Will You Remember Me?

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Tim Glenn
Tim Glenn

Story

A few years ago, I visited Kenya on a trip with Compassion International. I met a mother named Anrietta, who was HIV positive. She was terribly sick. But her primary concern was her daughter. As I was leaving her village, she stopped me, grabbed my shoulder and turned me around and asked me this question:

"Will you remember me?"
I said, "I could never forget you."
She asked again. I reassured her. Then she said, "I just need to know that, when I die, someone will remember me." She was afraid that she'd be dying soon, leaving her young daughter to fend for herself...and she was afraid that she would be forgotten.

I suppose we all want a legacy, right? We all want to leave this world a better place than the way we found it. We all want to be remembered.

I wrote this song to always remember Anrietta. I've never released this song. But I thought I'd share it here. 

 

Lyrics

VERSE 1
I am naked and I am poor.
I'm an orphan but so much more and
won't you look beyond your own front to save?

I'm just looking for some food to eat
A pair of shoes for my two bare feet and
I was hoping you could meet those needs today.

CHORUS
When you hear my cries, will you rescue me
Will you just walk by through the moment?
When you see my tears, will you comfort me?
If I disappear will you notice?
I want a legacy but will you remember me at all?

VERSE 2
I am naked and I am poor
I'm tired of sleeping on a cold, dirt floor
And can I count on you to come before I fall

I'm just looking for a drop to drink
Sometimes I wonder if you stop to think of
What it's like to not have anything at all.

CHORUS
When you hear my cries, will you rescue me?
Will you just walk by through the moment?
When you see my tears, will you comfort me?
If I disappear will you notice?
I want a legacy but will you remember me at all?

BRIDGE
What's it matter how I got here?
What's it matter where I've been?
All that matters is I should matter...I should matter to you.
To you...

CHORUS
When you hear my cries, will you rescue me?
Will you just walk by through the moment?
When you see my tears, will you comfort me?
If I disappear will you notice (x2)

I want a legacy but will you remember me?
Give me a legacy, just try to remember me at all...at all.

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