"Remember Tomorrow" is the second track from Iron Maiden's self titled album. It was written by Steve Harris and Paul Di'Anno.
Steve Harris, in a July 1983 interview with John Stix said, "This song is an old stage favorite. The crowds used to be really into this one. Paul Di'Anno wrote the lyrics to it. I wrote the music. Actually I played the parts I had and he worked it out. There's a lot of feeling in this song. Mind you I think any song should be filled with feeling. But on the slow parts of this one I think there is that extra measure."
According to Paul Di'anno, 'Remember Tomorrow' is about his relationship with his father.
It has also been said by Paul Di'Anno that the song was a tribute to his grandfather and that "Remember Tomorrow" was a phrase he used.
Several bands have covered 'Remember Tomorrow' including Anthrax and Crowbar. Notably, the Swedish metal band Opeth covered this track for the A Call to Irons: A Tribute to Iron Maiden album and the recording later appeared on a re-release of their 1998 album My Arms, Your Hearse. The all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens recorded a live cover of the song as a hidden track on their self-titled debut album. The song was covered in 2008 by Metallica on the tribute CD Maiden Heaven: A Tribute to Iron Maiden released by Kerrang! magazine. Metallica has stated this song had always been an Iron Maiden favorite of theirs. Also, Metallica has often played parts of this song live at their own shows. Metallica have stated on their website that the song "was basically the blueprint for songs like 'Fade to Black' and 'Sanitarium' .
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