"Only This Moment" as written by Svein Berge, Torbjorn Brundtland and Kate C. Havnevik....
Only this moment
Holds us together
Close to perfection
Nothing else out there
No one to guide us
Lost in our senses
Deep down inside I know our love will die

Only this moment
Holds us together
Lost in confusion
Feelings are out there
Scared of devotion
Doubting intentions
Deep down inside I know our love will die

Stay or forever go
Play or you'll never know
What heaven decided
You can't deny it's
All you've been waiting for

Stay or forever go
Play or you'll never know
Your spirit's divided
You will decide if I'm
All you've been waiting for

Clouds in my head have been parted with grace
By the voices of an angel revealing her face
And her words they make sense 'n' I do understand
Falling in love isn't part of a plan

Forces within me mix reason with lust, but
I'll try to accept it and not make it worse
'cause I know I might loose it by taking the chance,
(But) love without pain isn't really romance

Only this moment
Holds us together
Close to perfection
Nothing else out there
Always beside her
Trusting my senses
Deep down inside I know love will survive

Only this moment
Holds us together
Close to the other
Nothing else out there
Always beside her
Trusting my senses
Deep down inside I know love will survive


Lyrics submitted by beulah

"Only This Moment" as written by Torbjorn Brundtland Svein Berge

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    My InterpretationGenius song, rediscovered it and I am completly addicted to it at the moment.

    I think (and this is probably partly based on what is going on in my life and therefore head at the moment) that the song is about two friends that harbour secret feelings for each other, but that see barriers to their relationship. However they get themselves into a situation where they are forced to confront their feelings (out dancing, up the eifel tower, what ever). In my head i have them ooking into each others eyes and guessing at what the other is feeling.

    At the start the guy is overly concerned with the consequences of the relationship, what ever they may be, the entire second verse seems to me to be about him backing away, attempting to convince himself that what hes seeing from the girl isnt real, that its all in his head. he's possibly convinced himself that if he can ride out his feelings for her for longer they will eventually fade, "deep down inside i know our love will die"

    The girl then sees the indecision, and steps up her part, forcing him to accept that what hes seeing is true. to me "play or you'll never know" is a refernce to the gamble he has to take to find out whether he has the chance to make something happen. She introduces the idea of fate, and that they were pre-ordaned to be together somehow, before repeating the original plea to him to take the chance, but a little uncertain of whether he will or wont, she tells him that the choice is totally his to make, a kind of 'im here if you want me' moment.

    The guy then sees whats being communicated, the clouds parting is a pretty standard term for clarity taking the place of confusion, the angel obviously needs no description, and he accepts that they do have a chance at being together. The "falling in love isnt part of a (the?) plan" line, to me, seems to say that this wasnt what either of them set out for, that it has just happened, mabye it complicates their lives somewhat.

    the mixing of reason with lust is his last shred of doubt. the situation is difficult and hard to work around, so therefore can it happen, will the relationship work? the lust is what he feels for her, the part of him that wants to surrender to what is happening. he decides to 'go with the flow' and take his chance despite that fact that doing so could cause irrevicable damage to their current relationship, he accepts that love can hurt.

    Finally they kiss and the moment is complete, they each know where the other stands, they are ready to fight past the problems their relationship throws up.

    probably wrong, but thats what i think :)
    Nickfron December 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song definitely captures romance as it truly is.
    sehon May 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrect me if the lyrics are wrong.

    I think this song is alot about the feeling of lust being mixed up with love. The two people are really unsure what's going to happen past this moment that they have together but they are willing to enjoy it while it lasts. The guy is pretty unsure about what his feelings are but the girl is just waiting for him to make his decision about her.

    Beautiful song. Fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. The video clip is pretty awesome as well.
    beulahon July 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyup, i agree this is a very amazing song. 'the understanding' is growing on me loads. "but love without pain isn't really romance" - such a true line, i love it.
    eleanorigbyon July 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've been addicted to this song ever since I first heard it... beautiful lyrics and vocals.
    KiBa283on October 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentClouds in my head
    Have been parted with grace
    By the voice of an angel
    Revealing her face
    And her words, they make sense, and I do(n't) understand
    Falling in love isn't part of the plan
    Forces within me
    Mix reason with lust
    But I'll try to accept it and not make it worse
    Cause I know I might lose it by taking the chance
    But love without pain isn't really romance

    I listened a bunch of times and cross-referenced with other sites, and this is what i came up with.

    Lovely song about guys who can't read girls' emotions and feelings.
    SE7ENfreakon December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is simply beautiful.
    Loveisbriefon February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song describes my life.
    technicolorxgirlon June 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta couple things wrong with your lyrics, second verse, the ocean should be devotion.

    then We haven't decided should be What heaven decided

    then the last verse before the last part that is repeated is:

    Clouds in my head have been parted with grace
    By the voices of an angel revealing her face
    and her words they make sense 'n' I do understand
    Falling in love isn't part of a plan

    Forces within me mix reason with lust, but
    I'll try to accept it and not make it worse
    'cause I know I might loose it by taking the chance,
    (But) love without pain isn't really romance

    and the last repeated part most importantly is:

    Only this moment
    Holds us together
    Close to perfection
    Nothing else out there
    Always beside her
    Trusting my senses
    Deep down inside I know love will survive
    doomzdayzon November 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttrue. this song is addictive.

    it totally describes my feeling when i'm with someone i'm deeply in love with -- close to perfection, nothign else out there.
    abinaon February 07, 2007   Link

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