You Don't Spell It, You Feel It

Hermia's playlist

Theme: Love is complicated and has obstacles but the ones who work through them have real love

This playlist shows how Hermia feels throughout her journey in A Midsummer Night's Dream and the obstacles she faces on her path to love. Shakespeare says that even though sometimes you get distracted the person you love is always there. Hermia always loves Lysander. She may not always act like she does but deep down she feels it. Hermia loves Lysander enough that she is willing to desert her life to be with him. They go through a rough spot due to Robin's accidents with the flower but they come through stronger.

"'How do you spell love?', 'You don't spell it-- you feel it." -- Winnie The Pooh

Track One: Endless Love

"I want to share all my love with you, no one else will do"


Hermia and Lysander are in love and this song symbolizes how she believes that they will be together forever. She only cares for Lysander and he is the only person she believes that she will ever love. She can't wait until she and Lysander finally get married so they can be together forever. She is willing to do anything for Lysander and she feels he would do anything for her as well.


Song: Endless Love by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

ENDLESS LOVE Lionel Ritchie duet w Diana Ross w lyrics

Track Two: The Heart Wants What It Wants

"Save your advice 'cause I won't hear, You might be right but I don't care, There's a million reasons why I should give you up, But the heart wants what it wants"


When Hermia says she wants to marry Lysander her father tells her he won't allow it. She doesn't want to listen to what he is saying because her heart knows she loves Lysander. Hermia is mad at her father and doesn't care what he has to say. Her heart is telling her to stay with Lysander but if she does she might be killed. She knows that even if she marries Demetrius she won't forget Lysander and her feelings for him won't go away.

Song: The Heart Wants What It Wants by Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez - The Heart Wants What it Wants (Lyrics On Screen)

Track Three: Love Story

"And my daddy said, 'Stay away from Juliet.', But you were everything to me, I was begging you, 'Please don't go.', And I said... 'Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone. I'll be waiting; all that's left to do is run.'"


After her father says that Lysander can't marry Hermia, Hermia decides she will run away with Lysander. She would prefer a life with only Lysander to a life with her family and friends. At this point she wants nothing to do with her father.

Song: Love Story by Taylor Swift
Love story- Taylor Swift Lyrics

Track Four: Before He Cheats

"Right now he's probably slow dancing with a bleached-blond tramp, and she's probably getting frisky..."



When Lysander starts proclaiming his undying love for Helena, Hermia is annoyed at him and she doesn't understand why he doesn't like her anymore. She is just overall confused and hurt. Hermia is also angry with Lysander for playing her.

Song: Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
carrie underwood before he cheats lyrics

Track Five: The Boy is Mine

"But see I know that you may be, Just a bit jealous of me, But you're blind if you can't see that his love is all in me"

Hermia is mad at Helena now. She's mad because Lysander likes Helena and Hermia thinks that Lysander only likes her. She doesn't know what is going on and thinks that Helena is playing a trick on her.

Song: The Boy Is Mine by Brandy and Monica preformed by the cast of Glee
Glee The boy is Mine with lyrics

Track Six: Because You Loved Me

"You were my strength when I was weak, You were my voice when I couldn't speak, You were my eyes when I couldn't see, You saw the best there was in me"

Hermia remembers everything nice about her and Lysander. She is trying to understand why he doesn't like her anymore. She is contemplating the situation and trying to make sense of the mess. She thought she and Lysander would be together forever.

Song: Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
Celine Dion-Because you loved me (with lyrics)

Track Seven: My Life Would Suck Without You

"Guess this means you take back, All you said before, Like how much you wanted, Anyone but me"

Lysander finally comes back to Hermia. She is happy that they are back together. She is back to thinking that they will be together forever.

Song: My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson My Life Would Suck Without You lyrics

Track Eight: Your Song

"How wonderful life is while you're in the world"

Lysander is back to professing his love for Hermia and they are going to get married. Hermia is so happy, she and Lysander will be together, she is friends with Helena again and Helena is happy also since Demetrius loves her now.

Song: Your Song by Elton John
Elton John - Your Song LYRICS!

Track Nine: Marry You

"Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you."

Hermia's father has finally agreed to let Hermia and Lysander get married thanks to Theseus. Obviously this is very exciting for Hermia and clearly she just wants to legally confirm her love for Lysander.

Song: Marry You by Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars Lyrics

Track Ten: A Thousand Years

"Darling don't be afraid I have loved you, For a thousand years, I'll love you for a thousand more"

This song just overall sums up how Hermia feels for Lysander. She is ready to spend the rest of her life with him and she wants to grow old with him. She wants to spend all her time with him.

Song: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri Lyrics