Sweet Memory
Melody Gardot Lyrics


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Sweet Memory
Talking bout a sweet memory
It goes round and round in my head
Pretty soon I'll want the real thing instead
But for now I got this sweet memory

Sunny day Sunny day
Not a cloud crosses the sky
Not a tear comes to my eye
On this sunny day

Sweet Memory
Talking bout a sweet memory
It goes round and round in my head
Pretty soon I'll want the real thing instead
But for now I got this sweet memory





Sweet Memory
Sweet Memory

Overall Meaning

Melody Gardot's "Sweet Memory" is a song about the power of memories to sustain and comfort us even when we're longing for something more tangible. The song opens with the repeated refrain of "talking 'bout a sweet memory" which emphasizes the singer's preoccupation with her past experiences. She reveals her internal conflict as she acknowledges that, while memories can be delightful, she eventually needs more than just memories. The phrase "pretty soon I'll want the real thing instead" indicates that her current contentment with her sweet memories is temporary, and she craves something more concrete.


The second stanza of the song offers a brief respite from the melancholy tone, as the singer describes a beautiful, sunny day. This idyllic scene seems to be a counterpoint to the cyclical nature of memory and the limitations of nostalgia. While the sweet memory occupies her mind, she can still find solace in the present moment. But then, as she shifts back into the refrain of "talking 'bout a sweet memory," she reminds us that even our present experiences are colored by our memories of the past.


Overall, "Sweet Memory" is a poignant portrayal of the power of memory to both sustain us and limit us. The sweet memory is a bittersweet gift that can bring temporary happiness, but eventually, we crave something more tangible to hold onto.


Line by Line Meaning

Talking bout a sweet memory
Reflecting on a fond memory that brings comfort and happiness


It goes round and round in my head
The memory is constantly present in their thoughts and feelings


Pretty soon I'll want the real thing instead
Although the memory is cherished, the person may want to experience the real thing again


But for now I got this sweet memory
The memory serves as a temporary substitute for the real experience


Sunny day Sunny day
Describing a perfectly beautiful and carefree day


Not a cloud crosses the sky
The sky is clear and without any obstructions


Not a tear comes to my eye
The person is happy and content


On this sunny day
Reiterating the pleasantness of the day


Sweet Memory
Continuing to refer to the cherished memory


Talking bout a sweet memory
Revisiting and discussing the memory once again


It goes round and round in my head
The memory remains deeply ingrained in their psyche


Pretty soon I'll want the real thing instead
The longing for the real experience will eventually become stronger


But for now I got this sweet memory
Emphasizing the temporary nature of the memory's role in their life


Sweet Memory
Repeating the title as a way to give significance to the memory




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MELODY GARDOT

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@haddynough8402

Sweet Memory
Talking bout a sweet memory
It goes round and round in my head
Pretty soon I'll want the real thing instead
But for now I got this sweet memory
Sunny day Sunny day
Not a cloud crosses the sky
Not a tear comes to my eye
On this sunny day
Sweet Memory
Talking bout a sweet memory
It goes round and round in my head
Pretty soon I'll want the real thing instead
But for now I got this sweet memory
Sweet Memory
Sweet Memory



All comments from YouTube:

@mizofan

Marvellous album. Love, joy and peace to all

@selescu1

superba melodie!

@paulpowell5494

Love HER she does feel the music!!!!!!!!

@coreenchild

Sweet memory...

@yahyajojo

she is just sublime, i love her

@jdespierta

Not a tear comes to my eye,..pretty soon I’ll want the real thing instead,but for now I got this sweet memory.... love her voice*

@stellapantelidou2445

Sweet memory...indeed @

@iamblessedyeah

OMG, Melody, you're all i've been searching for! God bless you! more and more!

@Fingerellla

Love it!

@sandybesser6090

beautiful!!!

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