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2005 - Memories (single)

"Memories" is a ballad-song by Dutch symphonic metal/rock band Within Temptation from their third st

Single by Within Temptation
from the album The Silent Force


31 January 2005

CD single, Digital download


Symphonic rock, Gothic rock

3:51 (album version)
3:28 (single version)


Robert Westerholt, Sharon den Adel, Martijn Spierenburg

Daniel Gibson

"Memories" is a ballad-song by Dutch symphonic metal/rock band Within Temptation from their third studio album, The Silent Force. It was released as the second single from the album on January 31, 2005 also accompanying a music video. The song was covered by american classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho for her third studio album, Awakening


The band playing inside an old manor on the "Memories" music video (2005)
The Memories video tells the story of an aged Sharon den Adel who returns to her old house, which is now for sale. As she enters her old home, she is transformed into her younger self and the house is restored to how it is in her memories. In some scenes, den Adel walks around the house, haunted by memories of her old lover and in others, she is in a room with other band mates singing. Jeroen, the bands bassist, plays a double bass in one of the scenes from the past, while Martijn, their keyboard player, plays the piano.

As she leaves the house towards the end, she becomes her aged self again, and the house falls back into its current disrepair.


"Memories" is track #4 on the album The Silent Force. It was written by Den Adel, Sharon J. / Spierenburg, Martinus J. E. Martijn / Westerholt, Robert.

In this world you tried
Not leaving me alone behind
There's no other way
I prayed to the Gods, let him stay

The memories ease the pain inside
Now I know why

All of my memories keep you near
In silent moments, imagine you'd be here
All of my memories keep you near
Your silent whispers, silent tears

Made me...

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