You Might Recall Lyrics - Genesis



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What was it you said to me
Back in the days when things looked fine
'bout how we would be together
Until we left the earth behind
Oh, it's funny how things can change
Cos there was a time I thought I'd be the one
Who'd leave and start again
But now I'd stay forever

Ooh my hopes are as the leaves upon the water
Just sunk in the night
And though I know you couldn't care, you oughtta
Ah, the end of a life
Or maybe when you're older, and you're thinking back
You might recall
Now did I act carefully, did I do right?
Or were we meant to be, all of our lives
In love and harmony, all of our lives?

So now, take my hand
Come, hold me closely
As near as you can
Believing all that we could be
And all that we have been
And all that we are

Everyday seems summertime
The river flow with wine
Ooh when you were here with me
I wish we'd stayed that way forever

Oh my hopes are as the leaves upon the water
Just sunk in the night
And though I know you couldn't care, you oughtta
Ah, the end of a life
Or maybe when you're older, and you're thinking back
Well you might recall
Now did I act carefully, did I do right?
Or were we meant to be, all of our lives
In love and harmony, all of our lives?

So now, take my hand
Come, hold me closely
As near as you can
Believing all that we could be
And all that we have been
And all that we are

Oh my hopes were as the leaves upon the water
Ah, sunk in the night
And though I know you couldn't care, you oughtta
Oh, the end of a life
And maybe when you're older, and you're thinking back
Oh, you might recall
Now did I act carefully, did I do right?
Or were we meant to be, all of our lives
In love and harmony, all of our lives?

So now, take my hand
Come, hold me closely
As near as you can
Believing all that we could be
And all that we have been
And all that we are




Writer: RUTHERFORD, MICHAEL/COLLINS, PHIL/BANKS, TONY
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing



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in the warm night of dawn | Reviewer: lysonus silver man 63 | 2/21/13

i was hoping that this was the future music to come from genesis an excellent well crafted song full of trees and bird song,this song could niceley fit on wind and wuthering when i play this peace of art it brings back lovely memories, this track to my mind will always keep the future bright for me.

RECALL YOU MIGHT | Reviewer: zastromo cyber soul | 2/20/13

i had this song on a picture disk, but the sound was not that good, so i was looking all the while for the cd to come and at last it as come out on genisis archive 2 cd on amazon but a bit prices, but what a song full of promise romantice atmospheric and nostalgic

IF U LOVE IT KNOW IT!!! | Reviewer: Artimus Pyle | 10/9/12

I have been a Genesis fan sincr 7th grade '79. Whoever thinks Peter had anything to do w/this song here is a eye opener. Tgats Phil and should be obvious because Phil is the "King Midas" of the '80's anything he touched was golden like this Tony Banks written song. Clapton,Plant,Sting and played at both Live Aid site via the Concord.He know has to duct tape drumsticks to his habds to play arthritis . That was all he ever wanted to be. Ronham,Peart,Copeland, and Collins thats the list that follows only 1 other man and I have witnessed all of them and Buddy Rich is where it starts. Modern Did not see Krupa Cozy or those guys.

My the best love song ever | Reviewer: Bobby Sublett from KY | 5/21/12

This song was introduce to me by my friend Brian , i dont know how to thank him for this amazing song which has the best lyrics with great vioce and the music. The only regrets i have is that it don't have no video on youtube or its not in any consert as well.
Me and Brian listen to this song almost everyday togther and amazing thing is that we live 300 miles apart from ech other.
im so crazy about this song that i listen it when im brushing my teeth,combing my hair,at working,while cooking,when im walking,while playing with my dogs,when im watching tv (no joke) or movie ,and while falling sleep. it is so funny that my dogs they love this song too. i must have this song on while grooming my (siiberian huskey)Maximus he got his other fav songs too. can tell when i have YMRC (you migh recall) on he is so calm and relex. Peeter Gabrial has amazing voice an sp i love when he said "its funny how things can change........." i guess i had heard this song so many times that it is tengel with my sole and i can feel the hands when he sings " So now , take my hand come, hold me closely as near as you can beliving all that we could be and all that we have been,and all that we are " this tells how much he loves her and care that she should undrstand what they had in the past.i cant waite to listen it again with Brian.
YMRC gonna make me fall in love again :)
If anyone out has same felling as me about this song My email is : bobby.seeta@yahoo.com

list we can make a video clip of this song with some nice love movie and uplode t to the youtube for others to see.

SP Thanks to Mr, Peeter Gabrial for this amazing song and my friend Brian to bring it in to my life.

Genesis "You might recall" | Reviewer: Paula | 3/27/12

It is such a good song I used it to send to my x-boyfriend to put all of my feelings and words into our , now passed, relationship. I think it was a great way to say I do not regret the time we had together. You can always send it to your old flame in the private message area of facebook! Ha ha. I love Genesis and this song is art indeed.

Overcome with emotion | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/28/12

I don't usually write reviews but this song deserves it. Every time I listen to it I'm overcome with deep emotion. I love music and play guitar in a band but certain songs reach out and grab you and make you feel something that's hard to put into words. The musicianship, vocals and lyrics come together to make this one of their top songs... I also love Taking it all too hard which doesn't get the credit it deserves. Glad to hear other people get this song like I do. Thanks Genesis! And Phil is a badass drummer and singer!

You might recall | Reviewer: Robert | 9/15/10

I have a remaster of 3 sides live on cd with this song, and many more rare songs on it. I remastered and ripped this song at high bit rate.. This song is amazing and should have been on abacab instead of who done it.. Not that who done it wasn't ok.. But I can't say it's among my favorite tracks at all.. I think you might recall could have helped the abacab album blossom more... It's a shame but thankful I have it on album!

Stands The Test Of Time | Reviewer: Jon Farmer | 9/10/09

Am I happy to find this website. Probably the most underrated Genesis song of all time, although Feeding The Fire comes a pretty good second. The thing about You Might Recall is that it has never sounded dated despite being written during the Abacab sessions in 1981. I remember seeing Genesis in 1982 and asking fans if they had played this in previous sets but they were going on about Suppers Ready this, Suppers Ready that (I like this more-keep that quiet though).

God must have written this song ! | Reviewer: Jeroen from the Netherlands | 5/17/09

Thank you Lord for making Genesis and writing them this song !
Every detail that makes a song perfect is in this one !! An undiscovered diamond. Let's keep it this way..

En voor de Nederlanders. Wat een waanzinnig nummer, toch ?

rediscovery | Reviewer: Tico | 1/17/09

I was digging through my old cassettes (yeah, I keep all my old music)and came upon the Genesis 3 Sides Live cassettes. Had forgotten that this was one of my favorite songs. Really, a great song, great lyrics and I just enjoy it. However, when I decided to buy a CD with this song on it...in order to make it easy to convert to MP3...I was disappointed to find that it's not on the CD version of 3 Sides Live. And, now I can't find it on any other CDs because it turns out it wasn't a regular release. I guess I can either buy it as an MP3 or just buy a USB cassette player. But, the song is great and I am now vindicated in my decision to hoard all my old LPs, Cassettes, and CDs.

Brilliant song! | Reviewer: Marc | 1/4/09

I was in the 6th grade when I first heard it. I'm 37 now and it still stirs me. It's probably the most underrated Genesis song they ever recorded.

Genesis' music is haunting. It sticks with you. It makes sense, in some way or another. I think it stimulates the intellect, but that's just my opinion. Either way, Genesis' music has been a huge influence to me as both a drummer and a bassist.

But *just now* discovering the lyrics to "You Might Recall", I *finally* get every word Phil was singing. Those lyrics now have more meaning to me. I had only been stirred by the music previously, and the way Phil sang, but never really made an effort to pick out certain words. But now that I know exactly what he was singing, once again, as always, all I can say is wow! Definitely my favorite Genesis song.

pure perfection | Reviewer: jenn | 10/31/08

my brother bought the album Three Sides Live by Genesis, but I quickely eclipsed him as a huge Genesis fan and practically stole his album... One of my absolute favorite songs ever...I play it so loud I'm probably going to go deaf!
I was so disappointed to get the CD version of Three Sides Live only to find out they took all the tracks off that were recorded in favor of more live tracks!
But hooray - this song is available now on CD, it's on the Genesis Archive #2 1976-1992. I highly recommend this box set not only for this song but also for some fantastic live songs and other goodies.
so thrilled to see so many love this song as much as me, some of my friends roll their eyes because of how much I love Genesis.

I just recalled this song... | Reviewer: Doug | 10/11/08

In the middle of ripping my entire cassette collection to MP3 I came across this song. Man oh man I had completely forgotten it. As some of the previous posters had mentioned, it brought back some very deep High School emotions. Really remarkable lyricism, beautiful chord changes in the A section, Phil is very heartfelt, excellent groove. I had to sit down at the piano and riff on the changes a few times. I second the previous posters' longing for a live version of this one.

Inspiration | Reviewer: Bryan | 8/6/08

I'm 38 and I first bought Duke on cassette in the early 80's. In my early 20's, I was into Peter Gabriel and Genesis, as well as Phil Collins. Silly me. I had no idea they were in a band together until soon after that. I think Peter was much more artistic lyrically than Phil in my opinion, but Phil has a way of singing about many of the events and emotions that we all deal with in every day life. It's just cut and dry and to the point, and I think that makes it very powerful. Phil has been a huge inspiration to me in both my drumming and my song writing for years. I'd love to meet him and thank him for all of his creativity and the years of inspiration he's given me.

The reason I became an artist | Reviewer: Dorian Gray | 6/27/08

My artist name is Dorian Gray, I've just released my 1st solo album and also wrote for the female singer Duffy; I was discovered by ex-MTV host Ray Cokes on Facebook! The reason I became a drummer, pianist, singer and composer is Genesis and the most beautiful song ever, "You Might Recall" an Abacab leftover song......... I still cry when I listen to this song 26 years after it has been released, for some unspeakable harmonic reasons... Although my Genesis hero is Tony Banks, I think that Mike Rutherford wrote the basic lines of that particular song.

I'd be nothing and no one without Genesis music...You might recall...

Dorian Gray

www.myspace.com/doriangraysongs


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