Memory by Barbra Streisand

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This song was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn for the musical “Cats”. It is sung by the cat character Grizabella, about nostalgia for the past and hope for the future. Barbra Streisand released her version of the song in 1981, the same year that it was premiered in the musical.

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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
All alone in the moonlight
I can smile happy your days (I can dream of the old days)
Life 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 the street lamp gutters
And soon it will be morning
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 still cold smell of morning
A street lamp dies, another night is over
Another day is dawning
Touch me,
It is so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun
If you touch me,
You’ll understand what happiness is
Look, a new day has begun
Songwriters: Trevor Nunn / T.S Eliot / Andrew Webber
Memory lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing, The Bicycle Music Company, Imagem Music Inc

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