“When I played it for my boyfriend at the time, we- it was our song. It is our song, still, and it will always be.”
Over the course of two days together for this story, Michele’s eyes mist up a few times. But it’s not until she plays another song, “You’re Mine”recorded well before Monteith’s death that she actually lets go. It’s a comparatively upbeat track built around the notion that one person can belong to another for life. It’s about the way love makes you feel invincible- everything else seems possible, because you have this person on your team forever. As it plays, Michele closes her eyes, sings along and cries. “It makes me so happy, this song”, she shouts over the backbeat, grinning through her tears. “It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think of him, I play this.”
"I will tell you a beautiful thing, which was at the memorial, which was in the auditorium set. And it was the Glee family, and his close friends.
Lea put it all together, I don’t know how she pulled herself together to do that, she must have been compelled to… and I will not be able to watch that episode, that’s the one about him passing.
But…Lea asked Amber Riley to sing and she did. She was singing this beautiful song. She got choked up at one point and she sang and sang and sang, and it was just a magnificent moment. And then afterwards at the - I don’t wanna call it a reception - but you know, everybody just sort of eating and talking. She said ‘Adam, I almost started laughing.’ And I said, ‘why?’ and she said, ‘because, as I was singing, I suddenly became aware that the song was sort of long and all of a sudden in my head I pictured Cory staring at me and like, with the finger telling me to wrap it up already, and I wanted to start laughing, but I couldn’t cause no one would’ve understood.
And I thought, Oh my God, he was in the room. He was in the room telling Amber to wrap it up. And that connection felt very, very real. He was a great man, I loved him very much.’
- Adam Shankman
"Three years ago I thought I had it all. I was the quarterback of the football team. I was dating the head cheerleader. And then I met you, Mr. Schue, and I realised everything I was missing. There’s a lot of great teachers at this school, who teach their students a lot of important stuff, like how to drive and fractions. But you teach your students how to dream. And as far as I’m concerned there’s nothing more important than that."
Cory being mentioned in the 2014 SAG Awards: In Memoriam. (x - 3:09)