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The Memory Remains is the second track on the album, ReLoad. It was written by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich,

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.

Live

  • "The Memory Remains" was first performed live on November 11, 1997, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • As of September 2019, the song has been played live 290 times.

Trivia

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)

References

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Songs The Ecstasy of GoldThe Call of KtuluMaster of PuppetsOf Wolf and ManThe Thing That Should Not BeFuelThe Memory RemainsNo Leaf CloverHero of the DayDevil's DanceBleeding MeNothing Else MattersUntil it SleepsFor Whom the Bell Tolls- HumanWherever I May RoamThe Outlaw TornSad But TrueOneEnter SandmanBattery
Members James HetfieldLars UlrichKirk HammettJason Newsted
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Songs For Whom the Bell TollsThe UnforgivenNothing Else MattersEnter SandmanKing NothingSad But TrueNo Leaf CloverOrionFade to BlackThe Memory RemainsWherever I May RoamWelcome Home (Sanitarium)FuelFranticOneAll Nightmare LongHit the LightsMercyful FateSeek & DestroyCreeping DeathMaster of PuppetsBatteryThe Shortest StrawWhiplashDyers EveDisposable HeroesFight Fire with FireThe Thing That Should Not BeBroken, Beat & ScarredCyanideMy Apocalypse
Featured Band Songs Turn the PageTuesday's GoneAm I Evil?Stone Cold Crazy
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