"Do You Remember" as written by and Phil Collins....
We never talked about it
But I hear the blame was mine
I'd call you up to say I'm sorry
But I wouldn't want to waste your time

Cause I love you, but I can't take any more
There's a look I can't describe in your eyes
If we could try, like we tried before
Would you keep on telling me those lies

Do you remember?

There seemed no way to make up
Cause it seemed your mind was set
And the way you looked it told me
It's a look I know I'll never forget

You could've come over to my side
You could've let me know
You could've tried to see the difference between us
But it seemed too far for you to go.

Do you remember?

Through all of my life
In spite of all the pain
You know people are funny sometimes
Cause they just can't wait
To get hurt again

Do you remember?

There are things we won't recall
Feelings we'll never find
It's taken so long to see it
Cause we never seemed to have the time

There was always something more important to do
More important to say
But "I love you" wasn't one of those things
And now it's too late

Do you remember?


Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21, edited by harderman61, RJGoode04

"Do You Remember" as written by Julian Millis Xavier Joseph Millis

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  • +4
    General Commentahh good old Phil. He is a lover and a musician, the worst combo in the world. He is always falling in and out of love and all the while with his heart on his sleeve, thank God or we wouldn't have great music like this to relate to.

    A rocky relationship from the beginning, good times and bad times, both parties are to blame in the break up and like all of us, want to blame the other for not doing enough of the requests on the line when the entire time, it isn't about the requests, it's about not being able to move on because of the attraction still there or other items at stake.

    Thank you Phil Collins.
    pixiebdgon February 23, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI am not sure how this song reminds people of good memories. The entire song is talking about the things that went wrong... the lies, the misplaced blame, the hurt.

    Phil is basically saying, "You can blame me. But I remember there was plenty of wrong to go around. You lied, you never worked at it. But sure, blame me."
    GoDeeperon August 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit is conversation between 2 ex lovers. One wants to reconcile the other doesn't have it in them to try anymore. like.. we could try like we tried before (trying to convince the other person lets try again and teh other person says would you keep on telling me those lies?
    musicgenius123on November 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really think this song pretty much explains itself. No need to dissect it. It is a song about a man who meets a woman, that in time he falls in love with, but the woman is always leaving him alone. She is all caught up on the material things of Life. No matter what he does for her..it is never enough. So.... He hangs on..and on..until he can't hang on no more. He tried and tried (3 years..to the day) and she is still. Set in
    her ways. He can never get her to see that she is never there for him. It is my opinion, that SOMETIMES in Life... We give, and give and give of oneself so much until there i s nothing more to give. You get tired of getting hurt..but you Love that person so much that you go back, and try, and try, and try...(12 times, within a 3 year period) and she won't change her ways...so you live her on morning... No need to say "Goodbye" you've said it enough.. So you leave. Knowing that you still Love her, you just can't take it no more. It hurts to know..to remember... How much. You caved in... to try and please her. But, it never was enough. And, now...it's to late. So...Do you remember... Thanks..Sir Phil Collins
    VictorMunozJron November 10, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy bf just broke up with me the other night. He said he didn't want to hurt me,but he was still having feelings for his ex-wife.I got mad,but today I called him up and said maybe we could still be freinds after all. This song has been in my head all dy long.
    Boonechic_21on February 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy bf just broke up with me the other night. He said he didn't want to hurt me,but he was still having feelings for his ex-wife.I got mad,but today I called him up and said maybe we could still be freinds after all. This song has been in my head all day long.
    Boonechic_21on February 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey there Boonechic 21! Thats a good call you should always stay friends or else the relationship was a waste. I just broke up my girlfriend of 6 years a couple of months ago and now we are basically best friends. I could never waste something like that!!!!
    pura_vidaon February 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had a bad bad bad breakup with a girl a year or two ago. This song reminded me of her time and time again, and it's always good to remember the good stuff. And trying to stay friends is good also, although you're pretty lucky to stay friends. That's cool, props to you both.
    hoodedrobinon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell this song doesn't remind me of any past girlfriend, but it's a beautiful, heartfelt song of remorse.

    This is track 3 off the very good "...But Seriously" album. Lyrically, the songs are frank and heartfelt, with the central theme of most of the songs being regret and sorrow. Most of the songs are well written. I urge thee to listen to the album some time.
    stoolhardyon December 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song
    makes me remeber such a good times that now they're all fade away
    crow_hearton November 20, 2006   Link

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