Simple Minds - Don't You - Meaning of the song
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" is the big song from the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club. Directed by John Hughes, it features many members of the "Brat Pack," including Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, and Judd Nelson.
Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff wrote this song specifically for The Breakfast Club. Forsey, who also co-wrote "Shakedown" for Beverly Hills Cop II and the title song to Flashdance, was in charge of the music for the film. Schiff had been a guitarist in Nina Hagen's band and co-wrote one of her biggest songs, "New York / N.Y."
In The Breakfast Club, five high school students with very different personalities spend a Saturday together in detention and find some common ground. The question is, will they remember their time together and act any differently around each other when they return to school and face peer pressure to act their roles. Some dialog in the film when they bring this up gave Keith Forsey the idea for the song title.
Don't You (Forget About Me) - Lyrics
Hey, hey, hey, hey Ooh, woah Won't you come see about me? I'll be alone, dancing you know it, baby Tell me your troubles and doubts Giving me everything inside and out and Love's strange so real in the dark Think of the tender things that we were working on Slow change may pull us apart When the light gets into your heart, baby Don't you forget about me Don't don't don't don't Don't you forget about me Will you stand above me Look my way, never love me Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling Down, down, down Will you recognise me Call my name or walk on by Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling Down, down, down, down Hey, hey, hey, hey Ooh, woah Don't you try to pretend It's my feeling we'll win in the end I won't harm you or touch your defenses Vanity, insecurity ah Don't you forget about me I'll be alone, dancing you know it baby Going to take you apart I'll put us back together at heart, baby Don't you forget about me Don't don't don't don't Don't you forget about me As you walk on by Will you call my name? As you walk on by Will you call my name? When you walk away Oh will you walk away? Will you walk on by? Come on, call my name Will you call my name? I say: La la la... When you walk on by And you call my name...