"Say My Name" as written by Robert Westerholt, Sharon J. Den Adel and Martinus J. E. Martijn Spierenburg....
Say my name
So I will know you're back you're here again
For a while
Oh let us share
The memories that only we can share
Together

Tell me about
The days before I was born
How we were as children
These colors come alive
In your heart and in your mind
I cross the borders of time
Leaving today behind to be with you again

We breath the air
Do you remember how you used to touch my hand?
You're not aware
Your hands keep still
You just don't know that I am here

It hurts too much
A pray now that soon you release
To where you belong

You touch my hand
These colors come alive
In your heart and in your mind
I cross the borders of time
Leaving today behind to be with you again

Please say my name
Remember who I am
You will find me in the world of yesterday
You drift away again
To far from where I am
When you ask me who I am

Say my name
These colors come alive
In your heart and in your mind
I cross the borders of time
Leaving today behind to be with you again

Say my name


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"Say My Name" as written by Robert Westerholt Martinus J. E. Martijn Spierenburg

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    General CommentI think the song is definitely about Alzheimers. Probably even the daughter singing to the mother who cant recognise her anymore.

    "Say my name
    So I will know you're back you're here again
    For a while"

    The "for a while" is the slight sudden traces of memory.

    And also, near the end of the song,

    "You drift away again
    Too far from where I am
    When you ask me who I am"

    probably means that the mother cant remember her anymore. All the lyrics fit if this was about Alzheimers.

    Especially this part:

    "You're not aware
    Your hands keep still
    You just don't know that I am here"
    roflmao111on August 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about a parent / grandparent with Alzheimer's or demetia. It's very personal for Sharon, there are several videos on youtube of live performances where she struggles to sing the song through her tears.
    kevinvaon February 02, 2013   Link
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    General Comment"Please say my name
    Remember who i am
    You will find me in the world of yesterday
    You drift away again
    Too far from where I am
    When you ask me who I am"

    I love the build up near the end, it's so amazing. Really moving song. I've always thought it's about a man and woman who've known each other since they were little and now after growing up, the guys gone away and left her. She's saying she knows he belongs with her, she knows him too well and their past is too incredible to ignore (Think Cathy and Heathcliff) Actually, saying that, this wrong really reminds me of the relationship Cathy and Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights) do have.
    Brilliant song : )
    prettyinpunk8177on May 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. This song also remindes me of the relationship me and my ex boyfriend had... Basiclly the same thing, just we aren't together anymore :P
    *Soulesseyes*on September 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"So I will know you're back you're here again"

    "Tell me about
    The days before I was born
    How we were as children"

    "You're not aware
    Your hands keep still
    You just don't know that I am here"

    "I pray now that soon you're released"

    I think it's about a daughter or a son whose mother or father is already old and in a verry bad condition or had an accident and now are in coma (I don't now if this is the correct word; please correct me if I'm wrong). I think my coma-theory fits best.
    Soulslayeron December 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI actually listened to this song again. At first I thought it was about a love/ex-boyfriend. But then reading the lyrics I thought of something else. It reminded me of this episode of Roswell I just watched where Liz's grandmother was dying and she asked Max to bring her back but he couldn't but he allowed her to say good bye to her. It made me think that maybe this person is in a coma and she wants them to come back to her again. But then the last part made me think of the Notebook. It's like who ever she is singing to is sick and can't remember her and she just wants them to say her name so that she knows everything will be alright.

    "Please say my name
    Remember who i am
    You will find me in the world of yesterday
    You drift away again
    Too far from where I am
    When you ask me who I am"

    "Say my name
    These colors come alive
    In your heart and in your mind
    I cross the borders of time
    Leaving today behind to be with you again"

    These two parts made me think of that. Like in the Notebook he is telling her the story of how they fell in love but she doesn't remember and it's like WT is saying remember who she is and say her name and let her know that you remember everything. And that since the person has Alzhiermer's they can't remember anything and they are too far away from them because they can't remember anything. And how she says crossing the borders of time, it's like saying I'm remembering everything and I want to be with you no matter what. It really just reminds me of the Notebook how all they want is that spilt second where they will remember everything they went through to be with each other. Or not even a relationship wise but just remembering a time in someone's life that is important that might not be able to remember. My grandpa had Alzhiemer and it's like you just want them to be how they were before they got sick.
    PiperHallon January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReminds me of my grandfather who had Alzheimers. It's a very beautiful song.
    binnion January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a person who's loved one has Alzheimers disease and is dying.

    "Please say my name..."

    They are asking their loved one to remember their name and to remember who they are, but of course the person has Alzheimers and cannot remember. This really hurts the person, who says

    "It hurts to much.. I pray now that soon you're released to where you belong."

    I.e. "I love you and you deserve this peace".

    I can really relate to this song because my grandad had Alzheimers. It always brings a tear to my eye.
    Dark Artiston August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe it's about seeing an old friend you haven't seen in years, but they don't recognize you, and that really hurts you cause you used to be best friends.
    -shrugs-
    But I get where everyone else is coming from.

    I really love when she sings 'I cross the borders of time
    Leaving today behind to be with you again'
    and 'Too far from where I am
    When you ask me who I am'
    I loved the emotion in it.
    MomoTheStrangeon March 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of an anime/manga called Tsubasa Reservior Chronicles.
    It's about this boy called Syaoran and this princess called Sakura, and they're kinda in love, but before they can tell each other, Sakura's memories are scattered across dimenstions and different worlds, and without them she will die, so Syaoran goes on a quest to find all her memories.

    But there's a price (because crossing dimenstions isn't exactly cheap) and his price is the most precious thing to him, so Syaoran has to give up his relationship with Sakura, meaning that even if she does get her memories back, she will never remember him and the feelings she had for him before.

    Syaoran finds it kinda hard to adjust to this, because he loves her so much, and I think this song reminds me of his desperation and feelings about Sakura not being able to remember her.
    Alyssagayfaceon April 28, 2008   Link

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