughtful eyes Staring back at me from the window beside"). yep, that's ALL in there. they only play the beginning and the end of the song, but the whole song seems to work.

(My going theory is that when the edit frames the beginning and end of the song, it means the whole song is significant, as opposed to when they just chop selected lyrics out of the middle and the rest of the song doesn’t apply)


Why try? I know why
This feeling inside me says it's time I was gone
Clear head, new life ahead
It's time I was king now, not just one more pawn

chorus:
Fly by night away from here
Change my life again
Fly by night, goodbye my dear
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend

Moonrise, thoughtful eyes
Staring back at me from the window beside
No fright or hindsight
Leaving behind that empty feeling inside

[chorus]
[chorus]

Start a new chapter, I find what I'm after
Is changing every day.
The change of a season's enough of a reason
To want to get away

Quiet and pensive, my thoughts apprehensive
The hours drift away
Leaving my homeland, playing a lone hand
My life begins today

[chorus]
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend



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SPN01x03 Dead in the Water

SPN01x03 Dead in the Water

Songs:

1. Ratt – Round and Round
2. Bad Company – Movin On


1. Ratt – Round and Round. This continues with the not-so-meaningful opening songs at the start. It's just like, badboys and chicks... but in this case? it's ALLLL about the opening riff. nothing significant about it, just that opening riff is just very "HAY LOOK, THE METALLICAR IS BADASS, OKAY?? :DD", so i fully approve. I downloaded this song and totally love it. the video is HIDEOUS. XD (I'd be willing to bet it was one of those "we just have to stick this in there because it sounds awesome, but we can't save it for later since the lyrics don't mean anything. so let's just use it as a "setting the tone" piece for the metallicar, coz you still are trying to drive home Dean's cheesy-awesome taste in music and how the driving is cool, right?") so… meaningless but hey, I can't get enough of the opening riff. since the lyrics aren't really important, here they are

2. Bad Company - Movin On: (k the lyrics are the same but this version i downloaded sounds a bit different for some reason, i'll have to check on that later...) This is about mainly Dean, a little bit both of 'em, but it's pretty straightforward I think - as it's early on in the show, this song is still just underlining a) their lifestyle b) the the sorry-babe-can't-stick-around going on at the end of the past 2 episodes; saying "Yes, yes, Dean doesn't get attatched, and he's driven to constantly move on. We are trying to make this point very clear before we expand on it in further songs". Obviously a simple and purposeful choice. Just the chorus is played, and it pretty much covers the main point, here. :p



I got to move on, move on from town to town.
I got to move on, I never seem to slow down.
(repeat).

(full lyrics here)


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(SPN01x04 Phantom Traveler)

SPN01x04 Phantom Traveler

this episode had no ending lyrics. it ended with the Voicemail of Angst, and then a random guitar riff for the drive-off, because there's probably not any good angsty rock songs out there about "hey check out this voicemail, we miss our dad and his voice makes us wanna cry", right? :P and that's the note they want you to think about so they left the music out.

[well, they play a couple lines of Rush - Working Man while racing to/through the airport, but this still falls under the mostly-insignificant-if-it's-not-the-ending-song in the earlier episodes. I mean, a bit of it is vaguely appropriate, but nothing terribly interesting. I can't really get into Rush anyway. ;P *gasp* i'm a bad canadian. :P]

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****SPN01x05 Bloody Mary

SPN01x05 Bloody Mary

Songs:

1. Laugh, I Nearly Died - The Rolling Stones


Laugh, I Nearly Died - Rolling Stones: this one is *excellent*, and it's where this stuff really started to catch my attention - it's where it really starts getting good, IMO. the ending scene in this episode is great and the song is genius as it's a) angsty enough for the silent angst part of the scene, b) applies to Dean, c) AND applies to Sammy. all at once. while managing to convey angst and stay in pretty tight context.

just the fact of HOW MUCH they have totally swapped the order and verses with this one seems to demonstrate that they MEANT every lyric in there to be meaningful (I've linked to the original order of the lyrics). We're supposed to be starting to see more angst in the character depth now. Given how much they swapped around the verses, and how they are queued up, I think the focus of who the lyrics are about is meant to be pretty specific, so it switches from Dean to Sammy at one point…

"overall, the song is mainly it's about being lost in life and needing someone to ground you… which is saying something about how both of them are feeling, and, essentially, implies they both need each other.

- "first verse" is just playing in the background while they say their goodbyes to miss Victim of the Day, but it's still talking about Dean (as he is the default person the end songs talk about unless it's implied otherwise)… this verse clearly underlines the point that *Dean needs/misses Sam, but Sam is not emotionally available*

- "post chorus" plays while you see both of them just in the car together, about to talk. again… this implies they are both lost and need someone to lean on and ground them.

- "last verse", continues about Dean… it's playing as Sam is saying he won't share his secret and Dean is looking surprised and hurt about it… if I were to over analyze as much as I want to (and I don't think it's any stretch at all), the "fantasy" is his desire for Sammy and Dad Winchester to all be together again - you know, exactly like he says during Shadow, but a part of him knows that won't happen for a long time, if ever, BUT he tries not to think too realistically about that too often because it hurts a lot to think about… and we ALL know Dean is a *painfully* lonely little boy at heart… and so he's like "goddammit, I've lost everything, can't I just have something?". awww poor Dean ;_;

-"first chorus" part is playing during the ending of the scene with Sam having the vision of Jessica, and the verse switches over right when the focus switches to Sammy looking out the window, so I believe this verse is for him. it's about… realizing he has to take Dean over Jessica now, and say goodbye to her, and knowing that he can't get his old life back anytime soon.

I've quoted it here the way it plays in the show. the original order is: "firstverse / first chorus / second verse / second chorus / postchorus / third verse / postchorus"


(first verse)I've been travelling but I don't know where
I've been missing you but you just don't care
And I've been wandering, I've seen Greece and Rome
Lost in the wilderness, so far from home
Yeah, yeah

(post-chorus)Been travelling far and wide
Wondering who's going to be my guide

(last verse)Living in a fantasy but it's way too far
But this kind of loneliness is way too hard
I've been wandering, feeling all alone
I lost my direction and I lost my home...Well

(first chorus) I'm so sick and tired
Trying to turn the tide, yeah
So I'll say my goodbye
Laugh, laugh
I nearly died

(full lyrics is here )


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**SPN01x06 Skin

SPN01x06 Skin

yikes this one took forever! x_x!

ok this was originally my LEAST favourite music-wise… until I figured out why they used the first song. :p I could not figure out for the life of me the significance of the opening scene for ages, and was totally going to discount it under the "opening songs don't count until later" rule, until I realized the obvious thing I was missing… if I'm right, I think this is where the "opening music as foreshadow" started. and here I was gonna give up on this episode! silly me! I *knew* the music had to have something there, I mean there were three super-audible songs in there. it's still defenitely a weird one though - the second one, while the lyrics fit there, is FILTER, which is just so… uh… not classic. wtf. plus, this is certainly one of those episodes where only the lyrics that show up on screen matter, and the whole song.

Songs:
1. Iron Butterfly - In A Gadda-da-Vida
2. Filter - Hey Man Nice Shot
3. Free - Alright Now.


1. Iron Butterfly - In a Gadda-da-Vida: this was bugging me for ages! It seemed to be a pretty weak link, lyrics-wise and I was totally just worried it didn't mean a thing. I was like "well uh, maybe it's something about deception vs honesty… but uh…that's pushing it, isn't it?". I was going to disregard it under my "opening songs don't seem to matter too much until later" rule, but… then I figured it out. It turns out I am just ignorant :p (but nevertheless I have that secret geeky-satisfaction that I figured it out without knowing anything about it! lol) ANYWAY… it's the type of thing that would be obvious right away if you know why they picked the music, but would be nothing other than "random cool background music" if you don't. This is why:

"An eight minute cut of the song was featured in the climax of Michael Mann's thriller, Manhunter". It's a sequel of sorts to the Hannibal Lecter movies. The FBI agent in these movies is a profiler famous for being able to get into people's heads and think like them, AND the villain is a psychopath with multiple personality disorder and an abused fucked up past that's made him into a psychopathic serial killer. So if you put those two characters together, you pretty much get all the more important stuff about this week's villain - you know, the stuff other than the obvious "he's a shapeshifter" part, which we really don't need anyone to point out for us, right? and I mean, "multiple personality disorder" is technically the closest non-paranormal thing you're gonna get to a shapeshifter anyway. The confirmation that we're dealing with a psychopath is also kinda nice too, IMO, since while it's explained why he's *crazy* it's not so much explained why he *kills people*. so… obviously we are dealing with a psychopath here. Good to know. ;P

Ironically, I think the song really said nothing significant about the original scene in that movie… but it's the reference to that movie that makes this song imply something here. Plus, I mean, the theme of the scene is, I can only assume, quite similar to the other scene (which I believe involved staking out the killer in a house too), so all the more fitting (that’d be why fake-Dean is giving us the crazy-eye and all). :p

therefore, the lyrics really aren't important at all but here they are anyway.


In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, honey,
don't you know that I love you?
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, baby,
don't you know that I'll always be true?

Oh, won't you come with me
and take my hand?

Oh, won't you come with me
and walk this land?

Please take my hand!


2. Hey Man, Nice Shot - Filter: This scene, and the music, starts with the reprisal of the opening scene, and continues on to the shapeshifter running back underground, to change into the girl for a minute, so he can go fuck with Sam instead and get Dean in trouble. as I mentioned before, this one weirds the crap outta me because uh… where did the classic rock go? BUT… more I think about it, again, the lyrics fit quite well. This song is the Shapeshifter's POV, with the "you" reffering to Dean. You know how the shapeshifter is channelling Dean... and has that weird respect for him… BUT he's planning to kill Sam and leave Dean on the run from the cops where he thinks he has no chance... (although, he thinks he's gonna kill dean, but he's the one reaching the end of his luck instead, so the second part could be about him. depends if you take it as subjective POV or not). this scene is right before he tells Sam all of that, so, it's basically what he's thinking about Dean.

(here is the convo between Sam and the shapeshifter in the scene right after this one:)

Sam: ungh… What're you gonna do to me? =_=
Shapeshifter: I'm not gonna do anything. Dean will, though.
Sam: …they'll never catch him.
Shapeshifter: aahh, doesn't matter… Murder in the First? Of his own brother? he'll be hunted the rest of his life!
Shapeshifter: I must say… I will be sorry to lose this skin. Your brother's got a lot of good qualities. You should appreciate him more than you do.


This is the part of the song that's played:


I wish I would’ve met you
Now it’s a little late
What you could’ve taught me
I could’ve saved some face
They think that your early ending
Was all wrong
For the most part they’re right
But look how they all got strong
That’s why I say hey man nice shot
What a good shot man
(chorus)
A man
Has gun
Hey man
Have fun
Nice shot

(full lyrics here)


3. Free - Alright Now: this one's pretty simple compared to the other ones… it's just a simple reassurance from Dean to Sam… nonetheless, it's pretty cute. :) it's pretty much a direct reflection of the dialogue, for once - Dean tries to reassure Sam. the music says "it's alright now". wow, that's complicated :P so it's obvious that the music reflects Dean here, right? So the important thing to note is that the songs will say sappier things than Dean ever will; the obvious conclusion is that the music tells us what he's secretly thinking/feeling but won't outright say. (therefore: zomg he totally just wants to hug sam and tell him it's alright, right? ;P)

AND, again, they totally edited the song to suit their purposes: the song has a bunch of lyrics, but they just use the opening riff and then cut to the chorus.

dialogue:
Dean: I'm sorry, man.
Sam: About what?
Dean: …I really wish things could be different, y'know, I wish you could just be… Joe College.
Sam: Ehh, it's ok… y'know, truth is, even at Stanford, deep down I never really fit in.
Dean: Well, that's coz you're a freak. :P
Sam: Yeah, thanks. >P
Dean: Well, I'm a freak too… I'm right there with you all the way.
Sam: Yeah, I know you are.
Dean: …You know, I gotta say… I'm sorry I'm gonna miss it.
Sam: Miss what?
Dean: how many chances am I gonna have to see my own funeral? :P
Sam: … *is obviously thinking Dean's kind of a dork*


Oh woh wohooh, ow
All right now, baby it'sa all right now
full lyrics here)


(that last one is so complex, huh? ;P)

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***SPN01x07 Hook Man SPN01x07 Hook Man

Songs:
1. Boston - Peace of Mind</b>

1: Boston - Peace of Mind: I ADORE the implications in this one. this is one of the ones which someone would probably say "it's just a coincidence" if not for the fact that all of the ending music has fit so well so far. This is another case of Music = Key to Dean's Angsty Look of the Day. Dean says almost NOTHING during the whole time this is playing except for "we could stay?"… and you want to think his staring at Sam in the mirror is pretty damn gay, but maybe that's wishful thinking…? fortunately, thanks to the song, it's pretty clear that YES, he IS thinking "that damn girl is my competition for Sam". (whether it's emotional or sexual competition is another matter, of course, but it's good enough for me :p). I mean, Dean is totally staring at Sammy in the mirror practically willing him to come back, and he knows he can't make Sam leave again if he doesn't want to, but, as megselv mentioned, he says "we could stay", not "you could stay"… which implies he would still stay and try to win Sam back, going by that whole "competition" line. So, when they leave, Dean gives the girl this total "well, sorry honey, I guess you weren’t special enough to drag him away from me" look in the mirror.

I've uploaded a clip of the ending scenehere .

the lines all say something applicable to what Dean is thinking about Sam, like so:

Now if you’re feelin’ kinda low ’bout the dues you’ve been paying (you know, like Jessica dying. sorry man, that was harsh.)
Future’s coming much too slow (and all of this is totally holding you back from that law degree, isn't it)
And you wanna run but somehow you just keep on stayin’ (i know you're conflicted and confused and don't really love this life)
Can’t decide on which way to go (but come ooon, Sam, I'm prettier and take better care of you, pick me! :P)
Yeah, yeah, yeah (yeah.)

I understand about indecision (coz she's pretty and all, and I know I'm not the greatest company sometimes)
But I don’t care if I get behind (for now, as long as I can be with you that's good enough for me)
People livin’ in competition (I'm totally competing for your love attention, Sam, but I'd never tell you that!)
All I want is to have my peace of mind (and I can't have any peace of mind without you around.)</i>
(full lyrics here)
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SPN01x08 Bugs

SPN01x08 Bugs

Uh, yeah ok so that's not in there. There's no ending song in this episode, it just ends on a guitar riff. There IS like 2 lines from a Def Leppard's "Rock of Ages" when they leave the bar with Dean's pool-hustled cash, but, ok, NOT the most significant thing ever, and shoved in there very quickly. I will disregard it, this once… ;P most likely a "we just like this song" or a "dean's good at the rebel life" or some crap like that…

"We got the power, got the glory
Just say you need it"

yeah uh, imparting meaning onto that one would mean I was trying WAY too hard! ;PP
(…which I'm not. really. it's not like I've spent a whole frickin' week on this or anything!… *coughs* …god what is wrong with me. =_=)

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SPN01x09 Home

SPN)1x09 Home

the main musically significant thing here, is really just the LACK of music during a dialogue-free drive scene that lasts more than like 2 seconds (coz dude, when is there ever a drive scene longer than a second or two without music? never. :p). It's right after Dean's "shit I don’t wanna go home" look, and since they have always connected driving scenes to music, whether or not it's just a vocal-free guitar track, he lack of music is obviously just as significant. Especially if it's implying that they're not even *listening* to music during the drive, coz obviously that would be somewhat shocking :P It's obviously mainly saying "omg ANGST", but I think it's probably underlining the fact that Dean is scared. I think the music sort of is interconnected somewhat with his whole exterior of ultra-confidence and a-ok-ness. The non-music just means he's seriously, seriously rattled, obviously, and showing more fear than usual.

the episode ends with the "omg look, Papa Winchester! (behold, he is angsty too!)" so there's no closing song. :p

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SPN01x10 Asylum

SPN01x10 Asylum

this one ends in The Phonecall of Doom and there is nothing resembling lyrics except the muffled stuff in the bar at the beginning (haha - "I had to sell it didn't I? It's method acting." :P dorks).
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SPN01x11 Scarecrow

SPN01x11 Scarecrow

Songs:

1. Bad Company - Bad Company


1. Bad Company - Bad Company: well, this one is totally obvious, right? :P it's the ending song, but it's obviously not about Dean or Sammy, they're not in the scene. It's like "hmm, so what IS up with Meg and the Shady Van Guys she picks u--- oh. yeah. THAT." the last bit of the verse that plays isnt' too significant, but they don’t really get into mental depth when the songs aren't about the Winchesters anyway. In conclusion: Meg is bad news. *gasp* ;)

the part that plays:

Now these towns
They all know our name 6-gun sound is our claim to fame
I can hear them say

Bad company
And I won't deny
Bad Bad company
Till the day I die
Till the day I die
(etc)

(full lyrics here)


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SPN01x12 Faith

01x12 Faith

Songs:

1. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper


1. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper: Um. well I don't really need to explain this one, right? :P This one made me laugh. it's classic. :P so uhh… it's obviously about the bad guy. The bad guy is a Reaper. Dean tells us as much right before the song comes on. very complicated. :)

One thing I will mention is that their creative editing is genius on this one. The way they edit this song in is basically going "ok we are giving you an obscure hint… ok now we are giving you a bigger hint... come onnn guess it before he says it!", coz that guitar solo they use as the buildup? totally from the *same song*, but I mean a lot of people only know the verse/chorus part of the song, so it's only a little hint. but then they fade in the recognizable part of the song, as Sammy is making the "yeah, so, what is it??" face, right before Dean says it - They're totally wanting you to think it just before he says the word "Reaper", coz most people know that song... I totally laughed when I watched that part :P Pluuus, it's a *wicked* fun guitar solo, I loved how it worked in the buildup collage scene (really. so much love for that solo! it's soo cheesy and awesome). Fun:

here's the second chunk of the song… the lines that get played are in bold - somehow it's been edited together, as usual :P


Love of two is one
Here but now they're gone

Came the last night of sadness
And it was clear we couldn't go on
Then the door was open and the wind appeared
The candles blew and then disappeared
The curtains flew and then he appeared
Saying don't be afraid

Come on baby... And we had no fear
And we ran to him... Then we started to fly
We looked backward and said goodbye
We had become like they are
We had taken his hand
We had become like they are

Come on baby...don't fear the reaper

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SPN01x13 Route 666

SPN01x13 Route 666

Songs:
1. Steve Winwood - Can't Find my Way Home


Steve Winwood - Can't Find my Way Home: (this is like the most confusing one to me, because this episode has three people to deal with, but yet, obviously the song is supposed to be about Dean and I have no clue what in the hell "leave your body alone" means, and, like key to WHAT…? all I see clearly is something or other about Sam being the one he's held up over, but it's holding me up so I'm gonna finish it during another edit I think… I dunno… I'm thinking maybe this one doesn't fit into the Dean's Unconcious Inner Monlogue rule so much as kind of an impartial commentary about him and how Sam is holding Dean back, but that their conflict won't ease until one of them changes…?? either that or it's from Cassie's P.O.V. saying "one of you have to change for anything to happen between Dean and me, but I'm not gonna hold my breath for it, ok?"… which might make sense. but it doesn't work because Dean is certainly the focus of that scene, not her... which in every other case means the song is about HIM somehow… and that ending was all about like "I love her, but Sammy's more important to me and I don't really regret my choices" or something, right? arrggg. You're all laughing at me now, aren't you? lol.)

(Just for fun I asked my mom what the hell she thought "come down off your throne and leave your body alone" was supposed to mean, but all she said was "well it says 'i'm wasted and i can't find my way home' so obviously he was drunk and not saying anything that's supposed to make sense" or something. lol. gee, thanks mom. >P)

Come down off your throne and leave your body alone - somebody must change
You are the reason I’ve been waiting so long - somebody holds the key
Well, I’m near the end and I just ain’t got the time
And I’m wasted and I can’t find my way home

Come down on your own and leave your body alone - somebody must change
You are the reason I’ve been waiting all these years - somebody holds the key
Well, I’m near the end and I just ain’t got the time
And I’m wasted and I can’t find my way home


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SPN01x14 Nightmare - no songs, comments later…

SPN01x15 The Benders - no songs, comment later…

SPN01x16 Shadow - no songs, comment later…

****SPN01x17 Hell House

SPN01x17 Hell House

One thing I wanna say about this episode… I think it's kinda obvious that this is a big geekout tribute episode. This is the cheesy teenage horror flick, the Buffy-nods, the pranks, the cheesy props, the internet geekery… even though Eric Kripke didn't write the episode, it certainly feels to me like there is this "these are all the things I love that influenced the show or made me wanna do it" aspect to the episode, or something like that, right??? and I mean it's the "break" episode from all the angsty episodes, so they were basically free to do what they wanted with it. So in essence, I think that makes this like the "let's stick our favourite *everything* in this episode, if we can make it fit" episode. So i don't think it's far out to be saying "this is my favourite out of the music that's influenced the show", right? - and I mean, LOTS of rock bands have funky symbols! but no… they chose B.O.C., and these two songs, and I somehow can't imagine that it's NOT significant. okay? ok fine, i'm on crack. whatever. :p

So, personally, my craaaazy theory… is that Eric Kripke came up with the seed of the whole Winchester family backstory on the basis of these 2 songs
- Winchester past (John Winchester, implicating Mom Winchester): Flame of Unknown Origin
- Winchester present (Dean, implicating Sam): Burning for you
- (sam falls in between both songs, coz they both apply to him)


Songs:

1. Blue Oyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin
2. Blue Oyster Cult - Burnin' For You


1. Blue Oyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin: I'm gonna post the lyrics before saying anything, here. It's more than obvious that even if my theory isn't true, they DID choose to play it because of Mom Winchester:


Death comes sweeping through the hallway
Like a lady’s dress
Death comes driving down the highway
In it’s sunday best

chorus:
A fire of unknown origin
Took my baby away
A fire of unknown origin
Took my baby away

Swept her up and off my wavelength
Swallowed her up
Like the ocean in a fire
So thick and grey

[chorus]

Death comes driving
I can’t do nothing
Death goes
There must be something
There must be something
That remains
There must be something
There must be something

A fire of unknown origin
Took my baby away
A fire of unknown origin
Took my baby
Took my baby away


you can extrapolate everything from that:

Death comes sweeping through the hallway / Like a lady’s dress
Death comes driving down the highway / In it’s sunday best


If you wanted to get petty about this verse… and I mean really petty… you could even say the first line is for Mom Winchester - the "sweeping down the hallway" implies their home, and the flashback scene - and the second line is for Jess, coz it happened on a Sunday night. but that's just silly. either way, though, I think the point here is that if you were using this song as a base to extrapolate from, you could sort of be thinking of those two lines as matching-but-slightly-different versions of the same trauma. Or, you know, whatever.

I also like the driving imagery that's mentioned several times, coz it just goes right along with the transience and roadtripping that's integral to the show… and nods to the fact that while the episodic demons seem to stay central to individual places for awhile, but the ones integral to the Winchester's past are obviously moving around, are a part of the chase.

The chorus and second verse speak for themselves… I mean even the "swallowed her up" adds to the imagery of how their mom died.

" Death comes driving / I can’t do nothing
Death goes /There must be something
There must be something /That remains"


Aaaand that sets us up tidily for the John's life becoming a big roadtrip everywhere-and-nowhere chasing the smoketails of this demon who stole his wife! the end! ;P I think Kripke could easily have gotten the entire setup from this song.


2. Blue Oyster Cult - Burnin' for You: it's Dean. totally Dean. It even mentions music and driving! ;P A really basic version of him can be extrapolated from the first verses and chorus... especially "home in the darkness / home on the highway / home isn't my way / home I'll never be" one - which is SO VERY Dean. If it seems out of place, I think the whole "burning for you" part makes me think of the whole "I act like I feel less than most people but actually I am so passionate about some things that it hurts to really even think about sometimes" thing he has going on... like no matter how cool he tries to act, really, he'd kill and die and sacrifice a hundred times over if it'd make Sam happy… I'd say maybe it wasn't supposed to sound as gay as that, except the "I'm burning for you" part is the part that gets played in the episode, with him nodding at Sam while that line plays, even! So I'd say that line is totally for Sammy. :P

Home in the valley
Home in the city
Home isn’t pretty
Ain’t no home for me

Home in the darkness
Home on the highway
Home isn’t my way
Home I’ll never be

Burn out the day
Burn out the night
I can’t see no reason to put up a fight
I’m living for givin’ the devil his due
And I’m burnin’, I’m burnin’, I’m burnin’ for you
I’m burnin’, I’m burnin’, I’m burnin’ for you

Time is the essence
Time is the season
Time ain’t no reason
Got no time to slow

Time everlasting
Time to play b-sides
Time ain’t on my side
Time I’ll never know

Burn out the day
Burn out the night
I’m not the one to tell you what’s wrong and what’s right
I’ve seen suns that were freezing and lives that were through
And I’m burnin’, I’m burnin’, I’m burnin’ for you
I’m burnin’, I’m burnin’, I’m burnin’ for you



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****SPN01x18 Something Wicked

SPN01x18 Something Wicked

Love this episode. LOVE IT. The end song could not be more ideal. It made me cry, ok? :p

Songs that are not there but kind of really are:
1. Metallica - Enter Sandman. (this one is one of my more out-there theories but I still don't think I'm crazy :P)

Songs:
2. UFO - Rock Bottom
3. Ozzy Osbourne / Black Sabbath - Road to Nowhere


1. Metallica - Enter Sandman: Ok, that Shephard's prayer thing was still feeling really INTENTIONAL and odd the second time I watched this episode. I was wondering "do people really still say this or not? I have no idea because I never did it, and because I only ever hear it in "scary" stories with the "If i should die before i wake" line, and associate it with "haha, bad things are obviously gonna happen to you now".

...and so I'm going "yah, maybe that's just ME. i should probably just blame it on those Metallica lyrics , right? Dean would approve. (wait, dude that WHOLE song totally fits this episode... )" So then the music geekery hit me in the face again and I suddenly am full of wacko-or-not-so-wacko theories:

EDIT: hrmmm i think that MUST be right, coz a friend tells me now that she heard somewhere that they WANTED to get licenses for Metallica songs but couldn't. huh. that would explain so much XD! coz well, much as i love this song, Metallica? total assholes. (not just this, just in general). i'd like 'em alot better if they were, you know, different people. :P yay! i'm not crazy! XD

I'm almost certain they put that child's prayer there specifically because of Enter Sandman, ok?. Really! I'm not crazy... I mean everyone knows that song. Even the music video for the song bears a striking resemblance to this opening scene. Am I just really crazy or did anyone else think of Enter Sandman when they heard the prayer? :P

But why didn't they just use it as the opening song in the car ride? I think that song is so well known and cheesy-cliche by now that if they used the actual song in the car in the next scene they just would have been WAY too tacky and obvious, wouldn't it? ok, they couldnt' use Metallica anyway, because Metallica are asses about licensing their music. well, that explains it. i almost like it better this way though, even though it leaves me not-quite-certain - i like when the music clues seem to be more for the director's geeky satisfaction than for any chance of people actually catching it the first time they watch it :P

These lyrics could practically be a soundtrack for the whole theme of the episode/Dean-and-Sam's-childhood… (with the exception of Dean's flashback scenes, which is fully covered by the ending song). What stands out to me the most in retrospect, which I think is the most important thing this song points towards, and covers a big theme in the episode for *all* of the characters, is the moment when Dean says "I'd give anything not to tell you this, but, sometimes, nightmares are real".


Say your prayers little one
Don’t forget, my son
To include everyone

Tuck you in, warm within
Keep you free from sin
Till the sandman he comes

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
Off to never never land

Something’s wrong, shut the light
Heavy thoughts tonight
And they aren’t of snow white

Dreams of war, dreams of liars
Dreams of dragon’s fire
And of things that will bite

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
Off to never never land

Now I lay me down to sleep
Pray the lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake
Pray the lord my soul to take

Hush little baby, don’t say a word
And never mind that noise you heard
It’s just the beast under your bed,
In your closet, in your head

Exit light
Enter night
Grain of sand

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We’re off to never never land


hmmmmm??? >D

2. UFO - Rock Bottom: I'm a total dork: the first time I watched this scene I rewound it like 3 times before watching the actual scene, so i could figure out what song it was before continuing. I feel sorta guilty for like, skipping the dialogue 3 times, but hey, we're already established I must be a huge dork to even be doing this, right? So I totally had to go figure today's random clue before moving on ;P In today's case, it certainly seems to be somehow describing the villain - the last verse there kinda gets at it. But I have to say I think IMO the song here is like, a second-rate replacement for the song that was all in their heads (ie. see above :p):

Seventeen a nature's queen ya, know what I mean
Twenty one, alone one,
and you can see the numbers run
Now you look so peaceful, lyin' there asleep
With the wings of god above you
Before the spirits meet
--Rock bottom, rock bottom, rock bottom
* Rock bottom, rock bottom, rock bottom
Shadow earth is closin' in above the lamps in your street
Lucifer goes walkin' down for you to meet
Minutes pass so slowly by the, hands on your clock
Heaven's door just don't open when you knock
* Repeat
With the darkness closin' in
Will the light reveal your soul
one sweet kiss on your clay cold lips
Death's long sleep you'll never know
Where do we go, where do we go
Where do we go from here


3. Ozzy Osbourne - Road to Nowhere: I CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS MUSIC CHOICE. capslock is a bad substitute but it will have to do. >P

(this song is framed beginning/end, which tends to mean it's all applicable)

Oh this song just HURTS. It just describes Dean's feelings about this whole episode so perfectly it makes me want to cry all on it's own! (Dean's last line and delivery is just so perfect I have no words for it, and the lyrics of this song do such a very tidy job of kicking me over the edge into tears :P). Obviously "all the things i've done to me" and "the wreckage of my past keeps haunting me", are wonderfully apt and painful...

but it becomes so much MORE when you add this: "Through all the happines and sorrow, I guess i'd do it all again, live for today and not tommorow, it's still the road that never ends... i hope we never have to say goodbye, i never want to live without you" line. This makes a really significant point:

Dean wouldn't change all his regrets and the difficult things he's had to do in his life, because they've added up to the fact that he's still here, with Sammy, right now, and that makes it all worth it to him. …I... I mean, I could cry, that's so bittersweet and perfect. god. *_*


I was looking back on my life
And all the things I’ve done to me
I’m still looking for the answers
I’m still searching for the key


Chorus
The wreckage of my past keeps haunting me
It just won’t leave me alone
I still find it all a mystery
Could it be a dream?
The road to nowhere leads to me

Through all the happiness and sorrow
I guess I’d do it all again
Live for today and not tomorrow
It’s still the road that never ends

Chorus

Ah ah
The road to nowhere’s gonna pass me by
Ah ah
I hope we never have to say goodbye
I never want to live without you

Chorus

The wreckage of my past keeps haunting me
It just won’t leave me alone
I still find it all a mystery
Could it be a dream?
The road to nowhere leads to me



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wow that took me over a week to even remotely finish. -_-;;

thanks to: google, wikipedia, and megselv for being my IM geek-buddy about all this. XD! (err, oh yeah, and SPN. but it gets a bunch of spite from me too right now, for having so eagerly wasted such a large amount of my time! >D)

*updated april 14/06 8:20pm*

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Willow

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from: estel_willow
date: Apr. 14th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
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You've clearly put an awful lot of thought into that. Wow. Kudos to you! *adds to memories* The only problem I have is that I can't download the .zip file because Rapidshare hates me. *sniff* Is there any way you could email it to me or, y'know, I'll just wait till it expires and you upload it again... :s

But that's so fantastic, and it's good to see that you've logged what songs are in what episode, it's good reference for those of us who are dorky enough to want to actually make Supernatural Soundtracks to have in the car so I can pretend I'm Dean when I'm driving... *blush*

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xi0la azuthra

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from: ashmael
date: Apr. 14th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
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yeah i pretty much made the zipfile so you could stick it all one one CD. when i have more time i'll make a better version where i rename the files in order by episode number XD!

um, it's 90MB, can you get that in your email? i suppose i could try. d'you have gmail?

:)

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sas the investigative hedgehog

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from: theaeblackthorn
date: Apr. 15th, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
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I will say more when I'm more awake, but I was sitting listening to 'Enter Sandman' earlier and remembering the comment about them not getting the ok to use a metallica song and really wanting to know which song it was.

You're right, it fits in so well there.

Anyway, yes, more coherant comments later.

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sas the investigative hedgehog

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from: theaeblackthorn
date: Apr. 15th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
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*raises hand*

Isn't Rock You Like a Hurricane by The Scorpions in Bugs? As they drive off? Althoughy you don't hear any words, true.

It's early morning
The sun comes out
Last night was shaking
And pretty loud


... nevermind.

(also, it was mentioned in the paley festival, I think someone asked if they'd not got the ok for any songs and he said only a metallica one)

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xi0la azuthra

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from: ashmael
date: Apr. 15th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
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could be... if someone wants to figure out what the music is in the non-vocal bits that'd be awesome because if i don't know the song off by heart already i have no way to look it up, and generally the songs are awesome.

i just didn't worry too much about the non-vocal ones because if they don't play the lyrics, the lyrics probably aren't supposed to be significant...)

but yeah... a friend just told me that Metallica thing too - but apparently ti wasn't for that epsode (then again, if it was for the flashback part of the pilot then it would apply to this episode too since it's about the kids losing their innocence and shit)? i stuck an edit under that entry :P that amuses me so much. coz i dunno, it's almost MORE fun if it was "ok we wanna make people think of Enter Sandman but can't actually rip off Metallica in any way" and they managed to do it. which is like, even more ultra-geeky. lol.

but then maybe some people aren't as geeky as us and didn't think "OMGZ Enter Sandman wtf" ...? ;P

god, though, i was SO thinking it was just me when that little girl was saying her prayers, lol! i seriously have no freaking clue about prayers, so it was more "for all i know kids DO do that"??. but then i guess sense got the better of me and was like "dude this is a horror show, how on earth could that NOT be on purpose you dork?". yeah.

Metallica are such asses though. god. they'd be so much better if they were, you know... different people. rar

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Ella

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from: groundedsouls
date: Apr. 30th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
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Rock You Like A Hurricane is by The Scorpions I love that song.

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still searching for something...

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from: amy_star_
date: Apr. 15th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
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That is... wow. A lot of thought, time and effort here. I'm bookmarking to read later, because I have a plane to cathc in less than 12 hours and I have not packed a single thing yet...

A couple comments:
a) I have heard in many a place that Kripke said he based Sam largely on himself. How/why he said that, I don't know - could just be the emo-boy with annoying older brother aspect, because he has admitted to prior emoness and older brothers.
b) They *do* need approval for songs, so I don't really know how applicable all of this is. I know Kripke said they wanted to use Metallica's Enter Sandman in the pilot, but got denied. Granted, that was the pilot, and things could change, but do you think they plan the songs into the episode at the time of writing? Does it extend that far? Hell House was *THE* BOC episode. And they have used them in more than one episode. But can you say for sure that *all* the music is equally important? I think after the episode is written they find songs that they feel "fit" the episode, and if it works, great, if not, they move on.

Not that I think your theory is wrong, not at all. It's just different from a lot of what I've been seeing out there. And I know I've heard that writers lurk the Web, and I think they quite enjoy fucking with the fans. (If you've seen Provenance yet, you'll spot a big fangeek moment... if not more.) Having been in the Buffyverse fandom, though, I come in suspecting the writers of messing with us just to watch us freak out and overanalyze. I'm a little cynical that way.

I also think that you're a little off-base when you say that you think Sam is used to highlight Dean. Sam is actually a better-written character. More consistently written, the key audition, the "pivotal" character, heck, even first in the credits (and there is a LOT of debate about why Padalecki is first in the credits over Ackles. My take is that they were always going to credit Sam over Dean unless one actor was MUCH better known than the other). Dean is rather inconsistent, and his character seems to mutate to fit the needs of the story. I realize that people have their own complexities and can change day-to-day, but I really give a lot of the credit for Dean standing out to Jensen over the writers. Meh. I posted thoughts in my journal yesterday about it, if you feel like checking it out. 'Specially since a lot of this has little to do with the actual content of your post! :)

Anyhow, as I said, I'm bookmarking this to read in depth when I get back from my vacation, and by then we'll be closer to the finale so we'll see how that impacts things. Kudos for taking the time and effort to put all this together!

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xi0la azuthra

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from: ashmael
date: Apr. 15th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
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hmm, yeah, i dont' neccessarily buy the whole Sam backlighting Dean thing, that second list of stuff is more my "uh, maybe? list of random things that came up in discussion while i was doing this" kinda thing. i think you're probably right about that. but i do still think most of the music is about Dean, for some reason.

I do think although Kripke based Sam somewhat on himself, Dean is obviously a wish-fufillment character in a way. :P you know, like "Sam is the sensitive type that i am, Dean is the cooler (but still caring) guy that geeks always sometimes wish they could be" type of thing. you know? which would account for why Sam seems more "real" and Dean seems a bit more stylized or too-cool-to-be-real or whatever. i do think a lot of Dean's character is certainly about "manipulating the fangirls", for sure, but i would not say he's inconsistent. I mean, if how he totally acted different in Provenance than the past few episodes is an issue - imo that still makes perfect sense with his character... that was the "ok, dude, i have been ALTOGETHER TOO SAPPY LATELY, i must go back to repressing, and dealing with my angst through beer and chicks" mood, which most characters like him seem to have. Obviously characters like him deal with their issues largely through repressing and Dean was having far too many angsty turns lately, so he had to recover with a binge, you know? i think he was also bracing himself because the protective/lonely of him obviously doesn't want to push Sam away from him and towards that girl but he knows that it's better for Sam so he does it anyway.

but i mean, yeah, they defenitely they seem to go out of their way to do the "oh Dean's tough but he's also sensitive and look at him and his sexy guns, he cares so much about his brother, oh, and he's nice to kids too! and... " yeah. he's totally a 'let's see how hormonally crazy we can make the fangirls and see what happens' character, IMO ;P sadly it's totally working on me anyway. like, i think occasionally he doesnt' act repressed enough, like that big emo moment he had in Shadow, but they obviously throw those in there because they know the girls will sniffle ^_~;;

the whole B.O.C. thing, though, it's just my own cracked opinion... :P i don't really expect everyone to think it's totally true... it's just kind of hard to explain why i find it so easy to believe that, so the explaination's not all that good. and i mean it's not like i don't realize i could be dead wrong, but... i dunno :P i mean, sometimes songs ARE good places to take inspiration from and it happens a lot.

I totally do agree that in *most* cases obviously the song is picked after the fact, though, of course, i don't disagree with that at all, i just think they are very purposefully picked and the lyrics are on purpose.

but yeah, i mean. i totally think the writers are messing with us. but on the other hand, i mean, the whole SHOW is like that. all i'm sayin' is that if they do something, it's supposed to be in there, so they meant something by it, even if they're gonna change their mind later or whatnot.

thanks for commenting though, now i want to go edit more (i mean there is stuff in there that i am just thinking on a whim, and stuff in there that i am more convinced about, but at this point i just wanted to get it posted coz it was taking too long. but shit, i could edit things for hours and not be happy with the outcome. lol. (jesus going back to university next year scares the crap outta me, i dont' know how i will ever finish editing my essays. it takes as long as writing the damn thing. :P) but i really need to go to bed ;_; lol.




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xi0la azuthra

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from: ashmael
date: Apr. 15th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
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*edits slightly anyway...* >P

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Pet: a friendly pervert

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from: benitle
date: Apr. 15th, 2006 09:58 am (UTC)
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What a wonderful post! You certainly put a lot of efforts in it. Thanks also for providing the songs, I took the zip from rapidshare.

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from: petra_lindner
date: Apr. 25th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
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That was really awsome. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.
I had to print out your post, so I could read it at leisure, that's why it took me a while to comment.

BTW ... They did use "Enter Sandman" in the unaired pilot, but changed it later for the aired version. Some of the music got switched around too. Don't remember exactly how, since I didn't pay a lot of attention to the music, besides thinking that it is really cool. That is going to change now after reading your post. ;)

I am looking forward to an update, once the whole season is finished.

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from: tehuberfangirl
date: Apr. 25th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
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Hey wanna be an affiliate with totaldeangirl ^_^ comm is based on girls who are both obessed with dean/jensen. :D come and share the Dean Winchester love.

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Ella

song?

from: groundedsouls
date: Apr. 30th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
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Does anyone know the song played at the intro the episode Thursday night?

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Re: song?

from: ashmael
date: Apr. 30th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
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The lyrics have been posted in several people's lj's, but it's "Carry on my Wayward Son" by Kansas ... (admittedly sometimes a cheesy band but that song was WONDERFUL, wasn't it? *dies some more* )

anyway, if you want last thursday's song, see the second half of my post here for a download (please comment if you download it, it's hosted on my bandwidth and i want to have an idea of it ^_~):

http://ashmael.livejournal.com/485546.html

(although, i don't know what the guitar tracks were during the early driving scenes, as they had no lyrics, but i'd love to know, since they were badass. same with whatever was playing at the end of DMB. *_*)

Lyrics:
(i belive it just plays relatively unedited and ends with the end of the second refrain, but i'm having a hard time bringing myself to re-watch it and check because it still makes me cringe and bite my knuckles ^^;;:)

{Refrain
Carry on my wayward son
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more

Once I rose above the noise and confusion
Just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion
I was soaring ever higher
But I flew too high

Though my eyes could see I still was a blind man
Though my mind could think I still was a mad man
I hear the voices when I'm dreaming
I can hear them say

{Refrain


Masquerading as a man with a reason
My charade is the event of the season
And if I claim to be a wise man, well
It surely means that I don't know

On a stormy sea of moving emotion
Tossed about I'm like a ship on the ocean
I set a course for winds of fortune
But I hear the voices say

{Refrain
No!

Carry on, you will always remember
Carry on, nothing equals the splendor
The center lights around your vanity
But surely heaven waits for you

Carry on my wayward son
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry (don't you cry no more)

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Ella

Re: song?

from: groundedsouls
date: Apr. 30th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
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Yes i love it! It's replaced Dust In The Wind as my favorite Kansas song lol. Although Dust In The Wind was the only song by them that I knew at the time lol.

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Jess

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from: missjessica
date: May. 7th, 2006 06:38 am (UTC)
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This is really amazing. The only thing is, is there any way you can put the zip up again? It's expired [so sad].

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xi0la azuthra

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from: ashmael
date: May. 8th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
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:D thanks!

and sure, no problem, i'll try to do it tonight, but i'll reply again when i've put it up, i might fall asleep tonight before i get around to it ^^;; i hadn't bothered since i have to go about updating the file soon, but if you want what's there it's no problem :)!

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xi0la azuthra

ARG.

from: ashmael
date: May. 12th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
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ok i am having WAY TOO MUCH TROUBLE trying to upload this thing again.

yousendit is down to 3 days expiry so i don't want to use that but seriously NOTHING else works. reply with your email and i'll sent it that way if 90mb can fit in your email? :)

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Jess

Re: ARG.

from: missjessica
date: May. 12th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
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rebel_spy@livejournal.com should work :D. Sorry to be so much trouble.

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Muppet

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from: the_muppet
date: May. 11th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that was great - thanks :)

I'd like to download the music file you put up, but I've tried several times and it just keeps saying it's failed - do you have another link I could download from?

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xi0la azuthra

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from: ashmael
date: May. 12th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
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*points to above comment*
re:
ok i am having WAY TOO MUCH TROUBLE trying to upload this thing again.

yousendit is down to 3 days expiry so i don't want to use that but seriously NOTHING else works. reply with your email and i'll sent it that way if 90mb can fit in your email? :)

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Muppet

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from: the_muppet
date: May. 13th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry - I didn't read any other comments when I asked for it :/

My email won't accept 90mb, unfortunately.

Thanks though,

M x

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Muppet

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from: the_muppet
date: May. 13th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
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Though .... it's got to be worth a try!

the_muppet@livejournal.com

*crosses fingers*

M x

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from: soar38
date: May. 21st, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
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You have some very interesting ideas. I do think that the music is an integral part of the show, almost like another character riding along in the Impala.

BTW, do you still have the file uploaded? I would really like to get the rest of the songs I don't have, and I'm afraid your rapid share link really doesn't like me. :-(

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Kate

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from: vivantfleurs_
date: Jul. 27th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
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I was scrolling through the community, and I only just found this post! I love your ideas about what the music means. It is such an important part of the show. Your analysis must've taken forever! Also, downloading your zip file.

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Jess

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from: missjessica
date: Dec. 19th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
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Wow, this is really a comprehensive post :D So neat!

I was wondering, though, if you would mind reuploading your zip? The RapidShare's long since expired and I would love to steal it from you :)

Thanks!

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ships on a wine-dark sea

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from: arboretum
date: Feb. 13th, 2007 09:20 am (UTC)
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I just found this post, and I just want to throw you a thumbs-up and a totally awed grin. I can't believe you went through and found all those references, man. It's just amazing, and the next time I rewatch any of these eps, I'll be thinking about the music. *g*

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Keisha

Thanks, and request

from: jessielin
date: May. 2nd, 2007 08:52 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much!!They're great!!^^

BTW.Does anyone know this song?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYsY1iDhL_0

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