"I'll Keep Your Memory Vague" as written by Scott Anderson, Sean Anderson, Rich Beddoe, James Black and Rick Jackett....
This won't break your heart
But I just think it could
Cause I haven't tried as hard as I should
To separate you from everything I do
But I would never want to come between us two

I'll keep your memory vague
So you won't feel bad about me
I'll say the things that you said
Sometimes so it reminds me

Now I'm thinking back
To what I said before
I hope your heart won't have to hurt anymore
Cause it's really not that sad from here
Because the moments I can feel you near
They keep you close to me my dear
And if they ever become too clear...

[Chorus: x2]

Now you've gone away
Don't worry it's OK
That you're gone away
Further than yesterday
But you'll never leave these scenes
My mind replays

[Chorus: x4]

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"I'll Keep Your Memory Vague" as written by Rick Jackett Robert Scott Anderson


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    General CommentI think this song represents a mature break up. They went their separate ways but still there are things that bring back the memories of past relationships in everyday life, hence the smell of the wind as a trigger for memories, and since it was a mutual break up and they both cared for eachother he doesnt want her to feel empathetic for him so he is telling her that he is alright to spare her the grief. There is some guilt on both sides of the break up. This song also represents the difficulty of breaking up by the uncertanty he shows in the line "where have you gone now" Over all this is a very good song and it reminds me of a very significant relationship of my past.
    analyzingmyselfon January 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definitely my favourite off of the new album.
    kaputton March 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a person that you have probably known for a long time and would like to create distance between youself and them.

    The hard part is that while you want distance, you really dont want to hurt the other person. You dont want to be the one to ruin the relationship, so by keeping their memory vague you are trying to prevent yourself from being blamed for the separation.

    The excuse for this situation is explained by telling the other person that memories keep us close.

    Although it is beautifully performed, I think this song is semi-cowardly, because under these circumstances the person singing is simply trying to escape a delicate situation by manipulating the other to not feel bad... but the other person has this right simply because the singer is misleading them.

    I think the lesson in learned in the end of the song when the singer is asking " where in the world have you gone now?"... a sign of their regret for letting the relationship get away.

    This song could in fact apply to any close relationship...
    FlashThoughtson June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. This song is amazing, I can't believe there isn't more comments. This is my favourite off the album by far =D
    emptycoron June 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. This song is amazing, I can't believe there isn't more comments. This is my favourite off the album by far =D
    emptycoron June 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a one sided break up.

    The other person broke up with the singer because they had to. The singer understands but would rather not have broken up. So to stop the other person from feeling bad (because the singer still cares about them) he's going to "keep your memory vague" and not sit and think about that person and make the situation even more difficult for both of them.

    He's accepting that it's over and trying not to make the situation harder than it is even though he wishes it wasn't over.
    hughisdamanon October 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey're trying to forget about the girl, and not be hurt, so she wouldn't feel dreadful for their problemed relationship.
    Fallen Leaveson October 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel like this song is about 2 really close friends that ended up falling for each other. it was great while it lasted but unfortunately the relationship fell apart. it would just be way too fucking painful for them to see each other again and try to become friends so they decided to just distance themselves from each other. it fits the song, think about it.
    blackmyeyeson December 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel this song is about the love of one friend to another, but to save the friendship, the friend doesn't let the other know and thus keeping their memory vague.
    eh my first try at deciphering lyrics
    greatdane619on December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThey're saying "Sometimes so it reminds me", not "Sometimes the wind reminds me", though I used to think it was that too
    malvinatoron December 10, 2007   Link

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