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I Can't Remember

This song is by The Thorns and appears…

This song is featured in the television series American Dreams(Season 1, Episode 23), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(May 20, 2003) and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn(May 23, 2003).
Original video
I'm not gonna lie to you: (I'm not gonna lie to you:)
Something is missing. (Something is missing.)
We don't have to make believe (We don't have to make believe)
Nothing is gone. (Nothing is gone.)
We've had the time (We've had the time)
To see where we're going; (To see where we're going;)
But we're still a long way off (But we're still a long way off)
From knowing why (From knowing why)

I can't remember (I can't remember)
The last time (The last time...)
You looked me in the eye!
I can't remember (I can't remember)
A way to make you cry! (A way to make you cry!)

I know it's been a long, long time (I know it's been a long, long time)
Since I listened; (Since I listened;)
And it's been a long, long time (And it's been a long, long time)
Since we've been clear. (Since we've been clear.)
Many could live (Many could live)
On what we have wasted, (On what we have wasted,)
All because we never knew (All because we never knew)
How much we had. (How much we had.)

I can't remember (I can't remember)
The last time (The last time...)
You looked me in the eye!
I can't remember (I can't remember)
A way to make you cry! (A way to make you cry!)

I know it's been a long, long time -- (I know it's been a long, long time --)
It's been a long, long time! (It's been a long, long time!)
Many could live (Many could live)
On what we have wasted! (On what we have wasted --)
(What we have wasted!)

I can't remember (I can't remember)
The last time (The last time...)
You looked me in the eye!
I can't remember (I can't remember)
A way to make you cry! (A way to make you cry!)

And it's been a long, long time -- (And it's been a long, long time --)
It's been a long, long time -- (long, long time --)
Long, long time. (Long, long time.)

CreditsEdit

  • Producer: Brendan O'Brien
  • Composers: Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet
  • Lyricists: Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet
  • Arrangers: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Conductors: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Musicians:
    • Roy Bittan - Electric piano, stringed piano
    • Rob Brill - Percussion (brushes on cardboard box), tambourine
    • Pete Droge - Vocals, Zildjian cymbals, drums, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, ukelin, ukulele
    • Jim Keltner - Drums
    • Greg Leisz - Electric dulcimer, 12-string acoustic guitar, 12-string electric guitar, lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar, mandola, mandolin
    • Tony Marsico - Upright bass
    • Shawn Mullins - Vocals, dulcimer, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, high-strung guitar, keyboards, percussion, vihuela
    • Brendan O'Brien - Bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass harmonica, hurdy gurdy, keyboards, marxophone, percussion
    • Matthew Sweet - Vocals, bass, mountain dulcimer, 6-string acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, marxophone, percussion, baritone ukulele, vihuela
  • Engineering: David Bianco (Sunset Session), Billy Bowers, Nick DiDia, Karl Egsieker, Alex Lowe, Dan Rudin
  • Digital Editing: Ryan Castle (Pro Tools) (Sunset Session)
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Art Direction: Josh Cheuse, Gail Marowitz
  • Graphic Design: James C. Hunter

TriviaEdit

  • This song is track #2 from the teaser EP of The Thorns, an Aware/Columbia Records release (Friday, January 3, 2003).
  • This song is track #2 from The Thorns, an Aware/Columbia Records release (Tuesday, May 20, 2003).
  • This song is track #1 from I Can't Remember, an Aware/Columbia Records release (Monday, June 16, 2003).
  • An alternate mix of this song is track #2 from I Can't Remember, an Aware/Columbia Records release (Monday, June 16, 2003).
  • An alternate mix of this song is track #14 from the Japanese release of The Thorns, a Sony/BMG Music Entertainment release (Wednesday, July 16, 2003).
  • This song is track #2 from the US release of Runaway Feeling, an Aware/Columbia Records release (2003).

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