[Verse] many days I cannot hold a thought within my head it used to be occasional; the tendency has spread my consciousness is spotless like a white and empty page that awaits eraser shavings to be brushed back into place I forgot to do the dishes, I forgot to bag the trash I forgot to do my taxes, I forgot to save my cash I forgot to set the clock alarm, I left the cat outside I'd swear my thoughts have vanished in a pit both deep and wide [Chorus 1] and though something was bothering me, I really can't complain my mind is like a leaky boat I'm rowing in the rain brilliant thoughts and theories are circling 'round the drain I've forgotten all my troubles I forget my blessings, too but I remember you love me and I remember I love you [Verse] thoughts enter and then leave my brain through greased revolving doors it broke my mother's heart when I asked, "have we met before?" I don't remember birthdays 'til at least a day too late I've forgotten anniversaries and my wife won't tolerate it so, pretty please don't count on me to recall what you say when I can't tell you what I had for breakfast just today I cannot find my way home after work without a map my mind is like a hidden, steely, rusted-open trap [Chorus 2] I don't remember figures and I don't remember facts I can't remember which to cut, the red wire or the black soon enough we're finding out - you might want to step back amid the fragments raining down I never had a clue but I remember you love me and I remember I love you [Bridge] my ol' hound is begging, he wants his morning chow I thought I fed him. Either way, he still wants to eat now at the park I'm losing count of disapproving frowns I get because I'm walking with the fattest dog in town [SOLO] [Verse] oh, please don't be offended in the future when we meet but names vacate my memory with most alarming speed I'll swear the taste is smoldering and burning through my tongue And scramble to unlock it 'til the tardy bell has rung I'll blank on who I've dialed when you're answering my call if not for fleeting memory then I'd have none at all but if you need a friend, you can rely on me for sure remind me (maybe twice) and I'll be right there at your door [Chorus 3] I'm shouting out "Eureka!" but it's gone within a flash I'll stop and ask directions in a hundred meter dash truly I'd forget my head if it were not attached my mind is like a Swiss cheese and the thoughts are falling through but I remember you love me and I remember I love you [Coda] I surely would have lost myself if it were not for you 'cause I remember you love me and I remember I love you
Written by Jeff Elbel. All lyrics copyright (C) 2007 by Marathon Records. ASCAP.
Published by Zimbalon. All rights reserved. Used by permission.