True Love

Hermia's Playlist

Theme: True love can only be proven by overcoming obstacles.

In A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia has a choice to make, marry the man her father chose for her, or death because she wants to marry Lysander, her true love. In this case, her heart wins over and the two of them run away, only for there to be complications that ensue while they are in the forest. After magic warps Lysander's love for Hermia, Hermia becomes heartbroken. When the magic is reversed and Lysander truly sees that he loves Hermia, their relationship gets stronger. This proves to the king and Egeus (Hermia's father) that they truly love each other.
Young The Giant Cough Syrup lyrics

Track 1: Cough Syrup by Young the Giant

Hermia would listen to this song at the very beginning of the book and direct this toward Egeus.

"Life's too short to even care at all..."

She clearly doesn't care what her father's plans for her are, she would rather die than leave Lysander.

"If I could find a way to see this straight I'd run away..."

Hermia does run away with Lysander because she couldn't imagine living life without Lysander. From the very beginning, readers can see the love between Hermia and Lysander.

Taylor Swift - Love Story (Live Acoustic) [Lyrics On Screen] HQ

Track 2: Love Story by Taylor Swift

Hermia would listen to this song as she plans to run away with Lysander.

"Romeo, take me somwhere we can be alone, I'll be waiting all that's left to do is run..."

This line illustrates what Hermia and Lysander plan to do.

"We keep quiet cause we're dead if they knew."

They would be in big trouble if they got caught. But the reason they run away is because they love each other so much.

Phillip Phillips - Raging Fire (Lyric Video)

Track 3: Raging Fire by Phillip Phillips

Hermia would listen to this song as they (Lysander and Hermia) plan to run away. This is directed toward Lysander.

"You see every hope that I have locked away..."

Hermia is initially saddened by the choices she has, but Lysander proposes an idea to her, and they quickly agree to running away.

"Let the world leave us behind, let your heart be next to mine..."

This exactly what they plan on doing, this is their solution.

Of Monsters And Men - Mountain Sound - Lyrics [My Head Is An Animal] HD

Track 4: Mountain Sound by Of Monsters and Men

Hermia would listen to this song as they ran away. This song isn't really directed toward anyone, this is more of a reflection of her journey.

"So I packed my things and ran far away from the trouble I had caused with my two hands."

Hermia was troubled by the consequences that would occur if she didn't choose the right choice, her solution was to escape the conflict entirely by running away.

Rather Be - Clean Bandit feat Jess Glynne Lyrics

Track 5: Rather Be by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne

Hermia would listen to this song as Lysander and Hermia stopped for the night. This song would be directed toward everyone, people like the king, her father, Lysander, and herself.

"If you gave me a chance I would take it..."

Hermia would do anything to be Lysander.

"When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be..."

This line clearly illustrates Hermia's love for Lysander, the 2 of them have a deep bond."

Mulan- Honor to us all Lyrics

Track 6: Honor to us All from Mulan

Hermia would listen to this song as they choose a place to rest. She would direct this toward Lysander, telling him why they can't sleep close together.

"Ancestors, hear my plea, help me not to make a fool of me. And to not uproot my family tree, keep my father standing tall..."

Even though Hermia is already breaking so many rules, she does have her limits, and still does hold onto her dignity.

Keane - Somewhere Only We Know (Lyrics)

Track 7: Somewhere Only We Know by Keane

Hermia would listen to this song as she is searching for Lysander. This song is directed toward Lysander

"Where have you gone, I'm getting old and I need something to rely on..."

Hermia doesn't know where Lysander went when she wakes up and she is getting desperate and worried.

"This could be the end of everything, So why don't we go somewhere only we know."

Hermia is risking a lot here with Lysander and she wants to find Lysander and continue to the place only they know.

Kelly Clarkson- Behind These Hazel Eyes (lyrics)

Track 8: Behind These Hazel Eyes by Kelly Clarkson

Hermia would listen to this song after Lysander gets spelled and blatantly rejects her. She would direct this toward Lysander.

"Seems like just yesterday, you were a part of me. I used to stand so tall, I used to be so strong."

Hermia is heartbroken after the mean things Lysander said to her. She is crushed and her self-esteem is almost non-existant.

"Just thought you were one, broken up, deep inside..."

Hermia loved Lysander with all her heart and for him to mock her and reject her in front of Helena really tore up Hermia.

Kelly Clarkson My Life Would Suck Without You lyrics

Track 9: My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson

Hermia would listen to this song after Lysander's magic is reversed. This song is directed toward Lysander.

"Guess this means you take back all you said before"

Hermia still ultimately forgives Lysander because even though he left her, she still loved him.

"Said you'd never come back, but here you are again"

Lysander truly loved Hermia, the only reason he fell in love with Helena is because of magic, but their love proves to be strong, and Lysander still goes back to Helena.

"Cause we belong together now, forever united here somehow, you got a piece of me, and honestly my life would suck without you."

The two of them are linked together, getting over the conflict proved to everyone, the king and Egeus, that the 2 of them are in love.

Grease - You're the one that I want - Lyrics

Track 10: You're the One That I Want from Grease

Hermia would listen to this song at the very end when King Theseus allows them to get married

"You're the one that I want"

Hermia and Lysander both want each other, and will most likely continue wanting each other in the future. True love is powerful, and because they got over their biggest obstacle they have proven to everyone that they are loyal and devoted to each other.