Is that your song I hear playing?
'Cause I'm feeling it too
Does it take all direction, all control over you?

When you sing do you slip away?
Back to that place in your mind?
Let our love be the one thing you won't leave behind

Rewind and play
Time to go backwards again
I'm moved by the way
All the notes in time make the melody
Hold me and sway into the moment we share
Where we can stay so attached to the memory

How I long just to hold you
And see you let go as we dance
I know you're reminiscing through our romance
Can you hear the piano?
And the pulse of the drums?
Does the tune and the groove bring you back to our love?
Oh, come and find it Honey

Rewind and play
Time to go backwards again
I'm moved by the way
All the notes in time make the melody
Night into day
Can we move onward from here?
Where we can stay on and on attached to the memory

Oh, I know you can feel it
Let it take you there

Rewind and play
Time to go backwards again
I'm moved by the way
All the notes in time make a sweet melody
Night into day
We have been captured again
A new time and place to make a million new memories


Lyrics submitted by tennisplyr3515

A Melody, The Memory song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentHmm.. Does anyone else think that this song is about the old Mae? Not entirely, but maybe some parts of the song.

    "A Melody, The Memory" is an amazing song, and I truly love it. Lyrically, it's very simple, and melodically, it's so beautiful! But the lyrics bring up some bad memories of mine. :( Either way, I think it's great.
    betaLyraeon March 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is what Dave said on the mae forums:
    "It's about how a song can take you back to 'that place' where you can recall exactly what love is and how it makes you feel."
    tennisplyr3515on April 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentbetaLyrae I couldn't agree more. This song reminds me of their album Everglow, which I completely adore. This is probably my favorite song out of the three that have been released thus far.
    ohappinesson March 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite song. Of all time. It's beautiful, but still has a good beat, you know? It's one of those songs that just sings to your soul. Mae has a habit of writing songs like that.
    TheGreatExpressionon April 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my all time favorite song.
    musiccismylifeeon May 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsinging this song at my wedding, no doubt.
    playstheheroon April 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this song is talking about life in a metaphorical way. It's comparing someone's life to a song in the terms that one memory is equal to one note in a song and as life progresses all of our memories make a "song".
    Kyuubi1029on January 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDid anyone catch the reference (or maybe I'm just seeing the reference) to The Sun & The Moon from their album The Everglow?

    "Night into day
    We've been captured again"

    & The Sun & The Moon
    "& it was just like the sun but more like the moon" (night & day)
    "So when you say forever, can't you see you've already captured me?"
    ClumsyLittleHearton February 06, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentListening to it now 8D All I have to say is holy crap I love itttttt
    GOOD JOB MAE!! =D
    Floellon March 21, 2009   Link

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