“Do You Remember?” by Phil Collins

Facts and Meaning of the song “Do You Remember” by Phil Collins

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Phil Collins's Do You Remember? at Lyrics.org.
Do You Remember? by Phil Collins

Facts and Meaning of Do You Remember by Phil Collins.

Do You Remember? is a song performed by British singer-songwriter Phil Collins. The lyrics of Do You Remember? talk about a man whose romantic relationship with his significant other fell apart because of neglect and lies on the part of his significant other. While many Collins fans feel that the song is autobiographical, Collins has never said anywhere that the song is about a past relationship.

In 1990, before performing the song live in Berlin during his Seriously Live World Tour, Collins said of the song as one that “looks back at what happens at the end of an old relationship.”

Do You Remember by Phil Collins

Collins performing “Do You Remember?” live in Berlin during his Seriously Live World Tour, Collins.

Our Favorite Line from the song “Do You Remember?”

There are a number of interesting and heartfelt lines from the song Do You Remember? , and one of our favorites is the line:

If we could try like we tried before, would you keep on telling me those lies?

Facts about “Do You Remember?” by Phil Collins

  • Both the music and lyrics of “Do You Remember?” were written by Phil Collins.
  • The song was first released in the United States on April 26, 1990.
  • The song was produced by Hugh Padgham and Collins.
  • Collins played the keyboards and percussion on the song.
  • The backing vocals on the song were provided by American singer and songwriter Stephen Bishop.
  • The renowned Welsh bassist Pino Palladino played bass on the track, whereas Daryl Stuermer, who is a longtime collaborator and friend of Collins, played guitar.
  • Do You Remember? did very well in the United States peaking at the number 1 and 4 positions on the U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and U.S. Billboard Hot 100 respectively. The song also reached number 1 in Canada.
  • The song is one of the five singles released from Collins’ fourth studio album titled …But Seriously, which sold several millions of copies worldwide and became one of the bestselling albums of his career.
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) released an instrumental version of “Do You Remember?”, which in the early 1990s became very famous in a number of European countries, particularly Bulgaria.
  • Do You Remember? was the last Top 10 hit Collins achieved in the United States.

12 Responses

  1. Wayne says:

    I love this song as much as it hurts to listen too. It truly is a real description of what happens when the love ends for one person and not the other in a relationship…. Sad but genius….

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow – the more I listen to this song, the more I get it!! His best ever both musically and lyrically!!

  3. Jonas Fung says:

    I suspect, if the song wasn’t written out of his personal experience, the feelings expressed in its lyrics would not have been so deep-felt and yet, still very gentle. A lot of people did go through it, Colins was not immuned.

    • Anonymous says:

      I always encourage my kids to travel, to see the World. People that have been travelling outside their comfort zones look at least fe and human beings in a different level altogether..

  4. Anonymous says:

    “We never talked about it, but I hear the blame was mine…”

    What Western man cannot relate to those words. A Western woman will convince herself she has it the worst and will terminate a relationship with a good man, for no other reason than needing to blame him for whatever she’s feeling at that time. This song describes my first marriage to a tee.

    Best thing that ever happened to me because I met my second wife on my travels through Nepal. She is the most wonderful human being on the planet!

    Great song

  5. OYET EMMANUEL says:

    i’d call you up to say i’m sorry but i don’t wanna waste your time,coz i love you but i can’t take anymore.
    The song is so emotional that water my eyes oh.
    I love it very much.
    Thanks Collin for bringing this pain in words.
    Now is over.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I relate this to my narcissistic son and my “mom and son” relationship. He’s my 1st born and I was single mom for his 1st 9 years and I spoiled him and gave him everything he wanted because I felt guilty leaving his abusing dad. I’m sure I have a lot to do with his behavior now but my heart is breaking now that I’m getting older ( nearly 60) the disrespect I get when he’s drinking is almost unbearable but he’s still my son and I would still do anything for him. I guess I am used to the pain of a broken heart ????

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