Any Moment
Gavin Creel Lyrics


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Anything can happen in the woods
May I kiss you?
Any moment, we could be crushed

Uh

Don't feel rushed
This is ridiculous
What am I doing here?
I'm in the wrong story

Wait, wait, one moment, please, we can't do this
You have a Princess
Well, yes, I do
And I have a baker
Of course, you're right, how foolish

Foolishness can happen in the woods
Once again, please
Let your hesitations be hushed
Any moment, big or small
Is a moment, after all
Seize the moment, skies may fall
Any moment

But this is not right

Right and wrong don't matter in the woods
Only feelings
Let us meet the moment unblushed
Life is often so unpleasant
You must know that, as a peasant
Best to take the moment present
As a present, for the moment

I must leave you
Why?
The giant
The Giant, I had almost forgotten

Will we find each other in the Woods again?

This was just a moment in the woods
Our moment
Shimmering and lovely and sad
Leave the moment, just be glad
For the moment that we had
Every moment is of moment
When you're in the woods

Now I must go off to slay a Giant
But that is what the next moment holds for me
I shall not forget yo




How brave you are to be alone in the Woods
And how alive you've made me feel

Overall Meaning

"Any Moment" is a duet between two characters, the baker and Cinderella's prince, in the musical "Into the Woods." The song takes place in the woods as the characters are grappling with their desires and responsibilities.


The lyrics reflect the tension between wanting to give in to their desires, represented by the line "May I kiss you?" and the reality of their situations. The prince reminds the baker that he has a princess and the baker acknowledges that he has a wife. They both acknowledge the foolishness of their desires, but at the same time, they acknowledge that anything can happen and that life is uncertain.


The lyrics also touch on the idea of seizing the moment, even if it may have consequences. The woods symbolize a place away from society's rules and expectations, where right and wrong don't matter as much as following one's feelings. It's a moment of escape and freedom for these characters, even if it is fleeting.


Line by Line Meaning

Anything can happen in the woods
Unexpected events and outcomes can occur in life


May I kiss you?
Can I express my affection towards you?


Any moment, we could be crushed
There's always a risk of getting hurt or facing obstacles


Don't feel rushed
Take your time, don't feel pressured


This is ridiculous
This situation seems absurd or illogical


What am I doing here?
Questioning the purpose or reason for being in the current situation


I'm in the wrong story
Feeling misplaced or out of sync with one's own narrative


Wait, wait, one moment, please, we can't do this
Pause and reconsider, as it's not appropriate to proceed


You have a Princess
You are committed or tied to someone else


Well, yes, I do
Acknowledging one's own responsibilities or commitments


And I have a baker
Bringing up one's own significant other or partner


Of course, you're right, how foolish
Realizing one's own mistake or foolishness in considering an affair


Foolishness can happen in the woods
People can make unwise or irrational choices in unpredictable situations


Once again, please
Reiterating the request, despite knowing it's not the right decision


Let your hesitations be hushed
Ignore your doubts or uncertainties


Any moment, big or small
Every opportunity, whether significant or inconspicuous


Is a moment, after all
Each moment holds value and importance


Seize the moment, skies may fall
Embrace the present, regardless of potential consequences


But this is not right
Recognizing the moral or ethical conflict of the situation


Right and wrong don't matter in the woods
Moral standards may become blurred or less relevant in unpredictable circumstances


Only feelings
Emotions guide actions, rather than logic or principles


Let us meet the moment unblushed
Engage with the situation openly and without reservation


Life is often so unpleasant
Life can frequently be challenging or unpleasant


You must know that, as a peasant
Understanding the struggles and hardships of being in a lower social position


Best to take the moment present
It's advisable to make the most of the current opportunity


As a present, for the moment
Consider this moment as a gift or temporary pleasure


I must leave you
I have to part ways with you


Why?
Questioning the reason or purpose behind the separation


The giant
Referring to the imminent threat or challenge in their path


The Giant, I had almost forgotten
Realizing the looming danger or obstacle that was temporarily overlooked


Will we find each other in the Woods again?
Expressing uncertainty about whether they'll cross paths again in similar circumstances


This was just a moment in the woods
Acknowledging the fleeting nature of their encounter and its limited significance


Our moment
Emphasizing the personal significance of the shared experience


Shimmering and lovely and sad
Describing the emotional and bittersweet nature of the encounter


Leave the moment, just be glad
Accept leaving the moment behind and cherish the happiness it brought


For the moment that we had
Appreciating the temporary joy or connection they experienced


Every moment is of moment
Every instance or opportunity holds significance and should be cherished


When you're in the woods
While navigating unpredictable or unfamiliar situations


Now I must go off to slay a Giant
I have to confront and overcome a major challenge


But that is what the next moment holds for me
Anticipating the forthcoming challenge or adventure


I shall not forget yo
I won't forget you


How brave you are to be alone in the Woods
Recognizing the courage and independence shown by the other person


And how alive you've made me feel
Expressing the rejuvenating and invigorating impact the other person had on them




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Stephen Sondheim

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