Memory

Memory

coolparadiso's picture
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Liner Notes: 

Quick write from motorhome still evacuated

Lyrics: 

I used to have a
A what you call it
But I've forgotten now
Oh yes it's called a memory
I remember now

Time has wearied my mind
I can remember my 18th birthday
But no matter how hard I try
I can't remember yesterday

Once my mind took it all in
Just like a photograph
Now I pretend I know things
And nod and smile and laugh

I cant let them know how bad it is
Or they will take me for a ride
And I don't want their sympathy
That's something I can't abide

I'm getting good at hiding it
But then forget time and place
So then go back to my knowing nod
So i can just save face.

Once my mind took it all in
Just like a photograph
Now I pretend I know things
And nod and smile and laugh

Once my mind took it all in
Just like a photograph
Now I pretend I know things
And nod and smile and laugh



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Comments

tcelliott's picture

My father and I were just having a discussion about how crappy our memories are becoming and how scary it can be. I think you've hit it right on with this lyric.

kahlo2013's picture

This holds such poignancy as memories and our ability to remember change over time. Your tender and compassionate approach to the subject is beautiful. The chorus touches my heart with the compensation that many use.

musicsongwriter's picture

Very poignant lyrics and fantastic take on a skimish prompt and on both bonus points! Everything sounds very belivable and relatable for many.
Looking forward to hearing it.
Nadia

Adnama17's picture

Such truth about a subject that most people try to avoid. So many people smile and laugh, but the pain of not being able to remember is awful. If we'd just acknowledge that pain, I think that would speak volumes to them. Unfortunately, it's uncomfortable and sad, so we don't. Thank you for speaking out on such a difficult subject. <3