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Will you still love me tomorrow?

Robbie Thompson, you wonderful writer and perfect human being! Your episode was glorious. What an interesting song Robbie chose to open the episode: Will you still love me tomorrow by The Shirelles. How many “sun” references can we get? This is killing me!

Here are the lyrics of the song. If you pay attention, you will see why Dean is said to be pining:

Tonight you’re mine completely 
You give, you love so sweetly
Tonight the light of love is in your eyes
But will you love me tomorrow?

Is this a lasting treasure
Or just a moment’s pleasure?
Can I believe the magic of your sighs?
Will you still love me tomorrow?

Tonight with words unspoken
You say that I’m the only one
BUT WILL MY HEART BE BROKEN
WHEN THE NIGHT MEETS THE MORNING SUN?
I’d like to know that your love
Is love I can be sure of
So tell me now, and I won’t ask again
Will you still love me tomorrow?
(INSTRUMENTAL)
So tell me now, and I won’t ask again
Will you still love me tomorrow?
Will you still love me tomorrow?
Will you still love me tomorrow?

I’m dead. I’m so fucking dead. Seven months ago, I wrote this:  

For season 11, I can picture the Dean/Cas C plot in an unrequited love sort of way just because that’s what both of them think at the moment. Don’t forget Naomi was the first to suggest that in 8x19: “You’re hoping Castiel will return to you. I admire your loyalty. I only wish he felt the same way.”

The song Robbie chose is basically about someone who’s in love but doesn’t know if the other person loves them back. “I’d like to know that your love is love I can be sure of. So tell me now and I won’t ask again: Will you still love me tomorrow?”

But you know what the worst part is? “Will my heart be broken when the night meets the morning sun?” Oh my god!! The night is dark, right? The night is the darkness. And the morning sun? That one is easy. It’s Cas. So… will Dean’s heart be broken when Amara meets Cas? There we have the two things messing Dean up right now. The attraction, connection, or pull that Amara causes in him, which by the way, scares him; and the love that he’s been feeling since two seasons before he met Amara. Love… and love, remember? Dean said that in 9x02. He’s felt two different kinds of love for a long time. The thing is that we finally had someone who told Dean to his face that he saw through him and realized his heart was taken. Sam asked Dean in 11x04 if he ever thought about something with someone who understood the life, not marriage but something, and now Mildred told him he was pining for somebody else. Pining means yearning deeply, suffering with longing. And guess who can canonically pick up on a longing? ;)

I’m just saying that after watching 11x11, I couldn’t be happier. 

PS: Yes, I love writing meta about the music choices the show makes. Yes, I do think the songs are carefully chosen. Just FYI. 

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The Shirelles performing “Tonight’s the Night” on The Midnight Special, 1973.

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Oldies! Are good.

yellow flowers playlist:
these arms of mine by otis redding / will you love me tomorrow by the shirelles / mama said by the shirelles / my babe by little walter / leaving trunk by taj mahal / dust my broom by elmore james / pretty thing by bo diddley / got my mojo working by muddy waters / shake for me by howlin wolf / mercy by duffy / what a little moonlight can do by billie holiday & teddy wilson / I’ve got a woman by ray charles / true, fine mama by little richard / I’m shakin by little willie john / boom boom by john lee hooker / howlin wolf boogie by howlin wolf / what’d I say part l & ll by ray charles / I just want to make love to you by etta james / something’s got a hold on me by etta james / nice work if you can get it by billie holiday / statesboro blues by taj mahal / ain’t that a shame? by fats domino / walkin after midnight by patsy cline / cool love by wanda jackson / my blue heaven by fats domino / love is strange by mickey & sylvia / I’m a hog for you baby by the kinks / thirty days by chuck berry / my love is by little willie john / I want to know by sugar pie desanto / soulful dress by sugar pie desanto / chain gang by sam cooke / poison ivy by the coasters / fever by elvis presley / smokestack lightnin by howlin wolf / long tall shorty by the kinks / need your love so bad by little willie john
spotify playlist: http://tinyurl.com/hegudrx

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On this day in music history: January 30, 1961 - “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by The Shirelles hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks. Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, it is the first chart topping single for the Passaic, NJ vocal quartet. Written by the legendary husband and wife songwriting team of Gerry Goffin and Carole King, The Shirelles record “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” after their initial resistance to it for sounding “too country”. The single is an immediate hit, but some radio stations actually ban the record, feeling its lyrics are too sexually suggestive. Entering the Hot 100 at #87 on November 21, 1961, it will climb to the top ten weeks later. The original single release on Scepter Records will be backed with the song “Boys” which is covered by The Beatles in their early stage performances, and recorded on their debut album “Please Please Me” in 1963. Over the years, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” is covered by numerous artists including Roberta Flack, the Bee Gees, Dusty Springfield, Amy Winehouse, and co-writer Carole King on her landmark album “Tapestry”. The Shirelles original recording of “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999.

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Previously on Supernatural:

The Winchesters and Castiel went cage-dancing in Hell with Lucifer.

Currently on Supernatural, it’s 30 years ago in County Cork, Ireland:

A young couple dances to The Shirelles on vinyl. Aye, the ‘80s were slow to arrive on shores of the Emerald Isle. As they dance, their infant daughter begins to cry. The husband hears a terrible screaming coming from outside. A wild banshee appears!

The wife seems to know what’s up, and rushes to put together a magic spell. She’s too late to save her husband, but dispatches the banshee before it can hurt her daughter. The baby is bleeding from the ears. The mom drops dead after checking on her.

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Sam wakes up from a nightmare that helpfully recapped his conversations with Lucifer last week.

Dean comes to him the next morning with a case involving an old man at a retirement home. Head bashed in, doors were all locked. “Best part is it’s only 15 minutes from here,” Dean says.

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i don’t ever do covers but it’s a lot of fun actually here’s a cover of one of my favorite songs it’s by the shirelles/carole king/amy winehouse 

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Soldier Boy by the Shirelles. Lyrics.

Soldier boy
Oh my little soldier boy
I’ll be true to you

You were my first love
And you’ll be my last love
I will never make you blue
I’ll be true to you

In the whole world
You can love but one girl
Let me be the one girl
For I’ll be true to you

Wherever you go
My heart will follow
I love you so
I’ll be true to you

Take my love with you
To any port or foreign shore
Darling you must feel for sure
And I’ll be true to you

Soldier boy
Oh my little soldier boy
I’ll be true to you

Today in Black Music History for February 4th

1973 - Wattstax, the concert seen by some as “the Afro-American answer to Woodstock” that was organized by Memphis’s Stax Records and held at the Los Angeles Coliseum to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Watts riots is released in theaters as a documentary, distributed by Columbia Pictures. The Reverend Jesse Jackson gave the invocation, which included his “I Am Somebody” poem, which was recited in a call and response with the assembled stadium crowd. The show featured the Bar-Kays, The Staple Singers, Kim Weston, Johnnie, Taylor, Rufus Thomas, Albert King and Isaac Hayes.

1975 - “The King of the Jukebox”, “The Father of Rhythm & Blues” and “The Grandfather of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Louis Jordan dies from a heart attack at the age of 66

2000 - Beverly Lee, one of the original members of the Shirelles, is born in Passaic, New Jersey

2007 - Prince performs at the Super Bowl XLI halftime show in Miami, Florida. The performance consists of three Purple Rain tracks (“Let’s Go Crazy”, “Baby I’m a Star” and the title track), along with cover versions of “We Will Rock You” by Queen, “All Along the Watchtower” by Bob Dylan, the Foo Fighters song “Best of You” and “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

2010 - Billboard.com ranks Prince’s halftime performance at SuperBowl XLI as the greatest Super Bowl performance ever.

This is my Destiel part of mind talking, I tried to ignore it but that’s not easy.

So…in the last episode (11x11) we had 3 songs about love - one playing at the retirement home (“Wonderful!Wonderful!” by Johnny Mathis), one in the flashback of Banshee attack on Eileen’s parents (“Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” by The Shirelles). And one at the end, when Dean can’t sleep (“Prison Grove” by Warren Zevon; btw there are words “fallen star”, “love” and “bound” in the lyrics :P).

Rowena (in 11x10) said that love is  weakness, vulnerability (“I hate you… Because if I didn’t… I’d love you. But love – love is weakness. And I’ll never be weak again.”).

Banshee attacked vulnerable (at the moment) people. It attacked Dean.

BOOM!

I’d never believe the thing between him and Amara is love. I can believe attraction but love - no.