The Songs : Man For The Moment


Music (8-9/04, 9/05) Words (10/03, 8-9/04)
*Finished* 9/05

You move me in a way no one can move
and you love me in a way no one can prove
no one even knows, just me and you
and that could change
but not today

As a man who would trade intent for purpose
and as a man who is always at your service
as your man, Id be somewhere in between
the meaning and the scheme
'cause I know I cant be your man
but Id love to be your man for the moment

If not just for today, maybe tomorrow
I can do what the others do
I can leave if you want me to

The difference in the end is less than small
and the sum of both of us is greater than all
if you can believe, go ahead and fall
we could go on
but for how long?

As a man who would trade intent for purpose
and as a man who is always at your service
as your man, Id be somewhere in between
the meaning and the scheme
'cause you know I cant be your man
but Id love to be your man for the moment

If not just for today, maybe tomorrow
I can do what the others do
I can leave if you want me to
but at least for today, I'll be here tomorrow
I won't do what the others do
I'll stay because I want to

If the chance we take leads to this
you were more than worth the risk
should you decide to change your mind
I'll be your man all the time

For every single day and for every tomorrow
I'll do what no one else could do
I'll do it all just for you
'cause I know I can be your man

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Background:
Music: I had a really little thing that began a month before the lyrics that ended up as the verse riff, with more added just after the lyrics started. Lots of real chords in there! I did 80% of it and then let it sit for about a whole year before I finally pounded out the rest (mostly the bridge and the end). About time.
Lyrics: Four bars of this whole piece were written as just a little riff of an idea in 10/03; a gem of an idea came along in the form of beautiful inspiration almost a year later, finished shortly thereafter entirely before any music.


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