"Ordinary Moment"

This is for a friend, and for her father.

If you’re on a slow internet connection, you might want to download the audio instead.

This is several weeks late, but I really wanted to do it anyway. The original song by The Animators is about a significant other, but it somehow fit for this particular purpose. And I wasn’t going to be stopped by little things like “not knowing the chords” or “not really getting the rhythm”.

The shirt you wore
The day I finished high school
The way you laughed
When you turned forty-five

My mind is full
Of scenes from all of our memorable days
But now you’re away

I want to hold on
To an ordinary moment
Polish it and hold it like a stone
I want to see you
No matter where you go
I’ll have an ordinary moment with you

A thousand times
You’ve watched me rise in the morning
A thousand times
You’ve tucked me in at night

With each repeat
You add another line to the picture
Of life that you’ve drawn

I want to hold on
To an ordinary moment
Polish it and hold it like a stone
I want to see you
No matter where you go
I’ll have an ordinary moment
An ordinary moment with you
With you

If I can hold on
I can hold on
I will hold on

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