"Total Recall" as written by Adrian Borland, Michael Dudley, Graham Bailey, Colvin Mayers...
Another time, another time
Oh there must be a hole in your memory
But I can see
I can see a distant victory
A time when you will be with me

It's all such a blur when time goes so quickly
Trying to hang on to
The way that you'd like things to stay

You trace back the seconds
Recall the details
From someone will, to someone does
To someone did, you know I did

Oh there must be a hole in your memory
But I can see
I can see a distant victory
A time when you will be with me

You cut me off just as I was starting to speak
The language you keep hidden away
It's just like the question on everyone's lips

But it's not on mine
Where all you'll find is a twisted smile
From another time

Another time, another time
Oh there must be a hole in your memory
But I can see
I can see a distant victory
A time when you will be with me

Another time, another time
Oh there must be a hole in your memory
But I can see
I can see a distant victory
A time when you will be with me

There'd be another time, another time
Oh there must be a hole in your memory
But I can see
I can see a distant victory
A time when you will be with me

I can see but there's got to be another time
It's got to be


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"Total Recall" as written by Tom Robinson * Jo Burt

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    General CommentThis hits close to home.

    I hold on to the memory of times with my former significant other, wishing things had taken a happier turn, yet hopeful for a reconcilliation in the future.

    Apart from that, the guitar and bass are brilliant, making this track easily recognisable and distinct. And, of course, the late Adrian Borland himself.

    By the way, a missing line preceding "Oh there must be a hole in your memory" should read, "Another time, another time".
    Olethroson January 31, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is one of my favorite The Sound songs end Adrian Borland's too, he said in an interview:

    "It's emotional, It's angry, it's a song about what you often feel when you're in love, you actually spend a lot of time feeling angry, I do."

    I think this lyrics are very straightforward, the frustration when the person you still love doesn't seem to remember all the good things of being together, trying to bring back those memories in the hope that things get better, not giving up even when everything seems lost and I think that was one of Borland's recurrent subjects, some of his lyrics are mellancolic or depressing, but he wrote a lot of songs about it, like "Winning" or "Barria Alta" to mention some.
    Judas04on October 11, 2013   Link

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