Somewhere In My Memory


I’m starting off this week of Christmas celebrations with one “Somewhere In My Memory”. Written by John Williams, the song is featured in the movie Home Alone. The movie was written and produced by John Hughes and I am currently reading You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried about his brat pack films of the 80s. This song I am featuring today is a peaceful reflection of the joys of the holiday.

According to my beloved Wikipedia… Home Alone’s signature tune, “Somewhere in My Memory”, was actually written to ‘run alongside the film’ by Williams. It can be heard in numerous sections of the film, either in full length or fragments, forming the backbone for the film’s soundtrack and setting an innocent, nostalgic mood, mainly depicting Kevin’s struggles and his sorrow, which is reflected in the lyrics of the song. “Somewhere in My Memory” today is performed in many Christmas concerts in schools or professional orchestras and choirs alike across the globe.

Candles in the window,
shadows painting the ceiling,
gazing at the fire glow,
feeling that gingerbread feeling.
Precious moments,
special people,
happy faces,
I can see.

Somewhere in my mem’ry,
Christmas joys all around me,
living in my mem’ry,
all of the music,
all of the magic,
all of the fam’ly home here with me.


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