No worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes
They are memories made.
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?
These are some lines from the lyrics of "Someone Like You" by Adele. At first, I must tell you my question isn't about some deep interpretation, but it's about the syntax it holds. I had a disagreement with my English teacher discussing the syntax of the fourth line.
Some days before, she brought the class the song in question and interpreted the whole syntax and translated the meaning in our language. She said that the line I've got problem with means, to put it back to English, "They're what memories made.";that regrets and mistakes are what memories made. After which, I asked the teacher, "Isn't it 'They're memories which have been made'?" She replied no. Should I interpret the line as "They're what memories made" or "They're memories which have been made"?