Remember [song] - DOG DAYS ARE OVER

Remember dancing, tasting the present,
It as fleeting as our movements and our feet
Remember hugging, each other on days of sorrow,
Freeing feelings caged underneath
Our skin
Remember the times we cried, the nights we felt we would die
Because the world seemed to doom us and we felt we couldn’t try
...When I thought I’d hold someone in my arms
Tell them those three words to break the spells and charms
Breaking the silence of my caged, beating heart

I remember realizing those same feelings,
Condensed into the connections more commonly found
Coz I might as well be grateful
For the love I already have around

Remember~
The present, like a gift from the past
Remember~
The future like a mystery, pirouetting on the possibilities of your acts
Remember
Time
Is
But sand passing through our fingers,
Let me see you live now, while our lives still linger

Remember singing, recalling the songs of the past,
It as fleeting vocal melodies flowing fast
Remember laughing, with each other on days of sorrow,
Freeing feelings kept underneath
Our skin
Remember the times we sighed, the days we felt we couldn’t fly
Because this system seemed to screw us, felt we couldn’t get by
...When I thought you’d hold someone in your arms
Sing three words to blind you from harm
Sing to the Earth, to the skies, to the oceans, your beating heart

Remember~
The present, like a gift from the past
Remember~
The future like a mystery, pirouetting on the possibilities of your acts
Remember
Time
Is
But sand passing through our fingers,
Let me see you live now, while our lives still linger

Remember your life is now!
Should’ve, could’ve, would’ve, regretfully
Make that an “am” “doing”, sing with me
Make that an “am” “doing”, sing with me...

I’ll remember
I’ll never live this moment the same way again
I’ll forget
Past, present, future, as separated as “now” and “then”
I’ll remember
This song will never be sung the same way again
I’ll forget
The words to this song in right before my death
But the words’ essence won’t die, immortal ghosts will be left

Remember~
The present, like a gift from the past
Remember~
The future like a mystery, pirouetting on the possibilities of your acts
Remember
Time
Is
But sand passing through our fingers,
Let me see you live now, while our lives still linger

Remember your life is now!
Should’ve, could’ve, would’ve, regretfully
Make that an “am” “doing”, sing with me
Make that an “am” “doing”, sing with me...

Can I ground myself in what so easily floats away? (Memories...)

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community
My country
Our world

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