See Alan Jackson’s Moving Performance of ‘Remember When’ at the Opry

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All was silent at the Grand Ole Opry during a moving performance by Alan Jackson of his classic country song, “Remember When.” The lights glimmered off the white cowboy hat Jackson rarely ever goes without as he began to sing.

As country music continues to morph into a sound for the newer generation, performances like this remind us that the true root of country music will always hold strong.

“Remember When” is a number one song about lasting love and looking back on all of the memories it was built on. Jackson sings the song during his Opry performance with passion and each word is heartfelt. See the memorable performance below.

In the middle of the performance, he takes a moment to step away from the mic while the band continues on. He raises his hand up to his face to get a better view of the crowd and take in the moment before beginning again.

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The music that accompanies him is soft throughout, bring a hard focus on the lyrics that every person in the crowd that night could surely relate to. Out of all the incredible performances at the Grand Ole Opry that night, this was one that those in attendance will remember for a very long time.

“Remember When” Lyrics:

Remember when I was young and so were you

And time stood still and love was all we knew

You were the first, so was I

We made love and then you cried
Remember when
Remember when we vowed the vows and walked the walk

Gave our hearts, made the start, it was hard

We lived and learned, life threw curves

There was joy, there was hurt
Remember when
Remember when old ones died and new were born

And life was changed, disassembled, rearranged

We came together, fell apart

And broke each other’s hearts
Remember when
Remember when the sound of little feet

Was the music we danced to week to week

Brought back the love, we found trust

Vowed we’d never give it up
Remember when
Remember when thirty seemed so old

Now lookin’ back, it’s just a steppin’ stone

To where we are, where we’ve been

Said we’d do it all again
Remember when
Remember when we said when we turned gray

When the children grow up and move away

We won’t be sad, we’ll be glad

For all the life we’ve had

And we’ll remember when
Remember when

Remember when

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