yes, it is an oddity of an album. when i think of it, i think i don't like it as much as others then i play it and it has some amazing moments. possibly suffers from being 3-4 songs too long? mayber an amazing LP and a fantastic ep would have worked?
Post by sandgrounder on Sept 13, 2021 9:34:05 GMT 1
Probably my favourite song from the album. I used it for a reading at a friend's funeral.
The lyrics are based on a poem called 'Remember' by Christina Rossetti. The opening and last 2 lines are particularly familiar:-
Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day You tell me of our future that you planned: Only remember me; you understand It will be late to counsel then or pray. Yet if you should forget me for a while And afterwards remember, do not grieve: For if the darkness and corruption leave A vestige of the thoughts that once I had, Better by far you should forget and smile Than that you should remember and be sad.