My Sunday Song – “I Remember You” by Skid Row

For My Sunday Song #94, “I Remember You” by Skid Row is the next power ballad on the list.  The song came out in November 1989 and by 1990 it was a huge success. It made it to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and ended up in being played at every high school’s prom according to Sebastian Bach in interview with SleazeRoxx.com.  Who doesn’t remember dancing to this song (well, I don’t because I had already graduated high school three years earlier).

What band wasn’t doing power ballads back in the day, so why is this one so special? Well, it is easy.  It is Sebastian Bach’s vocals.  He delivered such a powerful, heartfelt, emotional performance of the song written by fellow bandmates Rachel Bolan and Dave Sabo.  Now, Scotti Hill also laid down a killer guitar in the middle of the song that could stand up with any of the time.  It was lethal combination.  If you saw them live and this song came on, your lighter would be flickering as you raised your arm high into the air with everyone else in the building.

The song’s lyrics reflect a sadness and regret for a long lost love.  A longing for the times together and Bach captures that essence perfectly.  Rob Affuso’s drumming is strong and underlines the song with a punch that helps lift the ballad to another level.  There is no denying this was one of the best power ballads to come out of the whole movement.  I find it just as good today as it was back then.

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Give it a listen if you have never heard it or revisit it like an old friend.  Enjoy and have a Happy Sunday!

“I Remember You”

[Bolan, Snake]

Woke up to the sound of pouring rain
The wind would whisper and I’d think of you
And all the tears you cried – they called my name
And when you needed me I came through

Paint a picture of the days gone by
When love went blind and you would make me see
I’d stare a lifetime into your eyes
So that I knew that you were there for me
Time after time you were there for me

Remember yesterday – walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sands – I remember you
And through the sleepless nights, through every endless day
I wanna hear you say, “I remember you.”

We spent the summer with the top rolled down
Wished ever after would be like this
You said I love you babe, without a sound
I said I’d give my life for just one kiss
I’d live for your smile and die for your kiss

Remember yesterday – walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sands – I remember you
And through the sleepless nights, through every endless day
I wanna hear you say, “I remember you.”

We’ve had our share of hard times
But that’s the price we paid
And through it all we kept the promise that we made
I swear you’ll never be lonely

Woke up to the sound of pouring rain
Washed away a dream of you
But nothing else could ever take you away
‘Cause you’ll always be my dream come true
Oh my darling, I love you

Remember yesterday – walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sands – I remember you
Through the sleepless nights, through every endless day
I wanna hear you say, “I remember you.”

Remember yesterday – walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sands – I remember you.
Through all the sleepless nights, through every endless day
I wanna hear you say, “I remember, I remember you!”

Written by Rachel Bolan and Dave Sabo

14 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “I Remember You” by Skid Row

        1. I have cats that are like that. They will come lay down right on the keyboard as I am typing or stand in front of the screen.

          My dog, he is pretty good about boundaries, but it is probably due to the fact he is too big to try and climb around on my shoulders why I am at the computer.

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  1. Man, there’s some wicked guitar on here. I have to admit that I’ve never really given Skid Row any real attention, but I’m kinda thinking I should now – wee bit grittier than I had thought.

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