I Will Remember You - Sarah McLachlan

I Will Remember You
(Sarah McLachlan)

I Will Remember You
by Sarah McLachlan

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I Will Remember You ” is a song written by Sarah McLachlan, Séamus Egan and Dave Merenda. The original inspiration came from Seamus Egan’s instrumental song, “Weep Not for the Memories”, which appeared on his album A Week in January (1990). McLachlan and Merenda added lyrics and modified the melody for her version. The song first appeared on the soundtrack for the movie The Brothers McMullen in 1995 and was released the same year, when it peaked at number 65 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 in Canada. It was also featured on McLachlan’s 1996 remix album, Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff. The Rarities version of the song has three verses, the first of which is omitted during live performances, as heard on her 1999 album Mirrorball.

Lyrics

I Will Remember You

I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Remember the good times that we had?
I let them slip away from us when things got bad
How clearly I first saw you smilin’ in the sun
Want to feel your warmth upon me
I want to be the one

I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I’m so tired but I can’t sleep
Standin’ on the edge of something much to deep
It’s funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside, but we can’t be heard

I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

so afraid to love you
But more afraid to lose
Clinging to a past that doesn’t let me choose
Once there was a darkness
Deep and endless night
You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me life

I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Songwriters: Sarah McLachlan / Seamus Egan / Dave Merenda