"Memories" as written by Keith Levene, Richard Nother, John Wardle and John Lydon....
You make me feel ashamed
At acting attitudes
Remember ridicule
It should be clear by now
Clear by now
Your words are useless
Full of excuses
False confidence
Someone has used you well
Used you well
I could be wrong
It could be hate
As far as I can see
Clinging desperatley
Imagining pretending
No personality
Dragging on and on and on and on
And on and on and on and on
I think you're slightly late
Slightly late
This person's had enough of usless memories
Always remember
Twisted amenities
Could be wrong
This person's had enough of usless memories
Always remember
Twisted amenities
Out of order
Out of order
It could be worse
You're losing all the time
I could be wrong
Could be worse
You're losing all the time
I let you stay to long
I could be wrong
Could be wrong
Whatever past
Could never last
All in your mind
Where it all began
You're doing wrong
It's not the movies
And you're old.



Lyrics submitted by oswaldtherabbit

"Memories" as written by Kelly Hansen Stuart Barry Smith

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis song kinda haunted me after my grandmother died. Maybe about his own mother a little bit. I know death disco is supposed to be about her.
    STUDLYCUDDLYBUDDYon March 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song and Careering are tied for my favorite songs off of Metal Box. I think this song is about John having an extremely hard time dealing with his past. The first half of the song seems directed to a particular individual in his life, while the last half is him manically going back and forth between deciding whether to cast off these memories.
    Examples:
    This person's had enough of useless memories ... Always remember
    I let you stay too long ... I could be wrong
    I think this song is an underrated masterpiece. The bouncing bass in the beginning is so perfect followed by Levene's super random guitar which seems to burrow its way into your consciousness (memory?).
    citizenerased0on September 11, 2019   Link

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