He is just so angry. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen him put so much of his heart and soul into any of his songs before. And when he holds out that note it’s like he’s screaming. Like he is in so much physical and emotional pain that he just can’t hold it in anymore. And then he starts sounding like he’s going to actually cry. Not like in Glee, where Blaine knew it was possibly the end of he and Kurt’s relationship, but like he is so frustrated and upset. He can’t do what he wants to do and he doesn’t know how to handle it anymore so he just… let’s it all go.
I mean, this is Darren’s trademark song. “You guys are my teenage dream” and any time he plays it, he plays it because of us, for us. But now, now he’s playing it for him. He needs to get it all out and singing this song is the only way he knows how to.
It’s the only way he has.