One Shining Moment
Diana Ross Lyrics


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Tell me who, what, when
Where did it start?
Tell me when, where
How did you get in my heart?
I feel your love washing over me
In waves of emotion so strong
I want to say while I've got the chance
In the words of this song

You're my one shining moment
You are all my dreams come true
Honey, you're my one shining moment
And if I never have another
I'm glad that I've known you

You fill up for me all the empty spaces
All the pain I've ever felt, you've erased it
Is it any wonder? No way
That I'm growing fonder every day
There's a freedom that I never knew
And it's all because of you, honey

You're my one shining moment
You are all my dreams come true
Honey, you're my one shining moment
And if I never have another
I'm glad that I've known you

I wake up with you on my mind
You light up my day
There is nothing better I can find
Oh, my love, I'm so proud
That I can say, hey

You're my one shining moment
You are all my dreams come true
Wrapped into one, under the sun

Honey, you're my one shining moment
And if I never have another
I'm glad that I've known you

If I never have another
I'm glad that I've known you
If I never have another
I'm glad that I've known you

You're my one
Shine, shine, shine, shining moment
Shining




You're my one
You, you, shining moment

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Diana Ross's song One Shining Moment depict the singer's profound love and appreciation for a significant other who has entered their life and filled all the empty spaces. The singer asks how this person got into their heart, and expresses the overwhelming sensation of their love washing over them in waves of emotion. The lyrics further describe this person as the singer's one shining moment - the person who has made all of their dreams come true, erased all the pain they ever felt, and who fills their every thought. The singer expresses gratitude and pride in being able to say that all of their dreams are wrapped into one under the sun, with this person being the one shining moment.


Overall, the lyrics of One Shining Moment speak to the power of love and its ability to fill all of the empty spaces and erased all pain. It celebrates the joy of finding someone who truly sees and understands you, and who has the power to make all of your dreams come true.


Line by Line Meaning

Tell me who, what, when,
Diana Ross asks for the details of how the love story between her and her significant other began.


Where did it start?
Ross is curious about the specific location that her love story started.


Tell me when, where
She wants to know the exact moment and place where her significant other entered her life.


How did you get in my heart?
Ross wonders how her significant other managed to steal her heart.


I feel your love washing over me
Ross expresses how the love of her significant other feels.


In waves of emotion so strong
The love she feels is so intense that it comes in waves.


I want to say while I've got the chance
Ross feels the need to express how she feels while she has the opportunity.


In the words of this song
She chooses to use the song as a medium to express her love.


You're my one shining moment
Ross considers her significant other as her one moment of true happiness.


You are all my dreams come true
The presence of her significant other has brought all her dreams to reality.


Honey, you're my one shining moment
Ross repeats her belief that her significant other is the only source of true happiness.


And if I never have another
Even if she never experiences any other form of happiness again.


I'm glad that I've known you
Ross is grateful for the time she has spent with her significant other.


You fill up for me all the empty spaces
Her significant other has filled up all the empty voids she had in her life.


All the pain I ever felt, you've erased it
Her significant other has been able to heal all her emotional wounds.


Is it any wonder? no way
Ross believes that her love for her significant other is not surprising.


That I'm growing fonder every day
She is falling deeper in love with her significant other each passing day.


There's a freedom that I never knew
Her relationship with her significant other has brought a sense of liberation she didn't know existed.


And it's all because of you, honey
Ross attributes her newfound sense of freedom to her significant other.


I wake up with you on my mind
Her significant other is the first thought that pops into her mind when she wakes up.


You light up my day
The presence of her significant other brings a ray of light into her daily life.


There is nothing better I can find
Ross feels that nothing can compare to the love she receives from her significant other.


Oh, my love, I'm so proud
Ross feels proud of her love for her significant other.


That I can say, hey
She is happy that she can express her love for her significant other.


All my dreams wrapped
Ross's dreams are all tied up.


Into one under the sun, honey
Her happiness is all centered around her significant other.


And if I never have another
Even if she never experiences any other form of happiness again.


I'm glad that I've known you
Ross is grateful for the time she has spent with her significant other.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Vaneese Thomas

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Tell me who, what, when
Where did it start?
Tell me when, where
How did you get in my heart?
I feel your love washing over me
In waves of emotion so strong
I want to say while I’ve got the chance
In the words of this song

You’re my one shining moment
You are all my dreams come true
Honey, you’re my one shining moment
And if I never have another
I’m glad that I’ve known you

You fill up for me all the empty spaces
All the pain I ever felt, you’ve erased it
Is it any wonder? No way
That I’m growing fonder everyday
There’s a freedom that I never knew
And it’s all because of you, honey

You’re my one shining moment
You are all my dreams come true
Honey, you’re my one shining moment
And if I never have another
I’m glad that I’ve known you

I wake up with you on my mind
You light up my day
There is nothing better I can find
Oh, my love, I’m so proud
That I can say, hey
All my dreams rolled into one
Into one under the sun, honey

Honey, you’re my one shining moment
And if I never have another
I’m glad that I’ve known you
If I never have another
I’m glad that I’ve known you
Shining moment



All comments from YouTube:

@sandrina1515

Diana Ross is for all time and will be like that, she is unique, in voice, elegance, naturalness, charisma, we love her, and already wishing her the best for her 80 years, which will be as great as she deserves

@tickedoffsheikh8587

If you are listening to this song in 2021 congratulations to you for having great taste in music...the 80s!👍🇬🇾

@jerrywhite9989

Look at Diana being Diana Ross ❤❤❤

@melsmall6200

Another classic by the QUEEN of soul ,never fails to deliver,the greatest era for music of all time ,great days an memories never to be forgotten.👏👏👏👏👍

@Radionics10

What a Beautiful woman with a Beautiful voice. Love you Diana.

@HOPE.TheresNoPlaceLikeHomeClub

I'm moved to tears watching this. What a graceful woman, none other compares. I have to see her live in concert...period!

@lloyddenvermckay1410

1 of my favourite Diana Ross songs. So emotionally beautiful. 😢❤💜💞🎤🎼🎶🎵

@hermanprocell8368

I've been a fan of Diana's for many years. This song has to be my favorite. Brings back great memories of a loved one

@carolallen6458

Love this song for my hubby lew who i lost 2 years ago miss u so much darl lost without you xxx

@kennydobbins1345

I'm sorry for your loss.

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