"Perfect Memory" as written by Cinjun Tate, Jeffrey Cain, Cedric Lemoyne, Shelby Tate and Gregory Slay....
Remember how they always seemed to know
We had the forest in our eyes
But the earth was in our clothes
And they thought we'd fall
Not at all
So look back on the treasured days
We were young in a world that was so tired
Though it's not what we wanted before
Even the saints had to crawl from the floor
Summers when the money was gone
You'd sing all you're little songs
That meant every thing to me

And I'll remember you
And the things that we used to do
And the things that we used to say
I'll remember you
That way

Remember how they tried to hold you down
And we climbed those towers
And looked down upon our town
And everything you hoped would last
Just always becomes your past (it hurts)
Summers when the money was gone
You'd sing all your little songs
That meant everything to me

And I'll remember you
And the things that we used to do
And the things that we used to say
I'll remember you
That way

But then this world
Slipped through my fingers
And even the sun seemed tired
I still cared
As I lowered you down
My heart just jaded
In that moment the earth made no sound
But you were there
You helped me lift my pain into the air

And I'll remember you
And the things that we used to do
And the things that we used to say
I'll remember you
That way

If it don't hurt you
It won't hurt me
It don't hurt me
Then it won't hurt you
If it don't hurt you
It won't hurt me I know


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"Perfect Memory" as written by Cedric Lemoyne August Cinjun Tate

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI'm leaving for college in the fall....i put this song on a cd that i gave to my friends to remeber all the fun we had this summer and that i wouldn't forget them
    OxAngel16xOon August 14, 2002   Link
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    My InterpretationPerfect Memory by Remy Zero
    For me, this is a song of remembrance, a promise that you will not forget someone, and that he/she will hold a special place in your heart whatever circumstances or whenever time may takes you, you can never forget him/her. The song is about two persons growing up together, probably childhood sweethearts, and then they fell in love with each other. Their story was reflected in the song, how that love had complications for some reasons: maybe they were too young, maybe their parents were too strict or maybe their parents just didn’t want them to be lovers at all. Then it narrates the foolishness they had done as children, the times they spent, the experiences how the unaccepted relationship left the boy hurting, and how they conquer everything with their love.
    I love the line “summers when the money was gone you’d sing, all your little songs that meant everything to me” which reflects on how they were able to cope up with the trials of their relationship including financial matters, and it didn’t concern them much that they were able to handle it, even have to sing on it.
    And what I love the most is how their love has stood above all things even in death. And as he stood in the grave of the girl, he still feels her presence. She is there with him always, comforting him, and lifting his pain. And on that grave he made his promise to always remember her. Losing her was painful, and he finds himself expecting that one day, she would show up in the doorstep, but deep inside him, he knows that it will never happen, and all he could do was to remember her. And by remembering he finds comfort in his loneliness.
    The song for me is very beautiful and the message is very clear, “a promise that you would not forget someone, and that he/she will always hold a special place in your heart that nobody could ever replace”.
    lovemhycangelon March 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has alot of meaning. i heard it for the first time in a car with 2 of my best friends this summer. it fit so perfecty we were all quiet and alot had gone on and it was wonderful.
    amandapennellon January 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song,I love Remy Zero's music.
    He's great:)
    geirkbendon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAww, Alex is dead. Sad sad stuff... this song makes me cry.
    Maliejandraon May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust about remembering past times with a loved one that passed away ["and as they lowered you down, my heart just jaded.."] although it could be about two friends, the tone of the song seems to suggest they were in a relationship. a beautiful, sad song.

    FAVORITE PART: "but then how this world slipped through my fingers, and even the sun seemed tired; i still cared. as they lowered you down, my heart just jaded; in that moment the earth made no sound. but you were there. you helped me lift my pain into the air.."
    starlightfadingon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of my friend. I lost her to suicide this year. She was such a wonderful person. The line that most of you seem to like is also the one that touches me the most. I picture her funeral, even tho I wasn't there "as they lowered you down my heart just jaded, and that moment the earth made no sound, but you were there. You helped me lift my pain into the air." I feel like, even tho she's not here any more, she's still with me, and we're closer than ever.
    This is most deffinately a completely comforting song when you're in a time of grief. It helps you cry. I played it as a sort of memorial for my friends that knew her after she died, and I think it all affected us differently.
    Although I don't know what the writer's take is on this song, I love having my own theory, because it fits.
    2manarmyon August 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the starlightfading. The way he sings "helped me lift my pain into the air" is breathtaking. I always have to pause everything and make everyone shut up so I can revel in the glory of that part.
    anna118kon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFirst time I heard it was in Season 2 Finale of Roswell when Isabel was saying goodbye to Alex at his grave.
    It was so sad and emotional. The song made the scene!
    Whispertheremedyon October 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI would love to make this song my graduation song... but i think is about a friend passing away.
    go_sullivanon March 23, 2006   Link

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