A Selection of Hitherto Unseen Responses to Famous Songs


The idea of writing a song lyric as a letter is one that’s as old as music itself, but if you’re like Flavorwire, you may have occasionally found yourself wondering: what if the recipient of the song in question wrote back? What might they have to say? Wonder no longer, dear readers, because through the magic of a program that grants access to the the hitherto undiscovered secret archives of rock (aka Photoshop CS5), here are the unseen responses to a bunch of our favorite “letter” songs.

David Bowie, “Letter to Hermione”

Jens Lekman, “A Postcard to Nina”

LCD Soundsystem, “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

Leonard Cohen, “Famous Blue Raincoat”

The Beatles, “Paperback Writer”

Shellac, “Prayer to God”

Belle and Sebastian, “Dear Catastrophe Waitress”

Bob Dylan, “Dear Landlord”