"Heat Of The Moment" as written by Jim Brown and Tim James....
I never meant to be so bad to you
One thing I said that I would never do
A look from you and I would fall from grace
And that would wipe this smile right from my face

Do you remember when we used to dance?
And incident arose from circumstance
One thing lead to another, we were young
And we would scream together songs unsung

It was the heat of the moment
Telling me what your heart meant
The heat of the moment shone in your eyes

And now you find yourself in eighty two
The disco hot spots hold no charm for you
You can't concern yourself with bigger things
You catch the pearl and ride the dragon's wings

'Cause it's the heat of the moment
Heat of the moment, the heat of the moment
Shone in your eyes

And when your looks are gone and you're alone
How many nights you sit beside the phone
What were the things you wanted for yourself
Teenage ambitions you'll remember well

It was the heat of the moment
Telling me what your heart meant
The heat of the moment shone in your eyes

It was the heat of the moment
Heat of the moment, heat of the moment
Shone in your eyes

Heat of the moment, heat of the moment
Heat of the moment
Heat of the moment, heat of the moment


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"Heat of the Moment" as written by John Wetton Geoffrey Downes

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  • +3
    General CommentGod damnit.

    Never tie a good song to a bad relationship.
    xxblowupon August 24, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen you go through a hard time, you never realize what you have or had until it is gone, or is on it’s way out the door. You may never ever realize that promises are made to be broken, and it is inevitable that you break someone’s heart, or someone breaks yours. If that one person who took their heart away from you would just give you that look they always gave you before, you would feel like the most complete person in the world, and depending on how you look at it, that one look, no matter how far you have come since your hearts were broken, no matter how happy you are, that one look will strike somewhere really deep, and it will wipe away all the happiness you have since gained back, and for a split second, maybe a short while, maybe for an eternity, you will feel the passion and love and desire you once had for that one special someone.
    halffaston May 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I prefer the Eric Cartman version." - definitely, I love that episode.

    This song is so good.
    quiffpornon October 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn a way this song is about looking back. I interepret it as being about what happens when you get into your mid-late 20s early 30s and what worked for you between sixteen and twenty-five no longer works. As a friend of mine once put it (and was also stated in the movie Love And Basketball) when you're a kid/teen you have your dreams ("teenage ambitions") and it doesn't occur to you until later that things aren't gonna turn out that way. Wheb you're in your late teens early twenties you just wanna party yet after a certain point the novelty wears off and "the disco hot spots hold no charm for you". That part could also be interpreted as a general comment that by 1982 the party was over for a lot of people. Many people who had been in their twenties i the disco era were now at that point I referred to earlier and confronted with reality. The song is telling this story parallel with one about a past love that the singer's reflecting on. In a loose sense its commenting on how things can happen in the heat of the moment.

    I never was a major fan of Asia. But I always liked Heat Of The Moment.
    PTownshendon July 08, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy is this page showing Sole Survivor lyrics?
    RoverIACon December 05, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like good 80s rock. This is just a great song with a great tune. I was way to young when this song was out for it to have any personal meaning. However, it makes me think about being a teenager and doing things that I am to smart to do now but loved to do without thinking about it then.
    jbarondeon April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is most definately about how something happened real fast and he wasn't excpecting it to happen the way it did, but now he wants to remember all that was of greatness.
    pedroon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti would have to agree with pedro. something had to of happened really fast and he had no clue thi thing would happen. but where pedro went wrong i'll pick up the slack. the guy was obviously gay. going to a disco come on quere from the foot to the ear. so this ong is about love and revenge. and drugs, money and prostitutes much like most songs.
    king cobraon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI prefer the Eric Cartman version.
    ramtharon August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHahaha, yeah the Cartman version is amazing, actually sounds dead like it as well. I like this song a lot, only because of Cartman but, no it's not actually a bad song I think it's about being a kid really.
    InTylerWeTruston September 28, 2002   Link

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