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Andrew Lloyd Webber – Memory lyrics

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 at the old days
I was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again
Every streetlamp seems to beat a fatalistic warning
Someone mutters, and a streetlamp 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 smokey days
The stale cold smell of morning
The streetlamp dies, another night is over
Another day is dawning...
Touch me!
It's 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

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    Thomas Bower
    In the musical "Cats" this was the featured song of Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, whose glamour and beauty had been stolen by age. She is initially shunned by the others, probably because of her decrepit appearance. Only after singing this song do the rest of the cats realize that there is much more to her than her tattered, grizzled coat indicates and that they've done her a great disservice by treating her as they have and they welcome her back into the clan. In fact, her story even moves Old Deuteronomy, the revered leader, to select her to be reborn into a new life, a great honor among the cats. The obvious moral being not to judge people based on their appearance, but as Dr. Martin Luther King said, "on the content of their character".
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