David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

Song#: 5

Album
Name of Song: The Art of Remembering

Looking within…..
Searching your mind…..
Hoping for answers
To what you never found.

Often there’s nothing there…..
Easy to agree….
Courage is what we lack,
When it comes to who we were.

Chorus
Don’t ever underestimate the power of memories,
Your mind’s main purpose is recording what you do,
Just because they stay hidden and you don’t want to look,
Doesn’t mean they can’t affect you out of the blue.
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No need to be effect,
Of what we couldn’t do,
Courage is what we lack,
Allowing failures to win too soon.

Remembering can be cloudy,
It can also be downright gloom,
Coming to grips with yourself can be a real problem,
If you’re still stuck on what you’ve done.

Chorus
Don’t ever underestimate the power of memories,
Your mind’s main purpose is recording what you do.
Just because they stay hidden and you don’t want to look,
Doesn’t mean they can’t affect you out of the blue.
______

After all you know you were born,
In fact your mother can probably tell you the whole tale,
Just because you can’t remember all the details yourself,
Doesn’t make it that it never ever happened.

Same with lives that you’ve lived and eventually died from,
Doesn’t mean that they’re imaginings of the insane,
‘Cause if you did admit to living in an earlier lifetime past,
You’d have to own up to all those sins you never said.

Chorus
Don’t ever underestimate the power of memories,
Your mind’s main purpose is recording what you do.
Just because they stay hidden and you don’t want to look,
Doesn’t mean they can’t affect you out of the blue.
______

But don’t worry, there’s a way to get some practice,
You’d have to be willing to put aside your fixed ideas,
You’d have to invite yourself to go on an adventure in time,
Reminiscing about some good times in your past.

An analogy would be remembering good times with family,
Or the adventures you enjoyed with long time friends,
We all have things we can remember that made us feel good,
And you’ll start laughing like you never ever have.

Chorus
Don’t ever underestimate the power of memories,
Your mind’s main purpose is recording what you do.
Just because they stay hidden and you don’t want to look,
Doesn’t mean they can’t affect you out of the blue.
______


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