Hello all! Welcome to the this week’s feature of Sunday Morning Time Capsule which is a weekly feature here at Critically Country. In this feature I do a throwback spotlight on a song, album or subject. I say spotlight instead of review because I won’t be giving grades for this feature just discussing the piece of work. Nostalgia can be a powerful thing so hopefully you all enjoy this piece as much as I do. I am happy to take requests for the Time Capsule if you have any so speak up if you do.
Last week on the Sunday Morning Time Capsule we went back to 2009 for Matt Kennon’s top 40 hit “The Call.” This week we move to 2006 for Carrie Underwood’s second single “Don’t Forget to Remember Me.” Underwood’s second single peaked at #2 on the Billboard hot country chart. The song describes an 18 year old girl moving out of her parent’s house and going out on her own for the first time. Before she leaves her mother stalls and tries putting off goodbye because she is sad to see her baby leave home. Her mother leaves a few items in her car before she leaves in case she needs them like money, a map and a bible. Her mother asks her not to forget to remember her even though she is leaving home.
When she gets to her new apartment it finally hits her that she is on her own. Like every Sunday she calls up her mom and tells her everything is alright even if things aren’t alright. As her mom did in the first verse, the daughter asks her mother not to forget to remember her. The song ends with the daughter praying to God which is something she hadn’t done in awhile. She tells God about how small she feels in this big world now that she’s on her own. She ask’s God not to forget to remember her.
Carrie Underwood’s early albums were really enjoyable to listen to and are loaded with genuine country instrumentation. Even though I still like Carrie Underwood’s music I have to admit I miss the fiddle and steel guitar in her song’s.