I remember thinking
I'll go on forever only knowing
I'll see you again
But I know
The touch of you is so hard to remember
But like that touch I know no other
And for sure we have danced
In the risk of each other
Would you like to dance
Around the world with me

I'll be falling all about my own thing
And I know you're the heaviest weight
When you're not here that's hung
Around my head

And your lips burn wild
Thrown from the face of a child
And in your eyes
The scene of the greatest view
Do what you will, always
Walk where you like, your steps
Do as you please, I'll back you up

I remember thinking
Sometimes we walk
Sometimes we run away
But I know
No matter how fast we are running
Somehow we keep
Somehow we keep up with each other

I'll be falling all about my own thing
And I know you're the heaviest weight
When you're not here that's hung
Around my head

And your lips burn wild
Thrown from the face of a child
And in your eyes
The seeing of the greatest few
Do what you will, always
Walk where you like, your steps
Do as you please, I'll back you up


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by tebici, gilbag

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  • +1
    General Commentif i had to pick a fav. dmb song (which is so hard to do) this one might be it
    americanbaby05on June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI met Dave last year in Vegas, he played a couple of songs before sound check and talked to a handful of us. He played I'll Back You Up, but preferenced it was a girl that "BROKE HIS HEART, I MEAN BROKE IT". Thats him verbatim. I think he refernces in Big Whisky in Funny the way it is, "someones broken heart becomes your favorite song".

    He was absolutely passionate when talking about it. Wish everyone was there.
    valliebeon January 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is IMHO the most beautiful song that Dave does. It is THE perfect love song, written for the girl he proposed to and was then rejected, hence the song "Halloween".
    PapaBobDoleon April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is beautiful, Its my favorite off of "remember two things"
    rubberneck_26on April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpapabobdole is right...in fact, at a concert of his he said "this is a song i proposed to many times and she rejected me many times, thats good fuck her"...well song is so special to me, it reminds me of someone very special and will always be in my heart.
    daveandjackruleon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh man, i love this song so much ... not only are the words amazing, but his voice as he sings it just puts on the finishing touches. what a great song.
    *Lisa*on May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've been a DMB fan for many years, now, but some how I had never gotten around to buying Remember Two Things. Damn, I'm glad I finally did, because this song has quickly become my favorite. The lyrics are soul-melting, and are delivered by a very powerful voice. One cannot help but smile and yet still feel a bit sad at the history behind it.
    DancingMellyon May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits also the first song dave ever wrote
    daveandjackruleon June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdaveandjack's right...it was the first song, and on another note it must have been somewhat beneficial because the woman he's talking about (ashley), he is now married to, and has twins! go dave. the live versios of this are so much better than on cd.
    DJMworshipper3on June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow many times has Dave been married? Anyone know?
    LifeisSweet4Certainon June 29, 2002   Link

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