Remember Me

Album: American Soldier (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • American Soldier is a concept album inspired by a large quantity of interviews with veterans conducted by Queensryche singer Geoff Tate. In this song, homesickness is addressed. Tate explained to AnybodyListening.net: "One of the soldiers was telling me about his experience with his wife. He had been married very young, at 19, and the stress of being away from each other and in a very dangerous situation, as well as the age factor, made the relationship one that didn't last. That seemed to be a common thread with a lot of the people I talked to."
  • As the closing song on the album, "Remembr Me" provides some insight into Geoff Tate's overall perspective of war. It's a deeply humanizing song about a forlorn soldier whose biggest regret is not realizing how much more important his true love was than anything else before he signed on to the military. Rather than being bitter, however, he simply hopes that she remembers him while he's gone. It casts war as both tragic and inevitable.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet SprocketSongwriter Interviews

The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.

Def Leppard Quiz

Def Leppard QuizMusic Quiz

Can you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz.

Supertramp founder Roger Hodgson

Supertramp founder Roger HodgsonSongwriter Interviews

Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."

Eagles Lyrics Quiz

Eagles Lyrics QuizMusic Quiz

Lots of life lessons in these Eagles lyrics - can you match them to the correct song?

Sarah Brightman

Sarah BrightmanSongwriter Interviews

One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.

Cheerleaders In Music Videos

Cheerleaders In Music VideosSong Writing

It started with a bouncy MTV classic. Nirvana and MCR made them scary, then Gwen, Avril and Madonna put on the pom poms.