Moments

Album: Countrified (2007)
Charted: 56
  • I was coming to the end of a long, long walk
    When a man crawled out of a cardboard box
    Under the E. Street Bridge
    Followed me on to it
    I went out halfway across
    With that homeless shadow tagging along
    So I dug for some change
    Wouldn't need it anyway
    He took it lookin' just a bit ashamed
    He said, 'you know, I haven't always been this way.'

    I've had my moments, days in the sun
    Moments I was second to none
    Moments when I knew I did what I thought I couldn't do
    Like that plane ride coming home from the war
    That summer my son was born
    And memories like a coat so warm
    A cold wind can't get through
    Lookin' at me now, you might not know it
    But I've had my moments

    I stood there tryin' to find my nerve
    Wondering if a single soul on earth
    Would care at all
    Miss me when I'm gone
    That old man just kept hanging around
    Lookin' at me, lookin' down
    I think he recognized
    That look in my eyes
    Standing with him there, I felt ashamed
    I said, 'you know, I haven't always been this way.'

    I've had my moments, days in the sun
    Moments I was second to none
    Moments when I knew I did what I thought I couldn't do
    Like the day I walked away from the wine
    For a woman who became my wife
    And a love that, when it was right
    Could always see me through
    Lookin' at me now, you might not know it
    But I've had my moments

    I know somewhere 'round a trashcan fire tonight
    That old man tells his story one more time
    He says

    I've had my moments, days in the sun
    Moments I was second to none
    Moments when I knew I did what I thought I couldn't do
    Like that cool night on the E. Street Bridge
    When a young man almost ended it
    I was right there, wasn't scared a bit
    And I helped to pull him through
    Lookin' at me now, you might not know it
    Oh, lookin' at me now, you might not know it
    But I've had my moments, I've had my moments, I've had my moments, I've had my moments Writer/s: Annie Tate, Sam M. Tate, David Allen Berg
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Lorraine from Grande Prairie, AbI'm doing a project on hope through music. I chosse this song because I think it reminds us to never lose hope when we want to jump off a bridge. But also hope for the beggar who even though his in a difficult situation can and did do amasing things.
  • Maddie from Wichita, KsI've been a dancer for years, and this was my ballet song last year. I'd never really paid attention to the lyrics until my brother said something about it. It's so sad, yet so beautiful!
  • Catherine from Redlands, CaWhen this song came out I was homeless at the time and the part where it talks about would anyone miss me when i die really got to me because that was exactly how i was feeling too. So i thought maybe i'm not the only person that feels like this somedays
  • Steve from St.petersburg, Flthis song was written for me it is the way I have felt so many times, and everytime I get close to stepping off my bridge something allways pulls me back and slaps me in the face,I just hope that I allways get that slap in the face, a freind turned me on to this song just yesterday and I was seriously considering takeing that final step of my bridge,
    Steve in st.petersburg,Fl.
  • Landon from Winchester, OhBut I forgot to mention something. The bass drummer, Patrick Bourque, died late in 2007 while the rest of the band was on tour. Lead singer Brad Mates ruled the death as a suicide. If they really came up with a song like Moments, a homeless man saving a young man from jumping off of a bridge, isn't it more than just a little ironic that one of the band members would end it that way?
  • Landon from Winchester, OhAt first, the song sounded a little strange to me. But one day I listened to the words and found a powerful message. A homeless man stopped a young man from jumping off a bridge. That says that we all have our moments, even when things look so bleak.
  • Jess from Harrisburg, PaThis song is amazing!
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