Words and music by Chris Sligh
Produced by Brown Bannister
This was the last song that I wrote for the HPF record. We actually had finished recording the album by the time I went to Hollywood week. In Hollywood, I was roommates with Phil Stacey and when we both made it to the top 40, we talked about n him coming up to Greenville to record a couple of songs in the time in between Hollywood and top 24 to have them available once the experience was over and he was talking to labels. I knew that for me, my HPF recordings would be invaluable, and I wanted Phil to have something, too. So, I went home and wrote this little love song for my wife with the intentions of Phil recording it. In order for Phil to learn the song, I put together a demo and sang on it. It was a full demo: piano, guitar, drums, etc. And I sang the vocal that you heard on the HPF album. I was proud of the song and took it over for Don to hear and he flipped and told me that I could NOT give that song to Phil. I talked to a bunch of people and everyone agreed, I had to keep that song.
As far as writing goes...it stayed the same from when I wrote it on guitar. Because I was writing it for Phil, I was trying to write my version of a Diane Warren song (she wrote Edwin McCain’s I Could Not Ask For More, Aerosmith’s Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing and literally hundreds of other hit songs). And it worked.
In a moment, love can pass you by * And in a moment, a heart can come alive * * Every moment's getting better * Every moment brings me closer to you * * Can I hold you till the morning light * Takes away the dead of night * And sunrise shines on you? * Can love take all these fears away * Till morning comes with brand new day? * It's love that pulls us through * In a moment * * In a moment love can tear you down * And in a moment a heart can come around * * pre-chorus * chorus * * I feel you in my heart I feel you in my soul * Oh, you make me whole * In a moment… * * chorus