"Treasure" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'donnell, Perry Bamonte and Jason Toop Cooper....
She whispers "Please remember me When I am gone from here"
She whispers "Please remember me but not with tears"
Remember I was always true,
Remember that I always tried,
Remember I loved only you,
Remember me and smile

For it's better to forget
Than to remember me
And cry
Remember I was always true
Remember that I always tried
Remember I loved only you
Remember me and smile

For it's better to forget
Than to remember me
And cry


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"Treasure" as written by Simon Gallup Robert James Smith

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    General CommentThis song lyrics are inspired by a poem (actually, it's like a Robert Smith commentary on the poem): "Remember" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

    See, e.g., englishverse.com/poems/…

    So, the "she" that the lyrics mention is the poetess. What the poem says is what the song says as well: when one is about to die and knows to leave beloved one behind, the last wish is not to bind her/him with painful memory: either it's a happy memory, or oblivion is preferable.

    Better by far you should forget and smile
    Than that you should remember and be sad.

    So, bewitched2982 got the spirit exactly right :-)
    jgarretton October 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song says how I feel about being remembered when I die. I don't want people to be sad when they think about me, I want them to have happy thoughts.
    bewitched2982on May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell the song was supposed to be about the death of a woman. There are rumors that Smith wanted to sound like a dead woman when singing but he didn't really succed.
    MDMasteron June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is an ex-lover wanting the other person to remember them as the opposite of what they were.
    The ex-lover did exactly the opposite of how he or she wants to be remembered - never true, never tried and never really loved the other person
    HateSaikoon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much, kinda sounds like a suicide note from a woman to her lover.
    King of Some Islandon March 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song, while short and simple, has the deapest meaning of any of their songs. It sends shivers down my spine.
    minervoon June 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh and btw, does anybody know the meaning behind the title of this song?
    minervoon June 30, 2007   Link

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