Forget To Remember

Album: Super Collider (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine wrote this song about his mother in law, who has Alzheimer's disease. Speaking during a Hardradio.com Shockwave podcast, Mustaine said: "The sad thing about Alzheimer's disease is it's like watching an ice sculpture of somebody you love melt in front of your eyes; it's really, really painful. So the song has a double entendre where there's a guy and he talks to a girl in the song and it's kind of like the movie The Notebook where the character in the movie, the female, comes in and out of Alzheimer's and she is present and she is back in La La Land again. So you don't really know in this song if it's a girl that is intentionally trying to forget a relationship with a guy or if it's somebody who has Alzheimer's disease, which, really, is what it's about. I worded it so that it could be either way."
  • This is one of two Super Collider tracks on which Device and Disturbed frontman David Draiman contributed vocals. Mustaine recalled to Ultimate-Guitar.com: "He came out and helped a little bit with some ideas and I was just really open-minded to the whole process this time. I had my ideas and what I wanted to do and I thought, 'You don't know if you don't ask.' So he came and we hung out and he had some really cool ideas. The actual melodies for 'Dance In The Rain' for the chorus, he had. He had a part to do with that and in 'Forget to Remember' there's a little ad lib part right before each chorus. I wouldn't have done something like that, but he did and it was like, 'Wow, this is really cool.'"

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