Don't Worry — I Also Cried During That Donny Hathaway Montage in Euphoria's Finale
Euphoria's season one finale has come and gone, leaving with us with a number of questions. Like, what really happened to Rue? Is Nate ever going to get his? And has Jules ever heard of dry shampoo? But, most importantly, why did HBO think it was OK to play that Donny Hathaway song over the emotional montage at the end of the episode?!
The 1971 soul classic — "A Song For You" — plays toward the end of "And Salt the Earth Behind You," as Rue (Zendaya) is reminiscing about her late father. The lyrics of the gorgeous ballad are enough to bring a tear to even the most jaded Euphoria fan:
"You taught me precious secrets
Of a true love
You wanted nothing
You came out in front
When I was hiding
But now I'm so much better
And if my words don't come together
Listen to the melody
'Cause my love is in there hiding
I love you in a place
Where there's no space or time
I love you for my life
You're a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together"
Between Hathaway's vocals and Zendaya's new song with Euphoria's composer, Labrinth, the season one finale has blessed us yet again with a truly stellar soundtrack. Ahead, listen to "A Song For You," and then keep scrolling to see how the internet is reacting to that particular scene in Euphoria.