Revenge Recommends: "Remember Me" by British Sea Power


This song from British Sea Power's 2003 debut album The Decline of British Sea Power is ostensibly about the aging process, but the video the band made to accompany the song gives it an almost Spenglerian resonance, with the decline of the individual likened to that of the British nation, with the statues of the forgotten heroes of the past waking again to lament the slow, incessant, incremental decline of the nation.

Lyrics

Do you worry about your health
Do you watch it slowly change
And when you listen to yourself
does it feel like somebody else?

Did you notice when you began to disappear?
Was it slowly at first
until there’s nobody really there?
Increment by increment
Increment by increment
Increment by increment

Oh remember me
Oh remember me
Will you remember me?

Oh remember me
Oh remember me
Will you remember me?

Did half of you pass away?
What about the other half?
Oh what about the other half?
Whatever!

We're all part of the same old bloody regime
With someone taking it out whilst you were putting it in
Increment by increment
Increment by increment
Oh let me be your instrument

Oh remember me
Oh remember me
Will you remember me?
Oh remember me
Oh remember me
Will you remember me?

Oh remember me
Oh remember me
Will you remember me?

From the here and now to eternity
Will you remember me??

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