Memories

August 21, 2010
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Remember the good old days
When nights were long and summers sweet
And you and me
Were more than faded memories

Living out future ‘remember whens’
And thinking it would never end
Yeah It’s fun to think of ‘could-have-beens’
But the cold fact is they’re all past tense

Stupid moves and near escapes
Laughing at past escapades
‘You-really-did-that’s’ and
‘Remember way back’s’ and
And reliving things you wouldn’t believe
But now I’m just clinging to the memories
And thinking ‘bout things that will never be.

Remember the younger days
When we didn’t get scared and wouldn’t be beat
And you and me
Were as fearless as anyone could be

Going further than ever before
We’d of laughed at the stoop of death’s own door
And told friends about it forever more
Never had a chance to get bored

Stupid moves and near escapes
Laughing at past escapades
‘You-really-did-that’s’ and
‘Remember way back’s’ and
And reliving things you wouldn’t believe
But now I’m just clinging to the memories
And thinking ‘bout things that will never be.

Remember those simple days
Our friendship despite the views of society
And you and me
Were as close as any two could be

When the line between friendly and weird was hazed
You and me trying to find our way
Treading water, pushing against the grain
Learning about life the hard way

Stupid moves and near escapes
Laughing at past escapades
‘You-really-did-that’s’ and
‘Remember way back’s’ and
And reliving things you wouldn’t believe
But now I’m just clinging to the memories
And thinking ‘bout things that will never be.

Yeah it’s all become memory
But has it only happened to me?
I think not – now I see
Just as morning comes and you forget your dreams
Perhaps a brighter day has come, a brighter sun beams
And we can make better memories
Just you and me





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PaRaNoRmAl627 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm

living out future "remember whens"

that line made my heart ache. the whole thing is so beautiful. fantastic job, really.

 
AsIAm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm
Thanks a million. :) 
 
PJD17 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 7:29 am
very nice poem  sorry i dont really have more to say  i never reall y know how to give feedback on poems
 
AsIAm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 9:00 am
haha Don't worry - I'm the same way. lol Have you had a chance to look at any of my fiction yet?
 
Hazel-daisy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm
this is so sweet!! it reminded me of  my old friends who changed and we werent friends anymore...good job!!!!
 
AsIAm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm
Thanks so much! And that's kind of what it's about for me.  Memories are always bittersweet. :)
 
thepreachyteenager said...
Nov. 17, 2010 at 5:19 pm
Yeah, I agree with the other comments on this one.  Really, really good.  The parts that were striongest for me were the first 3 stanzas, the refrain, and the last stanza.  The rest of the song didn't click as much with me, but those parts were really spectacular.  5 stars, no question about it.  This deserves a favorite on my part.  oh, and just so you know, I also favorited 'skipped a beat.'
 
AsIAm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 27, 2010 at 11:25 pm
Thanks so much! :D
 
AshTree said...
Nov. 12, 2010 at 6:51 pm
AWWWW. I love it! If I hear this on the radio I'll squeal! It reminds me of all the people I've been friends with who moved away. It makes me want to pull out my old school albums and flip through the pictures from the past few years.
 
AsIAm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 12, 2010 at 8:58 pm
Thanks so much - this made my day! :D
 
Phoenix97 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 11, 2010 at 5:58 pm

"Living out future ‘remember whens’"

That line is perfect, and I absolutely love it. Obviously, I haven't heard the music to accompany this song, but the lyrics sound radio-worthy. Out of curiosity, what style is it?

 
AsIAm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 11, 2010 at 9:59 pm
Thanks a million!  It's country too - my favorite style. :)  I'm not very musical, so it doesn't have much of a tune so far, but I'm working on it! :D
 
apocalyptigirl said...
Sept. 21, 2010 at 6:53 pm
Wow, I love this. So emotionally honest and very nicely written.
 
AsIAm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 21, 2010 at 8:54 pm
Thanks so much!
 
Healing_Angel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm
 Love the emotion in this!! well done! You have talent! 
 
AsIAm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm
Thank you!
 
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