Asia - “Heat Of The Moment”




John Kenneth Wetton (June 12, 1949 – January 31, 2017) was an English singer, bassist, and songwriter. He was born in Willington, Derbyshire, and grew up in Bournemouth, Dorset. He rose to fame with bands Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music and Uriah Heep.


He was the frontman and principal songwriter of the supergroup Asia, which proved to be his biggest commercial success. Their eponymous debut album sold eight million copies worldwide, and was Billboard magazine's No. 1 album of 1982. He later formed the duo Icon with Geoff Downes (also from Asia, ex-Yes, ex-The Buggles), and from the 1990s had a successful solo career, releasing several studio and live albums.


"Heat of the Moment" is the first hit single released by Asia from their 1982 eponymous debut. It reached #4 in both the Canadian Singles chart and on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was written by singer and bass guitarist John Wetton and keyboardist Geoff Downes.



Lyrics



I never meant to be so bad to you One thing I said that I would never do A look from you and I would fall from grace And that would wipe this smile right from my face

Do you remember when we used to dance? And incident arose from circumstance One thing lead to another, we were young And we would scream together songs unsung

It was the heat of the moment Telling me what your heart meant The heat of the moment shone in your eyes

And now you find yourself in eighty two The disco hot spots hold no charm for you You can't concern yourself with bigger things You catch the pearl and ride the dragon's wings

'Cause it's the heat of the moment Heat of the moment, the heat of the moment Shone in your eyes

And when your looks are gone and you're alone How many nights you sit beside the phone What were the things you wanted for yourself Teenage ambitions you'll remember well

It was the heat of the moment Telling me what your heart meant The heat of the moment shone in your eyes

It was the heat of the moment Heat of the moment, heat of the moment Shone in your eyes

Heat of the moment, heat of the moment Heat of the moment Heat of the moment, heat of the moment




Songwriters: Geoff Downes / John Wetton

Heat of the Moment lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc