When I remember what to say
When I remember what to say
You will know me again
And you forget to answer

When I remember what to say
When I remember what to say
You will know me again
And you forget to answer

You seem not to be listening
You seem not to be listening
The high tide is taking everything
And you forget to answer

When I remember what to say
When I remember what to say
You will know me again
And you forget to answer



Lyrics submitted by S.M.N.3, edited by sunwashigh

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    General CommentWow...the fact that this was the last song she sang onstage somehow makes it all the more creepy. Not that it wasn't very creepy before. In fact, it was one of the creepiest songs I'd ever heard. In fact, I think the ending is rather frightening. That weird screaming/blowing noise just suddenly ends, it doesn't fade out or anything. (If I'd been recording that song, I'd have had it fade a bit. But that's why it's a good thing that I'm not in charge of recording really good songs.)

    Before I knew it was about Jim Morrison, I thought it was about the very common problem of forgetting to tell people things and also not knowing how to react when people tell us things. I thought it was about a relationship, where she has something important to tell the other person (the important thing could be just about anything), but whenever she tells him (or her, but most likely he), he has no idea how to react. This causes her to incorrectly perceive that he doesn't care about what she's saying and that he's not listening. Then he's able to react correctly, but then she has something else to tell him, and she forgets what it is, and he forgets what he would say, too. I have those problems all the time.

    When I discovered it was about Jim Morrison (who was once Nico's lover), it gave it some added meaning to me (because I'm into the Doors). The specific story behind this song is as follows: Apparently, Nico was trying to call Mr. Morrison on the phone, but he wasn't picking up. So she was confused, and she didn't know why he wasn't answering (hence the title). But then she learned that he had died, and the reason he didn't answer her calls was because he was dead.

    The song made me wonder what it would feel like to try calling someone on the phone (especially someone I loved or had loved once) and have them not answer, only to discover that they died shortly before I called them. It's really a scary idea, and it's scary because it could really happen to you.
    Pippin the Mercuryon March 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Jim Morrison, her soulbrother and also her last song she ever sang on stage
    S.M.N.3on February 02, 2005   Link
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    General Comment...the last Song of an amazing Artist.
    TappiTikkarrasson April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfor the record, the "your" instead of "you" in the song title was driving me crazy, so that was the extent of my editing, ha.

    ...also this song is incredible, heartbreakingly so.
    sunwashighon February 06, 2013   Link

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