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Songs / Mr Memory

Updated on June 22, 2020
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Born without a clue. A lifetime later, situation largely unchanged. Nevertheless, one perseveres.....

Mr Memory

I can't remember, if I'm up or if I'm down

I can't remember, if I've turned around

I can't remember, if I'm in or if I'm out

I can't remember, what the fuss is all about

I can't remember, if I'm far or if I'm near

or if I'm feeling healthy, or a little bit queer

I can't remember, if it's day or if it's night

or if it's really dark, or I've gone and lost my sight


That's WHY they call me.... Mister........ (mister) Mister..... (mister)

Mister Memory.....

I can't remember what's on the TV

I always look at the paper; then forget what I see

I carefully study the timetable, for the train or for the bus

and completely forget every detail, as soon as I look up

I can't remember if the contract's been signed

or if Sam the duty manager, has asked me to resign

I can't remember if the money's been paid

or if they're standing around embarrassed, cause we haven't even played


That's WHY they call me.... Mister........ (mister) Mister..... (mister) Mister Memory.....

I can't remember, any names or any faces

or even the times we met, or the god damn places

I can't remember, what we last spoke about

or if we're not even speaking, because an argument broke out

I can't remember, who passed the spliff

was it going right or to the left, I don't even remember if

it's been around already, and I've already had a toke

or if I'm already stoned, from the ambient smoke


That's WHY they call me.... Mister........ (mister) Mister..... (mister)

Mister Memory.....

I can't remember, the chord or the key

am I playing in A, or is it C or D or even E

Are we playing a minor seventh, flat or sharp

or an augmented eleventh, to complement the harp

is it 8 beats to the bar, or 8 bars to the beat

should I be standing or dancing, or should I simply take a seat.

I can't remember, if I'm right or if I'm wrong

I can't even bloody remember, the words to this song


That's WHY they call me.... Mister........ (mister) Mister..... (mister)

Mister Memory.....

© 2020 Deacon Martin


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