Thursday, February 16, 2006

Anthony Warlow

People on this side of the planet probably have not heard of Anthony Warlow, but he's one of the best Australia has ever produced in the opera and musical theatre scene. The first time I heard him sing was when there was ad on TV promoting his then new release "The Best of Act One", a compilation of songs from the musicals he's done. Eventually I bought the CD and it's a great buy. I love most of the songs, especially the opening number "This is the Moment", a cover of a song from 1997 Jekyll & Hyde - The Musical.

This is the moment
This is the day
This is the moment when I know I'm on my way
Every endeavour
I have made ever
Is coming into play
Is here and now today

This is the moment
This is the time
When the momentum
And the moment are in rhyme
Give me this moment
This momentous moment
I'll gather up my past
And make some sense at last

This is the moment
When all I've done
All of the dreaming
Scheming and screaming
Becomes one
This is the day
Just see it shine
When all I've lived for
Becomes mine

This is the moment
This is the hour
When I can open up tomorrow
Like a flower
And put my hand to
Everything I planned to
Fulfil my grand design
See all my stars align

This is the moment
My final test
Destiny beckoned
I never reckoned
Second best

I won't look down
I must not fall
This is the moment
The sweetest moment of them all

This is the moment
Damn all the odds
This day or never
I'll sit forever with the gods
When I look back
I will recall
Moment for moment
This was the moment
The greatest moment of them all!
Just sharing info, no hidden cryptic message here ...*wink* *wink*