I Wish Someone Would Create a Video Using This Song.

Inspiration strikes when and where it will, and recently I have been inspired on many levels by a song called “Brother” from Need to Breathe.  Hearing the song on the radio is one experience, listening online to acoustic versions, accompanied by the barest of instrumentals besides driving guitar chords is another level.  At every level, whether it’s the studio version complete with mixers and driving instrumental accompaniments or coffeehouse versions stripped down with guitars and pulsing percussions and vocals, raw and unfiltered by a mic or a mixer, the song resonates – and the brothers Winchester are never far from my mind.

The opening stanza sets the stage:

“Ramblers in the wilderness we can’t find what we need/Get a little restless from the searching/Get a little worn down in between.  Like a bull chasing the matador is the man left to his own schemes/ Everybody needs someone beside ‘em shining like a lighthouse from the sea.”

Sounds like our boys, doesn’t it?  While they may have a regular place to call their own, the bunker, they remain wanderers, forever following a path that surely, to Dean’s mind at least, ends in their destruction.  He may long for something else – and two times experienced it, once with the innocence of a child, and once because of a promise made to a soon-to-be-lost-to-the-cage Sam:  a family, a home, cookouts and football and picnics – the apple-pie life, he remains steadfast in his belief that his life ends bloody and violent.  It’s also clear that the brothers need each other.  Whenever they go it alone, things go sideways.  Sometimes things go sideways because of their love for the other, but the driving reality is that one without the other is lost.

“Brother let me be your shelter/ I’ll never leave you all alone/I can be the one you call/When you’re low.  Brother let me be your fortress/When the night winds are driving on/Be the one to light the way/Bring you home.”

Over ten seasons there are countless times the brothers’ love for each other has carried them through the difficult times.  The fandom by extension has found that love and support.  I’ve never been to a convention, but I catch articles and videos and snippets here and there and hear the same story time and time again:  I found my best friend here, I found people who have supported me in difficult times, Supernatural saved my life – be it literaly or figuratively.  I know a little bit about my life being saved, both literaly and figuratively, and, yes, Supernatural has had a profound effect on my life.  While it may not have saved my life in a literal sense, it certainly has carried me through some tough times, and there is an indelible impression on my life because of it.

“And when you call and need me near/Sayin’ where'd you go?/Brother I’m right here/And on those days when the sky begins to fall/You’re the blood of my blood/We can get through it all.”

William “Bear” Rinehart carries the majority of the vocals, while his brother, Nathanial “Bo” Rinehart, provides support, sometimes softly singing a phrase in duet, as if supporting the idea of brothers carrying each other during the hard times, and then, when the two join their voices on the refrain, it is powerful listening to their blend of voices and realizing the harmony that exists with two voices in perfect pitch with each other, while maintaining their individual identity.

The official video is stark, the two brothers in a large box that is lit while everything around them is dark.  At times the box shrinks so they are stooped, at times there are other images intercut showing younger versions of brothers.  There is a beautiful image of the young brothers standing with their backs to the camera and one puts his arm on the other’s back in a show of support.  Near the end of the video we are treated to the identical image, but this time it is “Bo” mimicking the earlier scene with “Bear” receiving the support as the song fades on the words:  “Bring you home.”

I dare you not to have images of Sam and Dean running through your minds as this song plays.  I see Dean reaching out to Sam at the end of “Sacrifice” telling him to let it go and gripping him in a hug.  I see Sam hugging Dean tightly at the end of “Mystery Spot” after the Trickster’s time-bending torment.  I see moments of laughter, relief at finding the other all right after a violent encounter, I see moments of quiet reflection as they share a beer or sit on the Impala and stare at the stars. 
“Brother let me be your shelter/I’ll never leave you all alone…bring you home.”

I leave you the video off YouTube to enjoy. 

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I Wish Someone Would Create a Video Using This Song.

I'm being serious. Is anyone inspired to do a Supernatural video to this song?

If not, I’ll just keep enjoying it and letting the images swirl in my own brain. 

As always, thanks for reading, Elle2.

Am I the only one who hears a song and thinks of how it applies to Supernatural? Do you have a song that you wish someone would use as the background music for a Supernatural video? Does anyone know someone who might be interested in working with us on this project?  Nightsky confessed that she has two songs she wants to suggest for a video but she won't reveal them until the next installment of this music series! How about you?

Comments  

kelly
# kelly 2015-04-11 02:43
Hi there is already a vid, I don't know if I can post a link, I'll try : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEso8QeMvGw

Credit goes to AlexProdz89, the vid is called : let me be your shelter || sam&dean

Hope you'll enjoy it and you're right this song fits perfectly.
Lilah_Kane
# Lilah_Kane 2015-04-11 07:36
I think Kelly this is the best vid you found about the song and I like it also how it has scenes from all the seasons. Found also one with TFW.

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y5eybhQnPg[/video]

Supernatural - Team Free Will- Brothers by ruby hargreaves ("https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y5eybhQnPg")

- Lilah
kelly
# kelly 2015-04-11 08:21
Hi! Thanks for another one, elle2 is going to be very pleased. From 0 to 2 in a few hours ! ;)
Lilah_Kane
# Lilah_Kane 2015-04-11 09:53
Yours were a great find. The one who made it did awesome work. :)

- Lilah
E
# E 2015-04-11 07:41
KELLY! IS THAT YOU?!?!?? Girl! It's good to see that you are still around. I miss you on the threads. :D:D:D
kelly
# kelly 2015-04-11 08:17
No sorry! I've been following this site's articles for a few years now but I rarely comment, I'm from France so I tend to worry about the quality of my english.
I enjoy following the discussions here and I agree with pretty much everything you always say in your reactions about the episodes.
It makes me feel better to know I'm not the only one thinking "what the hell was that?" after an episode.
Anyway, I just wanted to stop lurking for once and say HI! :)
E
# E 2015-04-11 08:36
Bienvenue Kelly! You're English is just fine; it's far better than my weak high school French that's for sure. Glad you like my often acerbic take on things. I look forward to reading more of your comments in the future!
kelly
# kelly 2015-04-11 09:00
Thanks! Maybe I'll try and participate a little, it will depend on the quality of this week's episode, I'd like to avoid a bitter rant, season 10 has been such a let down for me.
But I don't want to go off topic, got to respect the rules (sorry Alice). Looking forward to your reaction, however! Cheers.
Barbara Maake
# Barbara Maake 2015-04-11 08:24
Thank you Kelly. That was fantastic. And so is your English!
kelly
# kelly 2015-04-11 08:41
Thank you! You're very sweet! :)
kelly
# kelly 2015-04-11 08:51
Trying to insert the vid directly here

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEso8QeMvGw[/video]
elle2
# elle2 2015-04-11 09:15
Hi, Kelly, Lilah_Kane, E, and SamandDean10,

Love that we went from 0 - 2 in a few hours. You were so right: I'm thrilled! Love both the videos, thank you all for sharing them.

I also love that Kelly joined in the conversation and reunited, so to speak, with some friends here. That's just a bonus! Kelly, I think your English is fantastic. I don't think you should ever worry about posting your comments because of that. :-)

I love this fandom for its creativity and both the vids are great.

Keep sharing folks. We'll likely continue to build our archive of fan vids.
kelly
# kelly 2015-04-11 10:28
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them and thanks to you I stumbled upon this beautiful song and amazing vid, today was the first time I heard it and I love it! Cheers! ;)
winmomwannabe
# winmomwannabe 2015-04-11 12:45
These are beautiful. A song I have been hearing on Christian radio would also make a great S/D video. Especially considering Jared's recent campaign. Good Fight by Unspoken.
Link to sample is http://www.klove.com/music/artists/unspoken/songs/good-fight-lyrics.aspx

Lyrics:
Until you stop breathing, till you stop bleeding
Until your heart stops kick drum beating
When it's hard times, when it's long days
And the enemy is right up in your face
When your back's against the ropes
And you're feeling all alone

(chorus)
Keep fighting the good fight (never give up never give in)
Keep letting your light shine (holding it high as long as you live)
‘Cause I'm never gonna leave you
Always gonna see you through to the other side
Keep fighting the good, fighting the good
Fighting the good fight, good fight

Even in the roadblocks, even through the rough spots
When you feel you're giving all that you got
I'm with you in the next step, giving you the next breath
I'll be the voice saying you're gonna make it
When you're out there on you're own
You are never alone

(chorus)

Just keep on singing, keep on dancing
Joy will be your banner and my love will be your anthem
You may never know what your tomorrow holds
But you can know that I am holding your tomorrow

Keep fighting the good fight
Keep letting your light shine
nightsky
# nightsky 2015-04-11 13:43
That IS beautiful! Elle2, add it to the "list"!
winmomwannabe
# winmomwannabe 2015-04-11 14:06
I wish I was talented enough to do a video. I've had the song in mind a few weeks now. I feel Jared would like the song as well, considering the t-shirt campaign. I can't wait for someone to do one. Thanks for the forum to share.
Lilah_Kane
# Lilah_Kane 2015-04-11 17:01
There is actually a lot of good videos out there and I have found songs that I have bought just because hearing them in the videos. For example these four:

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIkHhtKvH9Q[/video]

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4cp1UGfF9A[/video]

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcC01yJivmU[/video]

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFkPKYKo_oA[/video]

I usually also try to find them with a song I have heard.

- Lilah
Jen
# Jen 2015-04-11 19:54
OH MY GOODNESS to many feels this hour of the morning. I to have seen & brought songs from watching these vids. A couple of the above I havn't seen before - so those songs are now on the list to buy.
I'm sorry if a couple of posts that I have written lately have said I was disappointed in some of the disappointing reveiws that have been written But I worry so much that if we don't seem positive about the show they might stop filming. I don't won't the show gone jet - and I won't SPN to see positive words. I know we are just one in millions Silly Ha.
As always LOVE everyone's reveiws and I also wish I was clever enough to do a beautiful vid. Off to wipe my tears now Jen xxoo