Memories Lyrics - Within Temptation

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[Whisper] Memories, memories, memories

In this world you tried
Not leaving me alone behind
There's no other way
I'll pray to the gods: let him stay

The memories ease the pain inside
Now I know why

[Chorus:]
All of my memories
Keep you near
In silent moments
Imagine you'd be here
All of my memories
Keep you near
The silent whispers, silent tears

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

[Chorus]

Together in all these memories
I see your smile
All the memories I hold dear
Darling you know I love you till the end of time

[Chorus]

Format : CD single, DigitalDownload
Recorded : 2004
Genre : Symphonic rock
Length : 3:51 (album version), 3:28 (single version)
Writer(s) : Robert Westerholt, Sharon den Adel, Martijn Spierenburg
Released : 31 January 2005
Producer : Daniel Gibson
Label : Roadrunner

"Memories" is the second single of the album The Silent Force of Dutch symphonic metal/rock band Within Temptation.

The Memories video tells the story of an aged Sharon den Adel who returns to her old house, which is now for sale. As she enters her old home, she is transformed into her younger self and the house is restored to how it is in her memories. In some scenes, den Adel walks around the house, haunted by memories of her old lover and in others, she is in a room with other band mates singing. Jeroen, the bands bassist, plays a double bass in one of the scenes from the past, while Martijn, their keyboard player, plays the piano.

As she leaves the house towards the end, she becomes her aged self again, and the house falls back into its current disrepair. From Wikipedia





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Beautiful lyrics | Reviewer: Julia | 5/9/13

The lyrics would surely touch especially those who had lost people they love. My mother passed away last year whilst nobody was at home, no last messages or any sign that she'll soon leave us. So the lyric "I hope there is way to give me a sign that you're okay" will somehow always be a wish in our hearts. Although I understood that this is something that surely happened to everyone, still sometimes the memories just rushing back & the tears would start again.
As for the lyric "pray to the Gods..." those losing someone would understand the desperation of begging for more time with their love ones.

to all | Reviewer: Zain | 7/24/12

guys everything happen for a reason no matter what ur beloved one was meant to u .crying won't change anything before or after ur life ,try as best as u can to get over it and always believe that's ur destiny and keep going on it
i lost so many ppl/animals in my life ,i have cried to be honest but that doesn't make me weaker

To All | Reviewer: Zain | 7/24/12

To all who lost their beloved ones or what it is
i will tell u this advice :
if u lost something dear u should happy for him/her because she/he the one who gives the life to u ,even if u lost them that doesn't mean the end of the life they r watching wherever u are and wishing for u the best
and remember everything is happening for a reason
crying won't bring back anything ...just accept the truth
if u cried more they will hurt and u don't want that ,right?
i hope get what i mean
i have so many dear people/animals who i lost in my life but that doesn't make me weaker

Memories | Reviewer: Rick | 5/23/12

Memories...it's all I got now about the one person that could actually make me happy.
My girl friend died 3 weeks ago. I feel like I'm dieing inside, when everything's falling apart outside.

How am I supposed to get over it?

I know many people would say the same, but her life was more important to me, than my own. Her smile was everything...when she was sad, I was sad, but when she was happy? Damn, the whole world would stop spinning, just for me to watch it carefully, and enjoy. It was like having the sunshine in your own hands.

I'm facing the worst days of my life and, although I may look strong, I cry every f*cking night, questioning about all the suffering we have to go through...

Please, all the people around the globe, help me get over it...because alone, I don't think I can do it.

Here's my emai: seeder1989@gmail.com.

Thank you very much.

My dear love | Reviewer: Tushar | 5/10/12

This song reminds me of my girlfriend.. We loved each other a lot, until her parents put an end to our relationship. She has turned cold since then, but I still love her from the bottom of my heart. This song makes me cry my heart out.

she's gone | Reviewer: yelloth | 3/7/12

i can't help hear this song cos remind me of her,she's gone don't know where,is she still alive or no i don't know,i realy miss her but how can i meet her,please god can you make it happen

memories | Reviewer: chay | 2/18/12

i love this song so much...remain me to a hardly bad memories of my love story..and i'm in regret now...regret to had a love for someone bad and sucks..but i don't want to be down anymore..i should find someone who love me tender...

You brought me life | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/21/11

Dear my kitty cat. I'm sorry for abandon you that time. Now you're gone and i'm the one who lost in despair. I know i'm such a bitch but If only I can turn back time, I would stay with you till the very last second. If i ever be smn important to you then i wish you don't forget about me 'cuz i will remember you forever. Rest in peace my dear. You will always be my sunshine.

Damn... I'm burst into tears!! | Reviewer: felly | 11/9/11

I'm burst into tears when I'm listening to this song. Sharon's voice is soooo amazing. She's just so talented, and I think she could beat Adele, NO DOUBT!! :p
Loving Within Temptation, hoping that I could see them perform live, in Indonesia!! :D

Home. | Reviewer: Hanhula | 9/27/11

This does not remind me of a person; it reminds me of my home. Of how I was forced, by my parents, to move from cold, beautiful England to hot, ugly Australia.

I miss my friends, and my home, so much.

i really miss him | Reviewer: hami | 9/9/11

it's the first time that i read this song lyrics. I think it comes from deep in my heart.i had a boyfriend who dumpt me last year,bv i cant forget him.he dont like me anym0re,but i really love him and i've missed him so much

Meaningful beyond words. | Reviewer: Lost | 6/27/11

Last month, on May 13th, 2011, my boyfriend, whom was also the first man I've ever been -in- love with, had a heart attack. It was fatal, and he died. This morning, I woke up with this song playing on my phone, and for the first time ever, I actually listened to the lyrics of it... And I did cry. This song is beautiful and it holds a lot of meaning for me. Rest in peace, Jason. I will -always- love you.

Beautiful | Reviewer: Derh | 6/20/11

This song is the best. Although, im a guy, and guys usually don't cry this made me cry. I'm moving and my gf, who I've been dating for 15 months now, will be far away. We're still doing a long-distance relationship. But it makes me soo sad, to think that at lunch and after school, we won't be together anymore :'(

To my dear Katy | Reviewer: David Cox | 6/20/11

I lost you my sweet, but the only thing that keeps me from falling deep into despair and tears is this song because of its lyrics i think...no, i know that it brings me confort from the pain of losing you.

Wonderful Music by the Ice Queen | Reviewer: jess | 12/26/10

"Memories" truly is a lovely song. I have the piano cover on my iPod, as well as the piano version for "The Swan Song". Has anyone seen the Black Orchestra with her live? I really wanna find out how to see Within Temptation live! :)


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