Midnight, not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone
In the lamplight, the withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan

Memory, all alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days
I was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again

Every street lamp seems to beat a fatalistic warning
Someone mutters, the street lamp gutters
And soon it will be morning

Daylight, I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life
And I mustn't give in
When the dawn comes, tonight will be a memory, too
And a new day will begin

Burnt out ends of smokey days
The stale cold smell of morning
A street lamp dies, another night is over
Another day is dawning

Touch me! It's so easy to leave me!
All alone with the memory of my days in the sun
If you touch me, you'll understand what happiness is
Look, the new day has begun

Lyrics submitted by BroadwayAngel232

Cats- Memory song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is a memorable one. I first got to know this song 11years ago, when I was in grade 4 or 10years old.
    It was introduced by my form teacher who want the whole class of us to perform this musical to the whole school during our graduation year end. I still remember each of us got to wear the mask of the cat face which we drew and designed ourselves. There wasn't any physical movements to this song, all we were doing was to stand on the stage delivered this song with pride, jus like that of a choir. When we'd finished the performance, we were greeted with loud applause, of course all of us feel proud to be part of this event.
    Its a beautiful song and its always reminds me of my form teacher Mr Yeo and all my classmates Pr4G of year 1993. It meant to be a parting song for us too, cos we were all to stream to different classes the following year.
    I really missed you guys.
    lastkiss_jadedon December 08, 2004   Link

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