Song Lyric Sunday: Remember & Ever

Today I’m taking part in “Song Lyric Sunday” a prompt I saw over on Fandango’s blog that is hosted by Jim Adams. I struggled with which song to post and in the end decided to go with both.

My vague interpretation of the first song, Remember, is that memory of how a lover might touch us and how that touch might linger in a gentle way. Whereas, Ever, is when that touch is gone and we understand we won’t feel it again no matter how much we might yearn for it. The two songs together, almost feel like the passage of time of a relationship that has ended: Remember where the two are still together yet at a distance, and Ever where that distance grows greater every night.

My interpretation may be down to being in a long-distance relationship for quite some time, and at times fearing losing that relationship. Although I could hear my husband’s voice at any time, see him at any time, being able to feel his touch was a sensation that was precious to me and I’d hold on to it for as long as possible whenever we’d part.

Both songs are from the album Enchant by Emilie Autumn, which coincidentally is my favourite album by the musician. Emilie Autumn is the songwriter of both Ever and Remember. Interestingly, in an interview Emilie Autumn has said that she didn’t write the song Remember for herself, but it was written for Annie Lennox.

 

Remember

Like a dream I had
In subconscious deep
Here you come again
Only in my sleep
And I remember you
I remember you
Like a memory
of a Time gone by
Many things I’ve seen
Still I can’t deny
That I remember you
Yes I remember the things you do to me

When you say my name
When you hold my hand
When you whisper in my ear the things
That only you could understand
When you say my name
When you hold my hand
When you touch me softly in the way
That only you can do
I remember you
I remember you

Every other touch
Runs as cold as ice
If I get too close
I may pay the price
But I remember you
Yes I remember the things you do to me

When you say my name
When you hold my hand
When you whisper in my ear the things
That only you could understand
When you say my name
When you hold my hand
When you touch me softly in the way
That only you can do
I remember you
I remember you

I would recognize your shadow in a crowded room
Change your name a million times
It wouldn’t change my mind
Or what I hope to find
In your heart underneath
In a new rhythm I breathe
‘Cause I remember you
I remember you
I remember you
I remember you
Yes I do

When you say my name
When you hold my hand
When you whisper in my ear the things
That only you could understand
When you say my name
When you hold my hand
When you touch me softly in the way
That only you can do
I remember you
I remember you

I remember you
And I want you to say my name
I remember you
And I want you to say my name
Say my name
Say my name
Say my name…I remember

 

 

 

Ever

I’ve been racing for you honey
But you take your love
From under my feet
The very moment I arrive
I hold the invitation in my hand
You smile and I don’t understand
When you tell me the writing ain’t yours
You were the one thing I could count on
Even if your apathy was what I expected
Oh darling I waited and waited to feel your footsteps
And to hear your breath
But maybe I just wanted someone to wait for

You were ever in my mind
You were behind my soul each time
I held it to the flame
You were ever in my precious thoughts
I’d leave a room of angels
Just to be alone
If only to say your name
I never told you I needed you darling
Like a rose needs the rain
How could you possibly know how much
So I reach for your love
Like the moon and the stars
Ever in my sight
Ever out of touch

There’s a spotlight of a holy kind
Think it comes from somewhere
Up in the sky or from some far off lovely place
But this light never ever ever shone on me
At least as far as I could see
So I sat in the dark and I watched you
Now I just cry to myself
When there’s no one around
And I teach myself to walk backwards
Out of any given situation
Yes I can be graceful and try
Not to step on my train and
You don’t have to say goodbye
But I’ll be right here if you want to

You were ever in my mind
You were behind my soul each time
I held it to the flame
You were ever in my precious thoughts
I’d leave a room of angels
Just to be alone
If only to say your name
I never told you I needed you darling
Like a rose needs the rain
How could you possibly know how much
So I reach for your love
Like the moon and the stars
Ever in my sight
Ever out of touch

Now I could paint your portrait
If I never saw you again
When I am old someone may ask me
If I ever loved
And I will speak but they won’t recognize
My words, they’ll say I’m telling lies
And maybe I am
Maybe I am
All I know is

You were ever in my mind
You were behind my soul each time
I held it to the flame
You were ever in my precious thoughts
I’d leave a room of angels
Just to be alone
If only to say your name
I never told you I needed you darling
Like a rose needs the rain
How could you possibly know how much
So I reach for your love
Like the moon and the stars
Ever in my sight
Ever out of touch

5 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Remember & Ever”

  1. I enjoyed both of your Emilie Autumn songs and I am happy that you joined in on Song Lyric Sunday. I am not familiar with her, but I read that she plays the violinist, and her musical style is described by her as “Fairy Pop”, “Fantasy Rock” or “Victoriandustrial”. I also found it interesting that she was admitted to a psychiatric ward at a Los Angeles hospital after attempting suicide in 2004. Upon her release, she had her cell block number tattooed on her right arm as a way of remembering what happened to her and penned her autobiographical novel, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls, which was published in 2010. Both of these songs matched the prompt and I hope you join in again with more of your music Arbie.

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    1. I’m really glad you enjoyed the songs, and that they matched the prompt. I was a little worried! The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls is a good book! I read it more as a dark fantasy than autobiographical (there are talking rats etc), but you can see how the real world and fantasy merge and split at times. I look forward to next weeks prompt!

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  2. Those were lovely songs. Whenever you are free please do listen to “Think of me” from Phantom Of The Opera. That’s a very emotional song somewhat on same lines. I wonder if you may like it.

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      1. Yes sadness too has it’s melancholic charm if presented in the right way. April brings many melancholic memories for me personally so I too will try to creatively decorate my sadness in my upcoming posts (starting 4th April) to hopefully delight my readers. Let’s see how it goes. 🤞

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