Moments Like This

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Moments Like This

do you recall what changed it all?
where you stood when the towers started to fall?
can you describe the air the sky?
if I wanted you to tell me would you bother to try?

most days we play with infinite time
operating in the boundaries of limited minds
I’m not trying to be funny or crack on folks
I’m the same I blow time like cigarette smoke

I can burn off an hour on the Huffington post
waste a day trying to forward some e-mail joke
when you’re in it minute to minute minutes seem cheap
time is money but time is harder to keep

little moments like that
little moments like this

do you recall what changed it all?
where you stood when the towers started to fall?
can you describe the air the sky?
if I wanted you to tell me would you bother to try?

little moments slip by like, all of the time
but I don’t have to try some stay in my mind
I had a moment like that just a few months back
late at night car parked by the railroad tracks

quick call to my mom for that pedestrian check in
we do this all the time and I barely pay attention
“I’m picking up some friends from the train let’s keep it brief
am I sitting? I’m sitting why am I gritting my teeth?”

she hit me with the bad news bad as it gets
doctors said she only had six months left
came from out of nowhere she was fine last week
we were hanging in New York dodging cabs in the streets

told me it was cancer I went quiet for once
calculating all the moments you can fit in six months
stuttering and stunned as the train arrived
with tears welling up in my eyes

we agreed to talk again when I could be alone
I could see my friends approaching as I hung up the phone
I handed Oliver the keys when he asked “what’s wrong?”
only seven days and she was gone

little moments like that
little moments like this

do you recall what changed it all?
where you stood when the towers started to fall?
can you describe the air the sky?
if I wanted you to tell me would you bother to try?

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from Depression Era Thinking, released August 1, 2017
written, produced and performed by Pete Miser
P. Ho (Big Brother Lin Drum Music, BMI)
guitars: Vincent Miranda
outro vocal: Beth Hiller (Mom)
co-mixed by Mike New at Break Shoe, Portland, OR

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