Remember This Day

STORY BEHIND THE SONG

I wrote and performed this song for the wedding of my stepdaughter Siobhan. It was here in the tiny village of Mlini near Dubrovnik where she would come every summer for six weeks since childhood. Walking down the steps with her father and bridesmaids from her grandmother’s house the whole village turned out along with tourists to watch the procession stroll across the small port to board “The Karaka” a replica of a 16th century ship.  I played the wedding march on guitar as they walked.

We sailed slowly and anchored just off the old town of Dubrovnik where the wedding ceremony took place and at one point I sang this song. I don’t know if it is normal but the older I get the more emotional I become and feeling so tearful while I wrote this song I knew performing it might be a problem. While I was singing I staring at a spot directly in the sea as I knew if I looked up and saw anyone crying I would burst into tears and be unable to continue. When I strummed the final chord and looked up the bridegroom along with half the audience were in tears. It was a very special moment.

Nemo wrote this song for the wedding of his stepdaughter.

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Remember this day, over clear Croatian skies
When you held a world of love in your eyes
On a boat bound for nowhere, on a crystal clear sea
And a union that’s destined, forever to be

With family and friends, from near and from far
Gathered around you, like light from a star
We all stand together and together we say
For the rest of your lives, you must remember this day

Chorus
So hold tight your hands and remember with pride
The joy that you brought, and the lives that you tied
Though times may get tough and the sky sometimes gray
you’ll always get through it, if you remember this day

Love’s not just a word, or this moment we see
It’s the heart of the family, the root of its tree
It’s the thoughts left unspoken, the time that will pass
The future unplanned and the lines that we cast

When you’re far away, never think you’re alone
for when you know love, you are always at home
from those that all around you and those up above
we share in your joy, we share in your love

Chorus

when the candles flickers, at the end of the play
remember with sweetness, how you’re feeling this day

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