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"Memory", often incorrectly called "Memories", is a show tune from the 1981 musical Cats. It is sung by the character Grizabella, a one-time glamour cat who is now only a shell of her former self. The song is a nostalgic remembrance of her glorious past and a declaration of her wish to start a new life. Sung briefly in the first act and in full near the end of the show, "Memory" is the climax of the musical, and by far its most popular and well-known song. Its writers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn received the 1981 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. Wikipedia

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Song Lyrics

Midnight, Not a sound from the pavement

Has the moon lost her memory?

She is smiling alone

In the lamplight

The withered leaves collect at my feet

And the wind begins to moan

Memory, All alone in the moonlight

I can smile at the old days

I was beautiful then

I remember

The time I knew what happiness was

Let the memory live again

Every street lamp

Seems to beat

A fatalistic warning

Someone mutters

And a street lamp gutters

And soon it will be morning

Daylight, I must wait for the sunrise

I must think of a new life

And I mustn`t give in

When the dawn comes

Tonight will be a memory too

And a new day will begin

Burnt out ends of smoky days

The stale cold smell of morning

The street lamp dies

Another night is over

Another day is dawning

Touch me, It`s so easy to leave me

All alone with my memory

Of my days in the sun

If you touch me

You`ll understand what happiness is

Look a new day has begun...

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Alternative Versions

Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 5 Sings the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Studio Album 1992
1 9 The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection Studio Album 1997
1 5 Sarah Brightman Sings the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Studio Album 1998
1 4 Sarah Brightman Compilation 2009
1 4 Sarah Brightman 2009


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