Song Lyrics along with Inspiration from Marie...

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TAKE THESE MEMORIES
 

Written By LQPickens, Marie Siemens, Connie Welch

 

V1:

Well, I got waves from the ocean crashin’ in my head

Cause I can’t bear to hear the words that you just said

You’re standing in the door with your bag and keys

Leaving me surrounded in our memories

 

Pre-chorus

I can’t pack up all these years they won’t fit in a box

I can’t store em’ in the attic, I can’t lock’ em up

 

C.

So, take these memories

They’re not as precious as they used to be

Pack em’ in your bag; you can’t leave them with me

Their heavy on my heart and I, I can’t breathe

So, take these memories

Just take em’... Take these memories please

 

V2

Here’s a shoebox full of your ole’ love letters

You signed them all “I’m yours forever”

Pictures of us laughin’ on Sunset beach

We had the whole World at our feet 

 

Pre chorus

These were moments we both treasured at the time

Now they’re feeling more like burdens I don’t recognize

 

C:

So, take these memories

They’re not as precious as they used to be

Pack em’ in your bag; you can’t leave them with me

Their heavy on my heart and I, I can’t breathe

So, take these memories

Just take em’...Take these memories please

 

Bridge

You say all is fair in love and war

Well, I’m not asking you to stay…just take this one thing more

 

C:

Oh, take these memories

They’re not as precious as they used to be

They were meant to last forever; you can’t leave them with me

They're heavy on my heart and I, I can’t breathe

So, take these memories

Just take em’.....Take these memories

Come on take em’.....Take these memories please


(© 2008 LQPickens, Marie Siemens, Connie Welch - ASCAP All Rights Reserved)


Genre: Country

Time: 3m 20s

 

‘TAKE THESE MEMORIES’ Backstory:
 

This song is about throwing out a past relationship and taking all the pictures, items of memories with them because she doesn’t want them any longer. 

A beginning to starting over type of song.