"Remember Me Lover" as written by Colin Edwin Balch, Richard Barbieri, Gavin Richard Harrison and Steven John Wilson....
I didn't want to feel like a slave to your mood swings
And I'm not saying anything I wouldn't say behind your back
And all this shit could have happened to anyone
All that matters now is how you gonna pick it up to throw it back

It's so hard to get along
I always know what you're gonna say
This too: I hated you
I wish you'd learn to keep your mouth shut

I never meant to start anything that I couldn't finish
Now I gotta be the one to turn away, it's time to react
I meant every word that I said, yeah I really did
But you gotta understand that I was sleeping then, so relax

I walked away, now remember me lover
I told you lies, now remember me lover
I took your money, remember me lover
I ruined your life, now remember me lover

It's so hard to get along
I always know what you're gonna say
This too: I hated you
I wish you'd learn to keep your mouth shut

I've been through this with you about a hundred times
Agree to disagree, start again, with our lives
Then every single morning I wake up and you're still there
But tomorrow you will be alone and that is all you deserve

I walked away, now remember me lover
I told you lies, now remember me lover
I took your money, remember me lover
I ruined your life, now remember me lover

It's so hard to get along
I always know what you're gonna say
This too: I hated you
I wish you'd learn to keep your mouth shut


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"Remember Me Lover" as written by Gavin Richard Harrison Colin Edwin Balch

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song is obviously about his relationship with Mikael Akerfeldt.
    Into_the_Nihilon November 03, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe lyrics are fine gimme a break. They don't have to be genius to be even half good. The main thing is if they convey what the writer is trying to get out. That's the only real measure of good lyrics from an artistic standpoint.

    Just a thought, but I don't think the song is necessarily autobiographical. Steve doesn't always write from his own experiences. I think it's more fictional, just an idea of someone ruining someone else's life through a bad relationship. But the speaker is telling him or her to get over it because the relationship meant more to one person than it did to the other.
    Lerxston February 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me, this song is about the end of a relationship (duh!) but to be more specific...

    since the separation was quite bitter, memories of the once healthy relationship are overridden by the horrible aspects of it. When two people separate, the relationship can be remembered as fruitful OR uninspiring and I think thats somewhat dependent on how the "break-up" is conducted. Thats what this song is about IMO.

    I really love the lyrics:

    "I walked away now remember me lover
    I told you lies now remember me lover
    I took your money remember me lover
    I ruined your life now remember me lover"

    I picture SW mocking the subject in these lyrics. Basically saying, she did all this shit to him but still expects to be remembered as a "lover".
    sonoflifeon October 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe guitar in the beginning is so amazing, I wish I knew how to rip just that and loop it endlessly. It's so beautiful.

    As for the lyrics, I don't see what's wrong with them, he presented them a bit awkward, sure...but that's not a problem. People seem to forget this is an album for a new PT sound, so don't expect it to be 100% PT.

    It's 100% PT with a hint of new flavor.

    Simmer.
    er0widon March 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis...song...is...FUCKING AMAZING.
    tt86on September 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFuckin amazing song but on the other hand it could be more powerful in meanings but still it's an Incident of the main character
    SW is god
    pliskin0100on September 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't have a problem with the lyrics personally. I enjoy the fact that Wilson experiments with various different songwriting styles in his music. I think he encapsulates perfectly the breakdown of a long term relationship in this song. Very nice ending to a very nice album! :)
    kiiabbyon September 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe'll, i guess we can all say we didn't expect this kind of lyrics from Wilson...

    I like it. The lyrics remind me of "What Do You Want From Me?" by Pink Floyd, and the music is awesome.
    SekundesCon September 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I the only one who thinks the guitar in this song is very reminiscent of Radioactive Toy?
    NickBush24on September 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I the only one who thinks the guitar in this song is very reminiscent of Radioactive Toy?
    NickBush24on September 23, 2009   Link

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