Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Anonymity: "No Memories"


Many of you who read (or have found your way to) this blog likely do not know that I was in a band in Middle and High School. We went through many names (Absolut Zero was our first), but I eventually decided on Anonymity and then left the band a few weeks later due to creative differences (if there is such a thing when you are 15 years old).

I was the so-called writer of songs in said band and took my songs with me when I left. Upon a recent scavenging of old Word Perfect documents, I happened across the lyrics to what I believe to be one of my greatest songs (not likely saying much), but I felt compelled to post them here so that, though the song may never be played again, the message may still get out there.

The following ballad is about the pervasive fear that fading memories will one day become no memories at all. Enjoy. It's a tad repetitive, but if I recall, I did that on purpose to drive the point. Also, I didn't proof read much, so this is 8th grade grammar and such. Criticism welcome.


No Memories
Meyers | Alascio

Rain on the window
Tears in my eyes
Everywhere this feeling
Yes, it came as a surprise
There was no help at all
With that thorn in your side
Not waking up
Where were you Christ?

Lay there, so peacefully
In your forever bed
Right here / Do you feel me
Stroking your head?
You would always be here
Yes that's what you said
Now just lay there, so peacefully
In your forever bed

Now this day has come
To early in life
Now there's one last question
But why ask why?
No, no help at all
With that thorn in your side
Oh yes / this day has come
too early in your life

No Memories
They were there / now they're gone
No Memories / anymore
Ever so slowly / your image it fades
And it's getting harder / to make it stay
No don't go away

Yes there's rain on the window
and tears in my eyes
you're everywhere, this feeling
I didn't want this surprise
And there was no help at all
With this thorn in your side
No waking up
Where were you Christ?

No Memories
They were there / now they're gone
No Memories / anymore

My pen glides this paper / in memory of you
Oh joyous life / and everything you knew
And all these people / that you left behind
Cannot save your picture / as it unsketches from my mind

Ever so slowly / your image it fades
And it's getting harder / to make it stay
No don't go away

Lay there, so peacefully
In your forever bed
Right here / Do you feel me
stroking your head?
You would always be here
Yes that's what you said
Now just lay there, so peacefully
In your forever bed

Now this day has come
Too early in life
Now there's one last question
But why ask why
No, no help at all
With that thorn in your side
Oh yes, this day has come
Too early in your life

No Memories
They were there / now they're gone
No Memories / anymore

My pen glides this paper / in memory of you
Oh joyous life / and everything you knew
And all these people / that you left behind
Cannot save your picture / as it unsketches from my mind

Ever so slowly / your image it fades
And it's getting harder / to make it stay
No don't go away

Rain on the window
Tears in my eyes
Everywhere this feeling
Yes it came as a surprise
No help at all
With that thorn in your side
Not waking up
Where were you Christ?


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