Reminiscing
The Dells Lyrics


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Reminiscing about you girl
Reminiscing about you
Reminiscing about you girl
Reminiscing about you

I was just reminiscing
On your love I′ve been missing
I need a reminder
Of how it was before you left me

So I stopped by the old café
Where we used to meet
We were just kids in our teens
Full of joy and laughter
And great big dreams

Reminiscing about you girl
On your love I've been missing
I need a reminder
Of how it was before you left me

The old place ain′t the same you'll see
So I took our favourite leaf
I dropped in a dime




And I played our favourite melody
And then pretended you were here with me.

Overall Meaning

The Dells's song "Reminiscing" is a classic soul song that reflects on a past love. The song's lyrics are about a man who is reminiscing about his lost love and all the good times they had together. He visits a café where they used to meet as teenagers, hoping to trigger fond memories of their time together. The man is feeling nostalgic about the love that he has lost and desperately seeks a reminder of the happy times they shared. The song's tone is filled with yearning as he tries to relive the past and recapture the love he once had.


The lyrics evoke a sense of longing for a lost love that is relatable to anyone who has experienced heartbreak. The imagery of the old café and the nostalgic, sentimental tone of the music work together to create a melancholic feeling. The song's dreamy instrumentals complement the lyrics, emphasizing the bittersweet feeling of reminiscing about a past love. The listener can hear the sadness in the singer's voice, making it easy to empathize with the emotion the singer is expressing.


Line by Line Meaning

Reminiscing about you girl
Thinking back on memories with you, my dear


Reminiscing about you
Reflecting on the moments we shared together


Reminiscing about you girl
Replaying the moments we spent together in my mind


Reminiscing about you
Nostalgic recollection of the past times spent with you


I was just reminiscing
I was recently caught up in reflection


On your love I've been missing
I have been yearning for your affection


I need a reminder
I require something to jog my memory


Of how it was before you left me
A memory of the good times we had, before you departed


So I stopped by the old café
I visited the location where we used to meet


Where we used to meet
This is where we had rendezvous in the past


We were just kids in our teens
We were adolescent and inexperienced, in our prime


Full of joy and laughter
We were always happy, always smiling


And great big dreams
We had lofty and daring ambitions


The old place ain't the same you'll see
The location has changed, and might not resemble it's original appearance


So I took our favourite leaf
I picked the same type of foliage that we used to admire


I dropped in a dime
I inserted a coin into the jukebox


And I played our favourite melody
One of our favorite tunes began to play


And then pretended you were here with me
I imagined you being present, amidst the nostalgic atmosphere




Writer(s): Verne Anthony Allison

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