I Remember Everything

Album: single release only (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • "I Remember Everything" is the last song John Prine recorded before his death from COVID-19 on April 7, 2020. A quintessential Prine ode to love, it finds him recalling a romance from its beginning:

    The way you turned and smiled on me
    On the night that we first met


    To the couple's farewell:

    How I miss you in the morning light
    Like roses miss the dew
  • Prine wrote the acoustic song with longtime collaborator Pat McLaughlin. Nashville hitmaker Dave Cobb produced the track, recording it in Prine's living room with the singer accompanying himself on guitar.
  • Prine first shared "I Remember Everything" on Thanksgiving in 2018, when Cobb and some other friends were celebrating the holiday with the Prines. Released as a posthumous single in June 2020, it became the country-folk icon's first Billboard chart-topper when it debuted at #1 on the Rock Digital Song Sales tally.

Comments: 1

  • Eric from OregonThe first time I heard this song, my impression was that it was a love song from John to, well, everybody. Fiona, his fans, Americans, etc.
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