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Remembering Song Lyrics

Discussion in 'The Cave' started by Huck, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Huck

    Huck Silver

    Anyone else unable to remember the words to your favorite song? I used to marvel at people I would see singing along at concerts, then I realized everyone but me could.

    As a child I had a fantastic memory and I remember on one test, in my mind's eye I could see the page in the book that had the answer and read it right off the page. Sometime between 13 and 18, I lost a large part of my ability to remember things but never realized it until years later. In college, I would walk out of lectures remembering almost nothing that was said, while my friends could quote it back almost word for word.

    My favorite song is Moondance by Van Morrison and beyond "Well it's a marvelous night for a Moondance", I draw a blank even though I have listened to the song hundreds if not thousands of times. I don't even distinguish words as the song is playing, but hear the words as just part of the music.
  2. ScottishEmma

    ScottishEmma Silver

    I'm one of those weird people that remember song lyrics from songs I haven't heard in 30 years...
  3. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    It is easy to know the lyrics for the Rain Song or Stairway to heaven for me.
  4. Pogo

    Pogo New Member

    Beats me, Huck. I struggle to remember the words to songs that I wrote myself, most of the time. Pretty much always had to have "cheat sheets" in front of me, on stage.

    My partner, however, remembers EVERYTHING. Intimidating, but also very useful.
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  5. Billybats

    Billybats New Member

    Dang.. Me too can't remember words, some but my boyfriend he can quote movies and sing a song.. He is a BIG stones fan. My sisters are like him with music. Hey I am a better dancer.:D
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