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 Dec 15th, 2011 12:57pm report
This song is about someone who had been betrayed by some of his family, making him bitter as a young man. (hence "I remember everything") So in turn like all of you say, he left them all. But when he left his family he turned his back on people that never betrayed him like his brother and sister. Now he's let the past go and he is being a bigger person by apologizing first.
anonymous Jan 31st, 2012 1:38am report
To me, this sounds as if it is a suicide note of a man who has been disowned by his family for their poor perception of the outcome of his life ( for whatever reason, it is never clearly specified) and this is him desperately asking for one last chance of them to accept him back in, or he feels suicide is the only way to ease the pain of his lonliness. The line " if i could hold back the rain ( referring to the gloom and sorrow of his death), would you numb the pain" ( asking them to be a part of his life and ease his suffering).. The "cause i remember everything" part can only let the listener imagine what things in the past the family put him through to create this distraught i individual.. Because this part is left intentionally open to individual interpretation is one of the biggest reasons i think this song to be a suicide note because it makes thr lyrics very personal between the narrator and his family he sings of, as they would obviously know what he is referring to.. This altpgether makes for a very powerful, emotionally charged piece.. Very well executed.. I can only hope and pray for whomever this man is if indeed it does have basis from an acutal event.
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 Feb 7th, 2020 2:45am report
This song hits me as hard as a bullet train and turns me into a blubbering mess every time for many reasons i had issues with being bullied and that gave anger issues and had a tendency of lashing out Not to mention many other psychological issues and I Didn’t want to do it but I couldn’t control myself But one day moved from fort Atkinson to Platteville and I was given a chance to to have a second chance but I had to cut ties with some people who were friends with me there and especially a girl I grew close to and I’m still haunted by my past actions and I wanna forget about them but like the song says “I remember everything” I know I will never get forgiveness or be able to apologize to them from those from fort but I strive for redemption but I hate myself for wanting forgiveness and apologize to them after everything they did to me that’s another reason this song hits me so hard and much like the song says “I remember everything” and I remember everything that happened to me and I will never forget the hell they put me through
anonymous Nov 10th, 2019 11:56pm report
I dont think the song is a suicide letter but I think the song is basically him saying he's sorry to his parents and siblings for screwing things up, and saying that he knows that hes failed them,but at the same time they just fucking left him so what was he supposed to do. I think it's in a position in which nobody can place blame on anyone because in the end there all to blame.
anonymous Nov 5th, 2019 11:54pm report
This song is about the army and the pain and PTSD men and women who have joined the army suffer. People who have joined the military some have had to kill people, some have watched friends die in front of them, some feel as if they could have saved someone but they failed. And when people come back from being deployed a lot of times they are different, but they don't know that. Reffering to the lyrics "you say that I'll never change, but what the fuck do you know" this song is NOT about suicide or abusive home life, even watch the music video for this and you will understand that .
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anonymous Mar 24th, 2019 3:13am report
I will forgive you but this is the last time I do.
anonymous Oct 19th, 2018 10:07pm report
Look, everyone is saying its suicide or due to abuse. What if the mistakes lie with the speaker? What if there is shit that they did? Then they regret what they did so much they essentially excommunicated themselves from their family. Apologizing to parents for screwing up. Apologizing to siblings for kind of leaving them all behind to try to forget, and yet everything still remains in memory.
anonymous Dec 11th, 2017 12:35am report
Hook told Loudwire that vocalist Ivan Moody's poignant lyrics, "talks about his upbringing and his childhood." song facts
anonymous Dec 11th, 2017 12:14am report
I believe this song is about a suicide note because it clearly states in the song that in his father's eyes he never added up, and in his mother's eyes you wasn't good enough. He even apologizes to his brother and sister. He feels terrible about how he has ruined his family's life because he couldn't be exactly what his parents wanted him to be. So he decides to end his life.
anonymous May 23rd, 2017 5:48am report
To me, the song hits a very personal nerve. As someone who grew up in a violent & unstable home, I feel a strong connection to "not being good enough" for your parents. My siblings & I all had to find our own way to get through the situation & honestly I haven't seen my brother or baby sister in 5 years & they haven't seen each other in 10. I love them both but we have trouble meshing as a tradition family. My sister was just a little girl the last time I saw her so I apologize 1000 times a day in my mind for nor being able to do more for her.
I know that is not what the intended meaning is. But this song fits perfectly into my dysfunctional life.
anonymous Mar 14th, 2016 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, 2016 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 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.
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