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Sarah McLachlan - I Will Remember You - Lyrics Meaning

This song, written by Canadian singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan - as well as Seamus Egan and Dave Merenda - first appeared in 1995 as the theme song for the movie "The Brothers McMullen." She later featured it on her album, "Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff." It didn't become a hit though, until 1999 when McLachlan released a live version of the song for her album, "Mirrorball." That version climbed to #14 on the US charts, and also earned McLachlan a Grammy Award - her third - for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1999.

Some consider the song to be a classic breakup song which evokes memories of a love affair that fades away to nothingness. To others, "I Will Remember You" is a heart-rending tribute to a loved one who has passed on.

I will remember you

Will you remember me?

Don't let your life pass you by

Weep not for the memories

During an interview with, the journalist commented on McLachlan's ability to make people cry with her lyrics. In her response, McLachlan said, "Well, the great thing about music is that it's capable of moving people. There are a lot of bad things in the world that bring people to tears, but music is an amazing connector."

Meanings of other songs by Sarah McLachlan:
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