I'll Remember



Lyrics

Say good-bye
To not knowing when
The truth in my whole life began
Say good-bye
To not knowing how to cry
You taught me that

And I'll remember
The strength that you gave me
Now that I'm standing on my own
I'll remember
The way that you saved me
I'll remember

Inside
I was a child
That could not mend a broken wing
Outside
I looked for a way
To teach my heart to sing

And I'll remember
The love that you gave me
Now that I'm standing on my own
I'll remember
The way that you changed me
I'll remember

I learned
To let go
Of the illusion that we can possess
I learned
To let go
I travel in stillness

And I'll remember
Happiness
I'll remember
(I'll remember)
(I'll remember)

And I'll remember
The love that you gave me
Now that I'm standing on my own
I'll remember
The way that you changed me
I'll remember (I'll remember)

No I've never been afraid to cry
Now I finally have a reason why
I'll remember (I'll remember)
No I've never been afraid to cry
And I finally have a reason why
I'll remember (I'll remember)

No I've never been afraid to cry
And I finally have a reason why
I'll remember (I'll remember)
No I've never been afraid to cry
And I finally have a reason why
I'll remember (I'll remember)

Credits

Written by Patrick Leonard, Madonna and Richard Page
Produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard


Album


With Honors, the album
With Honors

Single

I'll Remember, the single Madonna contributed this song to the soundtrack of the 1994 movie 'With Honors'. It was released as a single on March 15, 1994 and reached #2 in the US (blocked from #1 by "I Swear" by All-4-One), #7 in the UK and Australia, and #1 in Japan. It stayed in the US charts for an amazing 26 weeks, all the way through to late September and finally exited a week before the debut of the first single from the Bedtime Stories album, Secret. It received a well deserved Gold certification in the US and Japan. The maxi-single of I'll Remember features a live version of Why's It So Hard and remixes from William Orbit, who would years later produce the Ray Of Light album. I'll Remember was nominated for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture at the 1995 Grammy Awards, and for Best Original Song at the 1995 Golden Globes.


Video

I'll Remember, the video Madonna had collaborated with Alek Keshishian already for Truth Or Dare and the video for This Used To Be My Playground. Keshishian was the producer of 'With Honors' so it was quite logical that he produced the video for I'll Remember as well. It consists of images from the movie as well as Madonna singing in a recording studio. Mainly because of the same look the video was criticized for being "a virtual remake of the Rain video".

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