"The Song Remembers When" as written by and Hugh Prestwood....
I was standing at the counter
I was waiting for the change
When I heard that old familiar music start
It was like a lighted match had been tossed into my soul
It was like a dam had broken in my heart
After taking every detour
Gettin' lost and losin track
So that even if I wanted I could not find my way back
After driving out the memory
Of the way things might have been
After I'd forgotten all about us
The song remembers when

We were rolling through the Rocky's
We were up above the clouds
When a station out of Jackson played that song
And it seemed to fit the moment
And the moment seemed to freeze
When we turned the music up and sang along
And there was a God in Heaven
And the world made perfect sense
We were young and were in love

And we were easy to convince
We were headed straight for Eden
It was just around the bend
And though I have forgotten all about it
The song remembers when

I guess something must have happened
And we must have said goodbye
And my heart must have been broken
Though I can't recall just why
The song remembers when

Well, for all the miles between us
And for all the time that's past
You would think I haven't gotten very far
And I hope my hasty heart
Will forgive me just this once
If I stop to wonder how on earth you are

But that's just a lot of water
Underneath a bridge I burned
And there's no use in backtracing
Around corners I have turned
Still I guess some things we bury
Are just bound to rise again
Yeah, and even if the whole world has forgotten
The song remembers when

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"The Song Remembers When" as written by Hugh Prestwood

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    General CommentThis song is just of a woman reminscing a past relationship with a boyfriend/friend/lover. When the song comes on the radio, it takes her back to when she was younger and she was in love.

    Its actually a really great song...it can be used in any circumstance...my favorite line is:
    "Well, for all the miles between us
    And for all the time that's passed
    You would think I haven't gotten very far
    And I hope my hasty heart
    Would forgive me just this once
    If I stop to wonder how on Earth you are"

    ...Trisha RoCkS!...
    Heather Surfpicoon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with Heather. This song is about people like all of us who come in and submit our opinions on this site. Some songs are attached to certain memories, and everytime you hear them you think of a place, time and person. You wonder how time has changed everything, but somewhere in the melody of a song is the feelings that go with that moment in time.
    Lioness_Whisperson July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourite song ever. Like the others have said, listening to this song brings back certain memories....It never fails to make me smile.
    VoiceofBettyon August 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's so weird ..
    my ex and i of a year broke up a little over a month ago and our song was 'remember when' by alan jackson and idk, i just heard this song.
    i don't even know how to explain what i feel.
    fightoff__yrdemonson December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat's funny my high school sweetheart and I broke up three years ago before college and I played him the song "remember when" by alan jackson and we just cried together and he said that one day our paths would lead by to each other. I'm still waiting for him three years later and he has someone new. But anyway...Trisha is beautiful and has an amazing voice. She is awesome in concert if anyone has the chance to see her. This songs reminds me a lot of my first love
    amo214on August 01, 2008   Link

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