THE MOMENT ©
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Lyrics, Frank Gagliano
Music, James Rushin

(Demo track below: Jonathan Mousette, vocal; James Rushin, piano)

Sometimes I’ll glimpse it,
Maybe at night,
Often when I’m sitting all alone.
Sometimes I’ll sense it,
Out there in space,
Even when I’m talking on the phone.
Sometimes I’ll spot it,
Driving in a car,
Squinting through the snow or through a mist.
Someday, when it’s close enough,
I’m bound to make my move. . .
And on that day I’ll grab it in my fist. . .

The moment when my life changed,
From innocence to pain:
From longing for tomorrows—
To looking back again and again.

The moment when the joy stopped,
And nothing made me care:
From “letting go” with laughter—
To living now in tears, in despair.

It must have been momentous,
Some cataclysmic thing,
That changed my life forever. . .
And stopped my soul from ever taking wing.

The moment when the trust stopped,
And energy declined,
Now all my hopes and fancies
Are things, I fear, I’ll never, ever find.

When did it all go?
. . . Perhaps I shouldn’t know. . .
The moment when my life changed. . .
Not so long ago.

 

(Demo track below: Jonathan Mousette, vocal; James Rushin, piano)

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