The Moment

by Cosmicity

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Cosmicity's second album, released in 1995, saw Mark taking an evolutionary step toward what would become the true sound of Cosmicity. While this album is generally considered a mixed bag when it comes to quality, the songs "Awake" and "The Moment" became break-out hits, and both stand as fan-favorite tracks still to this day. In fact, "Awake" is still the 2nd most popular Cosmicity song of all time (following "I Want You" from the 2001 album Pure.)

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released January 1, 1995

Written and performed by Mark Nicholas (aka Cosmicity) except: lyrics on Keep Me In Mind by David Humphrey, and lyrics on W.T.M.1.8.4. by Dana Chelian. Backing vocals on "Awake" performed by Kristi McGarity. Remixes by Opposite Day and Alter Ego as indicated in the song titles.

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Track Name: Into It
There it is, I can't just walk away. Who is this? I'm afraid to say. I would never take love from you. I don't know. I wish I did. But I'm lost in this world and all this shit. There's no redeeming a man like me. And I'm still falling. I'm still falling into it.

Look at me. I believe in love. Look at me. I can't get enough. Look at me, 'cause the words just don't add up. Think you see, but you can't see at all. Think your ego's another ten feet tall. I'm the kind of man you never wanted to know. And I'm still falling. I'm still falling into it. (I don't know where to go. I don't know where I've been. I don't know who I am. I can't take this again.)

Where do I go from here? Where do I go from here? I'm still falling. I'm still falling into it.
Track Name: The Moment
My lips on yours. I will not let go. Your hair falls in my eyes. God, I love you so. Your eyes get lost in mine. My eyes get lost in you. My hand along your face. The moment is so true. Whoa... Caught in the moonlight. Whoa... forever in love.

Warm breath on my neck. Your taste upon my lips. Lust born out of love. Sexual synthesis. Water as it flows. Mist that fills the air. Breaths we're forced to take. A moment we both share. The moment, the moment... Whoa... Caught in the moonlight. Whoa... forever in love.

Your tears as they fall down, I'll catch them with my heart. Your hands along my back. Defenses fall apart. My mind, it can't believe you finally let me in. Your love so out of reach, it's really here again. The moment, the moment... Whoa... Caught in the moonlight. Whoa... forever in love.
Track Name: Defiance
Defy the norm. It's mental porn. And I promote - my thoughts provoke - defiance. The thrusting beat. The unknown heat. You're left behind, beyond my mind. Defiance. Love missed me and failed to mystify me. And I see reality is lying.

Sheer black. Hair back. Fire's lips. Desire sips defiance. Smearing blur. I long for her. Conscience fights, body wins. Defiance. Love missed me and failed to mystify me. And I see reality is lying.

Values crash. Senses clash. Body's brush. Chemical rush. Defiance. Pure fear. World unclear. Last drink before I sink. Defiance. Love missed me and failed to mystify me. And I see reality is lying.
Track Name: Anymore
My soul doesn't burn. My heart doesn't race. My face doesn't tell. I hide it well. My lips won't lie. They say good-bye. You walk away ‘cause you can't stay anymore.

I'll take your hand and lead you out. I'll get you lost and you can't shout anymore. I'm not so sure where I'm going to now. I'm not so sure why I hate you now. I'm not so sure where I'm going to now. I'm not so sure why I hate you.

The time has come to tie you up, my dear. The time has come to shut you up, my dear. The time has come to change it all. It's clear. So shut the hell up... so shut the hell up... now. I'm not so sure where I'm going to now. I'm not so sure why I hate you now. I'm not so sure where I'm going to now. I'm not so sure why I hate you now.

I'm not so sure anymore.
Track Name: W.T.M.1.8.4.
There are no stars in the sky tonight. I know that they're somewhere. But now, everything is shrouded by clouds. The answers lie somewhere beyond the confusion. But it may take a while, before we can get there on this starry night.

People ask why it is I sit around and wait. They say I've got to make things happen. But I've been forcing things all my life. I want something to come natural. So I will continue to hope and I'll continue to dream, of the day when I can smile instead of having to scream. But for now I'll be content with the way things are going. But in the back of my mind I'll always be hoping. I know that someday, though it may not be soon, my dreams will come true, and I will dance with the moon.

All will be clear: No more clouds, no more questions. My dreams will come true, and I will dance with the moon. But for now I'll be content with the way things are going. But in the back of my mind I'll always be hoping. I know that someday, though it may not be soon, my dreams will come true, and I will dance with the moon.
Track Name: Awake
I saw him look deep in your eyes. I saw you laugh as he'd smile. I watched as you kissed him goodbye. I think I'll run to you and tell you just how I feel. I think I'll run to you and tell you just what I feel. I feel so awake.

I see that you're falling love, and he promises to never let go. I made that promise before. I want to run to you and tell you just how I feel. I need to run to you and tell you just what I feel. I feel so awake.

I tried to call your house again last night. A different voice answered the phone. I heard the voice mumble a sleepy "hello." Why can't I find you alone?

I want what I want and it's you. I know what I'm going to do. I'm gonna run to you and tell you just how I feel. I'm gonna run to you and tell you just what I feel. I feel so awake.
Track Name: Keep Me In Mind (Opposite Day Mix)
I have been to places that I dare not go alone. I need a hand to guide me when I'm on my own. Memory like a dark cave. A place I can not hide. It really is frightening the way I feel inside. Keep me in mind. You know what I'm thinking. Can't be without you. You know how I feel. Nowhere to hide. You know what I'm thinking. I feel you inside. You know how I feel.

I can not hide the way I feel about you. There are so secrets when it's between me and you. Take me where you're going. We just can't be apart. The feelings I have are stronger than just my bleeding heart. Keep me in mind. You know what I'm thinking. Can't be without you. You know how I feel. Nowhere to hide. You know what I'm thinking. I feel you inside. You know how I feel.
Track Name: From You
I can't believe I wandered this far. I can't believe it's true. I can't believe I wandered this far. All this way with you. And I think to myself, "What can I say?" And I wonder out loud, "What's going to change?" And I whisper in your ear, "I'll always stay." But what I'm really thinking: "Run away." And I don't know what to do about loving you.

I can't believe that you are still here. Should have left me long ago. I can't believe that you're not out there. What is it that you know? And I think to myself, "What can I say?" And I wonder out loud, "What's going to change?" And I whisper in your ear, "I'll always stay." But what I'm really thinking: "Run away." And I don't know what to do about loving you.

I can't believe I wandered this far. All this way from you. And I whisper in your ear, "I'll always stay." But what I'm really thinking: "Run away." And I don't know what to do about loving you.
Track Name: If Murder Was Easy
Oh mutilation is starting to sound pretty good to me. It's too bad killing isn't pure simplicity. If murder was easy, I'd do it myself. Your sheer existence is bad for my health.

Sometimes I think you'd be better off dead. At least, that's what I think in my head. I wouldn't mind seeing you while you're face down in the mud, or laughing as you're drowning in a pool of your own blood. If murder was easy, I'd do it myself. Your sheer existence is bad for my health.

If murder was easy, you'd already be in hell. And as a reminder, I'd tack your bloody heart to the wall. If murder was simple, I'd make sure it was quick. I simply grab a giant knife, and cut of your... head.

I'm so full of mercy, it's almost sad. Not built for murder, and you know, it's just too bad. If murder was easy, I'd do it myself. Your sheer existence is bad for my health.
Track Name: The Moment (Pure and Simple Mix)
My lips on yours. I will not let go. Your hair falls in my eyes. God, I love you so. Your eyes get lost in mine. My eyes get lost in you. My hand along your face. The moment is so true. Whoa... Caught in the moonlight. Whoa... forever in love.

Warm breath on my neck. Your taste upon my lips. Lust born out of love. Sexual synthesis. Water as it flows. Mist that fills the air. Breaths we're forced to take. A moment we both share. The moment, the moment... Whoa... Caught in the moonlight. Whoa... forever in love.

Your tears as they fall down, I'll catch them with my heart. Your hands along my back. Defenses fall apart. My mind, it can't believe you finally let me in. Your love so out of reach, it's really here again. The moment, the moment... Whoa... Caught in the moonlight. Whoa... forever in love.
Track Name: M (Alter Ego Mix)
Dance for hours. Mystic powers. I know she's moving closer and I can't move at all. Her eyes see me like I'm dreaming. Finally she approaches and I cringe to find the words. No words spoken. My voice is broken but the dance continues. My arms hold her. The room feels colder, and the truth hits me as her lips kiss me. I wouldn't let go for anything right now. I want to love her and you can't make me stop.

Music surrounds. I'm lost in sounds. Her arms hold me tighter. I don't want to fight her. I want this dream; this lucid scene. And “she's so real,” I'm thinking, as nails dig in my back. I wouldn't let go for anything right now. I want to love her and you can't make me stop.

M to the second. M to the third. Mental disturbances quietly heard. Make me whisper what's not allowed for you. M, you'll hear me. M, you'll find me. Don't be lost where time is free. I won't lose you for any reality, sweet M.

Evening ages. Her body rages. And I am still responding. My mind is just beyond me. As lights get brighter, our eyes are whiter. She tries with words. Cover her mouth. It's not a dream and words change that. I wouldn't let go for anything right now. I want to love her and you can't make me stop.
Track Name: Tragedy (bonus track)
I say I don't need you. I say that it's over now. I say I don't love you. I say that I lost it somehow. But the statements all lose their meaning in a moment's time. I want to be honest. I want to be fair to you. I want to be clear. I want what I say to be true. So I fight like there's no tomorrow to stand my ground. I lock my head to my shoulders and I won't turn around. And the tragedy is the part of me that just can't let you go. And the tragedy is the part of me that always has to know.

I need to eliminate all my confusion. I need reality, not an illusion. But I can't rely on my instincts - they're lying to me. I need stability, not an intrusion. So I hop a flight to New York and I run away. I concentrate on the concrete instead of you all day. And the tragedy is the part of me that just can't let you go. And the tragedy is the part of me that always has to know.