Moment
Nate Ruess Lyrics


Well, you were burning up the sky
Looking for a light when you saved me
I was convinced no one would take me
You turned and took me by the hand
But now that look in your eyes
All of your sighs are saying "Go, please"
"Leave me alone and leave you lonely"
It looks as though we've reached the end

Well, I'm fine
I just need a moment
I'm alright right here on the floor
Well, I'm fine
I just need a moment to cry

And when I think about the ways
That you never waste your breath to say you love me
How you always held your lost loves above me
As you kept your other hand on the door
Yet I'll admit I might miss
Every scar and every wish that we'd make
But our wishes were nothing but ways
To act as if we could use the change
Well, maybe one of these days
We'll cross each other on a train to our new lives
We could talk about the old times
And how we're glad we made it out alive

But for now I'll sit and drink
As I think about the night that your father died
And I said I'd never leave your side
We once swore we could defeat this
Therefore, please excuse this little bit of weakness, oh

Well, I'm fine
I just need a moment of your time
To get all my things and let go
Well, I’m fine
I just need a moment to say goodbye

Well, Lord give me a reason
C'mon, show me you love me
I don't want to let it go
Just to watch it fly
And Lord, give me a moment
Any of it, show me
I don't want to feel it
I don't wanna watch it go by

Because I'm fine
I just need a moment
I'm alright right here on the floor
Well, I'm fine
I just need a moment to say I'm fine
I need a moment
I'm alright here on the floor
Well, I'm fine
I just need a moment to cry

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: JEFF BHASKER, NATE RUESS, EMILE HAYNIE

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Nate Ruess

I remember writing "Moment" just over a year ago. I was at Emile's studio in NYC (RIP), working on the acapella to "AhHa" and I decided to steal his omnichord because I'd heard a lot of songwriters who don't play instruments have been known to use one to find different chords without having to sing the song to an instrumentalist. 

So I sat around my apartment strumming the stupid thing with no real luck. Put it down. And almost instantly started writing "Moment". I was particularly excited cause in my head it sounded like a really small and nonchalant chorus- and despite my track record at the time- I've always been a bigger fan of the less obvious chorus that ends up growing on you. Plus the verses I'd started writing really made it feel like a country version of "one more try" by George Michael​ (one of my all time favorite songs). 

I recorded the first verse and chorus acapella and sent it off to Jeff to get his thoughts on it. He freaked out about as much as I'd ever heard him freak out, and sent it back with drums and other instrumentation. Apparently he was in the studio with Shania Twain​ when he'd gotten my email (awesome factoid), and was really inspired by the work they were doing. 

Little known fact (or not- who really knows anymore)- I love country music. I dunno if it's the Iowa or the Arizona- but it's not like when I was in my late teens and I was like "the only country I listen to is Johnny Cash​ and Whiskeytown". No. These days I'm into some really shitty country. Pickup trucks. Bad fashion. Whatever. My ears gravitate to it. Sometimes I hate myself for it. But it doesn't stop me from listening. 

Anyway- Jeff's instrumental accompanying track was awesome. I sat on it for a few weeks before he came to New York, and I believe it was the first song he, Emile and I worked on all together for this album. By the time we all got into a room- I wanted it to feel like a country version of my favorite song of all time "Nothing Compares 2 U", but with Mutt Lange drums. If that sounds like a weird mash up- that's because it is. Emile did an incredible job on the drums. I remember writing that weird/depressing second verse pre chorus in about five minutes because I thought the song felt a little flat, and I'm so happy I did, cause it has some of my favorite lyrics I've ever written (I wrote the father dying line based off of my obsession with the "all the flowers that you planted mama" from "Nothing Compares 2 U"). Also- I'm horrendous with writing and singing harmonies. I've always been fortunate to be surrounded by people who could cover my ass when it came time to write a harmony. But I pulled that last chorus harmony out of thin air. And I'll say that to this day- it's been the toughest notes I've ever had to sing.



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Well, you were burning up the sky
Looking for a light when you saved me
I was convinced no one would take me
You turned and took me by the hand
But now that look in your eyes
All of your sighs are saying "Go, please"
"Leave me alone and leave you lonely"
It looks as though we've reached the end

Well, I'm fine
I just need a moment
I'm alright right here on the floor
Well, I'm fine
I just need a moment to cry

And when I think about the ways
That you never waste your breath to say you love me
How you always held your lost loves above me
As you kept your other hand on the door
Yet I'll admit I might miss
Every scar and every wish that we'd make
But our wishes were nothing but ways
To act as if we could use the change
Well, maybe one of these days
We'll cross each other on a train to our new lives
We could talk about the old times
And how we're glad we made it out alive

But for now I'll sit and drink
As I think about the night that your father died
And I said I'd never leave your side
We once swore we could defeat this
Therefore, please excuse this little bit of weakness, oh

Well, I'm fine
I just need a moment of your time
To get all my things and let go
Well, I’m fine
I just need a moment to say goodbye

Well, Lord give me a reason
C'mon, show me you love me
I don't want to let it go
Just to watch it fly
And Lord, give me a moment
Any of it, show me
I don't want to feel it
I don't wanna watch it go by

Because I'm fine
I just need a moment
I'm alright right here on the floor
Well, I'm fine
I just need a moment to say I'm fine
I need a moment
I'm alright here on the floor
Well, I'm fine
I just need a moment to cry



absolutely no clue .

My Rank:
1. It Only Gets Much Worse
2. Intro
3. Moment
4. Take It Back
5. Grand Romantic
6. Great Big Storm
7.AhHa
8. You Light My Fire
9. What This World Is Coming To
10. Brightside
11. Harsh Light
12. Nothing Without Love
I LOVE every song on the album, these are just the order I like them in.



All comments from YouTube:

Nate Ruess

I remember writing "Moment" just over a year ago. I was at Emile's studio in NYC (RIP), working on the acapella to "AhHa" and I decided to steal his omnichord because I'd heard a lot of songwriters who don't play instruments have been known to use one to find different chords without having to sing the song to an instrumentalist. 

So I sat around my apartment strumming the stupid thing with no real luck. Put it down. And almost instantly started writing "Moment". I was particularly excited cause in my head it sounded like a really small and nonchalant chorus- and despite my track record at the time- I've always been a bigger fan of the less obvious chorus that ends up growing on you. Plus the verses I'd started writing really made it feel like a country version of "one more try" by George Michael​ (one of my all time favorite songs). 

I recorded the first verse and chorus acapella and sent it off to Jeff to get his thoughts on it. He freaked out about as much as I'd ever heard him freak out, and sent it back with drums and other instrumentation. Apparently he was in the studio with Shania Twain​ when he'd gotten my email (awesome factoid), and was really inspired by the work they were doing. 

Little known fact (or not- who really knows anymore)- I love country music. I dunno if it's the Iowa or the Arizona- but it's not like when I was in my late teens and I was like "the only country I listen to is Johnny Cash​ and Whiskeytown". No. These days I'm into some really shitty country. Pickup trucks. Bad fashion. Whatever. My ears gravitate to it. Sometimes I hate myself for it. But it doesn't stop me from listening. 

Anyway- Jeff's instrumental accompanying track was awesome. I sat on it for a few weeks before he came to New York, and I believe it was the first song he, Emile and I worked on all together for this album. By the time we all got into a room- I wanted it to feel like a country version of my favorite song of all time "Nothing Compares 2 U", but with Mutt Lange drums. If that sounds like a weird mash up- that's because it is. Emile did an incredible job on the drums. I remember writing that weird/depressing second verse pre chorus in about five minutes because I thought the song felt a little flat, and I'm so happy I did, cause it has some of my favorite lyrics I've ever written (I wrote the father dying line based off of my obsession with the "all the flowers that you planted mama" from "Nothing Compares 2 U"). Also- I'm horrendous with writing and singing harmonies. I've always been fortunate to be surrounded by people who could cover my ass when it came time to write a harmony. But I pulled that last chorus harmony out of thin air. And I'll say that to this day- it's been the toughest notes I've ever had to sing.

Erin Thor

Nate Ruess — We need more from you Sir. You have a talent, and it is missed.

Güippi

please Nate, never stop making music 🙏🏼🙏🏼💖

MIAMIRAFY

I would love to be your realtor in Miami!

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누가 해석좀 ㅋㅋ

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💓🎶🙏

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Brenda Royte

Nate, we want you to come back... Please😣
Am i the only one who want him back??

Lalramdini Paite

@Lexus Henry Nate Ruess tuipui pha Ini ve alaw... Salute bro😊

Lexus Henry

@Lalramdini Paite dikchiah ❤❤

Lalramdini Paite

After Freddie mercury he's the best vocalist period💞

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