This is One Of Those Moments
Barbra Streisand

This is One Of Those Moments

There are moments
You remember all your life
There are moments
You wait for
And dream of all your life
This is one of those moments
I will always remember this chair
That window
The way the light streams in
The clothes I'm wearing
The words I'm hearing
The face I'm seeing
The feeling I'm feeling
The smell, the sounds
Will be written on my mind
Will be written in my heart
As long as I live

I can travel the past
And take what I need
To see me through the years
What my father learned
And his father before him
Will be there
For my eyes and ears
I can walk through the forests
Of the trees of knowledge
And listen
To the lesson of the leaves
I can enter rooms
Where there a rooms within rooms
Wrapped in a shawl
That learning weaves
I remember, papa
Everything you've taught me
What you gave me, papa
Look at what it's brought me
There are certain things
That once you have
No man can take away
No wave can wash away
No wind can blow away
And now
They're about to be mine
No tide can turn away
No fire can burn away
No time can wear away

I can open doors
And take from the shelves
All the books
I've longed to hold
I can ask all the questions
The why's and the where's
As the mysteries of life unfold
Like a link in a chain
From the past to the future
Joins me with the children
Yet to be
I can now be a part
Of the ongoing stream
That has always been
A part of me
There are certain things
That once you have
No man can take away
No wave can wash away
No wind can blow away
No tide can turn away
No fire can burn away
No time can wear away
And now
They're about to be mine

There are moments
You remember all your life
There are moments
You wait for
And dream of all your life
This is one of those moments