Memories
Within Temptation Lyrics


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In this world you tried
Not leaving me alone behind.
There's no other way.
I prayed to the gods let him stay.
The memories ease the pain inside,
Now I know why.

All of my memories keep you near.
In silent moments imagine you here.
All of my memories keep you near.
Your silent whispers, silent tears.

Made me promise I'd try
To find my way back in this life.
I hope there is a way
To give me a sign you're OK.
Reminds me again it's worth it all
So I can go on.

All of my memories keep you near.
In silent moments imagine you here.
All of my memories keep you near.
Your silent whispers, silent tears.

Together in all these memories
I see your smile.
All the memories I hold dear.
Darling, you know I will love you
'Til the end of time.

All of my memories keep you near.
In silent moments imagine you here.
All of my memories keep you near.
Your silent whispers, silent tears.





All of my memories

Overall Meaning

speak of a person who has lost someone close to them, and they are struggling to come to terms with the grief and pain. The lyrics show that the person who has passed away was someone who was very important to the singer, who had prayed to the gods to let them stay. The memories of this person are what help the singer to cope with the pain that they are feeling, as they imagine them still being there with them.


The lyrics also show that the person who passed away had made the singer promise that they would find their way back in life. The singer is hoping for a sign from the person to show that they are okay, which will give them the strength to continue on their own path. The memories of this person remind the singer that their life is worth it, and that they can go on even though the person is no longer there.


Overall, the lyrics to Within Temptation's "Memories" are about the power of memories in helping people cope with grief and loss. The singer is using their memories of a loved one who has passed away as a source of comfort and strength, and the memories are what keep this person close to them even though they are no longer physically present.


Line by Line Meaning

In this world you tried
You made an effort in this world.


Not leaving me alone behind.
You ensured that I was not left behind.


There's no other way.
There is no other alternative.


I prayed to the gods let him stay.
I prayed to the gods to let you stay with me.


The memories ease the pain inside,
Memories have the power to soothe the internal pain.


Now I know why.
Now I understand why memories are so important.


All of my memories keep you near.
Every memory I have of you keeps you close to me.


In silent moments imagine you here.
During quiet moments, I visualize you with me.


Your silent whispers, silent tears.
Your whispers and tears are perceived silently.


Made me promise I'd try
You asked me to promise that I would make an effort.


To find my way back in this life.
To discover my way back to this life.


I hope there is a way
I wish there was a method.


To give me a sign you're OK.
To give me an indication that you are okay.


Reminds me again it's worth it all
Reminds me once again that everything is worth it.


So I can go on.
So that I can continue living.


Together in all these memories
We are together in all these memories.


I see your smile.
I visualize your smile.


All the memories I hold dear.
All the memories that are precious to me.


Darling, you know I will love you
Beloved, you know I will love you.


'Til the end of time.
Until the end of time.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Sharon J. Den Adel, Martinus J. E. Martijn Spierenburg, Robert Westerholt

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@lilbopeep8878

In this world you tried
Not leaving me alone behind.
There's no other way.
I prayed to the gods let him stay.
The memories ease the pain inside,
Now I know why.

All of my memories keep you near.
In silent moments imagine you here.
All of my memories keep you near.
Your silent whispers, silent tears.

Made me promise I'd try
To find my way back in this life.
I hope there is a way
To give me a sign you're OK.
Reminds me again it's worth it all
So I can go on.

All of my memories keep you near.
In silent moments imagine you here.
All of my memories keep you near.
Your silent whispers, silent tears.

Together in all these memories
I see your smile.
All the memories I hold dear.
Darling, you know I will love you
'Til the end of time.

All of my memories keep you near.
In silent moments imagine you here.
All of my memories keep you near.
Your silent whispers, silent tears.

All of my memories

🥺🖤🥰



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@confuseddino8605

This will get lost in a sea of comments, but... My mom used to be the caretaker of this small, old castle that you see in the video (Schloss Marquardt, Germany). I used to play soccer with my dog in the big banquet hall and play all around and inside the castle. This video holds a close place to my heart. Truly beautiful "memories" for me, personally. I was 10 when this was filmed and not much later I became a huge Within Temptation fan and am still to this day. I deeply regret not asking for an autograph when they were right there, filming in our little castle haha

@ymichel7593

Wow, what a privilege to have actually hosted them, even though you probably didn’t even realize how lucky you were. As the old-timer that I am now, it’s good to know that our youth still enjoys bands like them. Thank you for sharing your story, and I hope that one day, you do get that autograph 😅

@user-rq6rw7ho9e

Wow!! Wow! Damn wow!😮

@suzanneverkerk9065

You were very young back then. Cool to read where it's filmed! I hope you ask and get one. ❤

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