Remember
Harry Nilsson Lyrics


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Long ago, far away
Life was clear
Close your eyes

Remember, is a place from long ago
Remember, filled with everything you know
Remember, when you're sad and feelin' down
Remember, turn around
Remember, life is just a memory
Remember, close your eyes and you can see
Remember, think of all that life can be
Remember

Dream, love is only in a dream
Remember
Remember, life is never as it seems, dream

Dream, love is only in a dream
Remember
Remember, life is never as it seems
Dream

Long ago
Far away




Life was clear
Close your eyes

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Harry Nilsson's song "Remember" convey the message of nostalgia and emphasize the importance of remembering the good times in life. The first stanza establishes a setting of the past where everything was clear and simple. The singer then urges the listener to close their eyes and remember that time. The repetition of the word "remember" in the chorus further emphasizes the importance of not forgetting the past.


The second stanza speaks to the power of memories in lifting one up when they are feeling down. The song takes a more somber turn in the third stanza as the singer reminds the listener that life is fleeting and can only be captured in memory. The final stanza calls back to the opening with the words "long ago, far away, life was clear" and brings the song to a close urging the listener to close their eyes once more.


Overall, "Remember" is an evocative song that speaks to the power of memory and encourages the listener to cherish the past while looking to the future.


Line by Line Meaning

Long ago, far away
Once upon a time, in a place that seems so far away now


Life was clear
Things made perfect sense back then


Close your eyes
Imagine yourself back in that place


Remember, is a place from long ago
The act of remembering takes you back to that place in time


Remember, filled with everything you know
Your memories are full of everything you have experienced and learned


Remember, when you're sad and feelin' down
Remembering happier times can lift you up when you're feeling low


Remember, turn around
Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts, focus on the good times


Remember, life is just a memory
Life is temporary and the only thing that remains are memories


Remember, close your eyes and you can see
Your mind's eye can bring back vivid memories


Remember, think of all that life can be
Reflect on the possibilities that the future holds


Dream, love is only in a dream
Sometimes what we desire is only attainable in our dreams


Remember, life is never as it seems, dream
Don't be fooled by appearances, keep hoping and dreaming for something better


Long ago
The distant past


Far away
In a place and time that seems so distant now


Life was clear
Things made perfect sense at that time


Close your eyes
Imagine yourself back in that place




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave
Written by: HARRY NILSSON

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@alicebartholomew8731

I love this song And it is
My favorite. I fell and
Broke my shoulder. I was I terrible pain. My thoughtful
Son played this song and I
Was immediately out of
Pain. I don’t know how or
Why, but i was . Later I
Went the hospital and got
It fixed. I will not ever forget
That song or that sweet
Voice and my very thoughtful
Son knowing exactly what to
Play.



All comments from YouTube:

@OogahBoogahMonster

Please, PLEASE don't ever take this video off. I played this for my father just after he passed away in the hospital room, September 5, 2012. It has such sentimental meaning to me. I cry every time I watch and listen to this video, but I NEED it. It's part of my Dad... a part of me... a part of that moment. My Dad was my hero and I miss him terribly. Thank you for creating such a touching video. I will cherish it always.

@hj-xb2tr

It's been six years since this. So far, so good :)

@frankiefelinesalwayswelcom5825

There’s several uploads of the song, so you don’t have to worry.

@mango936

💖

@thomass1531

2022 still going

@wintergirll

You could screen record the video? That way you will never lose it. ❤

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@karenreardon5398

Beautiful video and song that has me sobbing. Thank you oh great one Harry Nilsson. So greatly missed dear one.❤❤❤

@dorothyduffy5420

I play this so often. At age 88, I spend much time remembering . . . and forgetting. I found Harry Nilsson just the past couple of months and I'm addicted. Every time I visit my doctor, I want to sing, "Doctor, Doctor, is there nothing you can do?" He's of the age where he should get it and laugh but if he's into heavy metal, he'd probably ship me off to a nursing home. But every time I hear "Remember," I cry. I've had three very important men - father, son, grandson - battle alcoholism. One took his own life at age 31. What a loss to me and my family. What a loss to the Nilsson family and all his fans.

@pattyyockey13

I’m so sorry

@billlozier5551

This song makes me appreciate my own history. I'm grateful to God.

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