songs: Remember When

Alfie poster

Remember When
(lyrics)

Lyrics for the song cycle Remember When, music by Charles Miller, 1997.





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Count every step up the stairs/Well that's what they told me/Step after step and I know that nobody cares/I count the stairs up to bed/Fears running round my head/And I know nobody shares my foolish worriesclose quote

Slowly to Bed/Nightmare lyrics,

by Eden Phillips

Concept

Remember When celebrates childhood, in all its aspects, in words and music. A new song cycle by Charles Miller and Eden Phillips, it harks back to more innocent eras as well as highlighting the characters and interests of today's very knowing kids. Their points of view are paramount, but Remember When also considers the attitudes of parents and grandparents and nannies – even pets and animals. Times and places, hopes and fears, tears and laughter are all evoked in song, always with affection and often with humour. There is no plot as such. The songs jump about in time, place and mood to spark recognition in young audiences and memories in older ones.

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Remembering now, remembering then, remembering what happened way back when/All we had was a hand to hold/And we were afraid of the dark/We'd try our very best not to cry/We try our very best not to lie/We'd try our very best you and I/With only a hand/That strong helping hand/That small frightened hand/Of mine close quote

Adolescence lyrics, by Eden Phillips