The Letter by Natalie Merchant

I chose this song this week because I feel it is along the same theme of Sir Philip Sidney’s poem. This song is about unrequited love or a love that is not openly reciprocated. Secondly, it is just a beautiful song set to the Phoenix Orchestra. I could imagine Sir Philip Sidney’s sonnets be set to music like this.

“The Letter”

If I ever write this letter
The pages I could write
But I don’t know where to send it
You have vanished
Heaven knows where you live
Heaven only knows

If I ever write this letter
Bitter words it would contain
Just an unrequited lover
Wishing she had never
Spoken your name
Had never known your name

But if I write this letter
The truth it would reveal
Knowing you brought me pleasure
How often I’ll treasure
Moments that we knew
The precious and the few

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