I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by,
Weep not for the memories
Remember the good times that we had?
I let them slip away from us when things got bad.
How clearly I first saw you smilin' in the sun
Want to feel your warmth upon me
I want to be the one

[Chorus]
I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I'm so tired but I can't sleep
Standin' on the edge of something much to deep
It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside, but we can't be heard

[Chorus]

I'm so afraid to love you
But more afraid to lose
Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose
Once there was a darkness
Deep and endless night
You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me life

[Chorus: x2]



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"I Will Remember You" as written by Dave Merenda, Seamus Michael Egan, Sarah Mclachlan

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, FOX MUSIC, INC.

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  • +2
    General Comment:This is a really special one. I think the mark of a truly incredible song, or any piece of art, is expressing a truth that many have felt but few can find the words / pictures / sound for.

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    I'm so tired but I can't sleep
    Standin' on the edge of something much too deep
    It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
    We are screaming inside, but we can't be heard
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    This part is so real to me, just last night I lay in my bed for hours, EXHAUSTED but unable to sleep... silent, but full of things that needed to be said.


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    I'm so afraid to love you, but more afraid to loose
    Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose
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    This part is hard for me to put into words, but I think it is talking about how based on your past you are bound to certain memories and patterns. Like you are afraid to love, but afraid to lose at the same time, and your past says that its not possible to get one with out the other.



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    Once there was a darkness, deep and endless night
    You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me light
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    I think this part is talking about depression, and a good friend that saved the person from disappearing into it.

    Great song.
    Alohamoraon June 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Another song that reminds me of my friend Jake. At his funeral, we watched a slide show of his life, and this song played in the background. For the first year after his death, I couldn't listen to this song without crying. Lately, I've been thinking about him a lot...just trying to remember him. He was such a wonderful person, with such an amazing sense of humor. I only hope that others will remember him the way I did, and he will remember us when we all greet him on the other side, in Heaven.

    "Where ever you go, go with all your heart." - Confucius

    Want to save someone's life? Donate to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Prevent someone you know from losing one of their friends, or maybe even their life.
    Tuesdayz_goneon May 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:The song is about ADOPTION. Sarah McLachlan is adopted. The above lyrics is not how she usually sings it. Take out the verse about the sun and remembering the good times. I know the song very well. I listened to it on repeat freshman year of college when I found my birthmother. Also, it should be "You gave me everything you had, you gave me LIFE". They have "you gave me LIGHT".

    "I'm so afraid to love you, but more afraid to lose. Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose."
    It's very common for adoptees to not want to love their birthmothers for fear of rejection. A past that didn't let her choose was her not being able to have a say in her birthmother giving her up for adoption.

    The other version of the song was changed so that a wider audience could relate to it, but her heart was remembering her birthmother when she wrote the song.
    missericapantson February 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:"It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word. We are screaming inside, oh, but we can't be heard."

    I don't think I've ever heard a more beautiful and more true lyric in my life. Those two sentences just really get to me. They can be thought of in relation to anything.
    GaHeRiSon March 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song probably takes after the proverb that states "The only thing worse than regretting something you did, is regretting something you didn't", in this case, regretting that you didn't grab the love that you could've once had, and reminiscing about the lost opportunity.
    cheson March 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:THIS SONG IS SO TRUE AND BRINGS BACK SO MANY MEMORIES
    lapazson April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Sarah has always been my favorite artist along the years, and this song's her best one,it tells lovings in a very tender way,and it keeps one listening.
    y70on May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:"I'm so tired but I can't sleep/Standin' on the edge of something much too deep/It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word/We are screaming inside, but we can't be heard." "I'm so afraid to love you, but more afraid to lose" i love those lines. probably some of my favorites, ever. this song, just her talking and lamenting over what was, telling them not to hold regrets. i like that, a lot.
    stickysideinon September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I sang this song at one of my best friend’s high school graduation last year. Halfway through it I started bawling, I couldn’t stop. It was in that moment that I realized that I’d probably never see him again. It was really sad, but we stayed in touch (somewhat) in the summer and I hope that I’ll see him more this year, through out tournaments, prom, homecoming, graduation, and at Christmas. I never truly realized how much he meant to me until he was gone. You should always value your friendships and loved ones because you’ll never know when they will be gone. Tell them you love them while you still can.
    goodriddanceon September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I LOVE THIS SONG,IT'S SO SWEET,IT'S BRINGS BACK SOO MANY MEMORIES, OF THE SUMMER OF 02 THIS SONG IS TRULY A "SWET" SONG
    linkinpark_chicon September 24, 2002   Link

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