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Lay for the Day15th March

The first full moon of the Roman year (which began on 1st March) was dedicated to Anna Perenna, the goddess who presided over the passage of time. It was traditionally celebrated with picnicking, drinking and general frolicking on the banks of the Tiber. The feast seems also to have been in honour of the river nymphs.


Moment Ago [Hear it here]

There was a moment
For a moment
Just a moment ago
And it was travelling quickly,
It was moving slow,
And which way it went
I feel I’ll never know.
There was a moment
For a moment
Just a moment ago.

There was a willow
In the background
And a river up front.
Someone was humming the blues
And the weather was warm.
Your hand in the water
Was feeling it slow.
There was a moment
For a moment
Just a moment ago.

There was a fair
In the distance
And the music played loud.
It was the Miracles singing
‘Tears of a Clown’.
And I was ready
As I’ll ever be.

 

Words and music by The Children
from Love Walk
 

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