Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain so yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a young and callow fellow,
Try to remember and if you remember then follow.

Try to remember when life was so tender
That no one wept except the willow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That dreams were kept beside your pillow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That love was an ember about to billow.
Try to remember and if you remember then follow.

Deep in December it's nice to remember
Although you know the snow will follow.
Deep in December it's nice to remember
Without a hurt the heart is hollow.
Deep in December it's nice to remember
The fire of September that made you mellow.
Deep in December our hearts should remember then follow.

Then follow


Lyrics submitted by DiabiLuMiNaDa

"Try to Remember" as written by Tom Jones Harvey Schmidt

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentEasily one of the most powerful and moving songs I've ever heard, for the melody alone.
    de7ilzniteon January 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaunting. moving. it makes me think of destinies, of fate, of immortality, of my place in the tapestry of life.
    darcryson August 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite part is in the end wehn josh sings "I Live forever"

    Something about the way he sings it makes me think " forever is an awefully long time" and I noticed just how powerful the word forever is lol its strange but think about it

    anyways this song is about not wanting o be forgotten when they leave this earth, for they never really leave after all do they?
    white_stone_3on August 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOMG!!! I LOOOOOOVE THIS SONG!!!! It's soooo moving and haunting. I want this song played at my funeral someday, too!!!!!
    JDLuvaSQEEon September 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is from the movie Troy, played -- I believe -- after Achilles dies. It's very fitting for the movie, and it's just a beautiful song in general.
    DiabiLuMiNaDaon October 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG! its so cool and i like that lady AHHH in in the background.......i like the second time he says the "time can be transended" part. ooooolala he is so hott! he has a sexy voice!!! lol
    Iluvjgon January 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is better than the movie.
    L-Kyneon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwell, its obvious the song is about achilles, the whole film is about how he craves immortality through the ages in stories as a fearless hero. agree with de7ilznite it is very moving. 'I will never die...' I love the kinda eastern female vocalist in the background! Its like hes acheived his goal, but not in the very brutal masculine way you presume he will at the begining because his charactor falls in love with the princess of troy, I guess you feel hes reached his goal it kinda leaves a silence at the end of the film...a bit like the last sonnet of romeo and juliet *sigh* good song :thumbup:
    el_numbreon February 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is such a powerful song. Like a heart beating he goes on, immortal. Love it!!!! I watch the movie just to hear the song at the end!!!!!!
    CoolmomMPon April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI want this song played at my funeral someday.
    MrReallyBigBadManon May 19, 2008   Link

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