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“Moments”
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Information
Album

Up All Night

Released

November 18, 2011 (UK)
March 13, 2012 (US)

Format

Digital download, CD

Recorded

2011

Length

4:22

Writers

Ed Sheeran, Si Hulbert

Producer

Si Hulbert

Moments is a song by One Direction from their debut album, Up All Night. It is the fifteenth track and was only available in the Limited Yearbook Edition and Souvenir Edition. It was released on November 21, 2011 along with the album.

Lyrically, the song's lyrics revolve around an unrequited love.[1]

Background

"Moments" was written by Ed Sheeran and Si Hulbert, and produced by Hulbert.

"Moments", is a mid-tempo pop ballad. Instrumentation includes a gently strummed guitar and intermediate piano lines.[2] During the album's UK launch in late 2011, Tomlinson referred to the song as his favourite track on the album.[3]

Lyrics

[Liam]
Shut the door
Turn the light off
I wanna be with you
I wanna feel your love
I wanna lay beside you
I cannot hide this
Even though I try

Heart beats harder
Time escapes me
Trembling hands
Touch skin
It makes this harder
And the tears stream down my face

[Harry]
If we could only have this life
For one more day
If we could only turn back time

[All]
You know I’ll be
Your life
Your voice
Your reason to be
My love
My heart
Is breathing for this
Moment
In time
I’ll find the words to say
Before you leave me today

[Niall]
Close the door
Throw the key
Don’t wanna be reminded
Don’t wanna be seen
Don’t wanna be without you
My judgment's clouded
Like tonight's sky

[Louis]
Hands are silent
Voice is numb
Try to scream out my lungs
It makes this harder
And the tears stream down my face

[Harry]
If we could only have this life
For one more day
If we could only turn back time

[All]
You know I’ll be
Your life
Your voice
Your reason to be
My love
My heart
Is breathing for this
Moment
In time
I’ll find the words to say
Before you leave me today

[Zayn]
Flashing lights in my mind
Going back to the time
Playing games in the street
Kicking balls with my feet

There’s a numb in my toes
Standing close to the edge

There’s a pile of my clothes
At the end of your bed

As I feel myself fall
Make a joke of it all

[All]
You know I’ll be
Your life
Your voice
Your reason to be
My love
My heart
Is breathing for this
Moment
In time
I’ll find the words to say
Before you leave me today

You know I’ll be
Your life
Your voice
Your reason to be
My love
My heart
Is breathing for this
Moment
In time
I’ll find the words to say
Before you leave me today

Live performances

Moments was performed on the Up All Night Tour, Take Me Home Tour and Where We Are Tour

Trivia

  • It is currently the second longest released song by One Direction, after "Change Your Ticket".

References

  1. Ed Sheeran and One Direction
  2. One Direction - Moments Sheet Music
  3. One Direction's Louis: "Ed Sheeran Album Track Is My Favourite"

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