A Letter to Elise

Album: Wish (1992)
Charted: 28


  • Robert Smith of The Cure was going through a period of depression when writing the songs on Wish, and he said that "A Letter to Elise" is about "resignation." He was inspired by the Jean Cocteau novel The Holy Terrors and by the David Bowie song "A Letter to Hermione." Smith says the song is a "'stream of consciousness' piece," with many personal references, and adds that "the mood is generally resignation in the face of inevitable change."

Comments: 1

  • Tony from San Diego, CaUtter joy and heartache rolled into one. Hurts so good
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