"Memory" as written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn, T. S. Eliot and Zdenek Hruby....
Midnight not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone
In the lamplight
The withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan

Memory all alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days
I was beautiful then
I remember
The time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again

Every street lamp
Seems to beat a fatalistic warning
Someone mutters at the street lamp gutters
And soon it will be morning

Daylight I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life
And I mustn't give in
When the dawn comes
Tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin

Burnt out ends of smoky days
The stale cold smell of morning
The street lamp dies, another night is over
Another day is dawning

Touch me it's so easy to leave me
All alone with my memory
Of my days in the sun
If you touch me
You'll understand what happiness is
Look a new day has begun

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"Memory [From 'Cats']" as written by T.s Eliot Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    Song MeaningOn the literal level, it's about the dead of the night and the looking forward to start of the new day. At the same time, it's about a pining for times gone by and a desire for a new start in life. In the end, Grizabella sees happiness again, the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.

    This song makes me think about my troubled life, but at the same time gives me hope.
    flashgon May 07, 2014   Link
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    General Commentoh my gosh, I soooo adore this song! It's so beautiful!
    Sunnyon March 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti cant believe that only one person has commented on this song!! it's so touching, elaine page is my hero, and when it becomes a duet it blew me away. i wanna go see it as a stage show, but it wouldnt be the same because it wouldnt be the original cast. its really sad though, when she starts trying to dance
    deathbypetalson January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti am completely touched by this song. when i first saw this musical, i loved it and Memory was my favorite song. it was performed by Nyack High School when i first saw it. when i heard memory i raced home to buy it from itunes. even though i didn't see it with the origanal cast i rocked. thank you Sunny. i absoulutely adore this song too.
    Weedleon March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the version w/ Elaine Paige. This has been one of my favourite songs for many years. I have the CD...but I listen to this song the most because the vocal and music are both so beautiful!
    authentic_blueon September 06, 2006   Link

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