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Submitted by Darlene A. of Fairfax, Va.

By Helen Kruger, Music Planet Radio
 
At the end of the day, all the people and places of our individual lifetimes are reduced to memories. Some memories, the really great and happy ones tend to stay vivid in our minds. We relive them over and over trying to keep them alive fresh in our minds and recapture that special feeling, the joy of that moment in time. But what do we do with the sad memories? Marshall Crenshaw says they seldom go away. But as time tends to heal all wounds the sadness associated with a memory tends to mellow. Eventually the memory, even a vague one remains as a mark in time that we can reflect upon less painfully.
 
A vague memory, may never go away
But it won’t bring you down, day after day
 

 

Like A Vague Memory

Written by Marshall Crenshaw
 
You gave me a reason, to laugh when I was down
And you are all I feel for, or care for in this town
Where we are the only two dreamers alive
We’ve got to leave, we can only survive
Where all of this will be, a vague memory
We see old friends and lovers, with sadness in their eyes
Dark empty places, we don’t quite recognize
Yes baby the world that we once knew now seems
to be be fading like scenes from old dreams
It’s fading gradually, like a vague memory
A vague memory, may never go away
But it won’t bring you down, day after day
For those who can’t feel what a young heart can feel
This place holds something familiar and real
But for you and me, it’s a vague memory
You gave me a reason to laugh when I was down
And you are all I feel for, or care for in this town
Whenever I hold you I know in my heart
That it soon will move on and restart
And all of this will be, just a vague memory.
A vague memory, may never go away
But it won’t bring you down, day after day
For those who can’t feel what a young heart can feel
This place holds something familiar and real
For you and me, it’s a vague memory
Yes, for you and me, it’s a vague memory
Just a vague memory.
A vague memory.