I encourage you to go listen to...
…these tracks from Rent (yes the musical)
I get overly emotional every time, but it also gives me great hope for the future because of the obvious parallels. (nope. you’re going to have to go find out for yourself what they are)
This is the musical Dean can quote verbatim and for the sake of argument I’m headcanoning that Dean listens to the whole musical when he’s alone in Baby, and that he listens to it with abandon because he can fucking relate to it, but if you don’t buy into that you can look at it this way:
the writers wrote Dean saying “No other road, no other way - no day but today” into 10x05 for a reason. Rent is about rebelling against the establishment, it’s about freedom of choice, survival in a cruel, confusing, unbalanced world and it’s about love.
At it’s heart, Rent is a perfect thematic mirror for Supernatural.
SPOILER ALERT: these are the final tracks of the musical and, as such, will - you know - give away the ending. Listen to the whole thing if you’re unfamiliar! It’s a fab soundtrack!