Five Finger Death Punch: Remember Everything Meaning
Song Released: 2011
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 Mar 14th, 3:50am report
I think the song is about a suicide note, the opening lines being the start to the letter "Oh, dear mother, I love you
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" This is how you would start a letter, then it goes onto the chorus "If I could hold back the rain, would you numb the pain?" the word "rain" being a metaphor for tears, and the pain is the pain the person went through in life. Then it goes to talk about his siblings "Oh, dear brother, just don't hate me For never standing by you or being by your side, Dear sister, please don't blame me, I only did what I thought was truly right
It's a long and lonely road, when you know you walk alone" He wants his whole family to know why he did what he did "I only did what I thought was truly right" He then talks about being alone for the rest of his life and no-one to be with "It's a long and lonely road, when you know you walk alone" and thus believes living is worthless and ends it.
anonymous Jan 11th, 1:26pm report
Exact Meaning Behind the song.
You know the armed forces. Their family leaves them.
The object was a person who was never cared by his parents and he never stood for his brother and never supported his sister and grown up. He join army. His family now hates him too much.
Now he marry a girl because he was tired of being alone. Then still he is alone because his had fight with his wife.
When he was going back to the armed forces that is for long time his wife come and hug him.
Then in the song he says i can't explain what you think. And you say i will never change but you in fact don't know anything what i bared.
There are more explanation but can't write more.
I just wrote in a short and clear way.
jerryricefreeman Jun 9th, 2014 6:02pm report
I talked to Mike Greening which is Ivans adoptive father, and he told me that this song is about his drug days. When he says "Dear father, I'm sorry I wasn't good enough, because in your eyes, I wasn't good enough, I just never added up" meaning he did not mean to be who he was, it was the drugs that made him what he was. Each forgiveness that he begged is literally what he meant for each family member.
anonymous Oct 16th, 2013 10:28am report
Dude, these guys put so nuch hard work and amazing lyrics into there songs, I fuckin love this band eith a passion and Ivan and the whole band has gone yhroigh so much shit, I hate howedia portays that they party and everything but I strongly, 100% believe that they don't, yeah they might drink a little but its not excessive, they look past all the bullshit and just live a normal life like everyone else
anonymous Aug 24th, 2013 8:02am report
The singer has never met his father...sooo...all your interpretations are projections of your own...and that's what music does....
anonymous Aug 15th, 2013 8:13pm report
It's about someone who never lived up to the expectations of his family. 'Dear Mother, I love you, I'm sorry, I wasn't good enough, dear Father, forgive me, 'cause in your eyes, I just never added up' It's like a letter to his past, he regrets his life. He feels he's not good enough in his parents eyes. Nowhere does it say anything about abuse of any kind. Then you go to the siblings, dear brother, just don't hate me for never standing by you or being by your side,' that pretty much explains itself. He never stood behind his brother or supported him in anything. 'Dear sister, please don't blame me, I only did what I thought was truly right,' he's apologizing to his sister for the pain he caused her in doing what he had to do. This song is clearly about pain and regret. It's someone's letter to their family. It could be a letter from the battlefield, or it could very well be a suicide note. Bottom line is, he has a huge regret for the burden he placed on his family and he's sorry. 'It all went by so fast, I still can't change the past' obviously shows he is regretting his past and who he was.
anonymous Apr 30th, 2013 4:36am 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, 2013 3:42pm 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, 2013 1:30pm 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, 2013 1:06am 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 12:14am 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 11:43am 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 7:12am 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.
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