Memories Are Designed to Fade
Savage Garden Lyrics


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I'd never let you down when you're in a fix
I'd come running when you call
That's my weakness baby
So connected are we
You get your kicks from the ghost of a memory
So busy turning away from reality baby
That you just won't let it go
But memories fade
Yeah they're designed that way

But you're so wrapped up in her you don't see straight
Watch her mangle the truth while you take the bait
So tell her can't you see?
Your just turning yourself inside out for no need

This thing you're using is worse then a photograph
It picks you up and it turns you inside out now baby
And it just won't let you go

But memories fade
Yeah they're designed that way

She doesn't love you anymore
Maybe she did long ago
You're just a slave to the grind that she grew tired of baby
So tell her can't you see?
You're just turning yourself inside out for no need
But memories fade
Cause they're designed that way

She doesn't love you anymore
Maybe she did long ago
You're just a slave to the grind that she grew tired of baby
So tell her can't you see?
You're just turning yourself




You're just turning yourself inside out for no need
You're just turning yourself inside out for no need

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Savage Garden's song "Memories Are Designed to Fade" speak about a person who is deeply connected with someone they care about, promising to always be there for them. However, the other person seems to be too caught up in a memory or a past relationship, and the singer encourages them to let go of this attachment. Memories, as the title suggests, are designed to fade, and the singer emphasizes this fact throughout the song. The person they are addressing is so wrapped up in their past that they are missing out on the present reality and their connection with the singer.


The singer mentions that the other person is using something worse than a photograph to hold onto this memory. This could refer to a number of things, but it seems to be something that is keeping them trapped and unable to move on. The singer acknowledges that the other person may have been loved by the person from their past, but reminds them that this love is no longer there. They are just a slave to a situation that the other person has grown tired of, and turning themselves inside out for no need.


The song is a poignant reminder that memories, while important, are not meant to hold us back from the present or the future. We must learn to let go of the past and embrace what is yet to come.


Line by Line Meaning

I'd never let you down when you're in a fix
I am always there to support you during times of trouble.


I'd come running when you call
I am always ready to help you whenever you need me.


That's my weakness baby
I care deeply for you and sometimes my love for you can be my downfall.


So connected are we
Our relationship is strong and we share a deep bond.


You get your kicks from the ghost of a memory
You keep re-living memories with someone from the past and find pleasure in doing so.


So busy turning away from reality baby
You are avoiding facing the truth of the present situation.


That you just won't let it go
You are holding onto the past and not allowing yourself to move on.


But memories fade
Memories naturally lose their strength over time.


Yeah they're designed that way
Memories are meant to gradually fade away over time.


But you're so wrapped up in her you don't see straight
You are so obsessed with someone from the past that you cannot see the reality of the situation.


Watch her mangle the truth while you take the bait
You are being deceived by someone from the past who is manipulating you.


So tell her can't you see?
You need to realize the truth of the situation and confront this person.


Your just turning yourself inside out for no need
You are unnecessarily causing yourself emotional distress.


This thing you're using is worse then a photograph
The way you are recalling memories is causing more harm than good.


It picks you up and it turns you inside out now baby
These memories are causing you to become overly emotional and distressed.


And it just won't let you go
You are struggling to move on from these memories.


She doesn't love you anymore
The person you are obsessing over no longer has romantic feelings for you.


Maybe she did long ago
There was a time when this person did have romantic feelings for you.


You're just a slave to the grind that she grew tired of baby
You are stuck in a cycle that the other person has grown weary of.


But memories fade
Memories naturally lose their strength over time.


Cause they're designed that way
Memories are meant to gradually fade away over time.


You're just turning yourself inside out for no need
You are unnecessarily causing yourself emotional distress.


You're just turning yourself
You are causing yourself to feel distressed and upset.


You're just turning yourself inside out for no need
You are unnecessarily causing yourself emotional distress.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: DANIEL JONES, DARREN HAYES

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