Five Finger Death Punch: Remember Everything Meaning
Song Released: 2011
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Remember Everything Lyrics
I'm sorry, I wasn't good enough
Dear Father, forgive me
Cause in your eyes, I just never added up
In my heart I know I failed you, but you left me here alone
If I could hold back the rain, would you numb...
anonymous Apr 30th, 03:36 report
I believe this song is about regret.
This guy stayed away from his family, never cared enough for them, and his life at stake now, cause lyrics says " i'm still so far from home " he might he is at a battlefield. this might be a letter for his family. a letter that explains his feelings.
anonymous Mar 6th, 15:42 report
To me this song is about a painful cycle that just goes on and on and it can only be broken with you. Having a painful childhood where one or both of your parents drink or do drugs causes so much turmoil in a childs life. Having a parent or parents walk out on you or absent from your life truly hurts...But the child eventually will grow up and as he/she grows he/she finds that he/she following in the exact same footsteps as his/her parents and wasnt everything he/she could have been to his/her loved ones because of the choices that he/she are now making....the exact same choices that he/she observed as a child. Before you know it time flies by and you cant go back and change the past and you realize that its too late or is it??? Take a look at your precious children and remember what you endured as a child and know that just because you remember everything doesnt mean that you have to continue the cycle of regret and abuse and neglect but change it before it is too late. Break the cycle and love your kids and dont hurt them. I totally get this song and completely understand the pain as i have lived this...The song hit home for me and before I knew it i was grown with kids of my own and making them same mistakes but am getting it right before its to late....
anonymous Jan 9th, 22:30 report
It sounds like his parents didn't care so he left them, but that also meant leaving his siblings, in which he feels sorry for. He wants them to know he's sorry....................
It could also be an apology that someone says right before they kill themselves.
anonymous Jan 6th, 11:06 report
I could have written this song myself. It is about abuse as a child and how it affects EVERYTHING you do from then on. Even though it may not have been true, the writer perceives this abuse as "not being good enough", and feels as if he betrayed his family. The video shows clearly what I'm saying, the kid was abused, his father was an alcoholic, he himself grew up and became an alcoholic, and enrolled in the army trying to get away from the numbness emotional abuse produces but all he got was PTSD, and he destroyed everything he had (family, car, money, time, etc). He "turned into his father". Only as he was dying did the regret and resentment (symbolized by the coin) left him (coin fell to the floor), and then he flatlined but the letting go brought him back to life (notice the kid was in the white room clean from any drawings, symbolizing a fresh start). There ya have it!. Awesome song and I would love to hear the story behind it.
anonymous Dec 16th 2012, 04:14 report
This song makes me cry so badly because its what i went through as well. I lived a very abusive childhood, and like the artist, i couldnt stop anything, and i remeber every single incident. the artist says how he remebers it all, and even though hes away he cant escape the memories that cause him so much pain. hes sorry for never being able to protect his sister or brother, and telling his mother he doesnt blame her for anything.
anonymous Nov 18th 2012, 05:43 report
Its ab how as a boy his father was an alcoholic who use to mentaly and physicaly abuse him and his mom for yelling she neglected him there for he turns angry and mean and when he's older he turnes in too his dad with the drinking and he left his wife because of wat happened as a kid he can't have a sterdy relationship he treated her like shit he trys to deal wit the past and the war that can mess anyone up but he seen his life as a useless shell and he trys to drink it away but only. Makes it worse he wants help but yet agen dosent
dude, the writer of this song must have spied on my life, tell me this is a weird ass coincidence:
my mother - died when i was 12, but i have not lived how she raised me. pretty much total opposite. i went a little nuts when my HS sweetheart died in a car crash.
My father - he molested 2 of my three sisters, so i testified in court against him and sent him to jail. Im pretty sure that he is upset with me, but he is gone.
Brother - the 2 sisters also said my brother molested them ( 3 years difference) I couldnt believe that because i was so close to my brother, but i stood with my sisters because hey, im their older brother, what are you going to do. so i left him alone and did not stand by his side during prob the worst time in his life. (he was freed because not enough evidence)
Other sister - she does not believe that my father or brother did any of it, so she has disowned us, but I only did what i could, what was right.
I wish i could forget it all, forgive them, let them in, but never, never will i, or can i, so i sit here remembering everything and its raining, forever.
tell me this song is not about me and ill call you crazy
anonymous Jul 28th 2012, 03:12 report
I believe the song is about a person who when he was born his father had dreamed about him being like him or being a kid who played sports hence (Dear Father forgive me cause in your eyes I just never added up). And his mother had dreamed of him being perfect hence (Dear mother, I love you I'm sorry, I wasn't good enough). As for the brother and sister in the song he says (But dear brother, just don't hate me For never standing by you, or being by your side) meaning he was the quite one in the family who didn't do much with the family as for the sister I think he may have said something that might have bothered her hence (Dear sister, please don't blame me I only did, what I thought was truly right). And again here's something else that could have hinted to him being a loner in the family (It's a long and lonely road, when you know you walk alone), and then at the end (Please forgive me, I can't forgive you now.) he wants his family to forgive him because he can't forgive them after all the things that had happened to him.And at the very end he says (If we could start again, would that have changed the end?) so there I'm guessing that if he could change everything to the day he was born would it be worth it to become the: football player, the perfect kid,the voice of the family,and not have said the thing that bothered his sister.Just for the love of his family.
This goes for all music not just ffdp...if you want to truly interpret a songs meaning, listen to the song as a whole a few times musically then do the same lyrically. After that, listen to the inflections in voice during the lyrics to get a better grasp on the intended voice( passive,aggressor, apologetic, confusion,etc.) And the use of the instruments during certain parts of the song will show the feeling for the message being relayed...That will help in the overall message.
anonymous Jul 9th 2012, 03:11 report
I think the lyrics of this song basically explain themselves. This song is about a man who is full grown, (obviously) and is probably thinking back to his childhood. What is remembered is mainly about his family, and is explained in the song. He obviously did not have a good relationship with his family, and is apologizing for his mistakes, but some of the lyrics explain that he also was not treated fairly. Later in the song, the following line is said, "I'm still so far from home." which leads me to believe that he is a soldier in war and has been away from his family and his home for so long that it has triggered him to think back, and it isn't a happy memory. It then puts a lot of regret on him.
anonymous Jun 9th 2012, 21:04 report
this songs in the lead vocalist point of view how him and his parents never agreed on anything like there were always arguing with each other and this songs a way to get his thoughts about it in the open
anonymous May 16th 2012, 11:02 report
Sounds like he f'ed over his whole family & he remembers the feeling of liking it...so that makes him a douche!Sh*tty song by a sh*tty band!
anonymous May 13th 2012, 20:44 report
This song is about a young man who turned away from his family because they hurt him. The video depicts a young man growing up and going from being loved to being hated. I think that after he leaves his family passes on and he feels guilty for hating them when he could have spent time with them and leaving without a goodbye. Now he wont ever see them again and can't fix it.
I speak from personal experience since my family is dead to me living but dead to me and I should have spent more time with them before I changed and began to hate them
anonymous May 4th 2012, 12:10 report
I think this is a great song, and I guess the song just means either the same or different for all of us due to any situations we've been in. This song always reminds me of my brother who is currently in jail and I would think the song from his perspective. There was always something 'off' with him. He has been to jail several times and is only 25. Now this last time I think it has really just hit him that he needs to stop for his wife and kids and for us. My parents at first were saying that they can't help him anymore and basically gave up on him. My other brother (also in jail) just hopes the best will come for him. This song 'matched' our family in a small way, and that's why this song caughty attention so much. That and it was just great.
anonymous Apr 17th 2012, 16:20 report
This song is a reminder of my Drug use and how i couldve left it all alone...i dont know where my family is anymore i dont know if my dad or moma is still alive i dont know where my brother or sister be...
anonymous Apr 11th 2012, 23:05 report
I love this song. I'm not clear on the meaning, but I cry a little every time I listen to it.
anonymous Apr 9th 2012, 08:00 report
it reminds me of another soldier story as like mine most the people who join are running away from home you get deployed and all you can think about is the ones you loved most your family that you left behind noones the same when they come back noone I'm not to scared to admit it I have issues with family and such this song when I first heard and still hear it makes me think of it all over again like I was coming off the plane from afghanistan
anonymous Apr 3rd 2012, 11:33 report
I grew up with PTSD from severe abuse when I was 4 years old and still suffer from it today (rage attacks, flashbacks, etc...), when I heard this song it reminded me of the betrayal I felt when my parents left me with the babysitters who caused it (they did everything from making death threats at me (remember I was 4 years old), attempting to smother me with a pillow once and ultimately chopping my left foot up in the deck of a riding lawn mower (long story on how they accomplished that without a struggle and every time I look at whats left of my foot I am forced to remember it). This all happened back in 1978, the people responsible are still walking free and never faced any kind of punishment (to this day I still struggle with forgiveness), my parents never did anything in response to any of it. I acted out a lot back then while growing up as a result, so my parents have things to forgive me for as well. My parents also neglected me and treated my siblings as favorites over me, so the whole forgive me if I forgive you thing hit a chord. My point is (if you will forgive the military metaphor) that this song hit me like a H.E.A.T. round to the chest. It's an amazing song and carries a very strong message.
anonymous Apr 1st 2012, 16:20 report
I think that this song is about a boy who lived in an abusive home (maybe abuse towards him, maybe abuse towards his mother, maybe all of the above) and in turn he became an abuser towards his siblings, towards others and that now he is looking back on all of it and finding some clarity asks if starting over would have really changed anything ....
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