Behind the Song: “Remember Me”

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I think I’ve cried more while listening to this song than any other in my career, and it’s partly because I didn’t write it. I wish I had, because it’s everything I love about songwriting.

Ben Shive has been writing Good Friday songs for his church for a few years, and when I heard this one I knew I wanted it to be on this album. The phrasing, the imagery, the groove, the lyrical arc—it’s all just masterful, and I’m honored to be able to sing it. By the time we get to the last verse, which says, “…the Son will stand on the mount again with an army of angels at his command, and the earth will split like the hull of a seed wherever Jesus plants his feet, and up from the grave the dead will rise like spring trees clothed in petals of white, singing the song of the radiant bride,” I can hardly contain myself. Not only is this a poetic and glorious vision of what’s to come, it’s scriptural. This, whatever you’ve been told about Christianity, is where the whole story of creation is headed. We will always be with the Lord.

You can pick up Resurrection Letters: Volume I in the Rabbit Room Store and listen to “Remember Me” here:

As a singer-songwriter and recording artist, Andrew has released more than ten records over the past fifteen years. His music has earned him a reputation for writing songs that connect with his listeners in ways equally powerful, poetic, and intimate. He has also followed his gifts into the realm of publishing. His books include the four volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga.


4 Comments

  1. Jason

    My favorite song (thus far 😉) on the new album. Powerful narrative and it pulls you into the redemption story of Jesus like few songs I have heard.

  2. Betsy

    I LOVE this song and, in fact, the whole album is probably my favorite album EVER!  Each song is not only beautiful, but meaningful in very special ways.

  3. Yodabutt

    I love this song, though I have other even more favorites.
    Before reading this song explanation, I just thought you’d been listening to a lot of Josh Garrels.
    This whole album is among your very best work.
    Thank you.

  4. Mike Aleckson

    @maleckson

    Andrew, everything you’ve put together on Resurrection Letters: Volume 1  and the Prologue  – all of it’s just brilliant and the most inspiring music I’ve heard in a long, long time.

    As a teacher who’s written and taught for years on God’s great story from Genesis to Revelation after the manner of N.T. Wright – I’m thrilled to have found your music and these works in particular.  They’re playing non-stop in my head and heart.

    Thank you for bringing your gifts and talents to the Great Project of telling this greatest of all stories about a Now-and-Not-Yet Kingdom to Come.

    Mike

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