The year we met, Brad gave me a piece of sheet music in my Christmas stocking. He said it was the song that reminded him of us. That Christmas he also gave me/us a well thought-out romantic weekend trip to Mendocino for the upcoming Valentine's Day weekend. I had the sheet music framed with a photo and gave him that as a Valentine's Day gift.
I googled "Once in a lifetime lyrics" and got pages of songs I didn't know, by artists I had only heard of about four of. What can I say? I am old! I found lyrics from Keith Urban, Beyonce, Talking Heads, Dragonforce, Freestyle, Sarah Brightman, Michael Bolton, Craig David, Enigma, Gregorian (in Spanish), Edyta Gorniak, Gary Moore (thought he was an old game show host!), Malpraktis, Gazpacho, Oleta Adams, Ronan Keating, .38 Special, Alabama, and more... What the ____?
FINALLY, on page 6, I saw Bobby Darin's name, (someone I KNEW!) and lyrics I recognized. Go figure! I am out of touch with the twenty-first century, living in my "oldies" world. I am happy there! My sheet music lists "words and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley".
Just once in a lifetime, a man knows a moment
One wonderful moment when fate takes his hand
And this is my moment - my once in a lifetime
When I can explore a new and exciting land.
For once in my lifetime, I feel like a giant
I soar like an eagle as tho' I had wings
This is my moment, my destiny calls me
And tho' it may be just once in my lifetime,
I know I can do great things.
Check out Brad's head of hair and my skinny face 11 years ago! Who are these people?