For The Love Of Music – Day 20 – Remember To Forget Me

Every year in February I try to think of new things that I can discuss around the theme of love because let’s not be ignorant, it is that month AND it is a leap year – that’s meant to be special right?! Last year we celebrated the fact that the best things comes in twos and looked at the word of Twoprov (not as couples but the way the comedy format is stealing and owning the stage), we have also looked at the comedy film and comedy as a whole! This year we head to the world of music.

Some of the songs I love are not necessarily my favourite songs, instead I find this is a sort of completely different topic all on it’s own. A song that I really love must do a few things to me – firstly make me smile because of the experience of listening to it whilst also making me feel a lump in my throat. All of these songs that I talk about over the next 29 days are songs I really do love and adore and I think their music construction, lyrics and song as a whole are wonderful.

At the start of this paragraph I said that these songs may not be my favourites – well that is true, whilst some may be ones that are, there are ones that are not but that does not mean I truly respect them as songs and these songs make me happy and sad at the same time I know they are in a completely different category and that is what the difference is.

Day 20 – Remember To Forget Me, Blink-182


Why This song?

This was a really hard band to choose a song that I love but I heard this song the other day again and I realised just how much I love this song. This song is so beautiful as both the music and the lyrics create this bittersweet feeling that really does make me genuinely emotional. The bit that hits me the hardest is the musical interlude at the end – everytime I hear it, I get that lump I was mentioning above in my throat. Also the song is so poetic and I adore that.

Why do you love this song?

It is beautiful, I found with the NINE album it really allowed the styles of both Matt Skiba as well as original Blink to shine through and this is a fantastic song that really amalgamates their two styles together. The heavy drumming by Travis as Matt sings along to the piano and heavy guitars in the interlude just always leave me upset, it is a song that I know if I heard live I would break down in tears. I think it was a wonderful idea to make it the last song on the album as it really works so well as a finale. I think the thing I loved about +44 is that it was a darker side to Mark and the fact they have intertwined with Matt’s style that is also that angle it works so well.

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