3♥ Three of Hearts in The Rock Songwriter’s Deck: 52 Ways to Write a Song
The Three of Hearts ask you to write a song as if you’re writing a letter to someone. Your song could be a stylized version of an almost-real message that you might write to someone you actually know. Or it could instead be purely fictional, based on an imagined situation where a made-up character needs to send a written message to someone.
Whether the message is based on real life or fiction, the feelings expressed by the song should be authentic and heartfelt.
Many songs have been based on a slight variation of this idea: a message that can never be delivered, for one reason or other. Unexpressed feelings can pile up, and writing a song seems to provide a way to bring those emotions to a conclusion.
If letter writing seems impossibly old-fashioned to you, write a song in the form of a text message or telephone message.