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Five Finger Death Punch: Remember Everything Meaning

Song Released: 2011


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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

[Chorus]
If I could hold back the rain, would you numb...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 30th, 4:42pm report


    it has nothing to do with suicide it is about his brother accidentally killing him as a kid but was brought back by paramedics and he sent his brother to prison and is asking for forgiveness but he cant forgive his brother but he wants forgiveness off his brother and his family didn't approve of him as well but it is about his brother and that incident.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 24th, 3:13am report


    I will forgive you but this is the last time I do.



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    anonymous
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    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.



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    anonymous
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    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
    ~ Unruffled



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    anonymous
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    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.



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    anonymous
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    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.



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    anonymous
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    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.



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    anonymous
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    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.



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    jerryricefreeman
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    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.



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    anonymous
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    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



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    anonymous
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    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....
    my opinion



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    anonymous
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    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.



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    anonymous
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    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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    anonymous
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    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....



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    anonymous
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    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.
    either one....



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