Moments
Jhené Aiko Lyrics


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These are the moments in time that we've been waiting our whole life to find
That we've been searching for, all through the night
Just tell me that we'll be alright
'Cause, baby, in a world full of cancer
Where everyone needs a ransom
My mama said "love is the answer"
So when I call you better answer me
Right now I need you here on me
No substitutes, you're the one and only
Please take away the stress I don't need
You got me on my knees, baby, James Brown bliss
The time is ours, not for borrow
Both got a past full of sorrow
Let's cancel everything tomorrow

I always get caught in the moment
With you, with you
With you, with you
With you, with you
I get caught in the moment
With you, with you
With you, with you
With you, with you
I get caught in the moment

Hey, the past, that's history
The future, that's a mystery
The present, that's a gift, that's why they call it the present
I can't watch the news lately, it's been too depressing
I'd rather be with you, bodies pressing and decompressing
So much smoke in the air, look like we need decongestant
I know you need protection
I tell you what to do whenever you need direction
You know I'm overworkin', I cut the check like director
Take me daily, as directed
'Cause, baby, in a room full of dancers
You still are the answer
These other hoes nothing to focus on
I need somebody real to get close upon
Lookin' for someone who don't annoy you when they overstaying
It's looking like I am like one A.M
I could put you to sleep faster than melatonin
Us zoning, wishing I could freeze-frame the moment

Oh yeah
With you, with you
With you, with you
With you, with you
I get caught in the moment
With you, with you
With you, with you
With you, with you
I get caught in the moment

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, hol' up
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

You better freeze the moment, seize it, own it
Focus is on it, our time to go in
'Yo time be on it
Lose yourself and find something you won't let escape the moment, yeah
Everything you need to be contented is right here




Right in this minute
You can have it when you understand that all that matters is right here

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Moments" by Jhené Aiko speak of the importance of being present in the moment and appreciating the love and connection that one has with their partner. The singer reflects on the struggles of the world, comparing it to cancer and expressing the need for love as an answer. She implores her partner to be present with her in the moment and take away any stress, and acknowledges that both of them have a past full of sorrow. The chorus speaks of getting caught in the moment with the partner, emphasizing the importance of being present and appreciating the present instead of dwelling on past or future uncertainties. The bridge delivers a message of seizing the moment and focusing on the present, for it is where true contentment lies. Overall, the song encourages listeners to appreciate the beauty of the moment and cherish the love they have with their partner.


Line by Line Meaning

These are the moments in time that we've been waiting our whole life to find
These are the moments we've dreamt about, and they've finally come


That we've been searching for, all through the night
We've looked for these moments tirelessly, even lose sleep for them


Just tell me that we'll be alright
Assure me that we'll make it through this together, no matter what happens


'Cause, baby, in a world full of cancer
In a world riddled with problems and challenges


Where everyone needs a ransom
Where everyone is fighting for something they want or need


My mama said "love is the answer"
My mother taught me that the solution to all problems is love


So when I call you better answer me
When I reach out to you, respond as soon as possible


Right now I need you here on me
I need your physical presence by my side right now


No substitutes, you're the one and only
No one can replace you because you are my only and unique one


Please take away the stress I don't need
Help me relieve the tension I'm experiencing


You got me on my knees, baby, James Brown bliss
You have me in a state of ultimate happiness and gratitude


The time is ours, not for borrow
We have the present time to ourselves, we can't borrow it from anyone else


Both got a past full of sorrow
We have had difficult experiences in our pasts


Let's cancel everything tomorrow
Let's forget about tomorrow's possible worries and focus on this moment


I always get caught in the moment
I get captivated and overwhelmed by the present moment


Hey, the past, that's history
The past is gone and can't be changed


The future, that's a mystery
The future is unknown and uncertain


The present, that's a gift, that's why they call it the present
The only guarantee is this moment, that's why we must cherish it


I can't watch the news lately, it's been too depressing
Recent events in the news have been too sad and negative for me


I'd rather be with you, bodies pressing and decompressing
Being close to you is a better way to release stress and relax


So much smoke in the air, look like we need decongestant
There's a lot of drama and negativity in our environment, we need relief


I know you need protection
I understand that you need to feel safe and secure


I tell you what to do whenever you need direction
Whenever you need guidance, I'll give it to you


You know I'm overworkin', I cut the check like director
I work hard and provide resources for us like a film director


Take me daily, as directed
Come to me every day as we planned


'Cause, baby, in a room full of dancers
In a crowded space with many choices and distractions


You still are the answer
You are the only person who truly matters to me


These other hoes nothing to focus on
There is no one else worth paying attention to except you


I need somebody real to get close upon
I need a genuine person to bond with


Lookin' for someone who don't annoy you when they overstaying
Searching for someone who you don't get tired of sharing time with


It's looking like I am like one A.M
It's getting late in the night


I could put you to sleep faster than melatonin
I have a soothing effect on you that can help you fall asleep


Us zoning, wishing I could freeze-frame the moment
Both of us are in our zone, hoping to record this moment forever


You better freeze the moment, seize it, own it
You must capture this moment, hold onto it, and make the most of it


Focus is on it, our time to go in
Stay attentive and dedicated to this moment, this is our chance to flourish


'Yo time be on it
Be fully present and in the moment


Lose yourself and find something you won't let escape the moment, yeah
Get lost in this moment and grab onto something that you'll cherish forever


Everything you need to be contented is right here
All the happiness and satisfaction you seek can be found in this moment


Right in this minute
In the present moment


You can have it when you understand that all that matters is right here
You'll have everything you want when you realize that the important thing is being present in this moment




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, THE RAY CHARLES FOUNDATION DBA TANGERINE MUSIC, Songtrust Ave
Written by: Amaire Johnson, Jhene Aiko Chilombo, Sean Anderson

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@dreamiepotato2921

"These are the moments in time that we've been waiting our whole life to find
That we've been searching for all through the nightJust tell me it will be alright
'Cause, baby, in a world full of cancer
Where everyone needs a ransom
My mama said "love is the answer"
So when I call you better answer me
Right now I need you here on me
No substitutes, you're the one and only
Please take away the stress I don't Need You got me on my knees, baby, James Brown, please
The time is ours, not for borrow
Both got a past full of sorrow
Let's cancel everything tomorrow"


Favorite song from this album ❤



All comments from YouTube:

@Djrockewfewtimez986

IS IT JUST ME OR DOES BIG SEAN MAKE HIS BEST MUSIC WITH HER! I THINK HE DOES THAT ON PURPOSE!

@raging_rain

frrrr, Beware, Win Some Lose Some, I Know, Talk Show and this are really some of his best songs (WSLS is my fav by him, I know Jhené only does additional vocals on it tho)

@jasmineparker5816

Yess. Their chemistry is ridiculous. Two people who were made to make music together 💜

@mxxxw4529

@@raging_rain the whole twenty88 project is so goood

@brendaw8357

They bring the passion out of each other

@imemotionallystable7109

@@jasmineparker5816 theyre meant to be together lol

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@hypnoticharmony3507

Jhene has a way to get me so lost and zoned out on her music .

@TkAriana

Hypnotic Harmony yesss man😩😣❤

@semajanderson5453

Hypnotic Harmony deadass😭💯

@fikilencwane1214

Its not just you hey♥️😌

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