"Letter to Hermione" as written by and David Bowie....
The hand that wrote this letter
Sweeps the pillow clean.
So rest your head and read a treasured dream.
I care for no one else but you.
I tear my soul to cease the pain.
I think maybe you feel the same,
What can we do?
I'm not quite sure what we're supposed to do.
So I've been writing just for you.

They say your life is going very well.
They say you sparkle like a different girl.
But something tells me that you hide
When all the world is warm and tired.
You cry a little in the dark,
Well so do I.
I'm not quite sure what you're supposed to say,
But I can see it's not okay.

He makes you laugh.
He brings you out in style.
He treats you well
And makes you up real fine.
And when he's strong,
He's strong for you.
And when you kiss
It's something new.
But did you ever call my name
Just by mistake?
I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to do.
So I'll just write some love to you.


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"Letter to Hermione" as written by David Bowie

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  • +3
    General CommentThis beautiful and haunting Bowie song is about David's first ever girlfriend, Hermoine Farthingale. Both this song and Occasional Dream are related to his break up with Hermoine in early 1969.
    kymson March 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...*stares at stephiepoo in disbelief* how can you equate a song THIS amazing to harry potter? *shudders*
    bruisevioleton November 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthahahah, I thought of harry potter when I first heard it too. Bowie comes first in my book but theres nothing wrong with mr potter
    laocoonon February 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    MemoryThanks, Ricky Gervais.
    Banana Republicon June 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpeople can seem fine from an outsiders perspective but people who really know them know that somethings not okay. david bowie is so beautiful.
    "did you ever call my name, just by mistake?"
    so. good.
    prettybabyon November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment Beautiful piece of music from a beautiful and talented fellow. It is about Bowie's painful parting with his first sweetheart
    CuteSparkinaon November 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song. When I first heard it I didn't know/think it was about a breakup. I thought it was about a woman who's in a relationship she doesn't want to be in, but she can't escape from it... I think a lot of songs are about abusive relationships, though, so don't mind it.
    EnduringChillon March 29, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's obviously related to a break up. There's a bit of a secondary meaning in it to me. I visualize a scene here with Ron Weasley writing a letter to Hermione Granger. He's upset beacuse Hermione has chosen Harry over him. It's easy to see if you're into the fandom as much as I am. Of course we all know nothing like this would ever happen in the series!
    stephiepooon April 08, 2005   Link

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