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Song
Reload (album)

The Memory Remains is the second track on the album, ReLoad.

About

It is about a forgotten celebrity who is always reliving her glory days and falling from reality in the process.

Guitar Hero: Metallica

"The Memory Remains" is one of 2 songs from ReLoad (The other being "Fuel") featured in the multi-platform game Guitar Hero: Metallica. It was considered to be an "Intermediate level song" while performing guitar, because it was encountered early in the game's career mode.

Lyrics

 Fortune, fame
 Mirror vain
 Gone insane
 But the memory remains
 
 Heavy rings on fingers wave
 Another star denies the grave
 See the nowhere crowd cry the nowhere cheers of honor
 
 Like twisted vines that grow
 Hide and swallow mansions whole
 And dim the light of an already faded prima donna
 
     Fortune, fame
     Mirror vain
     Gone insane
     Fortune, fame
     Mirror vain
     Gone insane
     But the memory remains
 
 Heavy rings hold cigarettes
 Up to lips that time forgets
 While the Hollywood sun sets behind your back
 
 And can't the band play on?
 Just listen, they play my song
 Ash to ash, dust to dust, fade to black
 
     Fortune, fame
     Mirror vain
     Gone insane
     Fortune, fame
     Mirror vain
     Gone insane
     Dance, little tin goddess
 
 Drift away
 Fade away
 Little tin goddess
 
 Ash to ash
 Dust to dust
 Fade to black
 
     Fortune, fame
     Mirror vain
     Gone insane
     Fortune, fame
     Mirror vain
     Gone insane
     But the memory remains
 
 Ash to ash
 Dust to dust
 Fade to black
 But the memory remains
 
 To this faded prima donna
 
 Dance, little tin goddess, dance
 
     "Say yes... or at least say hello" (X2)