"Moments" as written by and David Allen/tate Berg....
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


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"Moments" as written by Kathleen Anne Wright Sam Tate

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    General CommentI'm surprised no one has commented yet. I absolutely love this song. It's so deep,but it can give you hope at the same time,that you can make it through anything with the love of someone else.
    XReDNeCKCHiCkXon February 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song.

    it raises awareness in a hopeful way.
    devilpupon March 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's pretty simple that it's about a man who is about to commit suicide by jumping off of the bridge. Then a homeless man comes along, and through meeting eachother the homeless man saves his life. They both reminisce about the good times in their lives and what they've gone through up until that point. And they save eachother. It is just a great song.
    mets3148on March 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just realized today what this song was about.. it gave me the chills.. but it's a great song.. it's basically saying that even a man that has nothing at all in life still has a lot to live for.. even when life seems to be at it's worst, you still have a lot to live for... a really beautiful song
    Ziggy45on May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentZiggy, I completely understand...I nearly cried when I first really listened to this song and got its meaning. It's amazing how one life can touch another, and that's exactly that "Moments" is about. It's about two men who have nothing - one that's about to commit suicide and another that's homeless. Both of them recall the best times in their lives and share them with each other - voila, they're both forever changed thereon and the suicidal man (narrator of the song) obviously does not kill himself. This song tells a wonderful, well-rounded story!
    tinafeygirlon May 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song has several meanings and you can read into which is most applicable to you and your own situation. That's what makes it so appealing to multiple listenings... every time you hear it, you get something different out of it. Like Ziggy45, I got chills when I figured out what the song meant, but for me it was a different revelation. Beyond the basic story, one of the messages the song sends is that ANYONE can be a hero -- even a person who's close to the bottom of society's ladder (aka, the homeless man). Someone who most people either ignore or try to forget about doesn't hold a grudge against society but instead, extends hope to an otherwise hopeless man and ends up saving his life, a true heroic act in the most pure form. Kudos to Emerson Drive for a stellar performance and also to the writers (Dave Berg, Annie & Sam Tate) for assembling such a powerful and universal message in a 4 minute song.
    Everyday_Womanon June 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is utterly and undeniably amazing... ♥
    JAS8807on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning of this song took me a while but now i know what it means. A man was going to kill himself by jumping off the E Street Bridge. A homeless man fallowed him. The other man gave him some change. The homless man starts telling him all the great things in his life. The other man tells him the same thing. The homless man saved the other man's life!!!

    (I LOVE THIS SONG!)
    new2neson June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems so simple when you listen to it, but once it's over you realize how much more complex it really is. This song makes me cry every time i listen to it. It's just a beautiful song.
    S-T-U-D-muffinon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of the movie Pay It Forward......when the chick is gonna commit suicide and the druggie helps her
    pool_shark930on September 26, 2007   Link

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