You were the one,
You were my everything
Never apart,
No one in-between
Then one day,
When you went your own way
You felt justified,
And I was mortified
But today
You are just a picture
And a thousand memories
Is all I take with me
'cause your smile
Is just too much to see
You're just a thousand memories
Fantasies, broken dreams
Reveries, sordid histories
Following my heart,
Laden with reaction,
Without calibration or design
Committed to a trial,
A life of understanding
Can't somebody show a sign to you?
For me, to see if you only knew
That you were the one
Cause a picture is worth
One thousand memories

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1000 Memories Lyrics as written by Greg Graffin

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    General Comment

    Love the melody and the lyrics/meaning. If they had 100 songs like these, then it would suck. But BR is definatly not a band about hearts being broken. So this is a nice little tune to me.

    jasonnov118on June 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    this is one hella a song

    cheer up meon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    yeah welll i think this song is very good and well so is bad religion there so fucking cool

    badreligionpigeonon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    This is a cool song, I'm not too hot on the melody though...the words are pretty cool, just about this gal leaves this guy and he is devastated, and now that she's gone all he has left of her are memories, which in the end are all we really have of anybody...sniff, it's so sad....

    Madcappunkon March 25, 2003   Link
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    This is a song about unrequited love, something that all of us fear in a relationship, whether it be our first love, or our 30th. Thinking that all of your love is not returned, it's a sense of insecurity in the deepest sense. That's what I think it's all about. The singer loved "her" too much, and she just couldn't return it.

    DazedZorroon April 05, 2003   Link
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    I heard this song was about a specific relationship that one of the band had with someone...can't remember who though now.

    Madcappunk, i'd have to differ with you on the melody, i think it's great!

    crazy_punk_gurlon August 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    probly greg coming out to someone of his past. or about a relationship and how pictures are worth alot i guess

    pinkfadeon June 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Around this time Greg Graffin was going through a very messy divorce, this song is about his ex-wife. If you listen to his solo album, American Lesion, there's a lot of this type of stuff.

    notaloser87on July 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
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    American Lesion is a work of pure genius if no one has it yet you won't regret it.

    rexmanningon February 17, 2010   Link
  • -1
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    Greg, you know I love you, but, what the fuck were you thinking when you wrote this? How cliche and boring. I HATE THIS SONG.

    gofuckyourselfon April 18, 2006   Link

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