"In My Memory" as written by Tijs Verwest and Nicola Hitchcock....
That summer, we talked endlessly
Always, about everything,
Fusion, nothing new for you
I felt, hey, under and, cool breezes
The heavenly

Face me, sitting in my memory,
Hold me, I remember
Face me, sitting in my memory,
Hold me, I remember

We argue, constantly
Disagree, about everything
Distance, nothing new for me
I feel uneasy, under this thing
Thoughts away
The heavenly

Face me, sitting in my memory,
Hold me, I remember
Face me, sitting in my memory,
Hold me, i remember
I remember

And darkness falls in my eyes
And days are far from rosy now
And if I asked for the sky
Would you still shelter me
When the sky falls

I remember
I remember

Face me, sitting in my memory,
Hold me, I remember
Face me, hidden in my memory,
Hold me, I remember
I remember
Sitting in my memory
I remember


Lyrics submitted by thewhitepony33, edited by bikkieflipper

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    General Commenthow sad this song is...yet such a beautiful composition by tiesto and ethereal vocals. A memoir of an emotional and turbulent love affair, that somehow managed to bring a fondness and remembrance of heavenly aspects.
    waiting to listenon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanother good song by Tiesto, nice beat and good vocals. i like :)
    black_mariaon June 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great when you're rolling.
    fingertipson March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI am completely in love with this song. The subtle shift of it's chords to minors as it modulates between Eb and C, and the hauntingly beautiful lyrics.

    The song starts by reminiscing ('that summer') about the initial romance or honeymoon period and how they connected in an intense way (fused or fusion). The phrasing conjures great imagery for me of those newly in love couples who are very gushing, open and chatty with one another.

    The impression is that this type of 'connectedness' is a new experience for her ('nothing new for you') but not for him (I am writing from the perspective of a woman singing it).

    I see a double meaning for fusion. The development of a failed, but initially passionate relationship being analogous to the Sun burning or shining so intense and bright (via fusion of hydrogen into helium), and once it's spent all that is left is a cold inert gas. Great symbolism.

    The expression 'Face me sitting in my memory' is as a metaphor about not having moved on - I am trapped or living inside the memory of what happened and for you to understand my point of view you have to look at the world through my perspective (face me).

    Alternatively, could this be a metaphor about him not wanting to address and/or avoiding the fundamental relationship issues. Instead of avoiding the issue, come 'face me' where I'm 'sitting' waiting with all the emotions, feelings and unresolved baggage.

    In the second verse we hear that he was absent ('nothing new for me'), although it's not clear if this is an actual occurrence or a metaphor for his cold emotions. Either way she's had experienced this before in a relationship and it's a great word play against the first verse :)

    When she says 'under this thing' I think it can be taken two ways. The first is that it's just a simple follow on comment, and 'this thing' is a blanket term for all the problems she's just described. The second is that it's in some way related to the 'distance' statement - maybe it's some kind of rule, condition or convention ('thing') that they have to abide. The second statement gets more cred from the first verse where she nonchalantly say 'hey, under' (I'm happy to accept the relationship *under* those rules) and maybe didn't realise the implications of what she was getting herself into (cool breezes). Either way, her mind is racing with thoughts (thoughts away).

    In the last verse, while she definitely paints the picture that things are bad, I get the sense that the relationship is not completely over. The first verse is definitely a reflection on a happier time in the past, but the other language throughout points to them still being together.

    Things may be grim but she doesn't want to shatter the illusion ('hold me I remember'). She wants to be the very bubble of his existence (the sky), but there's still some self doubt about whether he still cares enough for her (to 'shelter' her). Lastly, she also has self doubt about whether or not she is just overreacting (cf. the fable of Henny Penny).
    bikkieflipperon October 09, 2014   Link

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