♫ You’ll Think Of Me ♫

For some reason, this song flew onto my radar last night and I was surprised to find that I had never played it here on Filosofa’s Word before.  I’m not a fan of country music, with a few exceptions, but this song is what they call a ‘crossover’ song, having charted in three catagories:  #1 Country, #2 Adult Contemporary, and #6 Adult Top 40.

Written by Darrell Brown, Dennis Matkosky and Ty Lacy, the song grew out of Lacy’s emotions surrounding a recent breakup.  According to SongFacts …

Matkosky said the original demo (sung by Ty Lacy) sounded almost like a Peter Gabriel song. When Darrell Brown brought the song to Urban, he didn’t actually play him the demo but showed him the chords and the feel, which ultimately helped the singer make it his own. “That was an anomaly of usually how it happens,” Matkosky told Songcraft. “I mean, of course, it was the same structure and the same chords and it had the same pads, it had the same drums. But the way it was approached from the acoustic guitar part was different. The track was actually very similar but when Keith put his vocal on it, it just changed everything.”
One line in particular has been the subject of much debate … and I’ve been wrong all these years, but then since I’m 90% deaf, what’s new, right?  The line … “And take your cat and leave my sweater, ’cause we have nothing left to weather” … is often heard (and not just by me!) as “take your cap and leave my sweater”.
Urban won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2006 for this tune. It was his first Grammy win.  Although the song reached #2 in Canada, its popularity seems to have been otherwise confined to the U.S.
You’ll Think of Me
Keith Urban
I woke up this morning around 4am
With the moon shining bright as headlights on the interstate
I pulled the covers over my head and tried to catch some sleep
But thoughts of us kept keeping me awake
ever since you found yourself in someone else’s arms
I’ve been trying my best to get along
but that’s okay there’s nothing left to say but

Take your records, take you freedom
Take your memories, I don’t need ’em
Take your space and take your reasons
But you’ll think of me
And take your cat and leave my sweater
‘Cause we have nothing left to weather
In fact I’ll feel a whole lot better
But you’ll think of me, you’ll think of me

I went out driving trying to clear my head
I tried to sweep out all the ruins that my emotions left
I guess I’m feeling just a little tired of this
And all the baggage that seems to still exist
It seems the only blessing I have left to my name
Is not knowing what we could have been
What we should have been


Someday I’m gonna run across your mind
Don’t worry, I’ll be fine
I’m gonna be alright
While you’re sleeping with your pride
Wishing I could hold you tight
I’ll be over you
And on with my life

[Chorus x2]

And you’re gonna think of me
Oh someday baby, someday

Writer/s: Darrell R. Brown, Dennis Joseph Matkosky, Ty Kelly Lacy
Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Exploration Group LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

24 thoughts on “♫ You’ll Think Of Me ♫

  1. Music’s okay, if you like country, but why write the lyrics. “You’ll think of me” has nothing on “You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone,” which if I remember right was old style C&W. At a guess I would say “Rock Island Line,” which has nothing to do with Rock ‘n Roll.

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  3. I’m not very up on Keith Urban’s early records – I know his more recent, rockier ones better. This is very country and if I heard it blind I’d have sworn it was by Lonestar: it sounds so much like something they would have done. Pleasant song, nice video. Not bad for a country boy from New Zealand 😊

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