Remember
Mac Miller Lyrics


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(Yea, yea, yea)

I hope you're proud of me
Dude I grew to be
Ingenuity influenced by your eulogy
Going through memories
Like they're were movies scenes
I know I've been the shit
All these people fooling me
I'll admit I guess I'm full of myself too
There's just a bunch of shit
I wish i could tell you
This life move's fast, I never knew that
Yours wouldn't have lasted
The dirt hitting your casket, like raindrops
I swear I'll let you know when the pain stops
For now I need to run to to any place the train stops
And everybody wanna talk to me about some business shit
Never really listening, couldn't get real interested
My days get darker, so the haze get sparked up
All this hate, sound the same when my name get brought up
You had a girl, I kinda wish you knocked her up
So I could meet your son and talk you up (Talk you up)

I remember when we were just kids
We knew nothing at all
We'd talk about the life we lived
West Virginia, lost somewhere out in
West Virginia

It's a dark science, when you're friends start dying
Like how could he go, he was part lion
Life goes on, tears all dryed in
Couple years are gon' by, bye then
Can you please tell me help me find my friend
I'll give you anything you need multiplied by ten
I heard he moved to a place where the time don't end
You don't need money, all you got is time to spend
Life is short, don't ever question the lengths
It's cool to cry, don't ever question your strength
I recommend no limits, intricate thought, go 'head just give it a shot
You'll remember shit you've forgot

'Cause way back then I didn't know shit
And I don't know shit now
And when the whole world is looking hopeless
I'mma still hold shit down

I remember when we were just kids
We knew nothing at all
We'd talk about the life we lived




West Virginia, lost somewhere out in
West Virginia

Overall Meaning

Mac Miller's song Remember is a tribute to his friend, whom he lost to drug addiction. He begins the song by saying he hopes his friend is proud of him and how much he grew. Mac remembers his friend's eulogy and how his ingenuity was impacted by it. He goes through memories as if they were movie scenes, contemplating how fast life moves and how his friend's life was cut short. The chorus focuses on the memories of their youth and how they talked about their lives together in West Virginia.


Mac then laments how everyone wants to talk to him about business instead of genuine conversation. His days get darker, so he starts smoking more to deal with the hate that comes with fame. He then wishes that his friend had a child so that he could meet him and talk him up. The second half of the song picks up in tempo and Mac implores his listeners to hold onto memories that they might have forgotten about. He also encourages them to take chances and recommends having intricate thoughts. Mac concludes the song by stating that he didn't know anything then or now, but he will still hold everything down.


Line by Line Meaning

I hope you're proud of me
Mac Miller hopes that his friend who has passed away is proud of him for his accomplishments.


Dude I grew to be
Mac Miller acknowledges that he has grown considerably since he last saw his friend.


Ingenuity influenced by your eulogy
Mac Miller is inspired by the life and death of his friend, and his creativity has been influenced by the eulogy he heard at the funeral.


Going through memories, like they're movie scenes
Mac Miller is reminiscing about his memories with his friend and they seem like scenes from a movie.


I know I've been the shit, all these people fooling me
Mac Miller recognizes that he has received praise from many people, but he realizes that some of them may not have his best interests at heart.


I'll admit I guess I'm full of myself too
Mac Miller knows that he can also be full of himself at times.


There's just a bunch of shit, I wish I could tell you
Mac Miller wishes he could share some of the things that have been happening in his life with his friend who has passed away.


This life move's fast, I never knew that
Mac Miller did not expect life to move so quickly.


Yours wouldn't have lasted
Mac Miller recognizes that his friend's life was cut short.


The dirt hitting your casket, like raindrops
Mac Miller visualizes the sound of dirt hitting his friend's casket as comparable to the sound of raindrops.


I swear I'll let you know when the pain stops
Mac Miller promises to let his friend know when he has stopped grieving.


For now I need to run to any place the train stops
Mac Miller feels the need to keep moving on with his life, going wherever the train takes him.


And everybody wanna talk to me about some business shit
Mac Miller is being approached by many people who want to discuss business with him.


Never really listening, couldn't get real interested
Mac Miller was not paying much attention to these business conversations because they do not interest him.


My days get darker, so the haze get sparked up
Mac Miller turns to drugs to help him cope when his days get dark.


All this hate, sound the same when my name get brought up
Mac Miller is tired of hearing negativity whenever his name is mentioned.


You had a girl, I kinda wish you knocked her up
Mac Miller wishes that his friend had a child with his girlfriend so that he could meet his friend's son and tell him about his father.


So I could meet your son and talk you up (Talk you up)
Mac Miller hopes to meet his friend's son and tell him how great of a person his father was.


It's a dark science, when your friends start dying
Mac Miller reflects on the somber reality that he has had to deal with the deaths of several of his friends.


Like how could he go, he was part lion
Mac Miller views his friend as a strong and fearless person, and questions how he could have passed away.


Life goes on, tears all dryed in
Although it is difficult, Mac Miller realizes that life must go on and eventually the tears will dry up.


Couple years are gon' by, bye then
Mac Miller predicts that with the passing of a few years, the sadness will diminish.


Can you please tell me help me find my friend
Mac Miller is still struggling to come to terms with the death of his friend and pleads for help in finding his way to cope.


I'll give you anything you need multiplied by ten
Mac Miller is willing to give anything he has to anyone who can help him through his grief.


I heard he moved to a place where the time don't end
Mac Miller imagines the possibility that his friend has moved on to a place where time does not exist.


You don't need money, all you got is time to spend
In this imagined place, there is no need for money as there is plenty of time available for everyone.


Life is short, don't ever question the lengths
Mac Miller encourages listeners to live life to the fullest and not question its length.


It's cool to cry, don't ever question your strength
Mac Miller states that it is okay to cry and it takes strength to release emotions.


I recommend no limits, intricate thought, go 'head just give it a shot
Mac Miller suggests that one should think outside the box and not set limitations on themselves.


You'll remember shit you've forgot
Mac Miller encourages listeners to re-explore old memories as they may remember things they had forgotten about.


'Cause way back then I didn't know shit
Mac Miller acknowledges that in the past he did not have all the answers.


And I don't know shit now
Mac Miller admits that despite his life experiences, there is still a lot he does not know.


And when the whole world is looking hopeless
Mac Miller acknowledges that everything may seem bleak and irredeemable.


I'mma still hold shit down
Mac Miller promises to remain strong and persevere through any adversity.


I remember when we were just kids
Mac Miller recalls the days when he and his friend were young and carefree.


We knew nothing at all
Mac Miller emphasizes that in their youth, they did not know much about the world.


We'd talk about the life we lived
Mac Miller and his friend would talk about their experiences and adventures up until that point.


West Virginia, lost somewhere out in
Mac Miller and his friend would recall being lost in the wilderness of West Virginia.


West Virginia
This line is repeated as a reference to the innocence of their past and the memories of their childhood friendship.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Romy Anna Madley Croft, Oliver David Sim, James Thomas Smith, Malcolm James McCormick

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