I Can't Remember

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Introduction by Jimmy Flemion


Track 7 side 2 of The Frogs first LP is "I Can't Remember". As I stated in a previous blog I have a terrific memory so actually I am pulling your leg or putting you on when I say I can't remember because I not only remember but I never forget. The lyrics in the song are quite simple and to the point. "The rain, snow and I've seen the lord come down" lyrics refer to the passage of time while "the swords come down" imagery refers to swords in tarot cards. John Lennon once sang in his song "God" ("I don't believe in tarot") and Frank Zappa once sang in his song "Camarillo Brillo" ("And she could throw a mean tarot"). I know that alot of my soul's questions are wrapped up in the past with hurts that have shadowed me. But there is a time to not only remember (as George Harrison said "Remember now, be here now") but a time to forgive myself and others so that I may be free of the shackles of my past, so that I can pack up my troubles in my old kit bag. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift that is why it is called the present. I have noticed that Shania Twain's song "Still The One" sounds like the riff in "I Can't Remember". By the way I do love that song "Still The One". I know that is not the "punk" thing to say for you "true punks" reading this but too bad. I am attracted to beauty and beautiful things and heaven has programmed me to create beauty. Personally I believe it is quite beneficial for one's soul to remain childlike and marvel at the beauty and wonder of it all.<br&>

Lyrics


i can't remember a word that you said<br&> i won't remember a thing that you said<br&>

i've seen the rain come down<br&> i've seen the snow come down<br&> i've been with you that long, too long<br&>

i can't remember a word that you said<br&> i won't remember a thing that you said<br&>

i've seen the swords come down<br&> i've seen the lord come down<br&> i've been with you that long, too long<br&>

i can't remember a word that you said<br&> i won't remember a thing that you said<br&>

Notes


The chord progression for "I Can't Remember" is E major / E Major 9 / E major / A minor / A minor 9 / B Major Aug 9. The chord progression for the chorus is A Major / A b minor (A in bass) / G Major (A in bass) / G b minor (A in bass) / G Major (A in bass) / G b minor (A in bass) / B 7.<br&>

The song "I Can't Remember" contains bass guitar played by myself-bass lines written by Dennis, harp samples courtesy Dennis, acoustic guitars played by myself, drums written by Dennis and played by the drum machine and double-tracked vocals by myself.<br&>

Written by Jimmy on February 13th 1986.<br&>